busylivingThe Los Angeles indie pop band Busy Living has been busy releasing a series of singles produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Check out the song “Lie Better” below.

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amylynn3We usually don’t share covers, but check out Amy Lynn & The Gunshow’s impressive cover of Sia’s “Chandelier,” featuring just voice and bari sax. Download it for free here.

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honeyrunnersThe song “Under Control” is the first track off The Honeyrunners EP 2. Check out the song below and listen to the rest of the band’s EP here.

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Screenshot 2014-11-11 12.43.16Odd Future’s Domo Genesis introduces his new album, Under The Influence 2, with some narrative vocals in “Preamble,” a first track characteristic of the OFWGKTA crew (check “Hi” on the 2012 OF Tape, Vol. 2 if you’re feeling a throwback to their early days). We appreciate the smooth, sleepy instrumentals – and vocals kindly less belligerent than “Hi.” Give “Preamble” and the album a listen.

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earlycloverRecord Kicks has recently reissued a rare 45 from the group Early Clover & The Georgia Soul Drifters. The two songs were originally released by Dove Records in 1977. Check out “Freedom” below and the B side here.

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Screenshot 2014-10-23 17.33.56Out of North Augusta, South Carolina, e’clat has collaborated with Jhene Aiko in “Lost With You,” produced by Trill-P. e’clat raps and sings alongside Aiko for an ethereal and peaceful vibe. An artist who introduces himself through verse in his website bio, e’clat seems reflective and connected to his roots. Check out SKRWE, his music label, here, and “Lost With You” below.

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montoliverThe Danish trio Mont Oliver has recently released their debut EP. Check out the title track, “19,” below.

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saskwatch5Saskwatch might just be one of our most favorite Aussie bands, and the song “Call Your Name” is off their latest album, Nose Dive. Listen below and check out the new music video here.

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hughHugh is a duo out of London that fuses styles such as jazz, hip-hop and R&B. The song “One Of These Days” is off their upcoming EP. Check it out!

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Screenshot 2014-09-21 17.04.40The trio, Diamond District, founded by DC rapper Oddisee, have given us “First Step,” a preview of March On Washington, scheduled to drop on October 14. It’s been five years since DD’s debut album, In The Ruff, and they are now positioned to make a long-awaited return, likely to continue their thoughtful and socially conscious lyrics, a style clearly informed by their DMV roots and proximity to the Capitol. Check out “First Step” below.

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