23 September 2011

Friday Freebies

The Twilight Sad
It really feel likes ages since we last heard anything from Kilsyth's finest, fear not though as they are set to release their third full-length album, ‘No One Can Ever Know’, ‘Kill It In The Morning’ in February next year. As a taster of what to expect they've made new song ‘Kill It In The Morning’ free to download from the band’s website alongside a wee trailer. Personally I think if this is the direction that the new album is going to take then it's quite a bold step, there's still a lot of noise going on. It still sounds dark and atmospheric, but with bits of electronic in there, personally I am looking forward to hearing more.

Sparrow & the Workshop
The clothes brand Penguin seem to be the latest fashion brand to have decided to jump on board with bands. All you really to know is that you can download ''You don't trust anyone' from Sparrow & the Workshop for free here. There are also tracks from folk like Young Legionnaire and Bad Bad Lazarus, plus an array of other stuff that I have never heard of.

Sigur Rós
In November Sigur Rós are set to release their first ever live album, 'Inni', which is also being released as a live documentary film. Released on an array of different formats, ranging from Blue-Ray to vinyl, the whole thing was recorded over two nights at the Ally Pally in London. In anticipation of its release they've made the track 'festival' free to download.

Odd Box Records
If you haven't come across Odd Box Records before, then now's a good time for you to do some much need catching up. The London based DIY label have made a 32 song compilation available for free download, it's a great way to get yourself acquainted with some awesome new music that you probably won't have heard before.

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders
If you missed it earlier in the week, The Pop Cop posted up a blog about Jose Vanders which is well worth checking out. All you really need to know from me is that Jose duetted with Luke Leighfield to record a this beautiful cover of Bon Iver's Blindsided which is free to download on Bandcamp.

Pronto Mama
If you like your indie pop to be catchy with a touch quirkiness, then Glasgow 5 piece, Pronto Mama should be right up your street. What I presume must be there debut self titled single is free to download on their Bandcamp, do yourself a favour and get it downloaded.

Chin Yi
It used to be that I was pretty clued up on music from all over the world, however, since I started this blog almost 3 years ago, my knowledge of anything that isn't Scottish is now pretty piss poor. Every so often though I dare to step out of my comfort zone to see what else is out there, after a tip off from a friend I somehow found myself listening to Chin Yi, a dark psychedelic band who hail from Granada in Spain. Surprisingly I found myself actually getting quite into their new EP which is free to download on their Bandcamp page. Fans of Nick Cave should hopefully find this is right up their street.

The Ugly Club
Talking of bands outwith these shores, New Jersey outfit The Ugly Club have just made their new Visions of Tall Girl EP free to download on their Bandcamp. Fans of Broken Bells and My Morning Jacket might want to check this one out.

The Mademoiselle
Glasgow trio, The Mademoiselle, have made their self titled EP free to download on their Bandcamp.

Mata Macdonald
If you like your Americana/Country then Mata Macdonald might be the man for you, hailing from Stornoway, the singer songwriter has just released his debut EP. You can get a taster of it by downloading his song '3 Men' for nowt via his Soundcloud.

Flying MaN sHARK
The Edinburgh alt-pop rockers have made their self titled debut album free to download on their Bandcamp page.

Lovers Turn to Monsters
Not one to rest on his laurels, Kyle Wood aka Lovers Turn to Monsters is one prolific fella, having released his last album 'Beyond Glasgow Howls' back in June of this year. He's now recorded a new album, 'Pandas, Hearts, Blankets & Birds' which he's posted up for free download on Bandcamp.

Wild Beasts
Fresh from playing at The Electric Frog festival in Glasgow a couple of weeks back, Stereogum have posted up new track 'Thankless Thing' from Wild Beasts here.

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