Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Five For Free #10

Treat yourself to these beauties!

The Rosebuds - Woods

Kicking things off is this piece of mammoth sounding indie-rock from The Rosebuds. Woods is anthemic in all the right ways and a great return after some time away (while the duo got a divorce!). New album Loud Planes, Fly Low is out now on Merge, and was accompanied by an extensive tour of the US.

Free download: Woods

The Rosebuds Website

Buy the album.

Baby Monster - The Fear Of Charlie Sunrise

I've been keeping tabs on LA's Baby Monster since hearing the brilliantly titled single Ultra Violence & Beethoven in 2009. June saw the long awaited release of their self titled debut album. It was definitely worth the wait as this poptastic free sample proves.

Baby Monster- The Fear of Charlie Sunrise by Anorak London

Baby Monster's website

Buy the album.

They Might Be Giants - Judy Is Your Viet Nam

Get the Birdhouse song and the kids album out of your head. In the 29 years They Might Be Giants have been together they've produced many albums and been through many phases. New album Join Us was released last month and is the mid point between Teenage Fanclub and Weezer. Check out the powerpop of Judy Is Your Viet Nam.

They Might Be Giants website

Buy the album.

Niki & The Dove - The Fox

Definite ones to watch. Swedish duo Niki & The Dove are now signed to Sub Pop (I hope this means a rerelease of the sensational Mother Protect) and putting together a debut album. The latest from them is the experimental pop of The Fox.

Niki & The Dove website

Buy the single.

Black Lips - New Direction

Upon hearing the news that US garage-punks Black Lips were to record their new album with Mark Ronson a slight pang of doubt went through my mind. I needn't have worried. This is very much a Black Lips record and is only marginally less shambolic than their previous work. Thankfully not a new direction after all.

Free download: New Direction

Black Lips website

Buy the album.

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