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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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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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Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt - Official Video

SONG of the DAY: "Lightning Bolt" by Jake Bugg. A teenage British guitar virtuoso creates stunning folk melodies. Origin: Nottingham. Genre: Indie Folk

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BANDS TO CHECK OUT: The Paper Kites - "Featherstone" (Official Music Video)

BANDS TO CHECK OUT: The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, Australia.

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SONG of the DAY: Eleanor Friedberger - "My Mistakes"

SONG of the DAY: "My Mistakes" by Eleanor Friedberger. Quirky folk-rock with a restless fascination of 70s funk and pop. Origin: Brooklyn, NY. Genre: Folk Rock

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SONG of the DAY: Monica Lionheart - "Escape Strategy"

SONG of the DAY: "Escape Strategy" by Monica Lionheart. Ambient, electro-acoustic songs with mesmerizing vocals in English and Spanish. Origin: Brooklyn, NY. Genre: Alternative Folk/ Trip-Hop.

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VIDEO: Mumford and Sons on Austin City Limits

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Following recent episodes featuring Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, and Dr. Dog, Austin City Limits was back on the air Saturday night with a performance by America’s #1 rock band, aka Mumford and Sons. The setlist included “Roll Away Your Stone”, “Timshel”, “Lover of the Light”, “Awake My Soul”, and “The Cave”.

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SONG of the DAY: Sarah Jaffe - "Clementine"

SONG of the DAY: "Clementine" by Sarah Jaffe. A young Texas songwriter with a knack for darkly atmospheric songs with a powerful emotional punch. Origin: Denton, Texas. Genre: Indie Folk

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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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LIVE PERFORMANCE: Imagine Dragons - "It's Time"

LIVE PERFORMANCE: Imagine Dragons is an indie rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and all the audio and video of this performance was recorded on location in Provo Utah, at the Cheesman home.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE: LP - Into The Wild (SXSW Street Performance) [Live]

"Into The Wild" by LP, live from SXSW 2012. Video shot and edited by Claire Vogel.

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SONGS TO REMEMBER: The Pogues - "Rainy Night In Soho".

The Pogues Live At The Town And Country Club London.

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SONG of the DAY: Angus Stone - "Monsters" (Official Video)

SONG of the DAY: "Monsters" by Angus Stone. Gruffly majestic country-folk from a superstar's solo debut. Origin: Sidney, Australia. Genre: Indie Folk

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SONG of the DAY: Grace Woodroofe - "I've Handled Myself Wrong"

SONG of the DAY: "I've Handled Myself Wrong" by Grace Woodroofe. Astoundingly intimate songs by a young singer with a voice of pure jazz and smoke. Origin: Perth, Australia. Genre: Folk/Blues

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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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PHOTO: Band of Horses in concert, Dallas

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PHOTO: Band of Horses in concert, Dallas.

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LIVE: Band of Horses perform Electric Music on Later... with Jools Holland.

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Band of Horses perform Electric Music on Later... with Jools Holland.

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PHOTO: Band of Horses in concert Boulder, Colorado

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PHOTO: Band of Horses in concert Boulder, Colorado.

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SONG of the DAY: Family of the Year - "St. Croix" [Official Music Video]

SONG of the DAY: "St. Croix" by Family Of The Year. Sunny, timeless folk-rock from an L.A. collective. Origin: Los Angeles, California. Genre: Indie Folk

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SONG of the DAY: Dark Dark Dark -"Daydreaming" (Official Video)

SONG of the DAY: "Daydreaming" by Dark Dark Dark. Thoughtful, melancholic chamber folk that is, well, pretty dark. Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Genre: Indie Folk

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UNDER THE RADAR: Yellow Red Sparks - "Let's Go Sailing"

UNDER THE RADAR: Yellow Red Sparks, is a dynamic guitar/double bass/drums indie folk trio from Los Angeles, fronted by Josh Hanson.

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SONG of the DAY: The Lighthouse and the Whaler - 'White Days' (Official Music Video)

SONG of the DAY: "White Days" by The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Melodic folk-pop worthy of sing-alongs around a campfire. Origin: Cleveland, Ohio. Genre: Indie Folk-Pop

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UNDER THE RADAR: Norwegian Arms - "Tired of Being Cold"

Norwegian Arms is an indie folkpop band from Philly, formed in 2009. 

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