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Shake Up Your Playlist With My First Earthquake


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If your summer playlist is lacking fierce female vocals, then Bay Area indie group My First Earthquake is your fix. The beginning of their latest album, Friction, starts off strong, with catchy, summer jam goodness. …

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Usher an Oasis of Charm into Your Afternoon with this Otherworldly Video

I nearly had to drumroll my hands on my cheeks when I first saw this video, Østersøen, just to make sure I wasn’t lost in a dream. Happy for all of us, this digital reel is reality, because its ethereal, …

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Music for Muse: Etta’s Inspiring Album Covers

When I hear Etta James‘ long-adored track “At Last,” it’s with fleeting embarrassment that I recall that scene in Pleasantville where protoganist David and his sweetheart Margaret coast down lovers’ lane. The song hums from the couple’s car radio …

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Music Giveaway! Looking Upbeat with Meiko’s The Bright Side


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Music is like love. Sometimes, you hear an album 100 times before you realize, “Hey, I kinda like you.” Other times, you’re instantly hurricaned off your feet in a bout of adoration, which is exactly what …

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Mr. Gnome Rocks


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I recently caught a performance of Mr. Gnome, a Cleveland band I’d been itching to see for years — it was well worth the wait. The San Francisco venue was intimate, and …

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Style Soundtrack: The ModStylists Set Sail

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If the warm weather days of summer still feel too far off, why not let the ModStylists set a summery mood with a soundtrack? Our music-loving ModStylists love celebrating the start of the week with …

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What I’m Currently Listening To…

Whether I’m flying to a conference in Sydney or heading home to reunite with Winston in San Francisco, one thing that keeps me sane throughout the time zones is an entertaining playlist. Since this past month has been a whirlwind of airports and adventure, I wanted to share with you what keeps me grounded while in the air. Read more »
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Future Folk? This New Zealand Band Wows Us All the Way from Wellington

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Inky cityscapes, 60s-inspired fashion, and a sound that’s as sweet as it is unique, New Zealand band Urbantramper has us pretty much obsessed. The band describes its genre as ‘future folk’ — an interesting interpretation of their ethereally indie …

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Sizzlin’ Songs from The Hot Toddies

Listening to the music of Oakland, CA-based band The Hot Toddies, I can almost feel myself sitting on the sun-soaked, sandy shores of decades past, sipping a pineapple-y beverage and watching people frolic in the ocean. Have a listen, and …

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Why We Love LA-based Indie Pop Band Sweater Girls


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One of the coolest things about writing for ModCloth is being approached by fellow creatives looking to connect. In fact, just last week the blog team received an email from Diana Meehan of the LA-based indie …

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