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A purple-hued pop song that begins with smooth synths and whispery, Whitest Boy Alive-like vocals and resolves with a satisfying Byrds-esque time change.

Download: The Crayon Fields – All The Pleasures Of The World (Track) – MP3

“Indeed, he’s at his best when reverting to rockier form, as on the muscular, swaggering “Dead Bees “.”
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Download: Graham Coxon – Dead Bees (Track) – MP3
Buy: Graham Coxon – Spinning Top (Album)

The hard rocking trio take time out from punishing the drum kit to show their softer side with joyful percussion and crooning vocals evocative of the 70s, summer and driving with the windows down (who cares if you Mess Your Hair Up?).

Download: White Denim – I’d Have It Just The Way We Were (Track) – MP3
Buy: White Denim – Fits (Album) 

“Little Girl”, featuring a intoxicating turn by a self-deprecating Julian Casablancas, echoes a more electronic-sounding Strokes, all the way down to the noodly guitar solo.
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Download: Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse (featuring Julian Casablancas) – Little Girl (Track) – MP3
Find out why you can’t by the full album, Dark Night Of The Soul