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“Art Vandelay” by Ducktails (aka Matthew Mondanile)

Prior to playing guitar for the band Real Estate, Matthew Mondanile was Ducktails. He revives the moniker for his latest effort available now on Woodsist Records. It is Ducktails’ third album, Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics. Have a listen to “Art Vandelay” below and stream “Hamilton Road” from Ducktails’ bandcamp page.

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SAVE Church Mice!

If Church Mice reach thier $ 2,000 pledge goal within 30 days, they will begin to mix their debut album Feel The Same. After mixing is complete, the tracks will be sent to Memphis to be mastered by a reputatable industry engineer. Any remaining funds will go towards the production of physical CD’s […]

Andrew Belle's Daytrotter Session

Andrew Belle (Drew Fortson, Graham Bechler, Samuel Gregg) stopped by Daytrotter Studios to perform a live set from their album, The Ladder. Visit Daytrotter to read what Sean Moeller had to say in his coverage of the Nashville-based band. Plus, hear the unreleased track “Colorblind.”

Image and mp3s courtesy of Daytrotter.

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“Contagious” by Marc Robillard

Singer-songwriter Marc Robillard recently released his sophomore album Left London. In this follow-up to his 2005 debut EP Paper Airplanes, Robillard reflects on his time spent living in England.

“Contagious” is the first single from Left London.

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“Contagious” by Marc Robillard

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"Maracas" by Mates of State

“Maracas” is the newest single from indie-pop-duo Mates of State. Their album Mountaintops arrives September 13th on Barsuk Records.

If you can make it out, catch Mates of State on the road this fall supported by Suckers, Other Lives or Yawn.

Image and mp3 courtesy of FILTER magazine

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“Summer of ’89” by Butch Walker and the Black Widows

The new single “Summer of ’89” from Butch Walker‘s forthcoming album The Spade is available for download on Dangerbird Records. The full-album release date is August 30th. While the song harps on the Dixie Chicks and Bryan Adams, Walker admits to loving both.

Image courtesy of Butch Walker’s MySpace photos.

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Rock and Roll Reaction, Vol. 2 by The 71's

The 71’s CD Release Party for Rock and Roll Reaction, Vol. 2 took place last night at Warehouse Live. The guys were great and their energy was amazing! Please check out The 71’s official website for the latest news, media, and show dates. Click below to stream RRRV2 in its entirety.

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“Everything Anyhow” by Freddy Monday

Singer/Songwriter Freddy Monday, will celebrate his sophomore release Everything Anyhow, on Tuesday, July 26.

For this album, Monday enlisted the help of Grammy-award winning producer and engineer Steven Rinkoff (Celine Dion, Meat Loaf) and multi-platinum engineer Paul Umbach (Jive Records). In addition, Monday has had a steady stream of success with song placements in film and […]

“Slide” and “Warm Warm Water” by Ben Keeler and the 500 Club

Hailing from Chicago, Ben Keeler and the 500 Club began in Premier Windy City venues. They also toured the Midwest with their album, Water Water. Keeler is currently working on a new album (to be announced this summer) in his new hometown of San Francisco, California.

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True Blood Season Opener feat. Neko Case & Nick Cave

The HBO original series True Blood aired its 4th season premier (“She’s Not There,” episode # 37) on Sunday, June 26th. If you are a fan of True Blood you know that each episode is named after one of the songs that are in that episode. The Zombies originally released “She’s Not There” […]