Wednesday 2 November 2011

Five For Free #25

MJ Hibbett & The Validators - Theme From Dinosaur Planet

Cult heroes MJ Hibbett & The Validators are known for being unconventional and also just plain old barking mad, but their latest project takes the biscuit. 'Theme From Dinosaur Planet' is the title track of their forthcoming science fiction, rock-opera concept album and tells the story of the dinosaurs returning to earth from space. I'll have a pint of whatever they're on, please.

Theme From Dinosaur Planet (single mix) by MJ Hibbett

MJ Hibbett's website

Pre-order the album.

A Lull - Weapons For War

Chicago six-piece A Lull released new album 'Confetti' earlier this year and you can pick up single 'Weapons For War' below. It's a prime example of the avant-garde alternative pop that they do so well. Experimental, layered and a mish-mash of styles and influences, it's the kind of boundary pushing approach that's both commendable and a treat for the ears at the same time.

A Lull - Weapons For War by MushRecords

A Lull's website

Buy the single.

Nada Surf - When I Was Young

Indie-rock legends Nada Surf marked their twentieth year by releasing covers album 'If I Had A Hi-Fi' featuring their take on twelve favourites and are now prepping their seventh studio album for a release in January. The first track taken from 'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy' is the mini-epic 'When I was Young' which is yours for free.

Nada Surf - When I Was Young by cityslang

Nada Surf's website

Pre-order the album.

Dead Gaze - Fishing With Robert

Dead Gaze is the project of Mississippi resident R. Cole Furlow but new track 'Fishing With Robert' sounds nothing like any delta-blues stereotypes, instead adding a healthy coating of fuzz to an otherwise melodic indie-pop song. You could describe it many ways; psychedelia, shoegaze, garage, fuzzpop, chillwave... whatever label you decide to throw at it, it's a great track.

DEAD GAZE - Fishing With Robert by atelier ciseaux

Free download: Fishing With Robert

Dead Gaze on Myspace

Buy the single.

Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing

Wearside brothers David and Peter Brewis have a new album lined up as Field Music which will be released in February on the brilliant Memphis Industries label. The album will be their fourth and will apparently see a return to the style of their earlier recordings. The first taster from 'Plumb' is the choppy, chiming '(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing' which you can download below.

Field Music - (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing by memphisindustries

Field Music's website

Pre-order the album.

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