Paradise maintains a 60’s psychedelic aesthetic and rhythm that complements their rambunctious new wave inspired sound. Paradise are Portland’s current “home-town-heros” and “Diary of an Old Soul” objectively proves why. Download and get ready to joyously explode because this mp3 is nothin’ but fun!
“Diary of an Old Soul” (download mp3)
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I’m loving this new angst-y new wave mp3, “Ox Blood.” The New Bleeders are from Belgium and that’s about all you are going to find out about them. I believe they are too busy writing songs that will have you mentally crawling up the walls, and don’t have time to do any sort of PR/Marketing type stuff.
“Ox Blood” (download mp3)
(Kinky Star Records)
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Junior Toots isn’t just a nod to one of the most successful reggae bands; Junior Toots is Toots Hibbert’s son, lead singer and founder of Toots and the Maytals. This is Junior’s first album, and from the sound of it Junior has lifted his genetically programed gift of song writing into the Bob Marley caste. “Ready To Come Over” is a song about the return to the land of King Selassie I, covets all the righteousness of Jah rastafari.
“Ready To Come Over” (download mp3)
from “A Little Bit of Love”
(Crown of Fire Records)
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Supreme Beings of Leisure’s “Never the Same” is a beautifully crafted mp3 that is groovy, cinematic, and funky, all at the same time. Not to go all Pandora on you, but if you liked Moby’s 1999 album Play, then you’ll love “Never the Same.”
“Never the Same“ (play/download mp3)
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Brooklyn’s Infernal Overdrive sound as if they were raised on a steady diet of Grand Funk Railroad. Their timing couldn’t be better with Van Halen recently touring and releasing and a new album, the public’s ears are tuned back into the 70’s rock channel. “Duel” is a rambunctious tune with big drums and plenty of power chords – so turn it up!
“Duel” (download mp3)
from “Last Rays of the Dying Sun”
(Small Stone Records)
If you are, or you’re aspiring to be a metal head, you know the band Kylesa. Formed in Savannah, GA in 2001, “Descend Within” is from the band’s debut self-titled album. Known for their many interpretations of metal, “Descend Within” was laid down on a day the band felt like stoner-rock and math-rock sound awesome together, and they do.
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Rio de Janeiro’s instrumental band, Paraphernália play a refreshing blend of diverse musical genres. “22 De Setembro” is a groovy number that swings between jazz, funk, cumbia and ska. If The Uptones were from Brazil I think they would sound like Paraphernália.
“22 De Setembro” (download mp3)
from “Ritmo Explosivo”
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OK Go always seem to come up with the catchiest hooks that accentuate their longing-pop melodies and noisy-guitar tones, all placed over a steady rockin’ beat. The energetic chorus of “Here Comes the Fire” stays in your head long after the song’s final over-charged note. In other words: The perfect pop song.
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from “adidas / MLS Represent – Rock The Pitch”
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Formed in 1985, The Wedding Present have had a tumultuous ride on the music roller-coaster. From success with their DIY-self-releases, to “selling-out” to BMI in the late 80s, The Wedding Present is still here kicking out radio-ready pop, spiked with post UK punk attitude.
The Wedding Present
“You Jane” (download mp3)
from “You Jane”
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Horn driven, bass heavy, Jamaican dub. Abassi All Stars are a collective of Germany roots/dub practitioners. Keeping the heavy sounds of instrumental dub alive!
“Heavy Load“ (play/download mp3)