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  • 'Lexies' by Natureboy - Free MP3

    June 19, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: NatureboySong: "Lexies" Album: The Sweep "Lexies is short for Lexapro. Something I'm familiar with," Sara Kermanshahi tells Rolling Stone. "It's a simple song on the surface but it has a weird time signature if you listen for it. I never think about the timing when I write but when I introduce a new song, my bandmates usually have to count it out at first."  | More »

  • 'Doves' by Nugent & Belle - Free MP3

    June 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Nugent & BelleSong: "Doves" Album: Seeing Stars "We wanted to write a song about the frenetic energy of big city living,"Audrey Nugent tells Rolling Stone. "London is vast and vibrant and sometimes you have to embrace the chaos."  | More »

  • 'Inland' by Jars of Clay - Free MP3

    June 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Jars of ClaySong: "Inland" Album: Inland "It is a song about walking toward mystery and not being afraid to take risks," Jars of Clay's Dan Haseltine tells Rolling Stone. "The idea came from Homer's Odyssey. In the story, Odysseus, a man who lived his life on the sea, is provoked, to take his oar and walk inland until he finds someone who doesn't know what an oar is."  | More »

  • 'Weekends Are For Amateurs' by Blake Hazard - Free MP3

    June 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Blake HazardSong: "Weekends Are For Amateurs" Album: The Eleanor Islands "The song is about this couple who's unraveling and they go out dancing. He wants to go home, she wants to stay out," Blake Hazard tells Rolling Stone. "The title came out of a chat with friends about how weeknights are so much better for going out. There's not so much of the nonsense you sometimes find on the weekends."  | More »

  • 'Shake' by I Is Another - Free MP3

    June 7, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: I is AnotherSong: "Shake" Album: Higher EP "Shake is about the crazy confusing intersections between lust, protectiveness, objectification, violence, empowerment," I is Another's Jonah Matranga tells Rolling Stone. "It's also just a brutal, jarring piece of music that Ian made, and I really wanted to rock it right."  | More »

  • 'All My Friends Are Dying' by Mrs. Magician - Free MP3

    June 3, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Mrs. MagicianSong: "All My Friends Are Dying"Album: B Sides "This song was written a day after a friend of mine had passed away, so it's as sincere as I can get without writing a monster ballad," Mrs. Magician's singer and guitarist Jacob Turnbloom tells Rolling Stone. "I guess it could just be a simple observation, in all honesty it's a sketch of a song written for a friend, nothing more, I know everyone can relate to losing friends."  | More »

  • 'Higher (Tommy Trash Remix)' by Destructo - Free MP3

    May 30, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: DestructoSong: "Higher (Tommy Trash)"Album: Higher EP "Just when I thought you could not get the energy of this song any 'Higher,' Tommy Trash remixes it and takes it to a whole new level. This remix bangs as HARD as Tommy does live," Destructo tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Parsonz Curse' by Royal Thunder - Free MP3

    May 23, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Royal ThunderSong: "Parsonz Curse"Album: CVI "When we went in to the studio to re-record the tracks from CVI acoustically, we didn't just want to play the same exact songs how we did on the record just plugged into acoustic instruments," Royal Thunder's Josh Weaver tells Rolling Stone. "It was a great experience to do something outside of our comfort zone. It really pushed all if us as musicians to think outside the box on these acoustic tracks."  | More »

  • 'No Work No Job No Money' by Femi Kuti - Free MP3

    May 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Femi KutiSong: "No Work No Job No Money"Album: No Place For My Dream "It's sad to see the amount of people that are begging," Femi Kuti tells Rolling Stone. "And what is worse is those that are said to have caused this terrible period have walked away free, or in some cases with a profit, while millions have been left poor and homeless. I am hoping not just from this song, but from the whole album, that people will get the urgency of the message of a quick solution to this unfor...  | More »

  • 'Old Love' by Overseas - Free MP3

    May 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: OverseasSong: "Old Love"Album: Overseas "What began as a standard end-around for a first down (which we nicknamed 'furrowed brow') ended with wide receiver Matt Kadane throwing a hail Mary which I caught on the 4 yard line and ran into the end zone. I improvised a victory dance and 'Old Love' was born. God, I love football," David Bazan tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

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