“Blood” by The Dears

Degeneration Street, the fifth studio album from Montreal based indie rock band, The Dears, is now available in stores.

Watch The Dears’ performance of “Blood” on The Late Show with David Letterman.

“Shell Games” by Bright Eyes

The People’s Key is the seventh studio album by Bright Eyes, the Nebraska band of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott. It was released on February 15, 2011, Conor Oberst’s birthday, on Saddle Creek Records. Have a listen to the lead track, “Shell Games.”

Image courtesy of Quarterlife Party.

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“Shell Games” by Bright Eyes

The People's Key - Bright Eyes

“Candyfloss” by Jonny

The self-titled debut album from Jonny is available for pre-order at the Merge digital store. It will be released in stores on April 12, 2011. Jonny is the new musical partnership between Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and Euros Childs of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.

You can now stream the whole Jonny album in the Merge store. Pleae check out the video for “Candyfloss.”

Jonny – Candyfloss from Merge Records on Vimeo.

“Chiang Mai” by The Blue Effect

The Blue Effect is based in the Detroit area. All members currently attend my alma mater, Michigan State University. The band has just finished thier newest EP, Wired to Groove, featuring the single “Chiang Mai.” It has been played on Ann Delisi’s Detroit radio program on 101.9 FM.

Stream the EP here on Bandcamp. Or purchase it on iTunes!

Wired to Groove - EP - The Blue Effect

Image and mp3 courtesy of Brian Burgoyne of The Blue Effect.

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“Chiang Mai” by The Blue Effect

“Who Knows, Who Cares” impromptu in France by Local Natives

French music site La Blogothèque’s self-produced Take Away Shows feature exclusive, unedited footage of top indie artists performing in public places. The latest is Local Natives with a rewritten version of “Who Knows, Who Cares” performed near the Palais Royal.

Past footage has captured impromptu performances by artists such as Phoenix, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, and R.E.M.

View all of the Take Away Shows here.

“New Solution” by SHIROCK

Check out SHIROCK‘s debut music video!

But first, the following is a fun fact to know. In the spring of 2010 Delta Airlines, in sponsorship with Sonicbids, used “I’ll Take Rain” on all domestic and international flights around the world for an approximate 14,000 plays to over 5 million listeners. Now, Delta flights are playing “New Solution” all spring and summer!

Purchase the New Solution EP on iTunes today!

New Solution - EP - Shirock

Lastly, have a listen to “I’ll Take Rain.”

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“I’ll Take Rain” by SHIROCK

“Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop/Bella Union) have announce the release of their second album, Helplessness Blues, out May 3rd, 2011 with tour dates in North America, London and Europe.

They have made the title-track of the album available for download now via thier official website.

Image courtesy of Sub Pop! Records.

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“Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes

“Birds” by The Submarines

Married indie-pop duo, The Submarines, are back April 5 with their third effort, Love Notes/Letter Bombs. Hear an exclusive stream of “The Sun Shines at Night”, plus download another album track, “Birds” here on Spin.

The couple will be on the road this spring including a stop at SXSW.

Image courtesy of Culture Bully.

“Birds” by The Submarines