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Listen The High Strung: 'Real Stone'

April 13, 2009 – Members of the group have known each since middle school, and grow up a bit on their latest album.

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Listen Absinthe & The Dirty Floors: 'Identify'

April 10, 2009 – Emelia's album may not have come out as upbeat as she had planned, but the results are lovely.

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Listen Peter Fedofsky: 'Maybe She Was Wrong'

April 10, 2009 – Peter Fedofsky combines classic pop sensibilities with strange, otherworldly lyrics.

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Listen The Pros: 'Limited Scope'

April 8, 2009 – This New Hampshire trio uses the RPM Challenge as an excuse to reunite one more time.

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Listen A Relative Term: 'Make It Home, Please'

April 7, 2009 – Mark Longolucco combines earnest vocals and intimate instrumentation in his RPM Challenge album.

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Listen The Calculus Affair: 'Pipe Dream'

April 6, 2009 – For the third consecutive year, Mariz churns out an entire album in 28 days.

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Listen Robert Gomez: 'On This Day'

April 3, 2009 – Gomez nails it with the help of some talented musicians, mellow, vocals, and lovely melodies.

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Listen Papercuts: 'Once We Walked In The Sunlight'

April 2, 2009 – Jason Quever combines dreamy melodies and strange, otherworldly lyrics on his latest LP.

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Listen Project Jenny, Project Jan: "Pins and Needles"

April 1, 2009 – With the help of talented guest musicians, Brooklyn duo delivers danceable electro pop punk.

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Listen Loxsly: 'Pedal To The Coast'

March 31, 2009 – Well-steeped in "indie" rock known-how, the Austin, TX band makes innovative, but familiar music.

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Listen Twi The Humble Feather: 'Higher Than The End'

March 27, 2009 – The New York trio conjures sweeping soundscapes from outer space on its debut album.

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Listen The Love Language: 'Sparxxx'

March 25, 2009 – Stuart McLamb's creative use of imagery puts a spin on the familiar topic of love on debut album.

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Listen Now, Now Every Children: 'Everyone You Know'

March 24, 2009 – Whether sweet or sassy, youthful energy abounds on this Minneapolis duo's debut.

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Listen Clues: 'Remember Severed Head'

March 23, 2009 – The Montreal band has crafted a quirky, enigmatic adventure album full of hooks and catchy beats.

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