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Hey, Valentines! We give you 18 songs that warm our hearts to put you in the mood for love. Listen here.

1 Be My Baby - The Ronettes

2 How Do I Know - Here We Go Magic

3 Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles

4 Ends of the Earth - Lord Huron

5 Mama's Gonna Give You Love - Emily Wells

18 Plays: Fright Night 2012 is a little Halloween treat from us to you. Spin this spooky soundtrack as you adjust your wings and wigs for a ghoulishly good time out at your local haunt. Listen here.

1 #1 Crush - Garbage

2 I Put A Spell On You - Creedance Clearwater Revival

3 Spooky - Dusty Springfield

4 Fright Night (Nevermore) - Ariel Pink

Miracles of Modern Science banded together armed with mandolin, cello, violin, upright bass and drums after graduating from Princeton University. Their sound can be described as "quirky" and "unique"...but don't just take our word for it, have a listen to their first full-length album "Dog Year". 


We were treated to the harmonies of Brooklyn band Conveyor at our SXSW showcase with Proxart. The self-described "band of four gentlemen" were just that - showing us around Austin, sipping craft beers and discussing top 5 favorite albums in their blazers.

While at SXSW, we had the pleasure of getting to know Saint Motel a little better. Sitting 'round the picnic table, we talked tour life, favorite LA hang outs, and their new album "Voyeur". The guys (A/J Jackson Jr., Dak, asharp, & G.S.

We give you 18 Plays: Coachella 2012. A collection of songs from some of our favorite artists to play this year's festival. Listen here to relive the magic.

1 Tongue Tied - Grouplove

2 Gone Too Far - Dragonette

3 Don't Owe You a Thang - Gary Clark Jr.

4 When I'm Alone - Lissie

5 Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian

We'd like to introduce you to our friend Jerome Holloway, though some of you in the Midwest may already sing along to his every word, and swoon over his soulful modesty. He's become known as "the best dressed man in Chicago", and said to sound like Damien Rice meets Marvin Gaye. While shooting a video in LA, he invited us to the set where we enjoyed our very own private concert. Here's the premire of Jerome putting his own spin on Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana".

Romance is in the air, can you feel it? Keep a song in your heart with 18 Plays: Love Songs 2012. Listen here

1 I Hear A Symphony - The Supremes

2 Since I Met You Baby - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

3 I'm Gonna Love You Too - Buddy Holly

4 Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles

5 You Send Me - Sam Cooke

Just when you thought Matthew McConaughey was all muscles and romantic comedies, he goes and makes a video for Butch Walker’s new single “Synthesizers”. In the video, McConaughey revives his infamous character David Wooderson, from 1993’s Dazed and Confused. The song comments on getting older and less hip, while also choosing not to chase trends to remain hip, as McConaughey roams a nightclub full of Snooki and LMFAO look-a-likes. 

Baby, it's cold outside. Keep warm, and cozy up to our winter inspired playlist. Listen here.

1 White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

2 Winter - The Dodos

3 Mrs. Cold - Kings of Convenience

4 Au Coin Du Monde (Streets Go Down) - Keren Ann

5 Lonelily - Damien Rice

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