Wednesday 14 September 2011

Five For Free #13

Some excellent free fodder for your iPods!

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Same Mistake

Earlier in the year rumours were circulating that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah had broken up. Those rumours can safely be put to bed with the UK release this week of new album 'Hysterical' (US release next week). CYHSY are very much still with us and on fine form, gathering more of the rave reviews they've enjoyed on previous records. Hit the download arrow for a freebe.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Same Mistake by daftdreamy

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's website

Howling Bells - The Loudest Engine

The third album from Aussies Howling Bells is also out in the UK this week. After the (brilliant)previous two, expectations were high. As an overall album 'The Loudest Engine' is a slight disappointment, and somewhat patchy compared to its predecessors. It's not without its highlights, though, and the title track is certainly one of them..

08 Loudest Engine by The Girlie Report

Howling Bells on Myspace

Buy the album.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Morning Thought

Yes it is a made up name. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are Detroit duo Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein. Their debut full length was released earlier this year, and you can pick up a track it below. Morning Thought is the kind of off kilter indie-pop that may appeal to fans of The Flaming Lips more commercial moments.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr - Morning Thought by snipelondon

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s website

Buy the album.

The Castillians - I Don't Wanna Kiss You Girl

The Castillians hail from Birmingham but quite frankly they could be from anywhere and just about any era since the 60s. I Don't Wanna Kiss You Girl is a rough and ready slab of raw garage rock 'n' roll. This is the type of thing we were hoping would be on The Strokes new album.

Free download: I Don't Wanna Kiss You Girl

The Castillians on Myspace

Ladytron - White Elephant

It's been hard to escape 80s influenced synth-pop in the last two or three years, from La Roux to Hurts the charts have been full of it. Liverpool's Ladytron have been showing people how its done for over a decade now, with more credibility, originallity and less pastiche than the current crop. Their fifth album hits the shops this week and kicking it off is the excellent slowie White Elephant.

Ladytron - White Elephant [FREE DOWNLOAD] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Stream the album in full on Ladytron's website

Buy the album.

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The Sound Of Confusion on Myspace

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