Thursday 29 September 2011

Five For Free #17

TV Girl - Benny And The Jetts EP

San Diego duo TV Girl follow up last years stunning debut EP (also available for free here) with another corker. 'Benny And The Jetts' is more of their own brand of big beat indie-pop with sixties soul flourishes, when they finally get round to releasing an album is should be a classic. We're very excited about this band!

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Slow Down, Molasses - Light

The curiously named Slow Down, Molasses are a Canadian nine-piece band who describe their music as "sad bastard songs". By this they must mean "achingly beautiful, bleak, haunting soundscapes loaded with pathos". 'Light' is taken from their second album 'Walk Into The Sea' and is quite simply delightful.

Slow Down, Molasses on Facebook

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Big Troubles - Misery

Monday will see the UK release of the debut album from New York quartet Big Troubles. 'Romantic Comedy' is chock full of the kind of traditional indie-rock that doesn't go out of date. Recent single 'Sad Girls' (which proved popular when we posted it a few weeks back) is included, as is this free download - 'Misery'.

Big Troubles - Misery by Slumberland Records

Big Troubles on Myspace

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Shimmering Stars - I'm Gonna Try

Shimmering Stars hail from Canada - Vancouver to be precise - and make 60s pop influenced rough diamonds of songs. |The end of August saw the release of new album 'Violent Hearts', and taken from it is the short-but-sweet 'I'm Gonna Try'.

Shimmering Stars - I'm Gonna Try by hardlyartrecords

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Kai Fish - Cobalt Cheeks

Making a solo album in the gap between your band's releases is the new black. Everyone seems to be at it. Mystery Jets bassist Kai Fish is the latest, his album 'Life In Monochrome' is out this week. 'Cobalt Cheeks' builds from gentle guitar and drums into something of an epic. On this form he's more than welcome to give up the day job.

'Cobalt Cheeks' is available on Kai Fish's website

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