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“Adele Medley” by Alex Goot, Michael Henry, and Justin Robinett

Three lads—Alex Goot, Michael Henry, and Justin Robinett—have recorded a collaboration of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”, “Turning Tables”, and “Someone Like You”. If you like what you hear, please go check out Alex Goot’s new Album The Songs I Wish I Wrote Vol. 2 and his YouTube Channel. Be sure to […]

Two Matchsticks (Limited Pre-Release EP) by The Wooden Birds

The American Analog Set’s frontman Andrew Kenny has continued songwriting with the Wooden Birds. The group released their debut album Magnolia in 2009, and now they have returned with a sophomore effort.

The album is called Two Matchsticks and will be released by Barsuk Records on June 7. Label head and Death Cab for Cutie heartthrob […]

“Lose It” by AUSTRA

AUSTRA is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski, and Dorian Wolf. They formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2010. AUSTRA released the debut Feel It Break on May 17th on Domino Records. The album incorporates Katie’s influences, dark melodies, synthesizers, and astounding vocals. Download your free mp3 of “Lose It” from mySpoonful: a taste […]

“My Time (MitchMix Remix)” by Thomas Mitchener

Seattle’s Minus the Bear will be touring with fellow Dangerbird bands Skysaw and The Constellations. To kick off the tour, Minus the Bear is offering the brand new six-song Hold Me Down EP as a free download through their website.

The EP contains live versions (from Dangerbird Studios) of “My Time”, “Hold Me Down”, and […]

“You Are A Tourist” by Death Cab for Cutie

Ben Gibbard and the rest of the Seattle indie-rock outfit Death Cab for Cutie will release their seventh studio album next Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Image courtesy of The Needle Drop. Have a listen to the single “You Are A Tourist” which was first released for streaming on March 28th.

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“Roy G. Biv” by Chris Ayer

A facebook add recently told me that I should listen to Chris Ayer because he sounds a lot like Amos Lee. I don’t hear much of a comparison myself, as I would need a little more soul and emotion from Ayer to associate the two. If anything I’d say he sounds more like […]

“Wolves At The Door” by David Bazan

David Bazan’s new album Strange Negotiations will be released on May 24th, 2011 on Barsuk Records. Please have a listen to the first track, “Wolves At The Door.” A North American tour in support of the record will begin June 1st in Salt Lake City, UT, and continue through mid-July. Some dates […]

“Dig Down Deep” by Vandaveer

Vandaveer is a folk duo based in Washington, DC made up of tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger and harmonizing vocalist Rose Guerin. As the follow up to 2009’s Divide and Conquer, they have released their third full-length record, entitled Dig Down Deep (April 26th) on the Supply and Demand music label. Below please find […]

The Watson Twins Night Covers EP

Showcasing their harmonizing capabilities, The Watson Twins released a cover EP last month titled Night Covers – EP. Three albums after breaking through as backup singers to Jenny Lewis, the sisters have developed an indie-folk reputation all their own.

Image courtesy of The Watson Twins.

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Tracklisting (with original artists):

1. “You […]

“Rusted Wheel” by The Belle Brigade

The self-titled debut album of The Belle Brigage is now available on iTunes and Warner Brother Records. The band is made up of brother/sister duo Ethan and Barbara Gruska.

“While the band has drawn many comparisons to Fleetwood Mac and other pop-rock bands of the ‘70s, it’s the soft poetry of Simon & Garfunkel and […]