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UNDER THE RADAR: Pedro The Lion - "When They Really Get To Know You They Will Run "

Pedro the Lion was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. Singer-songwriter David Bazan formed the band in 1995 and represented its main creative force, backed by a varying rotation of collaborating musicians.
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BANDS ON THE RISE: Django Django - "Storm" (Official Video)

BANDS ON THE RISE: Django Django. The band released their eponymous debut album in January 2012, combining 80s pop rhythms with 60s Beach Boys-style vocal harmonies, a style that some, rightly or wrongly, have labelled folktronica.
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SONG of the DAY: Summer Camp - Ghost Train (Official Video)

SONG of the DAY: "Ghost Train" by Summer Camp. Effervescent indie pop that manages 80s nostalgia without the melancholy. Origin: London. Indie Pop
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UNDER THE RADAR: Roosevelt - "Sea" (Official Video)

UNDER THE RADAR: The amazingly beautiful debut song “Sea” has already introduced ROOSEVELT as one of the great new hopes of the Cologne music scene.
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SONG of the DAY: Ghost Society - "Twisted Mind"

SONG of the DAY: "Twisted Mind" by Ghost Society. A Danish group wandering through a dreamscape of edgy guitars and introspective vocals. Origin: Copenhagen, Denmark. Genre: Shoegaze/ Indie pop

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LIVE SESSIONS: Exitmusic live on KEXP (Full Performance 20 min)

Exitmusic performs live on KEXP from the Cutting Room Studios NYC during CMJ. Recorded 10/18/2011.
Songs:
The Sea 00:12
The Modern Age 04:54
The Hours 10:35
The Silence 15:00
Host: John Richards
Engineer: Anthony "Rocky" Gallo
Cameras: Jim Beckmann & Scott Holpainen
Editing: Jim Beckmann

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PHOTO: Foo Fighters,  deLuna fest 2012

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PHOTO: Foo Fighters, deLuna fest 2012.

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NEW VIDEO: Sigur Rós - "Leaning Towards Solace"

NEW VIDEO: The 16th and final entry in Sigur Rós’ Valtari Mystery Film Experiment includes a few familiar faces and songs. Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), “Leaning Towards Solace” incorporates two tracks from the Icelandic band’s most recent album, “Dauðalogn” and “Varúð,” as well as big screen talent in John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Elle Fanning (Somewhere).

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BANDS ON THE RISE: Frightened Rabbit - "Living In Colour" (Official Video)

BANDS ON THE RISE: Frightened Rabbit - "Living In Colour" (Official Video)

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: DAY JOY - ''PURPLE''

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Day Joy makes beautiful lush dream folk landscapes caressed with crooning and heart felt melodies and deep poetic lyricism. Hailing from Orlando, FL the now five sometimes six piece was originally a two person project started by Peter Michael Perceval and Michael Serrin.

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NEW MUSIC: Benjamin Gibbard - "Teardrop Windows" (Official Video)

NEW MUSIC: Ben Gibbard is an American musician and songwriter who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie; his other projects include The Postal Service and All-Time Quarterback. He has also created music under his name and under the band Pinwheel.
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UNDER THE RADAR: DIIV - "Doused" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

UNDER THE RADAR: DIIV (previously known as Dive - named after the Nirvana song) is the ongoing project of Zachary Cole Smith, who has already made a name for himself in the New York music scene playing for bands such as Beach Fossils, Darwin Deez and Soft Black. Smith formed DIIV in Brooklyn in 2011 as his solo project, but soon put together a live band with Devin Ruben Perez, his childhood friend Andrew Bailey, and ex-Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt.
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UNDER THE RADAR: The Atelier - "The Gypsy Song"

UNDER THE RADAR: The Atelier are a six member band based in the West of London. Originally, all six members were session musicians in their own right. Brought together over the summer of 2011 by drummer Thomas Carli-Jarlier and vocalist Vasilisa Ilicheva, the band are best described as a jazzy-rocky- funky-pop meddle...and it works.
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BANDS ON THE RISE: Frightened Rabbit - "Swim Until You Cant See Land"

Official Music Video for the single 'Swim Until You Can't See Land'.
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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Vensaire - "If", LIVE at The HoC Austin

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Vensaire is a five piece based out of Brooklyn, New York. The band looks to explore their thematic ideas through traditional world folk melodies along with modern musical elements such as sampling, and synthesizing.
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BANDS ON THE RISE: BEACH HOUSE - "MYTH" (OFFICIAL TRACK)

Beach House - "Myth",  debut single of 'Bloom'.

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: The Boatmen- "Holy ghost"

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: The Boatmen, incorporate expertly executed, multi-part harmonies to make spirit-lifting music. And hot damn, do they sound like they have fun doing it. Origin: Beckley, West Virginia.

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PHOTO: Foo Fighters with Joan Jett,  deLuna fest...

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: La Shark - "Magazine Cover"

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: The dread cloud of 'zany' hangs over La Shark. But get past that and you'll find an agreeably off-kilter clatter, reminiscent of Talking Heads and the Ze label.

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UNDER THE RADAR: THE DEADLINE SHAKES - "Sweeten The Deal"

UNDER THE RADAR: Sounding like a combination of The Strokes from NYC and Glasgow's beloved Orange Juice either one of which should be enough cool for any occasion, the Deadline Shakes follows in the fine tradition of Glasgow guitar pop.

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