Friday Freebie – Elastic Sleep

There is so much great new music coming out of Cork at the moment and we happily revert your attention back to You Only Live Twice by Elastic Sleep. Featured on the show a few weeks back, the former James Bond tune originally sung by Nancy Sinatra has been reimagined as the perfect slice of shoegaze dreampop that it was perhaps always destined to be. Released on Fifa Records as a precursor to the now highly anticipated debut album by Elastic Sleep due in early 2014, it is this weeks Friday Freebie and is available to download below.

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Friday Freebie – Kobina

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With Hard Working Class Heroes 2013 fast approaching there is no better time to be catching up with some of the Irish music scene that may have previously passed you by. If like me you failed to hear of Kobina til now then you’re in for a treat. The Dublin producer has been in action for less than a year but has already landed several impressive support slots as well as a set at Longitude Festival during the summer. Stay Right Now clearly suggests we should be hearing lots more from Kobina in the future. As this weeks Friday Freebie it’s available to download below..

Friday Freebie – PINS

Manchester four-piece PINS have unveiled a brand new song from their Bella Union-released debut album Girls Like Us. A lithe two and a half minutes, the echoing monotones of ‘Lost Lost Lost’ induce chills like a PJ Harvey mantra. The song perfectly showcases the stark, analogue sound of the album, and the MP3 has been made available as a free download from the Bella Union Soundcloud.

Friday Freebie – Glass Gang

Endearingly dark and creepy, comprising various elements of shoegaze and electro, the music of Glass Gang has been released, track by track on their Tumblr over the last few weeks. They have also taken to revealing a little more of themselves with each new tune. So far we know that they are three dudes based in Brooklyn, who like boots and wearing mostly black.

The Fall is this weeks Friday Freebie and is the third single Glass Gang have made available for free. You can grab it from the Soundcloud player.

 

Friday Freebie: The Mantles

San Francisco band The Mantles are set to release their sophmore album “Long Enough To Leave” next week on Slumberland Records (home to Big Troubles, Dum Dum Girls and Veronica Falls). Akin to their label mates, they were their influences bluntly on their sleeves. While Big troubles and Dum Dum Girls are part of the 90s revival crew, The Mantles are firmly in the psychedelic garage pop crew with very obvious nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun record label and bands such as Love and The Bats.

To get you geared up for the release, this week you can download their blissed out, summery anthem “Hello”. You can download it for free from the soundcloud player below.

Friday Freebie 31/05/2013 – Cayucas

 

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One of the few bands that I managed to see at Primavera that weren’t already in my record collection were Californians Cayucas. They played a punchy and energetic set in the Ray Ban Unplugged stage that won over many a fan who lingered around after The Babies. Their album ‘Bigfoot’ was released last month but you can download their single ‘Highschool Lover’ for free in exchange for a like on their facebook page here.

Friday Freebie: Orquesta

Dublin producer Orquesta has already released four EP’s, all available for free , but he first came to my attention with last year’s  reworking of The Beach Boy’s 1980’s hit Kokomo. A percussion centric tropicalia sound prevades across all I have heard so Orquesta’s music definitely comes into its own in the summertime. New tune Qingming is no different, an airy instrumental that snaps, crackles and pops, but with plenty of bounce, it bodes very well for the future. While Orquesta is busy impressing in NYC at The Red Bull Music Academy you can download Qingming right here via Dummy Mag

Friday Freebie – Christopher Owens

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Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released his debut solo album Lysandre earlier this year. Its lush production gave it a chamber pop sheen.  Now to coincide with his solo acoustic tour, Owens has released a solo acoustic version of Lysandre – just the sound of him and his guitar. The songs definitely hold up, in fact sound possibly stronger now, as unadorned compositions.
Download  a free copy of Lysandre -Acoustic Album right here.

Friday Freebie 29/03/13: Kurt Vile

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The day before his hometown of Philadelphia honour their sonorous son with a parade we are delighted to share a new Kurt Vile track as our Friday Freebie.

Having wooed a whole new fan base with Smoke Ring For My Halo two years ago, he is set to release his second album for Matador Records on April 9th. Walkin On A Pretty Daze will be his fifth full length record and Never Run Away is the second track to get a public airing and is available to download for free right here. It’s the most immediate track he has released to date, instantly accessible but without a hint of dilution.

All bodes very well for the album and of course his Irish date this summer at Body & Soul Festival in June.

Friday Freebie 15/03/13: Weval

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Weval: Out Of The Game

Lots of great electronic music coming out of Holland at the moment and we love what the Atomnation label have giving us so far this year, so are delighted that this weeks Friday Freebie is courtesy of  Applescal label mates Weval. The Dutch producers release the Half Age EP next week but right now the lead track Out Of The Game can be downloaded here for free right now.