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Check Ahead: SWF, 'Let It Be Told'

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hear Let It Be Told, the new album from SWF in its entirety.

 

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Check Ahead: OneRepublic, 'Native'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Songs for the world wide ear, from the chart topping band.

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Check Ahead: Super Hi-Fi, 'Dub To The Bone'

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Super Hi-Fi's debut album Dub To The Bone will stream exclusively on our site through its release on December 4, 2012. Listen to the adventurous new album from Brooklyn's own trombone-heavy Afro-dub band.

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Check Ahead: Whitehorse, 'The Fate Of The World Depends Upon This Kiss'

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hear two new Whitehorse songs "Cold July" and "Jane" from the band's upcoming album.

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Check Ahead: Azita, 'Year'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

There are twelve months in a year, but only eight songs on Azita's Year. Listen to the new album from the avant-pop pianist and songwriter in this week's Check Ahead. 

 

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Check Ahead: Midnight Magic, 'Walking The Midnight Streets'

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hear an exclusive premiere of the upcoming album from the New York disco band Midnight Magic. Their debut full-length, Walking The Midnight Streets, is collection of funk, soul, and psychedelic dance tracks. Listen through November 13th.

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Check Ahead: Tracey Thorn, 'Tinsel and Lights'

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This is the time of year where we are barraged with an onslaught of new holiday albums, but Tracey Thorn's Tinsel And Lights proves to be an inventive take on the theme, featuring originals and rearranged songs from Sufjan Stevens, The White Stripes and more. Hear the album its entirety until its release on Oct. 30.

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Check Ahead: Missy Mazzoli, 'Song From the Uproar'

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Listen to an exclusive track stream of a song from the upcoming original cast recording of the multimedia chamber opera "Song From the Uproar." 

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Check Ahead: Pinback, 'Information Retrieved'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Listen to an exclusive full album stream of the highly anticipated upcoming album from the San Diego indie rock duo. What has changed over five years? Not much -- which, at its core, is the beauty of Pinback. This Is (still) A Pinback CD.

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Check Ahead: The Luyas, 'Animator'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Luyas’ hazy pop songs marry vintage keyboards with French horn and other orchestral flourishes, all built around the breathy coo of Jessie Stein. With its latest album Animator, the Montreal-based band has made its most stirring and hypnotic records yet.

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Check Ahead: Meshell Ndegeocello, "Pour Une Âme Souveraine"

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Listen to an exclusive full-album stream of the upcoming album from the Grammy-nominated bassist and vocalist through October 9, 2012.

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Check Ahead: Rupa And The April Fishes, 'BUILD'

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

San Francisco-based band Rupa And The April Fishes is led by singer-songwriter and practicing physician Rupa Marya, who sings in a multitude of languages -- from Hindi to Tzotzil to French. But on the group's new album, BUILD, the prevailing language is one of social change. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through October 2nd.

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Check Ahead: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' (Original Broadway Cast)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bathtub gin, flappers gone wild and a well placed rifle are at the heart of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. The full cast album features Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick and Judy Kaye singing some of the Gershwin's most well known hits -- as well as a few deep cuts. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 25th.

 

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Check Ahead: The Citizens Band, 'Grab A Root And Growl'

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Citizens Band is a New York political cabaret group featuring Rain Phoenix, Karen Elson and Zoe Kravitz. The group's debut, Grab A Root and Growl, is a collection of democracy-themed songs meant to fire up the voting masses in this election year. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 18th.

 

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Check Ahead: Caspian, "Waking Season"

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Instrumental post-rock quintet Caspian is set to release its third studio album on September 25th. Listen to the lush title track from Waking Season exclusively in Check Ahead. 

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Check Ahead: Gus + Scout - "Gus + Scout" EP

Monday, August 27, 2012

Stream the new Gus + Scout EP exclusively here...but you have to be quick! It'll be up for 24 hours.

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Check Ahead: Kendra Morris, "Banshee"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kendra Morris is a New York singer with a penchant for retro soul and the supernatural. Stream her entire album - out next Tuesday, August 28 - exclusively on our site.

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Check Ahead: Black Prairie - "Nowhere, Massachusetts"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Black Prairie is a back-porch string band featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists. Hear an exclusive track from their upcoming record, out on Sugar Hill on September 18th.

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Check Ahead: Field Report - "Chico the American"

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Wisconsin-based musician Chris Porterfield started out in a band with Justin Vernon, who went on to win Grammys under the name Bon Iver. As Porterfield’s band Field Report gears up to release a debut next month, we have an exclusive stream of the track “Chico the American.”

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Check Ahead: Six Organs of Admittance - "One Thousand Birds"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Guitarist Ben Chasny has been recording as Six Organs of Admittance for nearly 15 years -- part of a sonic clubhouse sometimes known as “New Weird America.” We have an exclusive stream of the explosive “One Thousand Birds” from his new album Ascent, out on Drag City on August 21st

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