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MP3 At 3PM: Victoria Canal

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Victoria Canal is fresh off the release of debut EP Into The Pull. We featured her magnificent song “Unclear” in a previous iteration of MP3 At 3PM, and today we’re bringing her back to introduce you to “City Shoes.” A sparser track that gives to spotlight over to the 17-year-old’s controlled and gorgeous vocal talent, “City Shoes” is swelling and patient. Check it out below.

“City Shoes” (download):

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MP3 At 3PM: Great Lakes

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Great Lakes hail from Brooklyn and have just released new record Wild Vision. MAGNET’s got you covered if you’re a newbie to Great Lakes, since today we’re offering a free download and stream of “Bird Flying.” A dark and spinning rock tune, “Bird Flying” is the perfect introduction to the band’s intimate-yet-psychedelic style. Check it out below.

“Bird Flying” (download):

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MP3 At 3PM: Eureka California

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You’ll have to wait until March 25 to hear Eureka California’s new record Versus, but MAGNET’s got something to hold you over while you wait. Today, we’re offering up new track “Sign My Name With An X,” a rapid-fire, blink-and-it’s-over onslaught of fuzzy and loud rock ‘n’ roll. Download it out below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Animal Daydream

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Animal Daydream is an indie duo from Sweden currently celebrating the release of new EP Citrus. Today, we’ve got a little sneak peak of Citrus in the form of the title track, a jaunty, retro-produced rock tune with occasional dips into some more textured and mellow spaces. Check it out below.

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Normal History Vol. 359: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 32-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Drive At
The movie set used to be a lake
until a dynamited paddle-wheeler
splintered across it
paralyzing a stuntman.

I’m interrupting an explanation
in a very loud room.

“Drive At” from the album The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):

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Normal History Vol. 358: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 32-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

“Cave In”
Cave in. Caving in.
Longevity starburst. Anti-design. Whiting-out the typos.
Fish without arms fly around the room.
Cave in. Caving in.
Coaxing imposters to call The Rival Theories Hotline
to mainline a dose of duality.
Cave in. Caving in.
Passengers, scientists of fear, lean over the rail of the Titanic the Second
imagining the ocean floor.
Cave in. Caving in. Cave in.
Shatter the unshakable.
Cave in.

“Cave In” from the album The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):

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MP3 At 3PM: Swaying Wires

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Finland’s Swaying Wires are fresh off the release date of brand new LP I Left A House Burning, and today we’re featuring dreamy track “Suddenly” for your listening pleasure. An ethereal and lusciously produced folk song, “Suddenly” surrounds you with its peaceful and smooth textures. Check it out below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Scary Little Friends

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We featured a new Scary Little Friends cut, “In This Lifetime,” late last year, and today we’re checking in again with the San Francisco rockers just in time for their new Silent Revolution EP. We’ve got “Made Up My Mind,” a darker, somewhat more tormented slow burner that really lets the somewhat bluesy vocals take the center stage. Download it below.

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MP3 At 3PM: Swaying Wires

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Swaying Wires hails from Finland and has just released new album I Left A House Burning. Today we’re featuring “Nowhere,” a mellow folk affair that’s easy to sink into, thanks to the soft and warm vocals of songwriter Tina Karkinen. Download it below

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Normal History Vol. 357: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 32-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

“Kingdom Without Weather”
Striving for a plainly constructed annihilation
Pinned against the exit door
Escape in this case is too good

Its habitat is behind the spokes of a turning wheel
Chrome sparkles like laughter When do you rest? When do you rest?

It’s the only thing I do now
Pursuit consumes my time
When I’ve finished it off
I’ll be left in purity in a kingdom without weather
In a kingdom without weather

“Kingdom Without Weather” from the album The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):

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