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The Knocks – Solé Fixtape Vol. 4

Let’s be honest. Does anyone have this feel good summertime party vibe down to a science like The Knocks do? They just dropped this hour long mix for the Solé Bicycle Co Fixtape series and I can tell you I’m only 12 minutes into listening to it but the first 5 songs were all songs I had to go instantly download. Here’s the best hour of music you’re gonna find this Tuesday. Guaranteed. Track listing after the jump!

The Knocks – Solé Fixtape Vol. 4

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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Bayside – Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) [Billie Joel Cover]

For as long as I’ve been a serious fan of music, Bayside has been hands down one of my favorite bands to to ever come out of my speakers. Besides the fact the drummer Chris Guglielmo (second guy from the right) cuts my hair on occasion, these guys have been busy putting together Covers – Volume 1, an album covering tracks that have been influential to them. A self motivated and executed effort, the band gives the release some promo with this cover of Billie Joel’s Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)…which is more than fitting seeing as though their lead singer is Anthony Raneri. The album will be only $5 on iTunes when it gets released next Tuesday and their website has some pretty cool pre-order bundles as well!

Bayside – Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) [Billie Joel Cover]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

The Black Keys & RZA – The Baddest Man Alive

After first getting together on 2009’s BlakrocThe Black Keys and RZA reunited to record “The Baddest Man Alive” for the soundtrack to the latter’s upcoming film The Man With The Iron Fists. You can now stream and download the track at below.

The Black Keys & RZA – The Baddest Man Alive – DOWNLOAD LINK

[audio http://dl.soundowl.com/4gah.mp3]

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam

Usher – Numb (Official Video)

Usher and team dropped the video for his new single “Numb”. “Pop” Usher has grown on me immensely over time and, honestly, the record is good pop fodder – the music video might just hit. What do y’all think?

Usher – Numb (Official Video)

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (Single Premiere)

Although we don’t normally post music like this, I came across it this morning and caught the radio premiere. Be on the lookout for this track via iTunes and radio waves nationwide begininning October 16th.

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (Single Premiere) – DOWNLOAD LINK

[audio http://dl.soundowl.com/4ff9.mp3]

Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam

Free Energy – Dance All Night

I’m new to Philadelphia project Free Energy but this is as good an introduction as anything. This track serves as the lead single off their album Love Sign, which drops on January 15th, as well as an anthem for all you hopeless romantics and indie kids. About 4 years ago I would’ve gone batty for stuff like this and even today this makes me wanna give this one a run on guitar. Nice harmonies and guitar lines compliment the well crafted vocal and piano melodies and just like that, these guys certainly have me listening for more.

Free Energy – Dance All Night

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Ellie Goulding – Stay Awake [Prod. by Madeon]

A hidden track off of Halcyon, the sophomore album and follow up to Lights from Ellie Goulding, this once again displays the magic that her voice is able to accomplish. I saw a tweet about this a couple days ago, referring to a Madeon produced track from the album and after a full listen through, the 18 year old’s masterful touch is astonishing. Sounding somewhere between Paramore and Pendulum, this track is a perfect exclamation point to an already amazing album which you can stream below!

Ellie Goulding – Stay Awake [Prod. by Madeon] – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Jon Bellion – The Making of Paper Planes (Behind The Scenes)

Having already given the formal introduction to Jon Bellion’s first single, Paper Planes, from his debut album Translations Through Speakers, allow me to give you an intimate look at the creative process. A camera follows Jon into the studio as he constructs the track, turning a bird call sample into a musical instrument, and displaying his overall undeniable musical talent. He even starts the video with a preview of a song he produced and wrote for upcoming artist Cody Simpson, which we’ll be sure to keep an eye on!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Matthew Koma – Neon Red

Let’s give whoever is managing the skyrocketing career of Matthew Koma some HUGE credit. Having the foresight to recognize that the way to overnight recognition has recently been through electronic music, they got him the vocal feature on Zedd’s summer anthem Spectrum and then another spot on Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero’s collaboration Sparks. It seems like Interscope Records is gonna give him a shot at launching his own solo career away from dance music (although I surely hope he’ll still continue doing vocal features) and this track Neon Red is available for free from their SoundCloud! Maybe this isn’t news to you, but I had absolutely no idea that he’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s boyfriend. Man this guy’s livin good.

Matthew Koma: Facebook | Twitter | Official

Matthew Koma – Neon Red – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Bon Iver – Woods (Zeds Dead Remix)

Let’s be honest. Is it even possible for Zeds Dead not to absolutely kill it? I’m not sure how many other people I could trust throwing down a dubstep remix of Bon Iver but any questioning this one have nothing to be worried about. Pure audio bliss.

Bon Iver – Woods (Zeds Dead Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

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