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“Surgeon” by St. Vincent

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, launched a campaign on Twitter, requesting her fans to tweet #strangemercy to unlock a track from her album.

On Friday, that track, “Surgeon,” was finally unlocked. Download your free mp3 of “Surgeon” here.

The album, Strange Mercy drops September 13.

You can also watch the video for “Cruel” here.

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“All Your Friends” by Meekos and Me

Building on my previous post, an unreleased track from the debut album of an acoustic-folk duo named Meekos and Me, is available below for your listening pleasure. The track, from the album Anxious Little Turtles, is titled “All Your Friends.”

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“All Your Friends” by Meekos and Me

mp3 courtesy of Sara […]

“Calamity Song” by The Decemberists

The Decemberists’ “Calamity Song” from the album The King Is Dead premiered on Monday, August 22nd on NPR. It portrays a game of Eschaton (a global thermonuclear crisis recreated on a tennis court, invented by David Foster Wallace in his book Infinite Jest). The New York Times published interviews with Colin and Michael […]

“I Get By” by King Washington

The Los Angeles-based band, King Washington, was started in 2005 by singer and songwriter Tyson Kelly. Tyson is also a film-maker and a graduate of the New York Film Academy (2007). In addition, he is the son of songwriter, Tom Kelly, who is famous for co-writing Madonna’s, “Like A Virgin;” Cindy Lauper’s, “True […]

“Exit Ghost” by Kasey Anderson & The Honkies

Seattle, Washington-based Kasey Anderson & The Honkies will re-release their debut full-length, Heart of a Dog, on September 27, 2011 via Portland, Oregon-based indie Red River Records and New York-based Red Parlor Records.

The digital re-release will also include a re-recording of Kasey Anderson’s “Don’t Look Back,” found on 2007’s The Reckoning. See a live […]

“Taxidermy” and “How To Make A World Class Gymnast” by Rachel Taylor Brown

Portland, Oregon-based Rachel Taylor Brown will release her seventh full-length, World So Sweet, on September 20, 2011.

“I can never come up with anything pithy when someone asks me that. I hate when people ask me that,” grumbles Taylor Brown, when asked to describe her music. “As a joke, I sometimes say pith-rock; sharp ‘n’ […]

"Broken Arrows" by The Ross Sea Party"

The Ross Sea Party is an LA-based band composed of five friends: Brady Erickson on vocals & guitars; Will VanderWyden on Bass & vocals; Michael Baumer on drums, etc.; Jacquelyn (Jacquie) Thropay on keys, glockenspiel, and vocals; and Mark Tillman on guitar & vocals. The RSP was formed in 2009 and quickly gained […]

“I’ll Be Waiting” by Terra Naomi

Singer-songwriter, Terra Naomi, announced her partnership with 1band1brand, a new site that pairs an emerging artist with an emerging fashion brand.

She also made a video for “I’ll Be Waiting” from her june released album To Know I’m Ok. Check out the video on YouTube.

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“I’ll Be Waiting” […]

“Satellite” by Brandon Schott

LA based Singer-songwriter here to contribute and spread the word.

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“Satellite” by Brandon Schott

Image and mp3 courtesy of Sera Roadnight at M T Press.

Sara Van Buskirk: White Linen Nights

In collaboration with the Fresh Arts Coalition, Fitzgerald’s hosted an after party following the White Linen Nights celebration in The Heights on Saturday, August 6. Singer-songwriter, Sara Van Buskirk was one of the performers. She and her cellist, Val Young, often perform solo. On Saturday, however, they brought the band. They […]