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Time for more creepy, scary and ghoulish indie Halloween songs. IRC has received a huge amount of interest for Halloween indie and alternative songs, playlists and MP3s.

"Cobwebs" - Ryan Adams

"Animal Ghosts" - Abe Vigoda

Brandenburg (Monster Island) - Beirut

"The Monster" - Lovedrug

"Monster Hospital" (MSTRKRFT Remix) - Metric

"Ghost Song" - Air

"Cemetary Party" - Air

"Ramp Of Death" - Stephen Malkmus

"Ghost Train" - The Stranglers

Check out Halloween Indie MP3 Playlist, No. 1

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   October 28, 2008    0 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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Lawrence, Kansas indie sensations Shearwater released their new EP last week titled Snow Leopard on Matador Records.

MP3: "Snow Leopard" - Shearwater

Here is Shearwater's current 2008 scheduled shows:
  • 10/19/08 - Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 at Berklee
  • 10/20/08 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • 10/24/08 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle, JM solo
  • 10/25/08 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House, JM solo
  • 10/26/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records (Instore) 5PM, JM solo
  • 11/07/08 - Brussels, B @ Botanique
  • 11/08/08 - Antwerp, B @ De Nachten Festival
  • 11/09/08 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
  • 11/10/08 - Rouen, F @ Club 106
  • 11/11/08 - Paris, F @ Le Bataclan
  • 11/12/08 - Feyzin (Lyon), F @ L'Epicerie Moderne
  • 11/13/08 - St-Gallen, CH (Switzerland) @ Palace
  • 11/14/08 - Lausanne, CH (Switzerland) @ Le Romandie
  • 11/15/08 - Luzern, CH (Switzerland) @ Treibhaus
  • 11/16/08 - Schorndorf, D (Germany) @ Manufaktur
  • 11/17/08 - Berlin, D @ Postbahnhof
  • 11/18/08 - Dresden, D (Germany) @ Beatpol
  • 11/19/08 - Hamburg, D (Germany) @ Nachtasyl
  • 11/20/08 - Ghent, B @ Vooruit
  • 11/21/08 - Den Haag (The Hague), NL @ Crossing Border Festival
  • 11/22/08 - London, UK @ St Giles in the Fields
  • 11/23/08 - Coventry, UK @ Taylor John's House
  • 11/24/08 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
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   October 26, 2008    0 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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Boo! It's Halloween and time to visit the old haunts and sweep out a ghoulish collection of indie rock Halloween songs. You can download or listen to the songs listed below, witch ever you choose. Witches, monsters and ghosts, mah-hah-ha.

"Witch Mountain Bridge" - Stephen Malkmus

"1% of Monster" - Mogwai

"She Walks Like A Ghost" - High Court

"The Ghost of You Lingers" - Spoon

"Every Day Is Halloween" - The Postmarks

"To Kill A Dead Man" - Portishead

"Let The Devil In" - TV on the Radio

Also check out the dozens and dozens of great indie rock songs about The Moon.

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   October 24, 2008    4 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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With praise from the music mainstream press and bloggers worldwide, Chicago-based indie rock band The Laureates are set to release their debut full-length album There Are No More Gentlemen on November 11th.

A writer for the popular music site 3Hive said of the new album: "Laureates fans beat me to some apt descriptions like 'equal parts paisley and punk' and 'Interpol produced by Phil Spector.' Absolutely right up my alley." The Chicagoist called it "60s inspired pop with a new millennial sensibility."

MP3: "A Novel Approach" from the forthcoming debut album by The Laureates.

The Laureates have become one of Chicago's most popular indie rock bands over the past couple of years and were successful in creating the all-important "blogger buzz" by opening for indie artists like Frightened Rabbit and The Spinto Band.

The band formed, and reformed, during a two-year process between 2005 and 2007, drawing on musicians from states like Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky. The Laureates is the brain-child of Chad Preston. Preston had written a collection of songs, his PR firm says, "that was exciting enough to inspire him to go out and find the right team to perform the songs."

Preston assembled bassist Crawfie Ward, drummer Peter Gray and guitarist Adam Penly, and together with Mike Lust from Phantom Manor Recording in Chicago, recorded all 13 songs, during a time that spanned from December 2007 through March 2008.

The resulting songs contained on There Are No More Gentlemen feature a blend of influences from bands like The Kinks, Spoon, The Creation, The Replacements and Guided by Voices, drawing off "the spirits of '60s freakbeat, pop, garage, indie rock, psychedelia, and post-punk."

Fans and interested music listeners can download The Laureate's 7" EP for free.

The band's official record release show will be held at Chicago's Empty Bottle club on November 19, 2008.

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   October 23, 2008    0 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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To celebrate the release of The Eels' acclaimed Blinking Light and Other Revelations four LP deluxe vinyl limited edition, the band is offering a four-song EP download for free until October 28th.

The deluxe Blinking Lights package includes three LPs from the critically acclaimed album on vinyl with a fourth disc featuring an exclusive 17 track live album, Manchester 2005.

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, the four LPs each have their own covers, rice paper dust sleeves, and a hardback book of lyrics and photos. The edition is limited to 2,500 copies and will be sold in order of lowest cover numbers first, 0001 - 2500.

The free EP contains four songs from the exclusive Manchester 2005 and is available on The Eels' official website. Simply enter a valid email address and you'll receive an email link to download the free EP. All four MP3s will play on any iPod, MP3 player or computer.

01 fresh feeling
02 packing blankets
03 jeannie's diary
04 climbing to the moon

To order the deluxe edition box set, go to

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   October 22, 2008    0 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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A collection of photographs by Rob Sheridan taken from the Lights In The Sky: Over North America 2008 summer tour have been made available for purchase exclusively at

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Some Radiohead fans will definitely take issue with the following remix of one of the biggest songs from In Rainbows - Reckoner. According to the deejay Diplo himself, he was asked by "the band" to do a remix, and apparently was given their blessing to go ahead and release it on his blog.

Listen or download the remix here:

MP3: Reckoner v2.0 (Diplo Train Wreck Remix) - Radiohead

Radiohead purists will find this remix a vast departure from the original on the history-making In Rainbows album, but the fact is that a whole new generation of Radiohead fans - especially all you ravers out there - will more likely find value in this remix.

What is your opinion, does this remix, hailed on some blogs, slammed on others, do Radiohead any justice? Give your opinion by going to this post link and then clicking on the 'Post Comment' link.

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   October 20, 2008    1 Comments     Vote Songs on Hypem   MP3 Policy 
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The Killers reveal their album cover art from their upcoming new release

After an awesome performance on Saturday Night Live recently, The Killers' have fans on edge for their fourth album Day & Age, slated for US release on November 24.

Stream the single "Human" on The Killers official website. By the way, the countdown is on for The Killers' new UK website - just 12 days away.

"Human" - The Killers

Featured bands this month include two bands from the independent label, The Kora Records; one from Sweden - Fredrik, and a new band called The Piano Creeps, consisting of two former members of the 90's acclaimed alt-pop band Madder Rose.

"The Black Fur" - Fredrik from the new album Na Na Ni

"Hey Love" - The Piano Creeps from the new album Future Blues

"I'll Be Your Whore" - Boo and Boo Too from No Tempo

"Coal Grey Sky" - The Buttless Chaps from Cartography

"Mr. Electric" - Chandeliers from The Thrush

"Have a Nice Day" - Kinetic Stereo Kids from Have A Nice Day

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