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10 bands to pump you up!

by: liza darwin

February 26 2014

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Fact: we can always use new music. And the people we trust most with these music recs? Our friends, of course.

This is the reasoning behind Listening Party, NYLON's new weekly feature that introduces you (our friends, duh!) to awesome bands that we're into and we desperately need to tell you about. Think of it as a musical edition of that "Telephone" game we used to play as little kids--start with one band, then whisper it to your friend and pass it on.

Kicking things off is Grouplove, the L.A. act who's totally mastered the act of happy-to-go lucky indie pop. In honor of their latest album, their huge US tour, and just the fact that we still can't get "Ways to Go" out of our heads, we've rounded up 10 bands that make us feel those same sonic butterflies. 

Check them out in the gallery, stream our playlist of the bands below, and then tell us what you think on Facebook. Oh, and don't forget to pass it on! 
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