Wednesday 12 October 2011

Five For Free #19

Duchess Says - Time To Reiterate

The second album from Canadian quartet Duchess Says is out this week. 'Time To Reiterate' is a pulsating slab of meaty post-punk, although they prefer to describe their sound as “moog rock”, it's a description that fits but whatever you choose to to call it - it's a very good tune and really that's all that counts.

Duchess Says - Time to Reiterate by artifact-artifact

Free download: Time To Reiterate

Duchess Says' website

Casiokids - Det Haster!

'Aabenbaringen over Aaskammen' is probably unpronounceable to those who don't speak Norwegian, but that's the name of the new album from Casiokids which is out this week in Norway, North America and Japan with a worldwide release to follow. 'Det Haster!' is more of their trademark low budget synth-pop and that's no bad thing at all.

Casiokids - Det haster! by moshi moshi music

Casiokids website

Real Estate - It's Real

Also in stores this week is the sophomore album from Brooklyn based Real Estate. 'Days' is their first record on the excellent Domino Records and was preceded buy a 7” single – 'It's Real' – a summery slice of jangling psychedelic indie-rock which you can pick up as a free download by double-clicking the link below.

Real Estate - It's Real by DominoRecordCo

Free download: It's Real

Real Estate on Myspace

Buy the single.

Future Islands - Before The Bridge

Baltimore trio Future Islands have just put out their third album 'On The Water' which features the excellent 'Before The Bridge', a bass heavy, synth driven, new wave track which sounds slightly spooky thanks to the unusual vocal intonation, a little bit like Fryars fronting a long lost experimental group from 1981.

Future Islands - Before the Bridge by thrilljockey

Future Islands website

Chairlift - Peculiar Paradise

It's taken three years for Chairlift to follow up their breakthrough second album 'Does You Inspire You' and they've lost a member along the way, but it's finished and due out early next year. The first single taken from it is 'Amanaemonesia'. The b-side 'Peculiar Paradise' is even better and finds them more upbeat than usual. Grab it below.

Chairlift's website

Buy the single.

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