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XV – Boss Level (Prod. Skrillex)

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XV – Boss Level (Prod. Skrillex)

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Rating 8.0

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10-11-11

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

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The Swedish sisters Soderberg return with “Lion’s Roar”, excerpted here from the duo’s upcoming LP of the same name. FAK’s beautiful “Ghost Town” was one of our favorite tracks of 2010 and “Lion’s Roar” is right there in terms of quality. The tune is folky but also references dusty country western balladry, (Think Townes Van Zandt). The Lion’s Roar is due digitally November 8th.

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

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Rating 8.3

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10-11-11

Grandpa Was a Lion – The Test Dream

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Grandpa Was a Lion is Connecticut artist Justin D’Onofrio. If you’re into Bon Iver or David Bazan or Elliott Smith or just great songwriting you’ll want to give GWAL’s Seven Songs a spin on Bandcamp.

Grandpa Was a Lion – The Test Dream

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Rating 8.1

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10-10-11

Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel (Dropout Marsh Remix)

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Our bro Chris Isaak needs to do some sort of official remix LP. Dude is leaving some serious money on the table not releasing one. 2011 is the year of the Chris Isaak remix.

Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel (Dropout Marsh Remix)

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Rating 8.2

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10-10-11

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars)

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For Snoop, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars)

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Rating 8.0

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10-10-11

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty Cover)

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Ben just sent along this excellent 5 song covers EP. The free EP includes renditions of songs by Arcade Fire, The Boss, and our pick by World Coolest Walking Corpse, Tom Petty. It’s “Won’t Back Down”.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty Cover)

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Rating: 8.1

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10-10-11

The Knocks – Brightside

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“Brightside” is NYC’s The Knocks first proper single release for A&M records. It’s an uptempo feel good dance track that’s got enough soul built in its guts to make for great repeat listening. Heavy roc.

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Rating 8.3

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10-10-11

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Everyone’s favorite elevator r&b revivalist drops “Initiation”. Track is hot.

The Weeknd – Initiation

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Rating 8.5

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10-08-11

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Dan Aux Remix)

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Kiwi producer Dan Aux does an excellent, brooding, kinetic spin on Gotye’s song of the year candidate “Somebody That I Used To Know”. We love it!

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Dan Aux Remix)

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Rating 8.6

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10-08-11

Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

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The Swingin’ Swede, Eric Prydz, continues his latest roll with this new remix for Digitalism’s “Circles” premiered tonight on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. You will want to turn the volume all the way up for this one.

Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)

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Rating 8.3

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10-07-11

Lana Del Ray – Lolyta

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All controversy aside, so far we’ve only heard Lana Del Ray’s music speak for itself. The sunny and sultry “Lolyta” comes unreleased via the supposed Nevada LP. Miss Del Ray recently divulged some great info during an interview with GQ. Read the full interview here and get familiar with “Lolyta” below.

Lana Del Rey – Lolyta

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Rating 8.4

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10-07-11

Bluey Robinson – Showgirl (Labrinth ReeMix)

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Labrinth cut this ace remix or “reemix” of Bluey Robinson’s UK summer hit “Showgirl” as part of a new campaign for Reebook. More remixes to come.

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Rating 8.0

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10-07-11