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Batwings Catwings – September

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Give a spin to “September”. It’s one of the better 2-minutes you’ll have spent in a while. The song is excerpted here from Batwings Catwings’ new WHOA EP. Listening to “September” is like when you flipped on your favorite college radio in the early 90s only to discover to your next favorite band. And no that’s not Joey Lawrence on the EP cover (at least we don’t think it is).

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Rating 8.1

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09-23-13

Little Daylight – Glitter and Gold (Kulkid Remix)

Glitter and Gold (Kulkid remix)

Hot streak French producer Kulkid gives a fresh look to the ever-catchy “Glitter and Gold” from Little Daylight in anticipation of the band’s new remix EP dropping tomorrow. The remix is another winner for the LD trio, as Kulkid’s touch is subtle yet effective, true to the song’s pop nature while uniquely reminiscent of early Lykki Li. We’re into it.

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Rating 8.2

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09-23-13

Bipolar Sunshine – Love More Worry Less

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“Love More Worry Less” sounds like a hit. From it’s initial Drake-like diction to it’s dynamic indie-rock swell and climactic refrain, we are loving the prolific nature of this lead single from Bipolar Sunshine’s forthcoming Drowning Butterflies EP. Check out Bipolar Sunshine touring this fall in the UK on headlining/support slots with the likes of Haim, Bastille and Rudimental.

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Rating 8.2

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09-20-13

Jaymes Young – Moondust (Ianborg & Bronze Whale Remix)

Jaymes Young - Moondust (Ianborg & Bronze Whale Remix

Producer/DJs Ianborg and Bronze Whale have teamed up to sprinkle “Moondust” on the recent soulful single from electro pop sensation Jaymes Young. On this remix the duo showcase a robustness which captures everything we’re loving about progressive EDM. Keep your electro radars finely tuned to these talents.

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Rating 8.4

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09-20-13

Rave’s Fave: Avicii – Liar Liar

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Review By Bruce Rave

If anything, Avicci’s meteoric rise to the cream of the EDM crop will accelerate with his recent True LP. His worldwide hit “Wake Me Up” showed that this dude is more than ready to blur genres, something very evident on “Liar Liar”. This retro-sounding track features lead vocals from Blondfire singer Erica Driscoll. If you love a Farfisa organ straight out of the 60’s, that’s even more reason to give this a listen. Avicci may cross the lines but can you dance to this? Of course!

Avicii – Liar Liar

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Hear Bruce’s “Go Deep With Bruce Rave” weekly new music show on Indie1031/Los Angeles and WSUM-FM/Madison. Details and archived shows can be found on his blog and be sure follow Bruce on Twitter too!

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09-20-13

Travis Bretzer – Low Volt

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Review by Nathan Hetherington

“Low Volt” is a fine slice of chorus drenched guitar pop, slowed down just right for that extra smooth ride. It looks like there’s a new addition to Canada’s ‘laid back and kinda goofy cool guy’s club’, his name is Travis Bretzer and (above) that’s him there hitting a melon with a baseball bat.

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Rating 8.3

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09-20-13