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  • 'Your Hotel' by Post Louis - Free MP3

    October 10, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Post LouisSong: "Your Hotel"Album: This Could Be A Bridge (EP)"While writing we caught sight of a book called Social Causes of Illness by Richard Totman," Stephanie Davin tells Rolling Stone. "This is the origin of the words shouted in the middle of the song: 'You have faith in your bones when you go, 'cause your illness is socially caused in your hotel.' It’s everyone’s favorite to play live."  | More »

  • 'Since Jimmy Came' by Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy - Free MP3

    October 9, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Shonna Tucker & Eye CandySong: "Since Jimmy Came"Album: A Tell All"We recorded 'Since Jimmy Came' with Kyle Spence in Athens, GA, Shonna Tucker tells Rolling Stone. I think with my Southern drawl, we kept the "country" without trying too hard. The vocal harmonies were fun to work out. And who doesn't love a singing drummer? This is the most fun song to play live for me."  | More »

  • 'Requiem' by Eagulls - Free MP3

    October 8, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: EagullsSong: "Requiem"Album: Nerve Endings 7-inch (UK) "I first came across Killing Joke as a teenager," Mark Goldsworthy tells Rolling Stone of the band that inspired Eagulls' cover song. "But it wasn't until recently that I came across their debut album. 'Requiem' became a unanimous favorite between us so when we had the opportunity to record some b-sides for these singles, it was an easy choice. "  | More »

  • 'Kinda Go To Pieces' by Matt Pryor - Free MP3

    October 7, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Matt PryorSong: "Kinda Go To Pieces"Album: Wrist Slitter "It's a weird roller coaster, this job," Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids) tells Rolling Stone. "When you're onstage it's a dizzying high, and when you're in your hotel, thousands of miles away from your family, reading negative tweets, it's the pits. So, consequently, you feel like an asshole if you complain about your job. That's what the song is about. It's a very personal and honest self-ref...  | More »

  • 'Flowers In My Teeth' by Mansions - Free MP3

    October 4, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: MansionsSong: "Flowers In My Teeth"Album: Doom Loop“'Flowers In My Teeth' is probably the closest I'll ever come to writing a song about being happy and having fun," Christopher Browder tells Rolling Stone. "It was the last song written for the record, which meant we were up for anything. Whisper vocals, bonehead synth bass, and a nature sound breakdown suddenly felt like good ideas. All that weirdness somehow led to it being my favorite song on the record.&r...  | More »

  • 'Wunderkind (Darby Antlers Remix)' by Blaenavon - Free MP3

    October 3, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: BlaenavonSong: "Wunderkind" (Darby Antlers Remix)Album: Koso EP Ben Gregory recently shared with Rolling Stone: "'Wunderkind' is a soothing cranium-cruncher, with whistling harmonics and a beat that'll melt in your mouth."  | More »

  • 'In The Wilderness' by Those Darlins - Free MP3

    October 2, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Those DarlinsSong: "In The Wilderness"Album: Blur The Line"I started writing this song with Jessi in the woods of Kentucky in 2010. I was on quite a roller coaster then, dealing with the ups, and downs, and trying to make sense of the relationships I was in," Nikki Kvarnes tells Rolling Stone.  "I seriously broke my arm shortly after and was left with a lot of time to reflect. 'In The Wilderness' is about the desire to embrace the mystery of the intangible."  | More »

  • 'Independence Day' by Halsted - Free MP3

    October 1, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: HalstedSong: "Independence Day"Album: High Wire & A Heart Of Gold LP"'Independence Day' is meant to sound like a bit of a femme fatale love song on the surface, but is very much about the relationship I have with being an artist," Halsted's Ryan Auffenberg tells Rolling Stone. "I’ve been playing music pretty seriously for ten years now, and during that time, it has provided me some of the most satisfying moments of my life. But now more than ever, it’s a...  | More »

  • 'Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)' by Poets of Rhythm - Free MP3

    September 30, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Poets of RhythmSong: “Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)”Album: Anthology: 1992 – 2003"Some of us felt what I would call a 'paranoiac two-faced reality' emerging, especially in the world of media, politics, and in the development of the music industry," Poets of Rhythm vocalist Bo Baral tells Rolling Stone. "A person would tell you something to your face but the reality was a totally different story. That sentiment went into the l...  | More »

  • 'We're The Kids' by Parade of Lights - Free MP3

    September 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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    Artist: Parade of LightsSong: "We're The Kids"Album: We're The Kids (Single)“We’re The Kids is a song about being young, and the carefree feeling that comes along with it," Ryan Daly tells Rolling Stone. "Even if you aren’t a kid anymore, you can still feel like you did when you were 15. You just have to let yourself."  | More »

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