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  • 'Hard Work' by Height with Friends - Free MP3

    July 31, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Height with FriendsSong: "Hard Work"Album: Rock and Roll "I wrote this song on tour, after talking with a pal about the idea of work. I see work as an important part of being alive, while he sees it as an insane trick that we're all playing on ourselves," Dan Keech aka Height explains. "He said there was a time when people didn't spend as much of their day working, and there will be a time when we won't have to work so much anymore. I had never considered the idea that...  | More »

  • 'Jealousy' by Chamberlin - Free MP3

    July 30, 2012 3:20 PM ET
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    Artist: ChamberlinSong: "Jealousy"Album: Look What I've Become EP "As Mark sang the chorus of 'Jealousy,' we avoided eye contact and waited for the moment to pass… kind of like two awkward, unfamiliar teens walking by each other in the hallway. He was singing the lyric, 'Look what I've become,'" Chamberlin's Ethan West explains to Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Dead Animals' by The Young Evils - Free MP3

    July 27, 2012 11:50 AM ET
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    Artist: The Young EvilsSong: "Dead Animals"Album: Foreign Spells EP "'Dead Animals' is definitely not about any animals actually dying. It's simply a metaphor for what two people will feel like if their toxic relationship continues. In the song, the female is the one who has the revelation and the drive to finally break it off after being  so scared to end it for so long," The Young Evils' Troy Nelson explains to Rolling Stone. "Break-up songs are usually depressing....  | More »

  • 'Tear It Up' by Delta Spirit - Free MP3

    July 26, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Delta SpiritSong: "Tear It Up"Album: Delta Spirit "'Tear It Up' was written during the Egypt protests. It was finished the day Mubarak was ousted from power. It's more about simple hope then any political dogma," Delta Spirit's Matt Vazquez tells Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'Cocaine & Guns ASAP' by Ape School - Free MP3

    July 25, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Ape SchoolSong: "Cocaine & Guns ASAP"Album: Junior Violence  | More »

  • 'Boxing Day' by Sondre Lerche - Free MP3

    July 24, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Sondre LercheSong: "Boxing Day"Album: Phantom Punch "I think the song might be about branching out on your own and feeling that you're not quite carrying your own weight," Sondre Lerche explains. "For some reason it never found its way onto any of the albums. This version was recorded for the Phantom Punch album in LA in 2007 but I didn't feel it fit the album and once again left it out in the cold."  | More »

  • 'Weatherman' by Dead Sara - Free MP3

    July 23, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Dead SaraSong: "Weatherman" Album: Dead Sara "'Weatherman'" is the first song we wrote with our bass player, Chris Null, and drummer, Sean Friday, the very first time we got together for rehearsal," Dead Sara singer Emily Armstrong says. "Siouxsie came up with that monstrous catchy riff on the spot, then Sean and I started jamming to it and then shortly after that Chris walked in and immediately started writing his part on the bass and 'Weatherman' was born."  | More »

  • 'Howard 2 Hands' by Callers - Free MP3

    July 20, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: CallersSong: "Howard 2 Hands" Album: Reviver "The beat came from a two handed rhythm pattern written while waiting for the A train at Howard station near JFK airport. It's a song about dancing in all the right and wrong places. This one's for you, Uncle Lionel," Callers' Ryan Seaton shares with Rolling Stone.  | More »

  • 'You Don't Love Anyone But Yourself' by Mozella - Free MP3

    July 19, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: MozellaSong: "You Don't Love Anyone But Yourself"Album: The Brian Holland Sessions "Brian Holland's soul pours out of him in melody everywhere he goes. He is a conduit. The song is breathed into him and he shares it joyfully and gladly with the world. I'm so grateful for the friendship we have forged and the life lessons he has taught me while writing this album with him," Mozella shares with Rolling Stone.   | More »

  • 'Naked & Dumb' by The Royal Concept - Free MP3

    July 18, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: The Royal ConceptSong: "Naked & Dumb"Album: The Royal Concept EP "Lyrically, 'Naked & Dumb' is about a stripper girl in a notorious club, who had a crush on [The Royal Concept singer] David and couldn't let him go, and created a lot of drama. She stalked him for some time. I had waited for a song with enough syllables so I could describe their relationship in detail," The Royal Concept's Filip Bekic explains.  | More »

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