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  • 'Magic Hour' by The Tontons - Free MP3

    January 2, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The TontonsSong: “Magic Hour”Album:  The Make Out King and Other Stories of Love "'Magic Hour' is named after a bar in New York's lower east side," Asli Omar tells Rolling Stone.  "The actual name of the bar is "The Magician," which is something I only realized after writing the song. The song basically describes the final week of my relationship which kind of reached a head at this particular bar."     | More »

  • 'Waya Waya' by KiT - Free MP3

    December 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: KiT (Kuenta i Tambú)Song: "Waya Waya"Album: Tambutronic "We made this track together with Estonian producer Bert on beats," Roël Calister tells Rolling Stone. "Since his first release on Man Recordings we became big fans of his sound, and thought it would be a perfect fit with ours. 'Waya Waya' is the result: traditional tambu drums and rhythms from Curacao combined with ear piercing synths and uplifting caribbean carnival vocals. Of course, we had to add ...  | More »

  • 'Digital Haircut Dub' by Lord Echo - Free MP3

    December 24, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Lord EchoSong: "Digital Haircut Dub"Album: Curiosities "The future promised us moving sidewalks and hoverboards, and while I'm still angry this hasn't eventuated, 'Digital Haircuts' is a step in the right direction," Lord Echo tells Rolling Stone. "I've yet to have one myself, but I imagine this involves choosing your desired hairstyle from some form of brochure, which is then precision cut onto your head by lasers. I truly did see a sign advertising dig...  | More »

  • 'Falling' by Amy Stroup - Free MP3

    December 23, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Amy StroupSong: "Falling"Album: Tunnel "I co-wrote this song with my friend, Mary Hooper, who is like a sister," Amy Stroup tells Rolling Stone. "It’s written after a great start, followed by a great fall, in a relationship, and the waves of emotions thereafter. I was going to call the song ‘Stages of Grief’ but I didn't think anyone would listen to a song with such a mellow title. It’s one of the only songs I've written on electric guitar."  | More »

  • 'Say My Name' by Peter Morén - Free MP3

    December 20, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Peter MorénSong: “Say My Name”Album: Broken Swenglish Vol. 1 (EP) "'Say My Name' is a song that has been lying around for ages without finding the right form and shape," Peter Morén tells Rolling Stone. "But when I finally got the idea [of] how to record it, it was really quick. I call it my hip-hop number. And there's a harp! That's the best thing about doing solo records. If you want to have harp, you don’t have to discuss the pro...  | More »

  • 'Here It Comes' by Painted Palms - Free MP3

    December 19, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Painted PalmsSong: "Here It Comes"Album: Forever "This song reminds me how sometimes it's impossible to focus on anything, and how nice it can be not to feel the need to," Reese Donohue tells Rolling Stone. "When you lose control of your surroundings it can quickly turn into a frenzied nightmare, but sometimes it can be refreshing to remember that no one really knows anything, and it doesn't matter anyway."    | More »

  • 'Woe' by Wild Adriatic - Free MP3

    December 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Wild Adriatic Song: "Woe"Album: Big Suspicious "The song is about giving all of yourself to somebody, even though you know you're not going to get anything in return, and eventually realizing that you'd rather be alone," Travis Gray tells Rolling Stone. Mateo Vosganian adds, "While writing the record we gave the song a working title, 'Whoa,' and while we were finalizing lyrics and song titles it dawned on me. 'Woe' sums up the sentiment of this song perf...  | More »

  • 'Distance' by Abram Shook - Free MP3

    December 17, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Abram ShookSong: "Distance"Album: Sun Marquee "'Distance' is a song about separating pieces of yourself as a means to gain perspective," Abram Shook tells Rolling Stone.  "I had the bass groove kicking around for a bit, and just wanted to create some playful melodies, and synthy leads."  | More »

  • 'All The While' by Barzin - Free MP3

    December 12, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Barzin Song: "All The While"Album: To Live Alone In That Long Summer "At the heart of it, the song is about the desire for change," Barzin Hosseini tells Rolling Stone. "More specifically, it’s about our efforts, big or small, to regain something that has been lost. Through various means – art, sex, drugs, meditation, what have you – we are constantly trying to experience the everyday in a way that is new. And although we fail at it most of the time, there are small...  | More »

  • 'Oh Well' by Pete Francis - Free MP3

    December 11, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Pete FrancisSong: "Oh Well"Album: Immodal Implozego "'Oh Well' is a wild escape into the imagination," Pete Francis tells Rolling Stone. "[It's] about the attempts to be creative, or the attempts to try anything at all, when failure can happen or big success can happen. It's about the soul's resilience, and struggle to balance humor in the often agonizing, yet compelling, journey of life."    | More »

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