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Vampire Weekend
This week's "Gabby's Pick" is " Unbelievers" off the Columbia University graduates and all around hipsters Vampire Weekend's latest album, Modern vampires of the City.
This is their 3rd album and a little darker than the previous two.
Here's the tune!

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Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson, the Massachusetts man with the sweet guitar and even sweeter voice, will be coming through Madison on November 12th with Joshua Radin to serenade the masses at the Barrymore theater. The tickets for that show go on sale at 10 AM today, so be sure to get on those quickly if you don't want to miss out. Here's a sample from his new album to give you some motivation:

Artist: Matt Nathanson
Hails From: Lexington, MA
Song: Sky High Honey
Album: Last of the Great Pretenders
Sounds Like:
Mat Kearney, Jon McLaughlin



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Smith Westerns
Prior to their Live on King Street performance last friday, the Chicago-based Smith Westerns came through to record a Live from Studio M session. Needless to say, our staff here were more than impressed with the band's melodic tunes and overall mellow vibe. Take a listen to a cut off of their new album:

Artist: Smith Westerns
Hail From: Chicago, IL
Song: 3 A.M. Spiritual
Album: Soft Will
Sounds Like: Deerhunter, Girls



 
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Lone Bellow

This week's Gabby's Pick is a song called Bleeding Out from a band out of Brooklyn called Lone Bellow.

Formed by old friends in the south, the band began as a songwriting project when Zach William's wife was injured in an accident. He began putting his thoughts together in rhyme, then set them to music. He and his friends vowed that if his wife recovered, they  would move to NY and start their career.

We're very happy she recovered, as the result is very emotionally passionalte songs.
Their self-titled debut album is available now.

 

 

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