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We take a break from the usual List Addicts Fridays to make way for some amazing stuff from Buffetlibre.

If you haven't heard the news yet - Buffetlibre and Amnesty International Catalunya has teamed up to form the first music atlas on the web. Called PEACE - it's a project that unites artists from all over the globe in support for Amnesty International. The site offers a compilation of over 180 unreleased songs from your favorite artists from different parts of the globe. As a sampler, we've got a couple of songs posted here from the compilation from The Antlers, Patrick Wolf, Crocodiles, Plushgun and our own favorite, Ra Ra Riot.

The 180 song compilation can be downloaded after making a donation to Amnesty International Catalunya and the collected money will be used for Amnesty International’s investigation and action campaigns aimed at preventing cases of Human Rights abuses around the world. Starting from 5 euros, you can get the full compilation, info sheets about the artists (for all the music geeks like me out there), as well as a chance to win tickets to some of the major music festivals around the globe. I've included a full list of artists right after the jump, and you can also go straight to the PEACE site to know more about it.

Plushgun - Mixtapes

The Soft Pack vs. the Kick-Ass crew

Just because I'm craving for some Kick-Ass -  Chloe Moretz, Clark Duke and McLovin in The Soft Pack's new video of Answer to Yourself is our Video of the Week.

Lucky Soul


I am a Lucky Soul fan. Indeed I am.

From the first time I heard 'Lips Are Unhappy', I instantly got hooked - all the more with a full listen to their debut album The Great Unwanted. Ali Howard's sweet soothing vocals, partnered with 60's style upbeat soul, was the just the right combination that felt like drinking fizzy lifting drinks to remedy a drowning heart. So imagine how elated I was to know that the group was releasing another full length, and that I had the chance to get a Q and A with them.

For today's Fresh from the Post, Lucky Soul's Ali Howard talks to us about the band's new album A Coming of Age, shares one of the singles off their new album, as well as a new Lucky Soul video -

Le Animaux

To ease in to the new week, we start with our new-ish weekly post  - We (heart) album art. 

And to further reiterate that yes, this is a database - we've got 16 albums featured that have one common theme. For this week, it's one of mankind's top favorite things to exploit: animals. We here at The Indie Music Database, love animals (especially ones of the corgi kind) and it's no surprise that our favorite indie artists love them as well. So don't be shy to click away, album animals need love as much as the real kind too.

Hello, goodbye...and a one day break from playing indie


And we're back.

Apologies for the unannounced hiatus there. It just tells you how truly 'indie' this website is, since basically, there's only one person running it. And when that said person flies home because of a family emergency...everything stops. 

It's kind of hard going back to the swing of things after the death of my dad, but remembering how he turned me on to music at such an early age, and how much of a music junkie I am - I just couldn't stop right? My dad, pictured in this neato picture above, was the type of dad who would let me mess with his turntable when I was six, playing LPs and 45s, and who brought me home vinyl records that I requested after he got off from work. We would later reverse roles when he'd request me to find him mp3s of The Shadows and The Ventures and all those other cool 60's bands when he was too old to figure those things out. 

To get the blog right back on track again, we take a one day break from playing indie in honor of my dad - who, at 63, bid a sombre farewell after an 8 year bout with cancer.  Here's a song from one of his favorite bands, The Ventures, with Walk Don't Run

album "I'm not ever supposed to, ever supposed to but I will anyway."

Little Flame by Elle S'Appelle

The Soft Pack vs. the Kick-Ass Crew

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