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If you’ve just about had it with music from the states, virtually backpack through the continents with these artists. Whether you’re walking to that dreadful eight a.m. or getting ready for a night out, it’s never too late to get your daily dose of culture in. Starting with a remix of France’s upbeat indie band Phoenix, go abroad (no studying necessary), grab a cup of coffee with a fancy-sounding French name and expand your auditory cultural horizons.

1. Armistice (RAC Remix)- Phoenix
Formed in Versailles, France, Phoenix updates Napoleon’s city with this airy synth-pop song.

2. What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club
Travel northwest with this indie rock band from Northern Ireland, a guaranteed way to keep your spirits up.

3. Baby I’m Yours (Color Blaster Remix)- BreakBot
BreakBot breaks it down in Paris with this signature dance anthem.

4. Bonafied Lovin (Yuksek Remix)- Chromeo
If you haven’t heard of Chromeo before, this funk-tastic remix will not only give you a taste of Montreal, but leave you with a retro vibe as well.

5. Light and Music- Cut Copy
Explore Down Under with Melbourne’s finest electronic band, known for its up-tempo melodies with a psychedelic flare.

6. Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)- Lykke Li
This Swedish singer-songwriter combines pop, electronic, and indie rock elements with soulful vocals.

7. Demons- Fenech-Soler
Hailing from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, this British electropop band will be sure to rid you of any demons you may have.

8. We Own the Sky- M83
Visit France once more with this dreamy song from Antibe’s shoegaze-inspired band, M83.

9. The Look- Metronomy
Joseph Mount, Anna Prior, Oscar Cash, and Gbenga Adelekan compose this indie band formed in Totnes, Devon, England.

10. Under Your Spell- Desire
This musical act combines the synthpop powers of artists from Montreal, Canada, and Portland, Oregon.

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