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  • 'Faded Glory' by Ginkgo - Free MP3

    July 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: GinkgoSong: "Faded Glory" Album: Manopause "This is the first single from my debut solo record," Josh Grier tells Rolling Stone. "The chaos of that driving, disintegrating rhythm is perfect for the 'going out in a blaze of glory' theme of the song."  | More »

  • 'Floating' by Nadine Shah - Free MP3

    July 8, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Nadine ShahSong: "Floating" Album: Love Your Dum And Mad. "This is the original demo we had for one of our album tracks, 'Floating,'" Nadine Shah tells Rolling Stone. "It's all about the monotony of everyday life, sanity and social stigmas towards those that don't conform. I wanted the music to reflect the lyric, so it's all quite calm sounding and hopefully gives the impression that you literally are just floating."  | More »

  • 'Lonely' by Mean Lady - Free MP3

    July 3, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Mean LadySong: "Lonely" Album: Love Now "'Lonely' is a song about being away from the one you love, knowing you'll see them again, but wondering if the time in between will change everything," Mean Lady's Katie Dill tells Rolling Stone. "Driving home the point that physical nearness is yearned for in every relationship."  | More »

  • 'Patience' by Shortcircles - Free MP3

    July 2, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: ShortcirclesSong: "Patience"Album: Between Waves "The collaboration between Lizzy and I happened pretty seamlessly," Shortcircles' Matt Tammariello tells Rolling Stone. "The entirety of our exchange was done via email, but that didn't keep the collaborative process from remaining natural. I would send over a track and she would record vocals and send me the individual tracks to mix. It was actually pretty convenient."  | More »

  • 'Wasis' by Deep Forest - Free MP3

    July 1, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Deep ForestSong: "Wasis"Album: Deep Africa "The songs of this project are all collaborations with amazing African artists," Deep Forest's Eric Mouquet says of Deep Africa.  "I wanted to work openly in the studio and no song was composed before the session. All the music came during the time we spent together. This creative process gave songs with different atmospheres, from electro world, reggae to acoustic ballads; each song is a friendship and a sincere collaboration."  | More »

  • 'I'll Come Back' by The Static Jacks - Free MP3

    June 28, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The Static JacksSong: "I'll Come Back"Album: In Blue "I spent a number of years unable to get over a certain girlfriend, and this is just an unabashed love song I wrote imagining she wanted to get back together. She didn't," Ian Devaney explains to Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Voyager' by Fur Trade - Free MP3

    June 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Fur TradeSong: "Voyager" Album: Don't Get Heavy "This song is a perfect example of why we like to write in the studio," Parker Bossley tells Rolling Stone. "Sudden flashes and bursts of ideas are able to be captured before they are forgotten." Steve Bays adds, "The live drums you hear on this were recorded with the iPhone's built in voice recorder."  | More »

  • 'Algol' by Dawn of Midi - Free MP3

    June 26, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Dawn of MidiSong: "Algol"Album: Dysnomia "On 'Algol,' the penultimate track of Dysnomia, the bass and piano eclipse binary while the drums provide the line of sight," Dawn of Midi bassist Aakaash Israni tells Rolling Stone. "Algol, known colloquially as the Demon star in the constellation Perseus, is one of the best known eclipsing binaries, or two stars whose orbits lie so nearly in the line of sight of the observer that the components undergo mutual eclipses."  | More »

  • 'Skin' by Acquaintances - Free MP3

    June 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: AcquaintancesSong: "Skin"Album: Acquaintances "'Skin' was the first song we recorded of Jered's," Justin Sinkovich tells Rolling Stone. "I like sharing this track first since it's the first one we finished and has each of the three guitarists taking the lead at certain parts."  | More »

  • 'I Know You' by Jake Bellows - Free MP3

    June 20, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Jake BellowsSong: "I Know You"Album: New Ocean "'I Know You' attempts to illustrate the commonality of the human experience," Jake Bellows tells Rolling Stone. "When we look at someone who smiles, we know what it is to feel happy. When we see someone sad, we can instantly identify with that feeling. We have empathy for one another. We're on the same planet having the same experiences from different perspectives."  | More »

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