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    ANTEMASQUE ‘Drown All Your Witches” – The Song of the Week for 4/21/2014

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    J Roddy Walston and the Business ‘Heavy Bells’ – The Song of the Week for 4/7/2014

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ANTEMASQUE ‘Drown All Your Witches” – The Song of the Week for 4/21/2014

“Drown Your Witches” is the 4th song released from the upcoming debut album by ANTEMASQUE scheduled for a July 15, 2014 release Just discovered ANTEMASQUE this week and can’t help but think this band has promise. Lots of talent here – former Mars Volta and At The Drive-In members Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala as well as Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. I don’t really like the ‘super group’ moniker but you could technically put that label on this […]

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Magic! ‘Rude’ – The Song of the Week for 4/14/14

Released on October 11, 2013 via Sony Music Entertainment Records, “Rude” is the debut single by the Canadian reggae pop band Magic! Why in the world haven’t I featured this song yet? I hadn’t come across it yet, that’s why! Well better late than never Lead singer Nasri Atweh, I am coming to find out, is a well-known song writer and record producer who and written for and produced artists such as Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, David Guetta and […]

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J Roddy Walston and the Business ‘Heavy Bells’ – The Song of the Week for 4/7/2014

“Heavy Bells” is the lead single off of Essential Tremors, the 3rd studio album by J Roddy Walston and the Business OK, let’s talk about how much butt this band kicks (tell me to what degree in the comments section and tweet me @MusicTrajectory). This straight forward hard rockin’ single “Heavy Bells” is indeed awesome but perhaps doesn’t completely showcase the reach of the band. Trust me, they’ve got talent and this is just the beginning for them. Every band needs […]

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Band of Skulls ‘Asleep At The Wheel’ – The Song of the Week for 3/31/2014

Released via Vagrant Records, “Asleep At The Wheel” is the official 1st single of Himalayan, the 3rd studio album by alternative rockers Band of Skulls Band of Skulls hails from Southampton, England and are readying their 3rd studio album, Himalayan, set for a March 31, 2014 release (that’s today as of this writing!). The band has a killer alternative/garage/indie rock sound, similar in some respects to bands like Wolfmother, Jack White’s two side projects The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs […]

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Taking Back Sunday ‘Stood A Chance’ – The Song of the Week for 3/24/2014

Released March 3, 2014 via Hopeless Records, “Stood A Chance” is the 2nd single off of Happiness Is, the sixth studio album by Taking Back Sunday Amityville, New York alternative rockers Taking Back Sunday are back with a second single release off their critically-acclaimed sixth studio album Happiness Is, released March 18, 2014 via Hopeless Records. The band as trudged on without primary song-writer and guitarist Fred Mascherino who left the band back in 2007. Since the split the band […]

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Coldplay ‘Magic’ – The Song of the Week for 3/17/2014

Released March 3, 2014 via Parlophone records, “Magic” is the lead single off of Ghost Stories, the 6th studio album by Coldplay I applaud Coldplay for doing something different. And why not? The first two songs released off this upcoming Ghost Stories album are amazing. Coldplay first released a song and video called “Midnight” (Youtube link here) and I was expecting it to be the first single off the album. But alas it isn’t; here comes “Magic” exactly a week […]

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Little Hurricane ‘Sheep In Wolves Clothes’ – The Song of the Week for 3/10/2014

“Sheep In Wolves Clothes” is the 1st single off the upcoming 2nd studio album Gold Fever by Little Hurricane Genre: Blues, Rock, Lo-Fi San Diego-based Little Hurricane is back with a new single and readying the release of their 2nd studio album Gold Fever. “Sheep In Wolves Clothes” is arguably the best song the band has written in their young career but is it a song that will get them solid radio airplay and mainstream attention? Sound off in the […]

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Spanish Gold ‘Out On The Street’ – The Song of the Week for 3/3/2014

“Out On The Street” is the debut single by Spanish  Gold Genre: Garage, Psychedelic, Rock The new band Spanish Gold is getting the ‘super group’ moniker due to the band being a side project of these 3 chaps all from established bands, specifically Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket. Dante Schwebel from the San Antonio, TX band Hacienda and Adrian Quesada from the eleven-piece Grammy award winning orchestra Grupo Fantasma round out the band. Is it me or does this […]

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US ‘Invisible’ – The Song of the Week for 2/24/2014

Released via Island Records on February 2, 2014, “Invisible” is a single to raise proceeds for Project (RED) and potentially a single off the upcoming untitled U2 album Genre: Rock, Electronic Rock What can I say about U2 that hasn’t already been said? Well, I can say that this single is actually the very first Song of the Week the band has had on this site to date. Cheers to many more U2 singles being deemed Song of the Week. […]

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Lissie ‘Sleepwalking’ – The Song of the Week for 2/17/2014

“Sleepwalking” is the 3rd and latest single from Back To Forever, the 2nd studio album by Lissie Genre: Country, Folk, Rock, Pop I don’t usually branch out into the pop/country realm but hot damn, this Lissie chick is awesome! Her 2nd album Back To Forever dropped back in October of last year and she has released 3 singles from the album, “Sleepwalking” being the third and latest. The album is killer from front to back and seems to be the […]

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The Colourist “We Won’t Go Home” – The Song of the Week for 2/10/2014

Released in February 2014 via Universal Records, “We Won’t Go Home” is the 2nd single from the upcoming self-titled debut album by The Colourist Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Math Pop Hailing from Orange County, CA, The Colourist is readying their debut self-title album, currently set to be released March 25, 2014. The album contains all 4 songs that were on their debut EP Lido. The band has a fresh sound but fits in nicely with other indie rock/indie pop […]

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Paramore ‘Ain’t It Fun’ – The Song of the Week for 2/3/2014

Released February 4th, 2014 via Fueled By Ramen Records, “Ain’t It Fun” is the 4th single from Paramore, the self-titled 4th studio album by Paramore Genre: Pop Rock, Funk Rock, New Wave, Alternative Rock OK, here’s the thing. Love them or hate them, Paramore knows how to write some catchy pop-punk/alternative rock songs. You’ve gotta give it up for a band who is writing perhaps their best material 4 albums into their career. Paramore’s 4th studio album, 2013′s self-titled Paramore […]

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SKATERS ‘Deadbolt’ – The Song of the Week for 1/27/2014

Released in late 2013, “Deadbolt” is the official 1st single off of MANHATTAN, the debut album by SKATERS Genre: Rock, Alternative,  Noise Rock, Indie Rock I can’t say noise rock is one of my favorite sub-genres but this band SKATERS is pretty rad! The New York City boys did the smart thing and released an EP entitled Schemers back in late 2013 to get themselves out there ahead of their debut album release. The debut full-length MANHATTAN is scheduled for […]

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Foster The People ‘Coming Of Age’ – The Song of the Week for 1/20/2014

Released January 14, 2014 via Columbia Records, “Coming of Age” is the 1st single off of Supermodel, the 2nd studio album by Foster The People Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Rock Foster The People is back with a brand new single and new album Supermodel, due March 18, 2014. When I first heard the lead single “Coming of Age” the day it hit the web I was…surprised. Initially I didn’t think it was as strong of a lead single […]

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Neon Trees ‘Sleeping With A Friend’ – The Song of the Week for 1/13/2014

Released January 11, 2014 via Def Jam Recordings, “Sleeping With A Friend” is the lead single off Pop Psychology, the 3rd studio album by Neon Trees Genre: Alternative Rock, Electronic Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave One of the most popular bands in alternative rock music in the last 3-4 years is back with a new album, Pop Psychology, that will drop on April 22, 2014. The band gives us a super catchy lead single in “Sleeping With A Friend” that […]

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Silversun Pickups ‘Cannibal’ – The Song of the Week for 1/6/2014

Released on January 3, 2014 via Dangerbird Records, “Cannibal” is the first single off of The Singles Collection by Silversun Pickups Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop Welcome to the first Song of the Week of 2014! This is actually the Silver Sun Pickups’ first SOTW nod, can you believe it? The band has only three albums in their discography but they are already set to release a career-spanning best-of album known as The Singles Collection in which “Canninal” […]

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CHVRCHES ‘Lies’ – The Song of the Week for 12/30/2014

Released December 2, 2013, “Lies” is the 4th single from The Bones of What You Believe, the debut album by CHVRCHES Genre: Electronic, Synthpop, Indie The Scottish band CHVRCHES is scorching hot and already onto their 4th single release from their critically-acclaimed debut album The Bones of What You Believe. “Lies” stacks up nicely with other singles but what can touch their flagship single “The Mother We Share”? Speaking of that song, it ranked #4 on Music Trajectory’s Top 20 […]

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Lorde ‘Team’ – The Song of the Week for 12/23/2013

Released September 13, 2013 via UMG, “Team” is the 3rd single from Pure Heroine, the debut album by Lorde Genre: Pop, Synthpop, Indiepop, Electronic If you haven’t heard of Lorde yet, where the heck have you been this year? Hailing from New Zealand, this singer-songwriter has taken the world by storm this year with 3 huge hits, most notable with her first single “Royals”, which will be in the top 5 of most song-of-the-year lists. Lorde’s musical style is one […]

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Grouplove ‘Shark Attack’ – The Song of the Week for 12/16/2013

Released December 2, 2013 via Atlantic Records, “Shark Attack” is the official 2nd single off of Spreading Rumours, the 2nd studio album by GROUPLOVE Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Dance When I first had the chance to listen to the new Grouplove album, Spreading Rumours, I immediately fell in love with “Shark Attack” and knew that it was going to be a single release from the album. “Ways To Go” was (and still is) a huge hit […]

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The Killers ‘Just Another Girl’ – The Song of the Week for 12/9/2013

Released November 11, 2013 via Island Records, “Just Another Girl” is the 2nd Single from Direct Hits, the greatest hits album by The Killers Genre: New Wave, Synthpop, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock As of this writing, The Killers have more Song of the Weeks on this site than any other band since the featured started up in June 2011. They are also an Endorsed Band here on the site. Yes, it’s pretty safe to say The Killers are adored on […]

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Kid Karate ‘Louder’ – The Song of the Week for 12/2/2013

Kid Karate supplies rock stomper “Louder” for Xbox One Release Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Electronic, Experimental Kid Karate is one of Music Trajectory’s favorite up-and-coming bands. I was stoked when I heard they had a new song out and upon first listen, I knew I had to feature it as a Song of the Week. This is actually Kid Karate’s second Song of the Week nod, the first being back for the week of July 29, 2013. “Louder” showcases […]

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Portugal. The Man ‘Modern Jesus’ – The Song of the Week for 11/25/2013

Released as a single in November 2013 via Atlantic Records, “Modern Jesus” is the 4th single off of Evil Friends, the 7th studio album by Portugal. The Man Genre: Indie Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock Is “Modern Jesus” the strongest single off Evil Friends yet? That is debatable but what isn’t debatable is that it’s a super catchy song from an incredible band that continues to grow their audience with each album release. Check out the charts; Evil […]

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Broken Bells ‘Holding On For Life’ – The Song of the Week for 11/18/2013

Released 11/4/2013 via Columbia Records, “Holding On For Life” is the lead single off After the Disco, the 2nd album by Broken Bells Genre: Indie Rock, Space Rock, Alternative Rock The fantastic duo of James Mercer and Danger Mouse known collectively as Broken Bells are back with their second full album release After the Disco, due out January 14, 2014. While we still have a while to wait for the album, the band has unveiled the lead single from the […]

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Fitz and the Tantrums ‘The Walker’ – The Song of the Week for 11/11/2013

Released October 13, 2013 via Elektra Records, “The Walker” is the 2nd single from More Than Just A Dream, the 2nd studio album by Fitz and The Tantrums Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Neo-Soul The guys and gal from Fitz and The Tantrums are back with the follow up single to the hugely popular “Out Of My League”. This song is a quintessential Song of the Week as it encompasses everything a Song of the Week selection usually is: brand […]

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Young the Giant ‘It’s About Time’ – The Song of the Week for 11/4/2013

Released on October 28, 2013 via Fueled By Ramen, “It’s About Time” is the lead single from Mind Over Matter, the 2nd studio album by Young the Giant Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock One of Fueled By Ramen’s premier bands, Young the Giant, has a new album coming out in January! The lead single “It’s About Time” dropped last week and its a doozy. It kind of reminds me of Californication/By the Way era Red Hot Chili Peppers but with […]

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Imagine Dragons ‘Monster’ – The Song of the Week for 10/28/2013

Released September 19, 2013 via Interscope Records, “Monster” is the lead single from the soundtrack to Infinity Blade III Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock I don’t know anything about this Blade Infinity video game franchise but I do know that this new song from Imagine Dragons is seriously good. They are still releasing singles from their hit album Night Visions but “Monster” is fresh material and a little bit of a new direction musically for the band. How do you […]

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Kings of Leon ‘Temple’ – The Song of the Week for 10/21/2013

Released October 15, 2013 via RCA Records, “Temple” is the official 3rd single off of Mechanical Bull, the 6th studio album by the Kings of Leon Genre: Alternative Rock, Southern Rock Lead single “Supersoaker” was good, a return to form if you will. 2nd single “Wait For Me” was the ballad. Now 3rd single “Temple” is the barn burner. Instantly catchy, a standout on the new album and will surely be a hit for the Kings. If an official video […]

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Jake Bugg ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ – The Song of the Week for 10/14/2013

Released September 23, 2013 via Island Records, “What Doesn’t Kill You” is the lead single from Shangri La, the 2nd studio album by Jake Bugg Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival, Singer-Songwriter At only 19 years old and already readying his 2nd studio album, the sky is the limit for this young chap from the UK. “What Doesn’t Kill You” is a barn-burner and definitely the hardest edged song of his career so far. Perhaps it was the infamous Rick […]

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The Naked and Famous ‘Hearts Like Ours’ – The Song of the Week for 10/7/2013

Released July 23, 2013 via Somewhat Damaged Records, “Hearts Like Ours” is the official lead single from In Rolling Waves, the 2nd studio album by The Naked and Famous Genre: Indie Rock, Synthpop This one might need a few listens to grow on you, but grow on you it will! An interesting choice for a lead single but when you listen to the rest of the album, it definitely makes sense. The album doesn’t have a huge hit like “Young […]

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Regina Spektor ‘You’ve Got Time’ – The Song of the Week for 9/30/2013

You’ve Got Time is a 2013 single by Regina Spektor written to the be the intro song to the hit Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black Genre: Anti-Folk, Indie Folk, Baroque Pop, Indie Pop If you are a fan of the hit Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, you know this song as the main theme and intro song to the show. If you haven’t seen the show yet, it is fantastic! The show aside, this […]