22 October 2010

Friday Freebies

Ghost Pants
Paul Carlin (aka the dude from Dananananaykroyd) is back with the third in his series of lo-fi EP's, and you know what, I reckon this might just be his best yet. Sticking with the 'heart's theme, this one is called 'Active Hearts' and although it's down as being free, I asked the man himself if it would be okay to say to folk that they can download it for free, he said 'yes'. What a nice man he is. You can get yourself a copy here. Ghost Pants make their live debut at the first ever Peenko 'Tea Party' next month at a very intimate venue in Glasgow (hint I mentioned this earlier in the week).

Bear Bones
It was only when I added this freebie in did I realise that I probably haven't mentioned Bear Bones on here before. I am pretty sure that I played them on one of my shows on Fresh Air, or at least I intended to, my memory is terrible for these kind of things. Anyway, enough of my ramblings, Bear Bones are Scottish, they write catchy indie folk pop tunes and they also have a wee freebie up for grabs. In December they are due to release a new single through new innovative label, Eli & Oz, as a wee taster of what to expect you can download their song 'Oil & Lacquer' for free here.

The Second Hand Marching Band and Benni Hemm Hemm
You might remember a few months ago that I posted a wee freebie from these two that they had posted in order to promote their joint gig in Aberdeen. Well now they're back giving away even more free songs as a wee taster of what you can expect at their co-headline gig at Stereo in Glasgow on November the 4th. Just click this link to download 3 free tracks.

The Go Team
They're quite possibly one the most fun live bands about at the moment, they're playing at Oran Mor in February and now they have a free track up for grabs. If you head over to their Soundcloud page, then you'll find their new track T.O.R.N.A.D.O which you can stream and download.

As will be the norm for the foreseeable future, I have no idea what this weeks free track from those fabulous FOUND kids will be. I can however tell you what last weeks was, yes, I am that helpful/useless, last Friday they posted up a free download of Blood - Grumpy (FOUND's Blood Donation) . Bloody brilliant it was too, I am sure they'll have another corker for you this week, find out by clicking the link.

Gruff Rhys

Remember that rumour that was kicking about a couple of months ago that the Super Furry Animals had split up, thankfully it wasn't true. The band are on a bit of a break at the moment, but that doesn't mean they've gotten lazy, well at least their singer hasn't. He's been off working on some solo material, if you head over to his homepage, then you can download one of his new tracks 'Shark Ridden Waters' in exchange for your email address.

I am not too sure how this link came about, but during the week the Pixies tweeted about how they'd played a gig with Interpol in Mexico and because of that they were going to be giving away two free tracks. Confused, then you're not alone.

Freelance Whales

The New York band have certainly been making massive waves this year, sorry that was a terrible pun. No seriously I'm sorry, I can't help being so cheesy. If you haven't already checked them out then I'd urge you to do some much needed catching downloading their track 'Enzymes' here.

Andrew Bird
I have the good folk at the Skinny to thank for this freebie, they RT'd it on twitter (if you don't know what that means I can't be arsed explaining), just right click save this link to enjoy a free download of 'Hot Math' from Andrew's instrumental LP 'Useless Creatures', which is out on October 25th.

Arran Arctic
Scottish musician Nonima has produced a cracking remix of Arran Arctic’s latest single, Interrupt Me! The remix takes the My Bloody Valentine / Kevin Shields / Asobi Seksu elements of Interrupt Me and whips them into a cavernous mish-mash of distorted techno frenzy! Download it here for free.

I'm sure that a lot of you are already aware that there is a major music conference/festival taking place in New York this week. Scotland's very own Phantom Band are out there working their backsides off to show America how it's done. Sadly this free compilation that Stereogum have posted up doesn't feature a track from the Phantom's, instead it's got tracks from Marnie Stern, Sleigh Bells and Lower Dens. Sounds like hipster heaven to me.

Gizeh Winter 2010 Sample
Conquering Animal Sound have an awesome new track on the Gizeh Winter 2010 Sampler, also on there are free songs from Sleepingdog and Glissasndo, you can download it here.

City and the Sea
Canadian outfit, City and the Sea's new EP, ‘Leave A Light On’, is up for grabs for free, the band have worked with some of the producers that were involved in records by Feist and Apostle of Hustle. If that sounds intriguing, then you can find out more here.

Edinburgh's Epic 26 have posted up their new EP up for free download, all you have to do to get a copy is just follow this link.

Kowalskiy's Komplimentary Korner

For those of you who are more regular followers of Friday Freebies might have noticed that my fellow blogger Kowalskiy has cut back on his regular freebie tip. We agreed that it would probably make sense to have him come back every month to bring you his 'Free Monthly Scottish EP'.
I know I keep saying it, but he does continue to up his game with every EP. This month he as a cracking wee EP featuring four of my favourite Scottish acts of the moment, The Seventeenth Century, RM Hubbert, Randolph's Leap and Zoobizaretta. There's another band on there too, I am probably best not mentioning what I think of them though....


  1. Don't knock Lower Dens! They may be hipstery but their album is class, GRANDDAD.

    Also, agree about a certain band on the Kowalskiy EP....*head in hands*

  2. Weesht the pair of you :P

    I like them!

  3. first tiem roudn i read that as weeshit

    perhaps that would be more apt ;)