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  • 'What If' by Tosca - Free MP3

    January 8, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: ToscaSong: "What If"Album: Odeon "'What If' was the first track that we finished for Odeon. The song's basic idea – 'what if this was not the case' – can serve as a layout for the whole album: what if noise was a song? What if the sound of the sea was a symphony? What if the ears could listen?" Tosca's Rupert Hubert explains to Rolling Stone. "The vocals of Belgian singer Sarah Carlier are an instrument like any other instrument on the track,...  | More »

  • 'Bambastard' by Total Warr (feat. The Death Set) - Free MP3

    January 7, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Total Warr (feat. The Death Set)Song: "Bambastard"Album: Loisy "We invited Johnny from The Death Set to sing with us. He's a very good friend. We both played drums on tour with The Death Set in the past, and it was the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to that part of our lives," Kiki of Total Warr tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'We're On Fire, Babe' by Anders & Kendall - Free MP3

    January 4, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Anders & KendallSong: "We're On Fire, Babe"Album: Wild Chorus "Anders started writing this song while we were driving down to Knoxville to record the album. It was kind of crazy because we already had about 13 or 14 songs ready to record, but since we both really liked it we made time to finish it – and record it – while we were down there," Kendall Meade tells Rolling Stone. "Even though it was the last song written, it's become the theme song of the record."  | More »

  • 'Fake Heat' by Water Liars - Free MP3

    January 3, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Water LiarsSong: "Fake Heat"Album: Wyoming "'Fake Heat' is mostly about getting involved with someone strange and exciting who has just as much going against them as you do. You can see the bad end coming but it doesn't seem to matter, because after all that person is still another human being capable of sweetness and kindness and closeness and you are both lonely," Water Liars' singer/guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Down' by Kingsley Flood - Free MP3

    December 28, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Kingsley FloodSong: "Down"Album: Battles "This is an angry song, but it was a blast to record. There's fuzz bass, distorted keyboards, and pounding drums – music to match the mood. A lot of our new album Battles explores the choice between doing the right thing and winning at any cost," Kingsley Flood's frontman Naseem Khuri tells Rolling Stone. "'Down' takes on opportunists who fake their way to the top. I live in Washington DC, and often write songs while ...  | More »

  • 'Blue Movie' by Companion - Free MP3

    December 27, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: CompanionSong: "Blue Movie" Album: Companion "'Blue Movie' was inspired by a vision I had of someone turning colors in the light of a TV, sleeplessly perched on a motel bed in a dark room, waiting for the morning to come as their partner slept peacefully through the night," Companion's Pepi Ginsberg tells Rolling Stone. "The song intimates at the protagonist being surprised at where she has landed, in a relationship dynamic she did not expect to be in. It becomes evide...  | More »

  • 'The Way To The Stars' by Matthew Edwards & the Unfortunates - Free MP3

    December 26, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Matthew Edwards & the UnfortunatesSong: "The Way To The Stars"Album: The Fates Matthew Edwards says "The Way To The Stars" is "a song about a series of bad decisions, but realizing you probably couldn't have avoided them and ultimately don't care." The Fates is available to purchase here.  | More »

  • 'Holy Ghost' by Drgn King - Free MP3

    December 24, 2012 10:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Drgn KingSong: "Holy Ghost"Album: Paragraph Nights "'Holy Ghost' was written while our drummer Joe and I lived in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. At the time, my long hair made me resemble the modern depiction of Jesus," Drgn King's Dominic Angelella tells Rolling Stone. "I walked into a shady corner store one afternoon that looked like a front for some kind of illicit activity and a girl held up a rosary at me and said 'get away from me, Jesus.' She ...  | More »

  • 'Leading With Your Right' by Eastern Anchors - Free MP3

    December 21, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Eastern AnchorsSong: "Leading With Your Right"Album: Drunken Arts and Pure Science "'Leading With Your Right' is probably our most 'poppy' song.  Hopefully our noise-guitar hearts still shine through, but I am still a sucker for a hook. The title comes from my wife's futile attempts to teach me ballroom dancing, but the song is about admitting how much you might depend on thepeople around you," Eastern Anchors' Walter Greene tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Bye Bye Macadam' by Rone - Free MP3

    December 20, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: RoneSong: "Bye Bye Macadam"Album: Tohu Bohu "Among all the tracks from my album Tohu Bohu this is probably the most spontaneous and quickest one I made. I remember coming back from a bad day in the studio... the kind of day where nothing works. I came back home, feeling a bit down... I had a few drinks with my girlfriend and then I turned on my laptop," Rone tells Rolling Stone. "I started recording her voice, just for fun. Then I added a little gimmick... and the track naturally cam...  | More »

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