15 January 2010

Friday Freebies

Brendan Losch
Today's tasty little treat comes from a Chicago based singer-song writer by the name of Brendan Losch, who is currently giving away a shed load of his back material to download over at his Bandcamp. He describes himself as “Low and Slow", if you are looking for a good starting point I'd go with the EP on his Bandcamp.
Kudos goes out to the ever wonderful Tarty Tart who does the excellent Love Shack Baby blog for bringing him to my attention.

Sub Pop/Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore
The influential indie label are giving away a free mp3 from Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, “Something, Somewhere, Sometime” (right click save). Dear Companion is a collaboration between three Kentucky musicians: the songs are written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore, produced by and featuring Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Recorded in the first half of 2009 in their home state, Dear Companion explores their ties to the place they love and aims to draw attention to the problem of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impact on the people and heritage of central Appalachia. To find out more information on Ben and Daniel go here.

The Morning Benders
American indie popsters, The Morning Benders, have posted a new track from their forthcoming album Big Echo, which was produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. I caught these guys at festival in San Francisco, on my honeymoon, yes my wife is sound enough to let me drag her to concerts even on the most romantic holiday of our life, what girl. Anyway, they really impressed me at the time and this song really feels like a step up from their debut album. In order to grab yourself a free download all you have to do is sign up to their mailing list, which you can find here.

The Futureheads
The Mackem four piece have put a new track ‘Struck Dumb’, a taster from their forthcoming fourth album up for you to download, get yourself a copy here.

Dirty Projectors
The Brooklyn-based experimental rock band are giving away a free single on their website, featuring two previously unreleased tracks, 'Ascending Melody' and 'Emblem Of The World', head over here and sign up to their mailing-list to get the songs.

Death Bomb Arc

The experimental punk label have put a free compilation up for you to download, it includes a son by Glasgow's very own Divorce. Grab yourself a free download here.

Line of Best Fit (great music website get it bookmarked) have an exclusive taster from the new Pontiak’s from the forthcoming album Sea Voids, which is released next month. The song, ‘World Wide Prince’, is up to download here.

Portland duo-turned-trio Quasi recently announced details of their forthcoming eighth album, American Gong. To celebrate its release, they are giving away an album track to fans. Head over to Domino's site to sign up a free MP3 of Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler.

PS - Feeder are giving away another one of their 'Renegade' tracks, but to be honest with you the one they gave away last week wasn't much cop. So I'm not going to waste your time or mine by linking it up.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for the post. The 50 songs on Bandcamp are from a song a week challenge that I did in 2008, where all of the songs were recorded minutes after writing them. A new full-length, Low, is in the works and will be released sometime soon. Thanks again.

    - Brendan