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Fidlar – “Max Can’t Surf”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 18, 2011

Max Can’t Surf Musically, Fidlar doesn’t waste any time messing around, creating pure punk rock with a 60’s surf twist. “Max Can’t Surf” is out now on the group’s DIYDUI 7″.

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Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 17, 2011

Grown Ocean For those who have yet to purchase Fleet Foxes’ second album, Helplessness Blues, this free download of the delightful “Grown Ocean” is sure to help sway you.

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Pet Lions – “When I Grow Old”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 16, 2011

When I Grow Old “When I Grow Old” is off Pet Lions debut album, Houses, released May 3rd. It’s getting some major attention, including a feature in the TV show Vampire Diaries.

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jj – “Ice”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 16, 2011

Ice jj’s new song “Ice” is short but very sweet. In its 2.5 minuets, your ears will be filled with ambient layers of floating guitar melodies and building drums.

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Beat Radio – “Beautiful One”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 11, 2011

Beautiful One Brian Sendrowitz, of Beat Radio, wrote “Beautiful One” as a love song for his wife. Its sentiment is simple but heartfelt, consistent with its folk-pop style.

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The Airplane Boys – “Born To Be”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 10, 2011

Born To Be I bet you never expected to hear Arcade Fire sampled in a rap song. The Airplane Boys bring it on “Born To Be.” Hear more on their Where’ve You Been mixtape.

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Radical Dads – “New Age Dinosaur”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 9, 2011

New Age Dinosaur “New Age Dinosaur” is guitar driven, 90’s-esque indie-pop. The tune is the first single off Radical Dads’ new album, Maga Rama, which is out June 14th.

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Youth Lagoon – “Cannons”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 9, 2011

Cannons Youth Lagoon is Trevor Powers, a young artist out of Boise. The Rhodes piano starts off “Cannons” perfectly. It’s sure to make it on many summer playlists.

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SBTRKT – “Wildfire” ft. Little Dragon

written by: Tom Crawford on May 6, 2011

Wildfire ft. Little Dragon June 28th, SBTRKT is releasing a full-length LP, Young Turks. His song “Wildfire” ft. Little Dragon is soulful indie electro-pop with a slight hint of dubstep.

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1,2,3 – “Work”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 5, 2011

Work 1,2,3’s new song “Work” is a working class anthem, inspired by the people of the duo’s hometown, Pittsburgh. Look for it on their new album, New Heaven, 6/21. Make sure to check out some of 1,2,3′s other songs: “Gun Bash,” “It Gets Dark,” “Heat Lightnin’” and “Some Kinda Hate.”

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Sarabeth Tucek – “Get Well Soon”

written by: Tom Crawford on May 4, 2011

Get Well Soon “Get Well Soon” is the heartfelt title track off Sarabeth Tucek’s sophomore album, out May 24th. The emotional crescendo spanning the song is quite beautiful.

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