By EW Staff
Updated September 24, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

Their name reminds us of a sad truth in life, but DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS’ ska-tinted power pop is all joy. See for yourself on the jubilant ”I Love You ‘Cause I Have To.” DOGSDIEINHOTCARS.COM

Eveningland is a place filled with HEM’s finely etched folk tunes. It’s also a place you can’t visit till its Oct. 5 release date. But if you’re willing to preorder the disc, you can get six exclusive MP3s. RABBITSONGS.COM

THE DONNAS aren’t about to give something for nothing either, but at least they don’t ask for much. Sign up for their mailing list and you can get ”Fall Behind Me,” from their upcoming Gold Medal. THEDONNAS.COM

With its flamenco guitar, RINGSIDE’s ”Spanishfaster” is like a Santana song. In a good way. With his yearning rasp, frontman Scott Steiner is like Bryan Adams. In a good way. RINGSIDEBAND.COM