Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Five For Free #213

Rathbone - Wanna Be You

Luke Rathborne made that same pilgrimage that so many aspiring musicians make; he headed for New York. Being from Brunswick this wasn't a huge distance to travel, but once there the band Rathborne was created with the addition of a further three musicians. Their new album 'Soft' is about to be released and from it is the very good indie-rock of 'Wanna Be You'.

Free download: 'Wanna Be You'

Rathborne's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

Sep 11 Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 19 Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Sep 22 House of Blues Boston, Boston, MA
Sep 23 Webster Hall, New York, NY
Sep 24 Lincoln Theater, Washington, DC
Sep 29 VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino, North Kansas City, MO
Oct 04 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 06 House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, CA

Jeffertitti's Nile - Mountain Jam

As we know, the music scene in Los Angeles is rich and often interconnected. Jeffertitti's Nile have a name that's tricky to spell. They also have Father John Misty's bassist as their frontman and founder, placing them in that section of the musical family tree. 'Mountain Jam' is a great psychedelic Americana track that perfectly fits that old description of "cosmic American music".

Download 'Mountain Jam' for free by heading here

Jeffertitti's Nile's website

Stream or buy the album

Catch them live:

Sept 18 - Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles
Sept 19 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Fran
Sept 20 - Sophia's Thai Kitchen, Davis

Lost Ghosts - Summer Nothing

Glasgow group Lost Ghosts only released their debut single 'Tunnels' in June, but since then they've been spreading some summer love by offering the excellent guitar-pop of 'Summer Nothing' as a free download. It's a joyous and catchy song about breaking free and doing what the heck you like, and it makes your ears feel quite nice.

Lost Ghosts' website

Reuben Hollebon - Faces

Norfolk musician Reuben Hollebon is someone we've got to know quite well over the past year, featuring a handful of single releases, but 'Faces' is the first we've heard since January. This new single shows great production and musicianship that are the perfect counterpart to his distinctive voice. We're anticipating plenty of press praise when an album arrives.

Reuben Hollebon's website

Buy the single

BetaRob - Like Mind

We've featured BetaRob on the site in the past, and the London artist is producing a steady stream of tunes, most of which you can download for free via SoundCloud. Despite coming from a punk background, the style of these songs varies, and in 'Like Mind' he's giving us a final blast of summer with the tropical leanings of this sunny new track.

BetaRob's website

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