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Here are a few tunes to chase away the weather-induced blues.

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Local Rock | The Green and Yellow TV
Free Download: And Paranoid
From: Sinister Barrier
Paranoid is moody, poppy and the perfect elixir for a rainy day. If you dig this track, check out the band October 20 at Spaceland and listen to additional tracks on myspace.
Local Rock | Soft
Free Download: Higher
This optimistic, guitar-driven track is just what you need to make the drive home more palatable. You can hear Soft live October 21 at Spaceland.
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Electronic | Gorillaz
Download: Feel Good, Inc.
From: Demon Days.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn collaborates with Danger Mouse for a formidable follow-up to the band's self-titled debut. The single lives up to its title.
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UK Import | Imogen Heap
Download: Hide and Seek
From: Speak for Yourself.
Immi is taunting American fans with this single from her UK-only opus Speak for Yourself. The self-produced cut is one of the many gems on the new album. Immi proves once and for all she was the magic behind Frou Frou.
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R&B | Pharrell
Download: Can I Have It Like That
From: In My Mind.
The relentless beat will pull you into this catchy single—the first from his forthcoming solo effort, due out November 15.