09 September 2011

Friday Freebies

Los Campesinos!
If you didn't chekc out the PopCop yesterday, then you might missed this little twitter argument between LC! and Kev from Avalanche, which from an outsiders point of view was one of the funniest things I have read on twitter in ages. Anyway, the one good thing that came from all of this was that it alerted me to a free download of the new LC! tune By Your Hand, which you can find for free here.

Trips and Falls
Wur good pal Matthew at Song By Toad has just released the new album by Montreal outfit, Trips and Falls, I have to admit that due to my 'only listen to Scottish music' policy, their first album somewhat passed me by. Although after listening to this free download I am going to have to make exceptions to that (stupid) rule.

The Rest
It's been a whole since I last listened to anything from Canadian outfit, The Rest. Having bought their debut album, 'Everyone All At Once' on a bit whim a few years back from Rough Trade (it was mega cheap), in a post-Funeral-world they were one of the bands that got me really excited about he Canadian music scene, so it's good to have them back. You can download their new double A-side single 'Always on my mind/The Last Day' for free on their Bandcamp, fucking ace it is too.

Amber Wilson
I was going to save this for a future We've Got It Covered post, but it's too good not to share now. Having charmed the pants of pretty much everyone at the Captain's Rest last Friday, the lovely Ms Amber Wilson has made her live cover of Love Will Tear Us Apart free to download on her Soundcloud page.

Now before you start berating me for posting Blink182, just wait until you have checked out the link. In order to download their single for free you need to stop the timer dead on '182', having spent the past five minutes attempting to do it I have to admit that this was a lot of fun. So even if you're not a big fan of the band, this is sure to help kill some of your time this afternoon until it's time to hit the pub at 5.

Scottish Fiction
The latest addition to the Scottish blogger fraternity, Scottish Ficiton, has just made his latest monthly EP available to download for free. So if you want free tracks from Black International, The Celestians, velcroBrother and Lou Hickey, then get tucked in here.

Collar Up
Not content with releasing some of the most innovative music to come out of Scotland in recent times, now Sean and Fabien from Night Noise Team have decided to set up their own label together called PermWhale Recordings. Their first release is going to be with a trio from Edinburgh called Collar Up, who's song 'Short Term Memories' is free to download on their Bandcamp.

Dave Hughes
Resident folk-punk Weegie, Dave Hughes has made his track Mirrors, free to download using this link. If you like what you hear then make sure you check out his album Despite the Blackout.

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