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Young The Giant is the first Artist of the Month for 2012, and I knew I had to start things off on the right foot. That's where these guys come in. Young the Giant formed in California in 2004 and have the kind of finessed indie rock that fans of Kings of Leon and Fleet Foxes should really enjoy. If your looking for the hidden meaning behind their name, you wont find any. When asked, they said its meant to be a little "left-field" and evoke curiosity.

I love how these guys mesh together and lay some nice harmonies on top of lead singer's Sameer Gadhia amazing voice. The song that gets me most stoked is their first single, My Body, which comes a little harder than their other stuff and the chorus is sure to inspire serious fist pumping.

Their next single, "Cough Syrup " hit # 3 on Billboards Alternative chart, and the moody cellos and driving guitar riffs help the track jump off. These guys recently released some acoustic "In the Open " sessions that really showcase their raw talent and amazing harmonies. Keep reading to listen.

This weeks got a little more reggae feel to it, my Uncle recently turned me on to a couple new bands that have that feel and I thought they were worth your attention. One of the bands " Walk Off the Earth "  just went...

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This is an amazing article from Bronnie Ware, a nurse who learned amazing lessons about life from an unlikely source, Death. Here's her article posted from her site: "For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die....

Who says the 80's sucked ? After going back over some of the big hits of the decade,I realized how rad the music scene in the 80's actually was. Enjoy and if I left out any jams from the 80's that have a special place...