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Available Now: The Modern Wedding Collection Vol. II

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Vitamin String Quartet is excited to present Modern Wedding Collection Vol.II, the latest in VSQ's popular wedding series. The imaginative string renditions of today's rock favorites offer an elegant take on Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," Paramore's "The Only Exception" and more. Say "I Do" to the soundtrack of your big day.

  1. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
  2. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  3. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  4. You and Me – Dave Matthews Band
  5. Angel – Jack Johnson
  6. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  7. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  8. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  9. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  10. Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version) – Iron & Wine
  11. The Only Exception – Paramore
  12. The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Buy The Wodern Wedding Collection Vol. II Now!

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From The Vault Friday: Jason Mraz

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  Around this time a decade ago, Jason Mraz was celebrating the release of his energetic and spirited debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which had its official 10 year anniversary this past Monday, October 15th. The record includes fan favorites "You and I Both," "Curbside Prophet," and, of course, the landmark hit that helped rocket (no pun intended) Mraz onto the Billboard charts and marked his place as a pop troubadour: "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." Mraz wrote the breezy, upbeat tune after learning that one of his closest friends had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Upon hearing the news, Mraz recalled, "It was just such a surprise, you know? Like, we grew up together, we drank the same water, everything we did was identical, so why do I have a record deal and why is he in the hospital? That was kind of the initial feeling, but we spoke every day and he was like, 'Dude, don't sweat it, you know? I'm just going to go into the hospital, get this done, no big deal.' And he did." The chorus of the song soars as Mraz proclaims "I won't worry my life away . . ." which is a pretty powerful mantra and, perhaps more importantly, a salute to just how effective positive thinking can be.  Not only did the song experience explosive success, but Mraz's good friend, who continued to battle the cancer, eventually went into remission.

If you're a fan of Jason Mraz, or just need a few hopeful tunes to brighten your Friday,  join us in congratulating our bare-footed friend by spinning Vitamin String Quartet's renditions of his biggest hits:

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Jason and the Boys

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Have you heard Vitamin String Quartet’s latest release of Jason Mraz covers? It includes Mraz favorites “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” and “I’m Yours.” Check it out and then school yourself on the other male singer/songwriters from the early aughts that we dig. Then, let us know which one of these artists you’d most like to hear VSQ cover next. Artist: John Mayer You Know Him For: Becoming the poster boy of the early 2000’s sensitive male singer-songwriter with his two hit albums Room for Squares and Heavier Things, dating and dumping Jennifer Aniston, dating and dumping Jessica Simpson, dating and dumping Taylor Swift, tweeting prolifically and being called one of the greatest blues guitarists of a generation by Rolling Stone. Artist: Howie Day You Know Him For: His 2004 sensitive guy single “Collide” from his well-received (although mostly by females) album Stop All the World Now, for being arrested in 2004 after allegedly locking a female fan in a bathroom after she refused his sexual advances, for touring almost nonstop for five years before releasing 2009’s Stop the World Now, on which he collaborated with artists including KT Tunstall and Jason Mraz. Artist: Jack Johnson You Know Him For: His chilled-out surf rock aesthetic, his 2001 debut album Brushfire Fairytales that spawned the hits “Bubble Toes” and “Flake” , for being a dedicated husband and father who doesn’t let the media run the names of his two children, for creating the soundtrack album for the 2006 Curious George film, for collaborating with artists including Ben Harper, Dave Matthews and Eddie Vedder. Artist: Gavin DeGraw You Know Him For: His 2003 hit “I Don’t Want to Be” which became the theme song for teen drama “One Tree Hill,” for touring with Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies and Howie Day, Jason Mraz and Maroon Five, and for being beaten up early this month by a group of men in New York. DeGraw suffered a broken nose, concussions and lacerations to his face, but is on the road to recovery and spending time at home. His forthcoming album will be released next month. Be sure to check out: Vitamin String Quartet Performs Jason Mraz Available now at iTunes and Amazon Vitamin String Quartet Tribute to John Mayer: Heavier Things - Heavier Strings Available now at iTunes and Amazon

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Amazing Cover Bands: Levi’s Pioneer Sessions

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For the past few months, Levi’s has sponsored a series of sessions that find modern artists doing covers of bands who influenced their sound. These tracks are available as free downloads each month on their website. The bands range from She & Him doing Rick Nelson’s  “Fools Rush In”, to the Shins doing Squeeze’s “Good Bye Girl.” New artists are being added almost every week, with the latest being Ryan Bingham doing James Roosevelt’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” Each track page offers fans a bit of info on the artist and their take on the song they covered. Other artists include NAS, the Swell Season, Dirty Projectors, Colbie Caillat, Bomba Estereo, Jason Mraz, Raphael Saadiq, Passion Pit, John Legend and the Roots, and the Kills.

For a full list of downloads and songs, visit

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