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Posted May 24th, 2010 (2:30 pm) by Monica Gardner

We have lots of bands never before heard on IYS for today’s sample. From Tallest Trees to Francis and the Lights, the styles are varied and will keep you on your toes. Check out your seven sweet samples after the jump.

Tallest Trees draws from Asian melodies, indie roots, and Polynesian-style beats to create “Alouette!” The experimental band displays some disturbing tendancies of ADHD on their website, but they’re so inventive that we can get past the violent images.

Fang Island becomes a rock driven merry-go-round in this track. “Life Coach” is one example of what the band calls “music for people who like music.” To catch the band on tour, which started in the same arena as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six Finger Satellite, and the Talking Heads, visit their website.

Richard Youngs echoes through electrobeats to create an eerie “Love in the Great Outdoors.” The diverse musician hails from Great Britain. Ha has been recording music for 20 years and produced over 10 albums which can be sampled at jagjaguwar.com.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin completes their latest head-bopping tune, “Sink,” with clapping - of course! With a dedicated following, including their local minor league baseball team and sporadic tour dates, the band has decided to create a trailer for their new album Let it Sway. Check it out at their site.

Francis and the Lights mixes an electronic accompaniment with 90’s vocal stylings in “For Days.” This New York City band, led by none other than Francis Farewell Starlite, started up in 2008 with a $100,000 investment. If you aren’t going to see them live, check out the videos at francisandthelights.com. You won’t believe those dance moves!

Clubfeet mistook the meaning of subliminal in their upbeat after school special of a song. The trio came out with “Teenage Suicide” in 2008 but only recently released it on their debut album, Gold on Gold. The Australians’ sophomore album will soon make it’s way onto the scene. For more information, visit their Myspace page.

Tokyo Police Club’s “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” Passion Pit remix creates the idea of being in a rave as Tokyo Police Club walk up and down an adjacent tunnel, singing to you. The track comes off of Tokyo Police Club’s newest album and straight onto the remix table for a twist on the band’s classic sound.

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