Saturday 8 June 2013

Five For Free #188

Love L.U.V. - In My Daydreams

A band mixing the sounds of '60s psych and garage with indiepop and the more modern psychedelic groups? We'll take that, thanks very much! London quartet Love L.U.V. (pronounced "love el, you, vee") tick all the right boxes stylistically and have a cracker of a tune to back it up with 'In My Daydreams'. We get the feeling you'll be hearing more from this lot.

Love L.U.V.'s website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Jul 04 Paper Dress Vintage, London, United Kingdom  
Jul 13 EAST END LIVE, London, United Kingdom

Ms. Henrik - Mark

Ms. Henrik, so called because of his androgyny, is a Swedish artist who makes synth-pop that's full of melody and really quite addictive. As far as we're aware, 'Mark' is his second single and follows on from debut 'Doing It For The Man' which went a little bit viral on the blogs earlier this year. If he's got more songs as catchy as these he'll be a star.

Ms. Henrik's website

Crushed Out - Push Down & Twist

In an interesting, erm, twist, just as we're talking about songs being addictive, US duo Crushed Out serve up this garage-pop track from album 'Want To Give' that is also incredibly catchy and just so happens to be about addiction to prescription medication, the title 'Push Down & Twist' being the usual entry method to medicine bottles. We say stick to the music. It's cheaper, certainly in this case.

Crushed Out's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Jun 08 Strange Matter, Richmond, VA
Jun 13 The Village Idiot, Maumee, OH  
Jun 14 Lo & Behold! Records & Books, Hamtramck, MI  
Jun 15 The Historic Majestic Theatre, Chillicothe, OH
Jun 20 First & Third Summer Street Festival, Rochester, MN  
Jun 21 Club Underground, Minneapolis, MN
Jun 23 Coors Light South Plate River Festival, Denver, CO  
Jun 28 Donkey Creek Music Festival, Gillette, WY
Jun 30 Duffy's Tavern, Lincoln, NE  
Jul 05 Firecracker 500 Festival Iowa City, IA
Jul 07 The Brown Baer, Elkhart Lake, WI  
Jul 11 Lake Street Cafe, Elkhart Lake, WI  
Jul 13 Shubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
Jul 14 The Beale on Broadway, St Louis, MO  
Jul 19 Beaver Island Music Festival, Beaver Island, MI
Jul 20 Beaver Island Music Festival, Beaver Island, MI
Aug 10 Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA
Sep 05 Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, OR  
Sep 06 Musicfest NW, Portland, OR
Sep 07 Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA

Internet Forever - White Light Collision Course

Another example of one of our tips going on to achieve critical acclaim and public acknowledgement to go with it! Internet Forever's album was given many plaudits upon its release last year including from us. If you're yet to sample their delights then now's the perfect time as they're offering the lovely indie/pop tune 'White Light Collision Course' for free.

Download 'White Light Collision Course' for free from Internet Forever's website

Stream or buy the album

Treasure of Grundo - Dýsantzú Yles

Dutch band Treasure Of Grundo released their new album 'Dýsantzú' at the end of April and you can download the track 'Dýsantzú Yles' for free. It's a mysterious song that picks elements from experimental indie bands, post-rock, chillwave, trip-hop, dreampop and probably a few other genres too. So we end up with a spooky but original tune of high quality.

Treasure Of Grundo's website

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