Download : St. Lucia : Elevate EP

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By now, you have heard us discuss plenty of times the pop prowless of Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. He has decided to give us a proper preview of his forthcoming album, When The Night, before its release on October 8th. It includes three album tracks and a couple of remixes from Passion Pit and Goldroom. It gives everyone some colorful warm weather infused noise to help in the mourning of Summer as it slowly fades away. Download it below via Noise Trade.

EP Stream : Bad Cello : Finna

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Bad Cello is the project of Utica, NY native Zeno Pittarelli. What started as more of acoustic folk has slowly become more synthesized electric pop after he “got a little tired of being the sad folk guy.” Today marks the release of his new EP, Finna, digitally via Double Whammy/Miscreant Records with the physical coming on September 17th. The release is full of colorful and fluttering beats and synth-lines shot through a computer for more experimental finish that works whether you are out in the sunshine or in a club during the fall or winter. So even though those summer days are starting to dwindle, your desire to listen to this won’t. Find the stream of the EP below.

EP Stream : Oreo Jones x DMA : Highway Hypnosis

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Indianapolis emcee Oreo Jones and producer DMA hook up once again following up their excellent “The John Wayne” will a new EP, titled Highway Hypnosis, released earlier this week via Rad Summer. On the release, the pair give us four new originals and a remix of Jookabox’s tune “FF” to go along with the previously mentioned “The John Wayne” and receive an assist by Chicago’s ShowYouSuck and spoken word artist Azieb Abraha. The production and rhymes are on point throughout and is a must listen for those who like their hip-hop with an experimental twist. You can find the stream below and for those in Indianapolis, be sure to catch the release show tonight at The White Rabbit in Fountain Square. All the details can be found here for that event.

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EP Stream : Clap Your Hands Say Yeah : Little Moments

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One of the original blogger bands, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, are back in the mix. Today, via their facebook, the band announced the are putting the finishing touches on a new record to be mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT) and planning for a January 2014 release. Additionally, they have a new EP out.

Titled Little Moments, The EP features two new a-side tracks that will appear on the LP and two b-sides. It is out digitally and will be released on 10″ vinyl limited to only 500 copies. You can get the pre-order info for the vinyl here and stream the EP below.

EP Stream : Wild Nothing : Empty Estate

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Wild Nothing is releasing his new EP, Empty Estate, on May 14th via Captured Tracks. It was recorded this past January in New York with the help of Al Carlson. We already got the video for one of our favorite songs this year “A Dancing Shell,” now listen to all seven songs that makeup the EP in full. Dare we say, this might be Tatum’s best collection of songs to date. Find the stream below.

Kickstarter Spotlight : Good Graeff : Better Half EP

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Good Graeff acoustic folk pop duo of twins Brooke and Brittany Graeff. The two formed the project when they were just 16 years old in Florida. Bucking the trends of most twins, they both went their separate way with Brooke heading off to Canada and Brittany to Europe.

MP3: Good Graeff – Hold Me Fast

Last year, the two reunited in Vietnam and immediately started playing music together again for an outlet with no intentions of it turning into anything serious. However, after their neighbors heard the duo, they were asked to play a party and received positive praise.

The girls now are heavy into a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their EP and upcoming tour. Right now, they are approximately $1400 away from their $10000 goal with just a little under three day remaining. Head over to their Kickstarter page and support this promising project with any amount you can scrounge together big or small. As they say, every little bit counts.

EP : Y La Bamba : Oh February

Following both their 2010 soul-stirring debut LP Lupon and last year’s critically adored, Steve Berlin produced Court The Storm LP, Portland Oregon’s Y La Bamba now offers up the breathtaking EP Oh February just in time for…well, February. Produced by The Decemberist’s Chris Funk, this six song record feels as rich and loaded as a full-length with its compellingly warped, old-timey radio crackle and pop. Lead singer-songwriter Luzelena Mendoza’s whispery warble verbally weaves a patchwork quilt of songs full of surreal landscapes and vivid imagery amongst the rollicking percussion that drives this album along. From spookily somber to soaring heights of resounding joy, Y La Bamba takes rootsy, indie rock and spins it into a poetic, Latin-folk hootenanny of epic beauty. Oh February is out now on Tender Loving Empire while the band is on the road with The Lumineers. You can stream the entire EP here.

MP3: Y La Bamba – Oh February

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Download : THEESatisfaction : THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu

Seattles Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, the pair the comprise funk-psychedelic soul group THEESatisfaction, had one of the best albums last year with their Sub Pop release awE naturalE. Recently, they posted a 7-song EP tribute to another one of their influences Erykah Badu simply titled THEESatisfaction Loves Erykah Badu. The EP follows last year’ss tribute to Anita Baker similarly named THEESatisfaction Loves Anita Baker. It is a great listen to loop on your stereo or headphones. You can grab it for free here.