Local Natives – You & I

I first heard Local Natives as I was driving from Maryland to D.C., after my first attempt at skiing.  “Wide Eyes,”  came on and I was quick to take down the artist and song so I could get it when I got home.  It might have very well been the best thing to come out of that trip as my ankle was swollen for over a month after.  Lesson learned, guys over 6ft, should not keep their legs pointed straight as they will pick up way to much speed and almost hit a father and son at the bottom of the slope.  Anyways here is their new single complete with d/l link.
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Cocaine 80’s – Ground

Sometimes you need an escape from the norm, after having nothing but Kendrick and KapSlap on repeat in my car, I stumble upon Cocaine 80’s newest EP.  When you talk about pure talent, and giving it out for free none the less, you will find this indie supergroup.  Fronted by talented songwriter James Flaunteroy, 80’s is pure guitar and drums organic poetry.  I can talk all day but I would rather you just click play and check out one of my favorites off their Flower of Life EP, “Ground.”   Download the entire project here.

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Broke For Free – Buddings

I will just let the jams continue, I posted Broke For Free a couple months back, and now they have released their full EP on the 4th of this month.  “Budding,” doesn’t disappoint, this is driving/surfing/movie montage type material.  Man oh man, keep it coming.

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Broke For Free – Buddings

The Sound Defects – Da Da Da

Just a regular late night on a Sunday for me, finishing up some last minute Christmas shopping online.  I just watched the season finale of Dexter, and although it wasn’t as epic as the Rita finale, it still left me no clue on how the hell he will get out this situation.  He has gotten very sloppy the last couple of seasons, so this final season better be good.  Anyways here’s a smooth instrumental just dying for a Kanye or Common verse.  Check it out.

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The Sound Defects – Da Da Da

Ambassadors – Unconsolable

Hailing from Ithaca, that’s right Ithaca, the Ambassadors bring a fresh sound and a catchy song with “Unconsolable.”  Below is the live version and studio version.  These guys have amazing talent and hopefully will start getting some airplay.  Recently they are on the soundtrack to EA’ Need For Speed: Most Wanted, so hopefully they get the exposure they deserve.

Sr. Sly – Found You Out

Not much is known about Sr. Sly, just that they hail from Los Angeles, CA and they have been getting some serious airplay across the internets.  They released their first track, “Ghost , about a month back which ended up topping the Hype Machine charts.  I guess when it’s good music, there’s not much you need to know.  Just listen and enjoy…

 

Sr. Sly – Found You Out