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Kim Gordon + J Mascis Collaborate on New Song, ‘Slow Boy’

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Listen to the collaboration from these two alternative icons.

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Death Grips Release Surprise Album by Mysterious Band the I.L.Y.s

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It's not known how Death Grips is connected with the mysterious band, but the new album is hosted on the alternative hip-hop group's website.

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Silver Swans, ‘Desire (Radio Edit)’ – Free MP3 Download

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"You know that I have so much to give," Ann Yu sings on 'Desire,' a standout track from dream-weaving San Francisco synth-popsters Silver Swans' recently released sophomore effort, 'TOUCH,' and she speaks the truth.

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Mals Totem: The Crucial Cut Interview

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Mals Totem

In New England, folks are fond of saying that if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes -- it'll change. You might say something similar about Mals Totem, a Boston-born band of Berklee School of Music alum with crazy musical versatility and the songs to prove it.

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Mals Totem’s ‘Jigsaw Falling Into Place’ Wins September 2013 Crucial Cut of the Month Contest

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Unlike the final game of the World Series, our September 2013 Crucial Cut of the Month contest came down to the wire. Just like the fall classic, though, Boston has triumphed, and congrats go out to Mals Totem for narrowly defeating the Tragic Thrills to capture this most prestigious of rock 'n' roll honors.

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Wooden Shjips, ‘Back to Land’ – Free MP3 Download

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San Francisco’s excellent psych-rock outfit Wooden Shjips is returning with a new album following 2011’s ‘West.’ ‘Back to Land’ is the Ripley Johnson-led band’s fourth LP, and we’re offering its title track for free download below.

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Palehound, ‘I Get Clean’ – Free MP3 Download


Ellen Kemper has a lot on her proverbial plate. The 19-year-old is juggling life as a college freshman studying music and as the frontwoman for the up-and-coming lo-fi indie outfit Palehound. The trio was a favorite amongst CMJ-goers earlier this month, and her brand-new ‘Bent Nail EP’ is bound to keep the momentum going.

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Wise Girl, ‘So Broken’ – Free MP3 Download

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NYC trio Wise Girl — singer Abby Weitz, guitarist Chris Fasulo and drummer Harry Keithline — brings back the ‘90s post-grunge power-pop of Letters to Cleo on their debut LP, ‘You’ll Just Have to Wait,’ which landed in September.

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Ang Low, ‘Can’t Describe Her’ – Free MP3 Download


Brooklyn alt-R&B artist Ang Low got bloggers talking with his debut single, ‘Life Goes Down,’and his follow-up song, ‘Can’t Describe Her’ doesn’t disappoint either.

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Debbie Neigher, ‘I Am Ready’ – Free MP3 Download

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Following her self-titled debut, San Francisco singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher will release her sophomore effort, ‘Unravel,’ on Nov. 12.

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