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EMMA BUNTON, the former Baby Spice, is all grown up, judging by the saucy song ''Maybe.'' The tawdry tune is a sign of things to come -- namely, 2005's Free Me, her solo debut. EMMABUNTONOFFICIAL.COM

NYC's THIS BLUE HOLIDAY are devout emophiles -- like Something Corporate and Yellowcard, only more intense. Their ''Landscape of Exhaustion'' will leave you drained but wanting more. THISBLUEHOLIDAY.COM

Relive the heyday of '80s synth with DJ Cicada's techno-infused remix of electro-clash duo CLIENT's ''Radio.'' It's available online only until next month, but the dance floor won't wait. CLIENT-ONLINE.NET

ASTAIRE -- Brazilian-American siblings Bruce and Erica Driscoll—play sensuous Europop à la Saint Etienne. Want to feel like you're in Paris in the summer? All you need is ''L-L-Love.'' ASTAIREMUSIC.COM

Originally posted Oct 01, 2004 Published in issue #786 Oct 01, 2004 Order article reprints