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Select[ION] | ALTERNATIVE BASEBALL BATTING SONGS

It’s summertime, and in the summertime there isn’t much better of a spot to spend the afternoon than the ballpark. I mean, the beach is generally the first suggested, but have you ever seen what happens at the beach after dark? Just a reminder, they don’t clean the sand. The ballpark is probably the only place where you can be outside while drinking beer and shouting at the top of your lungs. And the more you do both, the more people cheer you on.

EXCLUSIVE | Gentleman Reg "Make It Better"

Gentleman Reg has a flair in everything he does, and it is no different with the release of his latest long-player called Leisure Life, which is being rolled out as a series of three EPs. The EPs are being released digitally through Heavy Head Records, the first EP, "Leisure Life Part 1", was released on July 3rd, and now we have the exclusive release of "Make It Better" from the second EP, Leisure Life Part 2.

Laetitia Sadier | Audible Utopia

In the three years since post-rock pioneers Stereolab announced an indefinite hiatus, Sadier has been keeping busy. July 24 will mark the release of Silencio, her sophomore solo offering. It’s an LP that sees the French-born, London-based artist expand on the intimate tone and songwriting style that has come to distinguish her personal work from that of her former bands, the aforementioned Stereolab, and dream pop quartet Monade.

Live stream of Yeasayer tonight

Holy Yeasayer! Yesterday we posted the audio stream for the new Yeasayer album, Fragrant World. Now you can catch them performing live in HD from New York. The live video stream starts at 10PM EST (7PM PST) and you can catch it here.

Jack White | Surprise concert in the woods [video]

Jack White was one of the headliners at this past weekend’s Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, but imagine the surprise for a few lucky people when he did a second surprise performance in the woods close to the festival. White and his all-female band played a short set of both solo and White Stripes songs.

Yeasayer | Fragrant World [Audio]

After streaming the new album via an extensive twitter scavenger hunt, Yeasayer are letting fans listen to their new album, Fragrant World, in its entirety. Listen to the album before its August 21st release date here.

You can also see them live in Toronto on August 21st and in Vancouver on August 28th.

Black Moth Super Rainbow | Windshield Smasher [video]

Black Moth Super Rainbow is an experimental band out of Pittsburgh and they have just released thier latest video for Windshield Smasher and it is great. We recommend that you take a peek.

The Shins

"Hello? Oh, hi...hi, so sorry to keep you waiting" says the dulcet, mellow, and refreshingly polite, tones coming through the crackly phone. I've been waiting 45 minutes to speak to him, but by the sound of his voice, James Mercer, 41, has been enjoying himself and I can't hold it against him. It's one of his days off in between shows and he's been riding bikes, and drinking wine, around the city of Roskilde, soaking up the sun and enjoying doing the festival rounds.

ION Mix Tape Series | Pat Lok - House of Love

It has been awhile since we have done a mix tape series, and with summer here we decided that now would be a good time for one. This time we teamed up with Pat Lok to bring you House Of Love. Hope you enjoy it.

Battle Of The Bands| POP Montreal

Are you in a band? Do you want to play at POP Montreal? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you still have time to enter the Battle Of The Bands competition for POP Montreal. But not a whole lot. The contest closes August 1st.

The winning band will play two sets during the festival, which runs from September 19 to 23. Up to five members will receive artist passes, round-trip airfare, and four-star hotel accommodations for three nights.

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