5 Things you should check out today

-Download a sampler from Lefse Records featuring Neon Indian, Phaseone, Julian Lynch, Sunnybrook, Tape Deck Mountain. Its here.

-Take a listen to the acoustic version of Bruises from Tim Williams. This Brooklyn-based artist will be releasing his new record Careful Love on Oct 20th (Dovecote); which thematically captures Tim’s recent ‘blossoming relationship, health, happiness, and a new lease on life following an intense heart surgery soon after the release of 2007s acclaimed album, When Work Is Done‘.

-Check out the Most Serene Republic‘s new EPK here. They’re currently embarking on a massive North American tour. Details on their myspace.

-Watch the Dodos do ‘Acorn Factory’ for KEXP.

The Dodos – Acorn Factory (live) from KEXP RADIO on Vimeo.

-Listen to ‘Let Me Die In Southern California’ by The Voyces, the title track to their next record. Pop Matters said they’re “…somewhere between Tom Petty and Matthew Sweet…”. Bang on.

Happy Labour Day Weekend! I’ll be posting from the north.