Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Laura Gibson

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A mash-up of Cuban rhythms and Coldplay; Los Angeles rapper Pigeon John; Atlanta art rock trio Hot Young Priest; Rarities from new-folk artist Bright Eyes; Portland music therapist Super XX Man; The intimate strains of singer Laura Gibson; Life at the micro level with Dave Fischoff.

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Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Laura Gibson

Rhythms Del Mundo

Clocks

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Rhythms del Mundo: Cuba
  • Song: Clocks

This CD was produced as a benefit to raise money for global environmental disasters and features popular pop and rock songs mashed together with traditional Cuban rhythms and instrumentation. It includes some of the surviving members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

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  • "Clocks"
  • Album: Rhythms Del Mundo
  • Artist: Coldplay
  • Label: Hip-O
 
Pigeon John...and the Summertime Pool Party

Money Back Guarantee

  • Artist: Pigeon John
  • Album: Pigeon John...and the Summertime Pool Party
  • Song: Money Back Guarantee

Pigeon John was born John Dust in Omaha, Nebraska but moved to the Los Angeles area when he was five. As a mixed-race child he says he felt out of place in both the predominantly white Omaha and predominantly black area of Inglewood. The alienation he felt would ultimately inform the underground rap he makes today.

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  • "Money Back Guarantee"
  • Album: Pigeon John...and the Summertime Pool Party
  • Artist: Pigeon John
 
Fiendish Freaky Love

These Days

  • Artist: Hot Young Priest
  • Album: Fiendish Freaky Love
  • Song: These Days

Hot Young Priest is a trio from Atlanta fronted by poet-singer Mary Byrne. They make music they call "thrifty, sultry, sometimes sparse and stark and sometimes thunderous."

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  • "These Days"
  • Album: Fiendish Freaky Love
  • Artist: Hot Young Priest
 
Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)

Blue Angels Air Show

  • Artist: Bright Eyes
  • Album: Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)
  • Song: Blue Angels Air Show

Bright is an experimental folk-rock band primarily featuring the music of Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, with a rotating cast of supporting artists primarily from Omaha, Nebraska's music scene. This is a collection of rare recordings and previously unreleased material.

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  • "Blue Angels Air Show"
  • Album: Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)
  • Artist: Bright Eyes
 
Volume XI: A Better Place

Blood Pumpin' Through

  • Artist: Super XX Man
  • Album: Volume XI: A Better Place
  • Song: Blood Pumpin' Through

Super XX Man (pronounced "super double-x man") is the music of Scott Garred, a Portland, Ore. artist who's been making simple, sweet songs for more than a decade. He's a music therapist by day and home recording artist by night.

Watch a claymation video a fan made for the Super XX Man song "Collecting Rocks."

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  • "Blood Pumpin' Through"
  • Album: Volume XI: A Better Place
  • Artist: Super XX Man
 
If You Come To Greet Me

Hands in Pockets

  • Artist: Laura Gibson
  • Album: If You Come to Greet Me
  • Song: Hands in Pockets

Laura Gibson is another Portland, Ore. artist known for quiet, intimate songs she performs on a nylon string guitar, an instrument normally used for classical music.

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  • "Hands in Pockets"
  • Album: If You Come To Greet Me
  • Artist: Laura Gibson
  • Label: Hush
 
The Crawl

The World Gets Smaller When You Dream

  • Artist: Dave Fischoff
  • Album: The Crawl
  • Song: The World Gets Smaller When You Dream

Dave Fischoff says his music focuses on the mundane noises of life on a micro level. He makes most of his songs with guitar and tape loops recorded and mixed on a home computer.

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  • Album: The Crawl
  • Artist: Dave Fischoff
 

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