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Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple

Most of us are aware now of the eccentric stylings of Gogol Bordello. Even though they sound like they’re straight out of eastern Europe, their music is perfectly representative of where they actually come from: New York City. The diversity of the lower east side of Manhattan shines through the music in every crash, clang, twink, and twog of a multitude of instrumentation. “Polka meets ska meets blues meets indie” might sound like a weird statement, but if you know Gogol Bordello, it doesn’t seem as strange. Check out the track “Start Wearing Purple” off their new album Pura Vida Conspiracy below. Read More…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Under the Earth

New York City’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs are back with their fourth full-length effort Mosquito. The highly anticipated album comes at a bit of a shock to a die-hard fan, as it acts as a compromise between the original, oddity-laden sound with the dance-pop style of It’s Blitz!, but without any of the energy. A generally slower album, Mosquito introduces many production elements into the mix, something that may not be new for the band, but has never been utilized like this. Check out their song “Under the Earth” off their album Mosquito out below. Read More…

Sean Hayes – When We Fall In

New York City native Sean Hayes has developed quite the knack for perfectly blending elements of rock, soul, and contemporary pop. Like Alex Clare without the money-grabbing dubstep parts, Hayes has been releasing groovy, folk-based acoustic rock since 1999. Hayes’ music is a mix between William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Mraz, where pop stylings and catchy hooks can be used in accordance with soulful vocals and gritty guitar lines. Check out the song “When We Fall In” off his 2010 album Run Wolves Run below. Read More…

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