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Soundtrax: Nighttime Driving

Soundtrax: Songs For Nighttime Driving by OurStage on Grooveshark


You know the feeling. You’re out on the road late at night, nothing but the open road and miles of unknown stretched out ahead of you. Maybe you’re heading home from a party, or a first date. Maybe you’ve had a lot on your mind recently. Whatever it is, when you get on the road at night, take these tunes with you for the essential nighttime driving playlist.

The playlist includes OurStage artist, Lights Resolve.

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Featured Artist: Adrian Bourgeois

One of the greatest things about music is its ability to both enhance and directly impact your mood. With the right mixtape, you can go through a whirlwind of emotions in just a few short moments.  But what about when you’re looking for that same fluency with only one artist? Well, Adrian Bourgeois has you covered.

From the mellowest of tracks, to ambitious tambourine-enhanced duets, Bourgeois’ pallet is a wide array of offerings for even the trickiest of soundtracks. Between poignant mini-ballads to humble simplicities, you can be sure Bourgeois is a name to watch in 2013.

Check out “Shot In The Dark” below.

 

5 Best Movie Soundtracks of 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year for movies, but it may have been an even better year for movie soundtracks. From action and horror, to comedies and dramadies, the world of film was made more enthralling in 2012 than any year in recent memory thanks to music, and today we’re highlighting our five favorite releases. I would suggest you see every film mentioned on this list in order to fully appreciate the accompanying music, but perhaps one of the greatest features of each of these releases is how well they play outside the context of cinema. So whether you’re a cinephile or you refuse to pay ridiculous cinema prices, there is something here for everyone. Click through the “Read more” link and enjoy. Continue reading ’5 Best Movie Soundtracks of 2012′

Soundtrax: Ringing In The New Year

 

Soundtrax: Ringing In The New Year by OurStage on Grooveshark

 

 

 

It’s time to ring in the new year! 2012 has just about come to a close, and though it was a year that brought us everything from the sensational  “Call Me Maybe,” to new Taylor Swift videos, we’re ready to welcome 2013 with a fistful of brand new tunes. Check out this party playlist of must-haves for any New Year’s Eve and get dancing.

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The Editorialist: 5 Songs To Wake Up To This Christmas

For as much chaos and stress as the holidays can sometimes bring, there’s a certain magic that comes along with this time of year. It may be cliché, but when those Christmas lights go up and the fireplace kicks on, I can’t help but be brought back to a time of simple childhood joys like Dunkin Donuts’ Munchkins while decorating the tree, staying up all night on Christmas Eve, and tearing into presents Christmas morning.

So this year while you’re celebrating the holidays with loved ones, relax, switch on these songs, and enjoy a little background music to your holiday. Merry Christmas. Continue reading ‘The Editorialist: 5 Songs To Wake Up To This Christmas’

Featured Artist: Gentlemen Hall

If you’re from Boston, you know Gentlemen Hall. But for those not fortunate enough to know these guys, we’re about to change all that. With rave reviews from not only MTV, but The Boston Phoenix and of course OurStage.com, these guys play infectious jams littered with addictive rock, pop and plenty of synth to carry out the dance tunes.

If you like The Killers, MGMT, and a touch of Boston pride, you’ve gotta check out Gentlemen Hall. Listen to “Gravity Will Break Our Bones” below.

Soundtrax: Songs For Early Winter

Soundtrax: Songs For Early Winter by OurStage on Grooveshark

Ah, winter. For so many, the subtle oncoming of winter means snowy days, icy windshields, and a whole lot of bundling up. But for all the slight difficulties the season brings, it’s also a time for those little joys like outdoor ice skating, scarves and mittens and of course, a winter playlist. With igloo making days and hot cocoa drinking nights in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the season’s greatest reminders. The list includes OurStage artist Ezra Thomas.

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Songs Of The Revolution: Little Barrie

The shag-haired, leather-clad men of Little BarrieLewis Wharton, Virgil Howe, and the eponymous Barrie Cadogan – are exactly what you expect. When they stopped into our studio for the final Songs Of The Revolution session of 2012, they were a vision of no-frills rock and roll. Polite, of course, but these guys were there to work. After a chat about the set up – no isolation, everything in the room, don’t care if it sounds dirty, “we don’t really play stripped-down” – the guys jumped into three songs ranging from propellant riffage to groove-based mood rock. Barrie himself is known for his session and touring guitar work with acts like Spritualized, Edwyn Collins (who has produced the band), Morrissey, The Chemical Brothers, and more. This range of quality music, along with his stellar guitar playing, is on display in this exclusive session for OurStage. Watch the streaming videos and download the mp3s for free. See you in 2013.

 

OurStage’s End Of The World Playlist; Songs For The Apocalypse

Well, it’s about that time. Since the early 2000s, we’ve been hearing hushed whispers about the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012, and its supposed correlation with the end of days.

Although this date signifies the winter solstice, and NASA has assured us that all is well in outer space, it got us thinking. And you know what happens when we start thinking. We’ve gotta have tunes.

So without further adieu, here is our very own, one of a kind, end of the world playlist by the OurStage staff. Check it out right here and find the track list after the jump. Continue reading ‘OurStage’s End Of The World Playlist; Songs For The Apocalypse’

The Editorialist: 8 Holiday Covers You Need To Hear

The holidays are a time for friends, family, baked goods, and of course, the release of cover songs from some of your favorite artists past and present. From fun.’s recent cover of “Sleigh Ride” all the way back to the days of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, our playlist has a little something for everyone.

Listen to our playlist below and let us know your choices for best holiday cover in the comments.

Holiday Covers We Love from OurStage on 8tracks Radio.

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