13 August 2010

Friday Freebies

Standard Fare
I must admit that I had never heard of Standard Fare until I caught them live last month, I had popped along to the Flying Duck to see Kid Canaveral and they were the headline band. Having never heard anything prior to that night, I was completely blown away by the Sheffield three piece. I left that night clutching their debut album 'The Noyelle Beat'. The next morning I arose from my pit to find it in my jacket pocket, I ad no recollection of buying it, but I was chuffed that I did. It's one of my favourite albums of this year, so it's about time that you checked them out. Their song, 'Dancing' is up for grabs here, I strongly urge you to give them a listen.

Frightened Rabbit
The Frabbit are giving away or at least they were, a new song, all you have to do is sign up to their mailing list here. Should that not work or you can't be arsed filling in your details, yes I know it's not hard but folk are generally pretty lazy, myself included I might add, then here's 'Son C' for your listening pleasure.

Skies Fell

The Glasgow rock outfit have just posted up their cracking new single 'Statues' up for free on their Bandcamp page, get downloading here.

I Build Collapsible Mountains

The 'mysterious' singer song writer has posted a new tune for you to download, I reckon this is one of the best songs he's done so far. Check it out for yourself, the track is called 'Rails' and it's free to download on his Bandcamp page.

Philadelphia Grand Jury
This freebie tip comes courtesy of the fabulous 'The Blue Walrus' site who tipped this band as One To Watch, as it was them that turned me on to this Australian trio. They have two freebies up for grabs, the first is a download of their song 'The New Neil Young' and the second is a free download of their 4 track EP.

Where We Lay Our Heads
Make sure you're quick off the mark with this one as it's only up for a week, get your copy of 'My Major is Your Minor' here.

No Age
Stereogum have a couple of new tracks, 'Glitter” and “Inflorescence' which are up for free download, get them here.

Captain Polaroid
The Brummie lo-fi artist has put a whole host of EP's up for free download on his blog, fans of bands like Pavement and Urusei Yatsura should probably enjoy a bit of this.

Hyped beyond belief last year, the band have put their 'Counterpoint' EP up for grabs in exchange for a tweet.

Adebisi Shank
The Irish band have a new album coming out soon, you can download the song 'Genki Shank' from it in exchange for a tweet here.

Sign up to their mailing list and they'll give you access to their members area which allows you to download some free MP3's.

Antony & The Johnsons
There is a new EP coming out soon, which includes covers of both Bob Dylan and John Lennon, Stereogum have a free download of 'Thank You For The Love' from it, you can download it here.

Stars and Sons
The Brighton indie pop outfit will let you download their single 'Fights already fought' in exchange for a a Facebook shout out.

Kowalskiy's Komplimentary Korner

Olafur Arnalds

The Icelandic singer has posted a free download of 4 songs from his live performance in Manchester with full orchestral backing. You can find it here.

1 comment:

  1. Great roundup and thanks for the link :)