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  • 'She Sleeps' by FaltyDL - Free MP3

    January 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: FaltyDLSong: "She Sleeps"Album: Hardcourage "It was a very natural collaboration. I sent Ed the instrumental just as a gift. He sent back vocal right away! I hope to work with him again," Drew of FaltyDL tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'ZYZOUTTA' by Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves - Free MP3

    January 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Chris Wollard and the Ship ThievesSong: "ZYZOUTTA"Album: Canyons "Song lyrics can be a pain in the ass. No two songs are the same, and the process of really finding the root of those songs is never the same either," Chris Wollard tells Rolling Stone. "'Zyzoutta' is different for me. I wrote it with my friend Sabrina Stewart a couple years ago, and it's one of the only songs that I've done in a long while that's a collaboration from top to bottom."  | More »

  • 'Refuse to Lose' by Dobie - Free MP3

    January 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: DobieSong: "Refuse to Lose"Album: We Will Not Harm You "'Refuse to Lose' came about with me wanting to flip the horn break from 'Darkest Lightl by the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. I'd been wanting to do it for a while but wanted to go somewhere else with it," Dobie tells Rolling Stone. "I said to myself 'let's four to the floor it' and not do the regular hip hop thing, but still coming from a hip hop mind state in construction."  | More »

  • 'Tropic Lame' by Tera Melos - Free MP3

    January 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Tera MelosSong: "Tropic Lame" Album: X'ed Out "Previously, we really didn't know how to write a song like 'Tropic Lame,' or even make a record like X'ed Out. We had to approach writing music in a way that was foreign to us -- it was almost like 'un-thinking.'" Tera Melos' Nick Reinhart tells Rolling Stone. "Somehow, we were able to take these basic ideas and twist and quirk-ify them into something that was really new and different for us. The g...  | More »

  • 'Real Surreal Beauty' by Stephen Brodsky - Free MP3

    January 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Stephen BrodskySong: "Real Surreal Beauty" Album: Hit or Mystery "Real Surreal Beauty, that's me and a girl exploring a new living area, room by room. The room we start in has a face, with windows like eyes and cacti for eyelashes. It's the place where I spent a year recording," Stephen Brodsky tells Rolling Stone. "My goal was to replace any feelings of sadness from growing into my 30's with a newfound sense of sonic hope."  | More »

  • 'Dressed To Kill' (Acoustic) by The Virginmarys - Free MP3

    January 15, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The VirginmarysSong: "Dressed To Kill" (acoustic)Album: King of Conflict ''My favorite Virginmarys tune, done stripped down and acoustic. It was one of the last to be added to our debut album and I'm really glad it made it on," The Virginmarys' lead singer Ally Dickaty tells Rolling Stone. "I had the line 'She dresses to kill, she's savin my life' for a while before I wrote everything else around it. It's a song about a soul mate."  | More »

  • 'Lion or the Bee' by Mountain Sounds - Free MP3

    January 14, 2013 3:30 PM ET
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    Artist: Mountain SoundsSong: "Lion or the Bee"Album: Mountain Sounds "'Lion or the Bee' was the very last song we wrote for this record. After a couple days of working with Franc again for the first time in years, there was this renewed energy every time I picked up a guitar. We already had too many songs for one record, but that one just poured out fully intact in a matter of minutes, and seemed like a natural opening track," Mountain Sounds' Tim Hoyt tells Rolling Stone. "I ...  | More »

  • 'Dealerships' by Frontier Ruckus - Free MP3

    January 11, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Frontier RuckusSong: "Dealerships" Album: Eternity of Dimming "'Dealerships' refers to all sorts of physical and internal stations within the night landscape of Michigan winter. They deal out that chalky feeling of sterile frigidness, memory, and human pathos," Frontier Ruckus' Matthew Milia tells Rolling Stone. "The used car dealerships around the Silverdome, the Salvation Armies, the Catholic schools, the carports smoking with warming-up cars – they're all...  | More »

  • 'Don't Let Me Sleep' by Midnight Spin - Free MP3

    January 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Midnight SpinSong: "Don't Let Me Sleep"Album: Don't Let Me Sleep "Toward the end of us writing the album I was doing a lot of walking around NYC, usually by way of the Williamsburg Bridge. The song was sort of a prayer-like plea just hoping I could literally stay awake long enough to finish making the album, " Midnight Spin's lead singer Mike Corbett tells Rolling Stone. "I wrote the lyrics around 3 A.M. one night and recorded the vocals at the studio a few hours later."  | More »

  • 'Once A Servant' by Psychic Friend - Free MP3

    January 9, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Psychic FriendSong: "Once A Servant"Album: My Rocks are Dreams "I began to write big orchestrated pop songs about my transitory life, depression, love, food service, and trying to function without a Twitter account," Psychic Friend's Will Schwartz tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

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