Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Life Is Hard

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While you’re busy downloading the latest single from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Life Is Hard, be sure to check out the live performance of the song recorded at New York’s Box Theater last month.

Volcano Choir – Byegone

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Repave – the latest meticulously-crafted, dreamy mess from Justin Vernon’s other band, Volcano Choir – is out this week. Here is the lead single. Byegone.

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business – Essential Tremors

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The latest raucous release from J. Roddy Walston and the Business is out next week, but you can stream Essential Tremors in its entirety right now, thanks to Rolling Stone.

Franz Ferdinand – Right Action

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Franz Ferdinand is back with a new record. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is the British band’s first album since 2009′s Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, and it was worth the wait. It’s out this week, and here is the lead single, the aptly-titled Right Action.

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Connect at Bernheim – Arts in Nature

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During Connect at Bernheim this weekend, we asked for nature-inspired song suggestions so we could put together a playlist. We received so many great submissions from both large and small artists alike, so here it is (with as many songs that were available online as possible). Listen in the park, listen in the woods, or just listen at home while you relax and pretend like you’re surrounded by flora and fauna.

Washed Out – Don’t Give Up

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Ernest Greene is back with another Washed Out record. The lushy, dreamy Paracosm is out now, and here is a taste of it called Don’t Give Up.

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