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UNDER THE RADAR: Flume - "Bring You Down" feat. George Maple

UNDER THE RADAR: Loved by the xx and TEED, this young Australian is the toast of the electronic community

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best CLASH songs (#6) - "Complete Control"

best CLASH songs (#6): “Complete Control” first appeared on the American version of The Clash (almost two years after the UK release of the same album), and it was a reaction to label interference and general misdeeds on behalf of their would-be benefactors. In fact, nothing from their label was as advertised and out of this came this extraordinary airing of grievances, a desperately catchy cataloguing of the many ills visited upon a young band experiencing its first forays into corporate culture. Over the song’s stunning, ascending major-key opening, the Clash affirm a bit of insider pool: “They said release ‘Remote Control’ but we didn’t want it on the label.” From there, we have the unexpected sound of a band untethered from its industry handlers with a magnificent and forceful melody, and then Strummer has the audacity to say, “This is Joe Public speaking, I’m controlled in the body, controlled in the mind.” It wasn’t a gambit to get played on top 40 American radio, but it was some of the most earnest truth telling of its era and one of the catchiest songs ever written.

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Pearl Jam - Pinkpop 1992 (Live + Interview)(Full Show 47 min.)

Pinkpop Festival. Landgraaf, Netherlands .1992-06-08 . Setlist:
1 - Even Flow 
02 - Why Go 
03 - Rain Icon_statistics + Jeremy 
04 - Deep 
05 - Alive 
06 - Black 
07 - Leash 
08 - Once 
09 - Porch 
10 - Suggestion + Pulled Up
11 - Rockin' in the Free World

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UNDER THE RADAR: The Reflections- "Disconnected" [Official Video]

UNDER THE RADAR: Hypnotic and trance-inducing, the latest video from newbies to know, The Reflections, for their song, “Disconnected,” takes you on the subway ride of your dreams. The duo, comprised of Darian Zahedi and Jon Safley, have created a magical world that bridges the laid-back spirit of the west coast with the tangible energy of New York City.

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Pitchfork Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2012

Pitchfork Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2012 | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it
From Pallbearer to Purity Ring to Diiv to Miguel, our Top 50 albums of the year.
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SONG of the DAY: The Drowning Men - "Lost in a Lullaby" - A Trolley Show

SONG of the DAY: "Lost in a Lullaby" by The Drowning Men. Visceral, majestic indie rock from Oceanside, CA quintet. Origin: Oceanside, California. Genre: Indie Rock

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Uncut's Top 75 new albums of 2012

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Ladies and gentlemen... please enjoy our Top 75 new albums of 2012, with links to the original reviews where possible.

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PHOTO: Nick Cave

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best CLASH songs (#8): "Up in Heaven (not only here)"

best CLASH songs: An overlooked track from the frequently frustrating Sandinista!, “Up In Heaven (Not Only Here)” is a melancholy, neo-realist cousin to London Calling‘s “Hateful.” Its remarkably catchy, synth-driven narrative paints a devastating story of tenement home living in London, suggesting the worst for those unfortunates relegated to subsidized housing. There is deep and resonant sadness here: “When the wind hits this building, this building it tilts / One day it will surely fall to the ground.” There are shades of Katrina and Haiti and Sandy — the homes of the most vulnerable get crushed.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Shearwater - "Rooks"

UNDER THE RADAR: Shearwater was formed by two bandmembers of Austin, TX’s Okkervil River. Okkervil’s singer and guitarist, Will Sheff, and back-up vocalist and accordion/keyboard player, Jonathan Meiburg formed Shearwater so they could write softer, more folk-influenced music.

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SONG of the DAY: Delay Trees - "Cassette 2012"

SONG of the DAY: "Cassette 2012" by Delay Trees. Glimmering sparkles of ethereal indie pop from a Finish foursome. Origin: Hameenlinna, Finland. Genre: Indie Pop

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PHOTO: Siouxsie Sioux

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Sunglasses - "Swim"

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Sunglasses is the Savannah-based pop project of 8000 bam bam (Samuel Cooper) and Baby Seal (Brady Keehn). The approach is bright, upbeat, danceable, and playfully weird with an uncanny sense of three-dimensional spaciousness.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Winterhours - "Ocean Heart" (Official Video)

UNDER THE RADAR:  A stunning Americana/Alt Rock song with a sweeping celtic soundscape from a London based band.

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SONG of the DAY: DIIV - "Sometime"

SONG of the DAY: "Sometine" by DIIV. A frosty breeze of dreamy, psychedelic jangle rock. Origin: New York City. Genre: Indie Rock

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PHOTO: Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

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Best Indie Rock Music: Best Indie Songs of 2012

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Listen to the best indie songs and artists from 2012, including David Byrne, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic and more.

 

Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself
Ava Luna – Ice Level
Beach House – Bloom
Caveman – CoCo Beware
Cineplexx – Perfume

Dirty Projectors – About To Die
Fierce Creatures – Catacomb Party
Heavenly Beat – Talent
Miniature Tigers – Mia Pharaoh
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone
Poor Moon – Poor Moon
Rufus Waintwright - Out Of The Game
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Twin Shadow – Confess
Wild Nothing – Nocturne
Yeasayer – Fragrant World
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

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best CLASH songs (#7): "Lost in the Supermarket"

best CLASH songs (#7): "Lost in the Supermarket" (from London Calling).

The moving “Lost In The Supermarket,” written by Strummer and sung by Jones, remains one of the most exacting accounts of suburban alienation and rings true for any teen suffering the stultifying go-nowhere realities of an estranged life lived far from any meaningful truths. Here, the details are crucial: The first sound ever experienced by the singer is domestic strife and his first supposed comfort is shopping. This is a painfully honest discussion of the suburbs, far more poignant and truthful than other meditations of a more recent vintage.

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THIS IS A ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS  

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THIS IS A ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS  

Merry Christmas. tumblrs http://www.divshare.com/download/21485056-025

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UNDER THE RADAR: "Built a Boat" by Gregory Pepper

UNDER THE RADAR: Gregory Pepper is an indie pop artist based in Guelph, Ontario.

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Edwyn Collins - "Never known a girl like you before"

THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Edwyn Collins - "Never known a girl like you before"
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