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Listen To Jay-Z’s Unearthed Pre-‘Reasonable Doubt’ Demos

1988 was a very long time ago. Iconic rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z would have been nineteen years old; the same age range a good portion of his fans are in right now. With that in mind, this portion of his supporters were undoubtedly not around when the Brooklyn native was spitting fire before independently putting […]

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Download Elliott Smith’s Forgotten EDM Demos (Yes, Really)

Way back in 1997 when Elliott Smith recorded the Oscar-nominated “Miss Misery,” he and ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty were recording three songs that sliced Smith’s vocals over–wait for it–electronic beats. Doughty posted the tracks (“The Record,” “Dogs,” and “Burn (Aah Fuck)”) today under his UUL guise. Give them a listen after the jump. According to […]

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Death Cab For Cutie Stream ‘Transatlanticism’ Demos For Its 10 Year Anniversary

Death Cab For Cutie‘s Transatlanticism recently turned ten years old. To celebrate the milestone, the band is reissuing a ten year anniversary edition of the album, as well as demo versions of all of the tracks. You can listen to all of the demos by heading right on over to NPR. If you like what […]

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STREAM: Tom Oakz – “Dreaming (demo)”

Tom Oakz has delivered another new demo this week. Equally as pleasant as the last. “Dreaming” is a song Oakz wrote and teased in early September. It’s a rough demo, but rather… er- dreamy all the same. Listen to more of his 2013 demos here, here, or here on his Soundcloud page. You can listen to […]

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Ryan Ross (Ex-Panic! at the Disco) Releases Two New Demos

Ryan Ross, the former lyricist for Panic! at the Disco has returned to music today with two new demos in tow. The last we heard of Ross, he was providing some featured vocals for the recently ended More Amor. “Thanks for waiting. I’m back now.” says Ross on his newly opened Soundcloud page. Listen to […]

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Grizzly Bear Releasing ‘Shields’ B-sides and Remixes, Hear Unreleased “Will Calls”

Calling Brooklyn-ites Grizzly Bear modern composers is an understatement. Each one of their songs sees so much stress, labor, and focus in every step of its creation–from writing to recording to production–that it gives me a headache just thinking about it; that is, until I actually listen to the song and fall over swooning. Getting […]

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Roy English Streams Two New Demos

Has it really been so long? According to our archives, it’s been almost a year since Roy English has released any new music for our unworthy ears. But alas, the time has come and new demos have been released from the man himself. Unfinished and quite raw, “Oxygen” and “Worldstop” are the two songs giving […]

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Tom Oakz (More Amor) Releases New Demos

I’m still in mourning over the loss of More Amor. Easily one of my favorite indie pop acts in my few years of Internet discovery, their disbandment struck me in my blood-pumping soft place. (easy there…) When Tom Oakes first wrote about the future (or lack-thereof) regarding the project, he did promise new tunes. These […]

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The Wonder Years Announce Rarities Collection For Early 2013 Release

Everybody’s favorite Philadelphia pop punk band, The Wonder Years, have announced the upcoming release of Sleeping on Trash: A Collection of Songs Recorded 2005-2010. The No Sleep Records released album boasts 18 tracks that come from the band’s past split-releases, one-off 7″ vinyls, a few demos from the band’s early days on the label, as well […]

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STREAM: Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Feat. Lady Gaga)”

There was word a while back that rising star Kendrick Lamar got a shot at working with Lady Gaga. The resulting collaboration was supposed to grace our ears with the release of Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. It didn’t. Apparently, Lady Gaga didn’t dig some of the changes made with the demo of  “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” […]

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In The Process: Late Night Habit – Nostalgia, Part II

One of the most interesting things about about music is the actual making of the music. The give and take, the writing, the scrapping, the re-writing, and the recordings that precede the final recording. This process is normally quite personal to artist(s) themselves, but we’re interested. So, we’ve asked some artists to include us in the process […]

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STREAM: Frank Ocean – Scared of Beautiful (Demo)

When not touring the world, appearing on national tv, recording his own material, or appearing on songs with his Odd Future pals, Frank Ocean writes for other recording artists. This is, in fact, how the singer/songwriter got his start, writing songs for pop music giants Justin Bieber and Beyoncé. Despite his recent solo success, he […]