11 March 2011

Friday Freebies

As so many folk complained a couple of weeks back when I had to miss a week of Freebies, I am typing this up on a Wednesday which is a bit unorthodox for me as it means I'll probably miss a tonne of good stuff out. Fear not though as that wee annoying bunny eared fecker will duly point them out. I do have good reason to have an excuse as we put on the latest Peenko session last night, which we will hopefully be bringing to you shortly. Anyway, lets get this show on the road and get on with this week freebies.

This could quite possibly be the greatest freebie I have ever posted, I shit you not. Yes, in the past I've posted links to some pretty amazing free EPs and singles, but this is a while album and it's fucking amazing. The album is called 'Song's To Swim To' and it is already one my favourite albums of 2011, I still can't quite fathom that they're giving it away for free.

Alas all good things must come to an end, by my calculations this weeks FOUND freebie will be our last a their amazing new album 'factorycraft' is due on Monday. They'll also be celebrating the release with a gig at the Captains Rest on the same day. Personally I can't wait, hopefully I'll see a few of your beautiful faces there too. As for the freebie, you'll find it here, just mind and buy the album you won't regret it.

Robin Pecknold
Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes fame recorded three acoustic songs a couple weeks ago in LA with his friend Noah and he was kind enough to share them with us all. One is a duet with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear, one is just a new solo jam, and the last one is a cover.

Ghost Pants
I don't really hide my liking of Ghost Pants, for those of you who haven't been paying attention the band originally started as the solo project of Dananananaykroyd drummer Paul Carlin. They're now a four piece and I was even lucky enough to have them as my first guinea pigs when we had our first ever live Peenko sessions back last year. You can watch the videos and download the recordings at the top left hand-side of the screen there. Having given away numerous EPs and singles, they're now offering their new release 'Error b/w Hit' as a pay what you want scenario. So if you're conscience can take it you can download it for free here.

Song of Return

Having risen from the ashes of Union of Knives, Craig Grant and his boys have regrouped and are making something of triumphant return under the guise of Song of Return. They apparently played a storming set at Tuts last Friday, a welcome return indeed, plus if you sign up to their mailing list they'll send you a couple of free MP3s.

Admiral Fallow
Their amazing debut album, 'Boots Met My Face', is set for a re-release at the end of this month in a plush new sleeve, if you haven't already got a copy then get that sorted. The updated version of the album includes new song 'The Sad Clown Cast', to make up for all of those folk that have already bought the album they've made the song free to download.

Trapped In Kansas
Ayr's finest, Trapped In Kansas have posted up three acoustic version of their songs for free download on their Soundcloud page. Sounding good boys, sounding very very good.

Battle for 2nd Place
The Glasgow four piece recently recorded an acoustic version of their song 'Damage that you've Done' for Balcony TV in Dublin. To mark the performance the band have made this song and current single 'Say it ain't So' available for free download from their website. While you're at it, if you sign up to their mailing list they'll send you a download link for their song 'Sense of Self.

Wild Beasts
If you go and click 'like' on Facebook, Wild Beasts will give you a free download of their new song 'Albatross,' the first single from their forthcoming album 'Smother'.

Okkervil River
Stereogum have a wee exclusive free download of new Okkervil River song 'Wake and Be Fine', just follow the link.

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Datavus frontman Danen Francis Sloan relocated to Edinburgh and formed this exciting new indie-folk outfit. Their single 'All Stands Still' is free to download on their Bandcamp, if this song is an indication of what's to come then they're certainly going to be ones to watch out for.

The Strangers Almanac
I must admit that since The View broke through to the mainstream, that I have been naive enough to tar all bands from Dundee with same brush. Only now do I feel realise the error of my ways, recently we have had an abundance of talent to emerge from the City of Discovery, including Olive Grove's very own Esperi, the rock-tastic Pensioner and now we have another wee gem in the form of The Strangers Almanac. Their single 'Whale Watching For Beginners' is a joyous little number, that harks back to the 60s & 70s with it's chilled out vibe, lovely stuff.

Art Brut
You can download new Art Brut song, Unprofessional Wrestling, here in exchange for an email address, a Facebook 'like' or your soul.

Young and Lost Club
There are an array of free downloads up for grabs on Young and Lost Club's website, including tracks from ExLovers, Young The Giant Noah & The Whale and Gold Fields.

Three Trapped Tigers
The band are giving away a track taken from their forthcoming album 'Route One Or Die'. Get 'Cramm' here in exchange for your email address.

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