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  • 'I Was Not There' by Terry Malts - Free MP3

    July 24, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Terry MaltsSong: "I Was Not There" Album: Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere "We had been touring through Tuscon, AZ last year and had somehow gotten some peyote from this weird guy in town," Corey Cunningham explains. "We went on a 'vision quest' in the desert and ended up piecing together that song. It got kinda dark in mood afterwards and we ended up having to come back to the hotel and drink a bunch of Marley's Mellow Mood to come down a bit."  | More »

  • 'Where Da Money Go?' by The Jim Jones Revue - Free MP3

    July 23, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The Jim Jones RevueSong: "Where Da Money Go?"Album: The Savage Heart "Everyone knows what's going on, but I just want 'em to own up to it, you know?" Jim Jones tells Rolling Stone. "You've got people losing their jobs, their homes, small businesses going under, then they're told to shut up and pay more taxes to bail out the banks."  | More »

  • 'Natural Selection' by Alexander von Mehren - Free MP3

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Alexander von MehrenSong: "Natural Selection"Album: Aéropop "'Natural Selection' was recorded between 2007 and 2010, is the longest track of the album and also the track that took the longest to record," Alexander von Mehren tells Rolling Stone. "This constant trial and error through somewhat more artificial or subjective selection of parts and arrangements is a way for me to deal with the range of possibilities in music writing of which indecisiveness – anothe...  | More »

  • 'Above The Air' by Zoos of Berlin - Free MP3

    July 19, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Zoos of BerlinSong: "Above the Air"Album: Lucifer In The Rain "When I was a boy, my family sent me from a Lutheran school to a Catholic school, and the church services – especially the hymns and the environmental sound quality – were very, very different," Trevor Naud of Zoos of Berlin tells Rolling Stone. "Lutheran service was acoustically padded, visually humble and brightly lit. Catholic service was cavernous, opulent and mysterious. The architecture, when the music pa...  | More »

  • 'Don't Take Me Seriously' by Flashlights - Free MP3

    July 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: FlashlightsSong: "Don't Take Me Seriously" Album: Bummer Summer "'Don't Take Me Serously' was written last summer. It's about reaching a dead end and finding respect from others wasn't what I really wanted at all. I just wanted to have respect for myself," Terry Caudill tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Boom!' by Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody - Free MP3

    July 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody Song: "Boom!"Album: Black Horses "My new album Black Horses as a whole, takes a cue from the great soundtrack era of the 1960s," Adam Franklin tells Rolling Stone. "There was this bit at the end of one of John Barry's film scores that really hit me. The film, which came out in 1969, totally bombed, but the soundtrack was a real winner, and I was drawn to this little four note turn-around that occurs at the end of each verse. So, I took that an...  | More »

  • 'Pale Horse Phantasm' by Arborea - Free MP3

    July 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: ArboreaSong: "Pale Horse Phantasm" Album: Fortress of the Sun "Lyrically, it's a song about facing fear, real or imagined, and conquering those fears," Arborea's Shanti Curran tells Rolling Stone. "In this song, the phantasm is the Pale Horse of Death, and as the song progresses, the Pale Horse phantasm dissipates into the mist as the fear of facing death, of facing one's own mortality, is finally conquered. In the end however, the song is really about the beauty of re...  | More »

  • 'Once A Servant (YACHT Remix)' by Psychic Friend - Free MP3

    July 15, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Psychic FriendSong: "Once A Servant (YACHT Remix)"Album: My Rocks Are Dreams "Since I've always been a fan of YACHT, I thought they'd be great to do a remix of 'Once A Servant' but wasn't sure that they would actually be up for it. So we took a shot in the dark and asked them and they said yes," Will Schwartz said Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Song for JB' by The Mother Hips - Free MP3

    July 12, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The Mother HipsSong: "Song for JB"Album: Behind Beyond "The song started out about losing friends in general but when Jay Bennett died, it was that story that I was able to tell a little," Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips tells Rolling Stone. "I didn't know him too well, ran into him a few times on the road, but he was nice, and I felt like we had some things in common."  | More »

  • 'Heavy Bells' by J.Roddy Walston & The Business - Free MP3

    July 11, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: J. Roddy Walston & The BusinessSong: "Heavy Bells" Album: Essential Tremors "This song can be viewed two ways – if you dig deep you catch a glimpse of one version of my life story, or it can just be a cathartic primal scream for your commute home," J.Roddy Walston tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

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