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Listen Colourmusic: 'Put In A Little Gas'

March 20, 2009 – Through its music, Oklahoma's Colourmusic attempt to describe colors in sonic terms.

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Listen The Airborne Toxic Event: 'Gasoline'

March 19, 2009 – Former music journalist Mikel Jollett heads up these gritty, new wave and post-punk revivalists.

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Listen Joe Pug: 'Hymn #101'

March 18, 2009 – Singer and songwriter Joe Pug is only 23, but his thoughtful folk music has wisdom beyond his age.

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Listen Chairlift: 'Bruises'

March 17, 2009 – Does You Inspire You is the debut album from Brooklyn-based electro-pop trio Chairlift.

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Listen The Asteroid No. 4: 'Let It Go'

March 16, 2009 – The "psychedelphia" outfit channels The Byrds and The Stone Roses on its fifth studio album.

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Listen Julie Doiron: 'Heavy Snow'

March 12, 2009 – Nearly twenty years into her musical career, Doiron's songs take a surprising turn.

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Listen Dead Heart Bloom: 'Flash In A Bottle'

March 11, 2009 – Fitting for their band name, Dead Heart Bloom makes music for the downtrodden, but hopeful.

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Listen Hungry, Hungry Ghost: 'Breathing Animals'

March 10, 2009 – The Brooklyn resident cultivates an intimate but polished sound on his "post-indie" EP.

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Listen Pree: 'Heaven Is A Drag"

March 9, 2009 – Former Le Loup member, May Tabol, explores a folksier sound on Peer's new EP.

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Listen Blake Miller: 'Long Hair'

March 6, 2009 – The Portland, Ore. artist mixes whimsical flair with homespun folk music.

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Listen Trentalange: 'Racing With Nowhere To Go'

March 5, 2009 – Moody guitars and seductive vocals permeate Trentalange's sophomore solo album.

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Listen Marissa Nadler: 'River Of Dirt'

March 4, 2009 – The art school graduate draws her past to create songs with rich imagery and textures.

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Listen Dish: 'Cold Is'

March 2, 2009 – Brother Nathaniel and Roberto have released an inventive debut LP with unexpected polyrhythms.

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Listen East Forest: 'Pacific Coast Highway'

February 27, 2009 – East Forest loops samples of nature and New York City, over melodic music to create "Shaman-rock."

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