30 December 2011

Friday Freebies

Our very own Pensioner are very kindly offering fans the chance to snap up their cracking debut album Yearlings for free on their Bandcamp page. Be quick mind as this offer is only going to be available for a few more days.

Aerials Up

Those lovely Aerials Up kids are giving away a free download of arguably their best song, All Your Mothers Daughters here.

As a Christmas gift to us all, Aberdeenshire's finest, IndianRedLopez have posted up their cover of Twin Shadow's Castles In The Snow for free download on their SoundCloud page.

Armellodie Records
Scottish indie label, Armellodie Records are giving away a free sampler compilation, featuring tracks from the likes of Chris Devotion & The Expectations, The Scottish Enlightenment and Super Adventure Club. Download the sampler for free from their Bandcamp page.

Gargleblast Records
As a special wee Christmas present, the nice folk at Gargleblast Records have posted up a link to a folder containing all of their free downloads from their December giveaway '12 Days of Xmas' project. The compilation which features songs from likes of Life Without Buildings, Foxface, Desert Hearts, Pan, De Rosa and specially written song from Martin John Henry can be downloaded using this link.

Merge Records
Yet another label giving away a sampler are American indie label, Merge Records who are giving away a free 12-song Winter Sampler featuring tracks from the likes of Lamchop, Superchunk and one of my favourite songs of 2011 from Eleanor Friedberger.

Cancel The Astronauts
Those nice Astronaut boys were getting into the festive spirit last week as they posted up a new version of I Am The President Of Your Fanclub (And Last Night I Followed You Home) for free download. The revamped version features has more synths and banjo, but thankfully no sleighbells though, you can download it here.

The online retailers have a whole host of free MP3's up for grabs, including songs from the much hyped Bwani Junction, the world's next Mumford & Sons - aka Dry The River and Australian outfit, The Jezabels.

The Rose Taylor Project
As a wee prelude to their new album Twin Beds which comes out on Oddbox Records in February of next year. The Rose Taylor Project are giving away a free download of the song Wedding here.

The Very Most
They might not be Scottish, but this American outfit sure do love music from our wee nation. It was my friend Mark that first brought them to my attention with their song, All The Best Bands Are From Scotland, a cracking wee pop tune that name checks nearly every great band that Scotland has ever produced. They recebtly released a special Christmas EP, and you can download sampler track Wombling Merry Christmas for nowt here.

Doris Mavis
Innovative up and coming label, Electropapknit, have posted up a free download of some tracks from Doris Mavis, an experimental lo-fi outift from Glasgow. The band who are made up of members of Copy Haho and pvh, have an EP called Moris Davis, you can grab it for free here.

Tom Robinson
You might only know him as that well-spoken and much loved 6Music presenter, but back in his heyday Mr Robinson was one of the most popular rock stars in the country. I guess you all probably know the song, 2-4-6-8 Motorway, but might not know much more. Well now you can yourself more acquainted with his past work as it's all up on his SoundCloud for free download.

Ahead of their appearance at King Tut's next month with Dilectrics and Bear Arms , Pareto are giving away a free download of their track The Antidote on their Bandcamp page.

Kevin P. Gilday
Glasgow's post-punk poet and former frontman of electronic duo, How Garbo Died, Kevin P. Gilday ha released his debut solo album as free download on his Bandcamp page.

Dog Is Dead
The NME starlets are giving away for free their cover of The Waitresses song ‘Christmas Wrapping’.

The Bird and the Monkey
If you're quick off the mark then you can download yourself a free copy of Scottish, The Bird and the Monkey 's debut album BalloonBaboonBallroom, be quick mind as this will only be available until New Year’s Day.

Dan Mangan
If you go and 'like' Dan Mangan on Facebook he'll give you a free download of his song Post War Blues.

Gothenburg Address
Edinburgh post rock outfit, The Gothenburg Address have made the live recording of their come back show free to download here.

Frank Turner
To celebrate the end of 2011 Frank Turner is giving away new track called 'Happy New Year' as a free download here.

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