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Chrome Sparks: Sparks EP

For dreamy soundscapes to perk up your mood, Sparks EP is a treasure trove. The man behind the sound is Ann Arbor, Michigan native, Jeremy Malvin or better known as Chrome Sparks. This young producer is just starting out but heís already making waves. Sparks EP is his latest effort and comes with 6 electro/dance tracks brandishing the producerís skill to make any sound smooth and lush.

Joe Marson and the Satisfied Mind: Someday Soon

It's rare to meet an authentic and soulful alternative rock singer these days. However, if there ever was one that came closest to belonging in this little niche; you can bet Joe Marson is one of them. Armed with a guitar, beautiful melodies and a voice that's heartfelt and mesmerizing, Joe Marson and the Satisfied Mind has created a gem of a record. Currently based in Brooklyn, this is their latest release. Consisting of previous recordings as well as originals, it comes in the heels of their 2011 record, Post Cards From Siren City. The album enchants and provides a fresh take of the alternative scene. Perfect for lovers of musicians like Ben Harper and Jeff Buckley.

Broke For Free: Broken Remixes Vol1

Thereís nothing broken about this set of releases at all. Broken Remixes Vol. 1 by Broke For Free is a cool, acoustic style remixed set that features the musicianís favorite tracks. It is redone according to the artistsí style and serves as a tribute to the original musicians.

Death To False Hope Compilation Vol. 4: Get My Ass Back In The Van

Compilation albums are always fun to listen to. They're the best place to hunt down new possible favorite bands in just one place. For punk and rock lovers out there, Death to False Hope Records has given us something to be happy about with their latest compilation. Get My Ass Back in the Van -DTFH Comp Vol. 4 is an album filled with 34 (!) tracks enough to last you through the entire day. The album comes with unique cuts from The Sandwiches, Captain and Red City Radio to name a few.

Tara Leia Prescott: Young and Free EP

Armed with an acoustic guitar and captivating vocals, Tara Leia Prescott makes her second appearance here on the blog. Her EP, The Micah Project, was reviewed here some time ago. Young and Free EP contains another set of tracks recorded by the singer/songwriter during 2011. It was released just a couple of months earlier than the Micah Project and bears the same charming acoustic pop cuts that the singer expertly does. With breezy guitar and sometimes piano accompanied cuts, the compilation bears the same carefree and contagious melodies the singer specializes in.

50 Foot Wave: With Love From the Men’s Room

When it comes to free music, it's hard to say no, especially if you find out that the band sounds great. 50 Foot Wave is one band you might have trouble saying no to. Fronted by raspy-voiced singer, Kristin Hersh; the group specializes in grungy alternative pop. Formerly of Throwing Muses, Hersh retains the volume they had and incorporates it in her new band. She's joined by former Muses bassist,Bernard Georges as well as former Chalk FarM drummer Rob Ahlers. Their sound doesn't just echo alternative post punk alternative but also borderlines on progressive rock.

Wood Spider: In The Thick of It

After making an appearance on the Frostclick blog for their 2011 release, Tending Fires; the raucous lo-fi indie band, Wood Spider is back with In The Thick of It. The 6-track compilation reeks of diy folk punk aesthetics with a touch of the gypsy sound that has characterized much of the bandís sound. Itís this utter weirdness that makes this compilation a great one to check out. Filled with odd singing/rambling, acoustic guitars and various bits and bobs, the record is for those who can appreciate the unusual or maybe those who have a penchant for dancing around a bonfire during camping nights.

CrayonBeats Presents Vol 4 : Girls Named Tiffany

What started out as a personal space evolved into a haven for music, fashion and the arts. CrayonBeats is an online site that compiles and promotes musicians from across the globe. Spearheaded by two girls named Tiffany, the site was set up in 2006 and has evolved throughout the years. CrayonBeats Presents Vol 4 is the siteís latest compilation album. It includes some of the best musicians with Tiffany in their names and features 10-tracks that range from acoustic pop to hip hop. The album is also offered absolutely free and licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Alexander Chereshnev: Unremembered Stardust

Artist and composer Alexander Chereshnev, has unveiled his latest project titled Unremembered Startdust. The EP comes equipped with 4 tracks that are both hauntingly dreamy and melancholic. The artist has been around the music scene since 2004, producing various types of music and releasing a few EPs. Among his first compilations was a short record titled Going Home. This was released under his then moniker, Siberian Son. After this first foray, he followed it up by releasing various vinyls, singles as well as contributing to different compilations including this latest record.