Saturday 15 October 2011

Five For Free #20

Future Islands - Balance 

We blogged a free track from the new Future Islands album earlier this week, you can find that here. Now having had time to digest more from 'On The Water', it's become clear that these guys have a lot of really quite brilliant tunes in their arsenal. Best of all is 'Balance', a track that keeps getting better and better. Download it below and see what you think.

Future Islands - Balance by thrilljockey

Future Islands website

Buy the album.

The Morning Clouds - The Wrong Things

'The Wrong Things' is taken from the début EP by Denver's The Morning Clouds which is in stores now. This track recalls The Beach Boys with its layered vocals and despite the menacing clouds on the cover it's a laid back, sun kissed and summery tune with tropical guitar twangs of the kind which blessed the Tennis album earlier this year.

The Morning Clouds, "The Wrong Thing" by The FADER

The Morning Clouds on bandcamp

Buy the EP.

Still Corners - Into The Trees

Sub Pop has once again become one of the most vital labels around. Still Corners album 'Creatures Of An Hour' was released on the imprint this week and you can get hold of single 'Into The Trees' for free. It's a wall of warm, fuzzy, ethereal shoegaze with a breathy vocal courtesy of Tessa Murray and somehow mixes in minimal atmospherics at the same time. Lovely stuff.

Still Corners - Into the Trees by subpop

Still Corners' website

Buy the album.

Real Estate - Green Aisles

If you didn't pick up the free download of 'It's Real' earlier this week then you can grab it here. Real Estate are also offering another single from their second album 'Days' for free. The album is out this week and sees the band refining their sound and creating a more complete package then the début. 'Green Aisles' with it's mellow harmonies is a definite highlight.

Real Estate - Green Aisles by DominoRecordCo

Real Estate on Myspace

Buy the single.

Minks - Araby/Little Fawn

Minks' first album was out earlier this year and was a delightful take on lo-fi 80s indie, coming over like a more ramshackle version of The Cure.  New single 'Araby' is more of the same and sees them sticking to their guns rather than getting a glossy makeover. B-side 'Little Fawn' has more of a 60s feel and is equally as good. Pick up both tracks below.

Free download: Araby

Free download: Little Fawn

Minks on Myspace

Buy the single.

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