30 July 2010

Friday Freebies

Campfires in Winter
I couldn't not mention this, in fact I have been dying to share this with you all for a while now. Monday there saw the release of the Campfires debut EP, 'Cardboard Ships', they just finished a wee tour of folks flats this week, which was a hell of a lot of fun. They're playing this evening at the Pin Up Nights festival, it should be a cracking evening. Anyway, enough of my ramblings get downloading their EP over on their Bandcamp now.

Adam Stafford & The Death Bridge Convention
He runs one of the most innovative labels in Scotland, Wise Blood Industries, he is the front man of cult Falkirk band Y'All in Fantasy Island and now he's gone and released a covers album with his backing
The Death Bridge Convention, there really is no stopping Adam Stafford. You might remember that I posted his cover of the Twilight Sad in the first ever 'We've Got It Covered' post, well now you can download the album in full. Check out his takes on various artist including Daniel Johnston, Sting and Devo, here.

Randan Discotheque
You might remember this lot from last years single 'Daily Record May 18th 1993' which pretty much did as it says on the tin, it was them singing about all the headline that they found in the paper from that date. Class wee tune it was too. Now they're back and this time they're jumping on the freebie wagon, what kind souls they are. They have posted “U/18’s”, a collection of songs recorded between 1996 and 2001 up for free on their Bandcamp.

Retreat Festival
You might have picked up on this in my last Weekly Roundup, basically it's a wee festival that's taking place in Edinburgh in the last weekend of August. To entice you in they have posted free downloads from all of the bands, it's quite a compilation that they have for you. Make sure you check out Benni Hemm Hemm's song 'Retaliate', one of the finest songs to have come out in 2010. There are also tracks from folk like Meursault, eagleowl, Wounded Knee and The Douglas Firs. Download yourself a copy here.

The Miniature Tigers
I know I featured them a few weeks back, but as they never got the full attention that their debut deserved I am going to try and make sure a few more folk pay attention to their second offering. Stereogum have another song taken from it, 'Bull Fighter Jacket' is up for grabs here.

He's a member of Meursault, he also does his own solo ambient stuff, he's one talented bugger and he has also posted three songs for free download over on his Bandcamp page. Get stuck in.

The Cinnamons
You might remember that the I posted the Cinnamons first single from their '5 Songs of Summer' project. If liked what you heard or you missed out the first time round then it's time to do some catching up as they have posted up two more songs, 'Where We're Going' and 'Leave If You Want To', for free on their Bandcamp.

Merge Records
Have posted a free sampler, featuring tracks from Radar Bros, Superchunk, Spoon and She & Him amongst others. To get get yourself a copy you have to register your details, if that sounds like a fair deal to you, then get in about it here.

Marnie Stern
She has a new album coming in October, as a wee teaser she's given The 405 a free download of one of the tracks, 'For Ash', which is taken from her self titled album.

Sonny Marvello
The Glasgow outfit are currently working on an EP, which is due out some time in October. They are such a nice bunch though, so they've posted up a free high quality demo of their song 'Love Ain't Sweet' on their Bandcamp. They're also playing at tonights Pin Up Nights Festival at the Flying Duck, which promises to be an amazing evening.

Macabre Scene

The Glasgow band are just about to go on a short hiatus as one of their members is disappearing off to Denmark for six months. Fear not though as they tweeted a couple of demos for your listening pleasure, right click save the following 'Planks' and 'Garage Band'.

Les Savy Fav
Pitchfork have a free download of their new song 'Let's Get Out of Here' up for free download in exchange for your email address.

The Fleet Foxes drummer continues to hammer out cracking tunes of his own, his new album 'Singing Ax' is due pretty soon. As a teaser you can download 'Three Sisters' from it for free here.

Sean Carey
This week really is all about the drummers, this time it's Bon Iver's man at the back Sean Carey, who has a solo album coming out on the 24th of August through Jagjaguwar. If his song, 'In the Dirt' is anything to go by, then Justin 'Bon Iver' Vernon might just need to watch his back.

Song of Return
Who you might remember as Union of Knives, have posted a whole load of songs up on their Soundcloud which are available to download completely gratis. Thanks to Jim Ayetunes for the tip off.

Dinosaur Pile-Up
They have posted a free download of their B-side 'Birds & Planes' over on their homepage.

Space Ghost
The Oakland outfit have posted a free download of their 'Ghostly EP', you get yourself a copy here.

T Break
There are a whole host of MP3's up for you to download over on their website.

Kowalskiy's Komplimentary Korner

The much missed Planet Sound once raved about the LA band's single, "Some Alcohol", and after coming across the single again in a drawer, the good Doctor go googling to see what they were up to. Turned out that they had a new album out last month on iTunes plus a live gig there too. If you go here, there's a link to download a track from the live gig, all you have to do is sacrifice your email address.

1 comment:

  1. I like it when you thank me, it makes me feel special. Like the Olympics.