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#17 “I Do” by goodease

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Consider this to be a teaser for Matthew Stromberg’s upcoming in-depth musical endeavor, “goodease.” Stromberg pairs a timid approach to his cinematic spoken lyrics with a strong, bitter infliction that leaves us lingering in a dissonant tension soothed only by the soft allure of the accompanying strings. With a little solo help from John Manganaro (of Sleepy V, and Jimmy Johns), the group ties these straying elements together with a severely catchy, 5 man harmony driven refrain begging to be repeated over and over. Much music is in the works for the boys of goodease, this track being only 1 small portion of a much larger picture, set to be revealed in the near future.

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#16 “Canine Teeth” by The Harlan Twins

Everyone, we are very excited to present to you, The Harlan Twins. With intent, the group slowly immerses you into a whirlwind of beautifully arranged harmonies, and not long after you have already been drawn in by the yearning, expressive tone of lead vocalist (for this track) James Hart. His scratchy yet soothing emotion layered with the deep echo of the room allows those simple words “My old friend, I should probably just be happy to see you again” to get stuck in your head for all the right reasons… Backed by a double bass, 12 string and 6 string acoustics, mandolin, and a seemingly perfect makeshift percussion setup on an old suitcase, the Harlan Twins’ raw talent is apparent, unique and truthful. But the Harlan Twins aren’t just great musicians, they’re great people as well. Having never met most of the band before, we were somehow so comfortable together collaborating to make this project so pristine within the small time we had to complete the video. The band was well practiced and prepared, the video we chose to use was their first take, capturing the true magic of their capabilities.

Please be on the lookout for more from The Harlan Twins, and stay up to date with them on their Facebook or Myspace.

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#13 “Dick Whitman” by LegsLikeTreeTrunks

*Remember, You can watch this video @ http://vimeo.com/28816696 for a higher quality viewing experience.

Hello Internet.

Sorry for the absence. Kids got school, Men got Work. Full Time Jobs, Full Time Dreams, Full Time Students, Leaves less time for sleep, and sadly posting on Tuesdays. But to break the silence we have a treat that will remind us all of the beautiful summer we spent making love sounds. Hatt Molden (aka Matt Holden) and Dave Cerminara of the blooming LegsLikeTreeTrunks tribute to Mad Men and make us all wish the weather was still as pleasant as this song is peaceful.

Please, waste no more time download their EP here.

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#12 “I Don’t Feel A Thing” by Caitlin Magarity

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What can we say about Caitlin Magarity?
This girl has got a voice that needs to be heard. Just take 3 minutes out of your day, to be blown away. Cry, Laugh, be dazzled and repost this all over the fucking place.
Also she is multi-talented. Take a look at her photos
Caitlin’s got shows comin’ up in Pittsburgh be sure to keep an eye open for her.

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#11 “the Showdown & Home/ the Vow” by SleepyV feat. Joe Kennedy

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If you get to the end of this video, you will have experienced about 1/4 of the upcoming SleepyV release “the Storybook E.P.” Just listen to the flute! That girl has a talented tongue. Speaking of talented tongues, Joe Kennedy of the 1’s and 2’s makes an appearance playing the part of the scheming evil Wolf, residing in this Storyland. Watch the members of SleepyV exit reality, and fall into a trance fueled by the varying tone, mood, tempo changes; and follow along with the lyrics to get a grasp on what “The Storybook” is all about.

Sleepy V will be going on a rampage throughout Pittsburgh over the course of the next 5 weeks, playing shows all across the area. Be sure to check out their facebook or Reverbnation to see all show info.

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#10 “Change Option” by IKE.

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Equipped with mostly borrowed or newly acquired instruments, from atop a mysterious tower located somewhere in North Oakland, the members of IKE. belt out their song “Change Option” in a ‘new way.’ Setting aside synth for a toy organ, exchanging electric guitars for acoustic, and replacing the bass with djembe, IKE. stray from their typical effected ambient/trance tone, for a more organic and real sound. The results are magic. With more room for the vocals to take the forefront, the harmonies sung by Matt and Hope ring crisp, loud and clear. The words and melodies flow so well when each new hook comes around, they’re bound to be engraved in your brain for the rest of the day. Though the acoustic act was a new experience for the band, we believe IKE. really pulled it together and successfully made a sincere effort to emphasize the power of the lyrics in the song. Pay attention, and you will feel the vibrations.

To get the full experience of the IKE sound, go ahead and click here to download their album from bandcamp.

You can be assured more videos and sounds from IKE. will be coming to you soon!

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#9 “Anchorage” by LegsLikeTreeTrunks

Melodic-Math Rockers, Legs Like Tree Trunks are featured this week bringing the world an exclusive not-yet-been-recorded-or-released track, “Anchorage.” These guys pump out some pretty heavy stuff as a 4 piece electric set up, But this video shows Matt and Dave are pretty comfortable translating their music into some very pretty acoustic ditties. Pay attention to the rhythm changes, its what sets these guys apart from just another acoustic duo. The harmonies are gorgeous, the guitar playing is tight, and it sounds amazing.

You can look forward to more videos from Legs Like Tree Trunks in the future, both stripped down and full band.

Remember, if you like the video, post it somewhere. Music is always better when shared!


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