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SONG of the DAY: Birds & Batteries - "Strange Kind of Mirror"

SONG of the DAY: "Strange Kind Of Mirror" by Birds & Batteries. Sleek, thoughtful electro-pop with a warm heart. Origin: San Francisco, California. Genre: Indie Rock

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SONG of the DAY: Dominant Legs - "Hoop Of Love" (Official)

SONG of the DAY: "Hoop Of Love" by Dominant Legs. Joyous dream pop with shimmering 80s jangle. Origin: San Francisco, California. Genre: Indie Pop

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UNDER THE RADAR: Local Natives - "Breakers" (Official Music Video)

Local Natives is an indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California.

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SONG of the DAY: Sean Hayes - Garden

SONG of the DAY: "Garden" by Sean Hayes. Down-home, dirt-road melodies from a bluesy San Francisco crooner. Origin: San Francisco, California. Genre: Indie Folk

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UNDER THE RADAR: The New Division - "True Lies" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

The New Division is an LA based tour de force. Influenced by Joy Division, New Order and Depeche Mode, they have taken the tastiest slices of these bands and infused some new life into them. Not stuck under the weight and spell of the greats that came before them, but perfectly inspired, these guys have done what most bands can’t do. They’ve remained faithful to their influence without being a copycat.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Tamaryn - "Heavenly Bodies" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

UNDER THE RADAR: They're a duo from San Francisco featuring a New Zealand expat called Tamaryn, funnily enough, who used to work – and possibly still does – in a psychiatrist's office, and her sidekick Shelverton who handles all the hazy, ambient-churchy, indie noise.

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UNDER THE RADAR: WHY? - "Sod In The Seed" (Official Music Video)

UNDER THE RADAR: WHY? is an American alternative hip hop and indie rock band. The band was founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan "Yoni" Wolf, who since 1997 had been using 'Why?' as his stage name.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Terraplane Sun - "Get Me Golden" (Official Music Video)

UNDER THE RADAR: Terraplane Sun hails from Venice, which speaks for their California blues vibe mixed with folk and rock ‘n’ roll.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Craft Spells - "After The Moment"

UNDER THE RADAR: Toward the end of 2009, in a bedroom in Stockton, CA, a 21-year-old Justin Vallesteros began layering simple synth and guitar lines to create the sound that would become Craft Spells. What began as an experiment soon became a vibrant world of elegant guitar chords laced over looped rhythms, heavenly synth melodies, and pulsating bass.

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UNDER THE RADAR: DALE GOODRIDGE - "Swimming After Dark" (Official Video)

UNDER THE RADAR: Dale Goodridge. The video was shot in Venice Beach and Santa Monica in Los Angeles.

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Loquat - "Simple Song" (Shins cover)

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: Loquat is an electronic/pop band based in San Francisco, California.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Earlimart - "Bloody Nose"

UNDER THE RADAR: Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray form Earlimart, an indie rock singer/songwriter duo based out of Los Angeles, CA. The name comes from Earlimart, CA, a town located between Los Angeles and Fresno, CA.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Cuckoo Chaos - "Just Ride It"

UNDER THE RADAR: Cuckoo Chaos are a five piece indie-pop band from San Diego in the USA - Scott Wheeler, Jackson Milgaten, Jeremy Scott, Dave Mead and Garrett Prange play up-tempo soul searching dance music.

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SONG of the DAY: Fonda - "Close To Home"

SONG of the DAY: “Close To Home” by Fonda. Technicolor dream-pop from Southern California. Origin: Los Angeles, California. Genre: Indie Pop

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SONG of the DAY: SAINT MOTEL - "At Least I Have Nothing" (Official Music Video)

SONG of the DAY: "At Least I Have Nothing" by Saint Motel. A Los Angeles indie pop band sparkling with currents of classic English rock. Origin: Los Angeles, California. Genre: Indie Pop

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SONG of the DAY: Tumbleweed Wanderers - "Roll With the Times" (Official Video)

SONG of the DAY: "Roll With The Times" by Tumbleweed Wanderers. Young multi-instrumentalists from Oakland, who look back to the roots of American music.Origin: Oakland, California. Genre: Americana Folk

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SONG of the DAY: The Bins - "Don't Go!"

SONG of the DAY: "Don't Go" by The Bins. A plundering vinyl enthusiast spins new, genre-spanning sounds from forgotten recordings. Origin: Cupertino, California. Genre: Trip Hop/ Electronic

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SONG of the DAY: Indian School - "Cocktail Flu"

SONG of the DAY: "Cocktail Flu" by Indian School. Former members of Audio Karate are back with a new band and a catchy EP. Origin: Rosemead, California. Genre: Indie Rock

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