Tuesday 22 November 2011

Five For Free #32

Thieving Irons - So Long

First stop Brooklyn (yet again) and the new project formed by Nate Martinez, former guitarist with Pela. Thieving Irons haven't announced plans for an album yet, but are planning a series of singles in the coming months. Free download 'So Long' is a promising way to kick things off with a driving beat and soft vocals. More of the same will do just fine, thanks!

Thieving Irons on Facebook

Buy the album.

Bikini Test Failure - Yes We Are Having A Good Time Now

'Fleecing The Easily Pleased', the second album Manchester based Bikini Test Failure was chock-full of quality 90s-influenced indie/guitar tunes. After an extensive promotion campaign in the UK and US including a few radio sessions, the good news is that they'll be making some rare full-band live appearances soon. Even better news is that you can pick up 'Yes We Are Having A Good Time Now' by clicking on the arrow below.

01. Yes We Are Having A Good Time Now - Bikini Test Failure by bikini test failure

Bikini Test Failure's website

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Guided By Voices - The Unsinkable Fats Domino

Since reforming last year after a six year hiatus, alternative legends Guided By Voices have completed a sell-out tour and recorded a new album. 'Let's Go Eat The Factory' will be the band's seventeenth full-length and is set for release in January. That record's first fruits come in the shape of the brilliantly titled 'The Unsinkable Fats Domino', and fans will be pleased to note that their sound remains unchanged.

Guided by Voices - The Unsinkable Fats Domino by ForFolksSake

Free download: The Unsinkable Fats Domino

Guided By Voices' website

Buy the single.

Damien Jurado - Nothing Is The News

Another returning alternative legend is Damien Jurado who will be following up last year's excellent 'Saint Bartlett' album with his eleventh studio offering 'Maraqopa' in February. Ahead of its release he's giving away the psychedelic Americana jam of 'Nothing Is The News' as a free taster. It's slightly different to his usual format and all the better for it. Like Fleet Foxes during a heavy night on the 'shrooms.

"Nothing is the News" by Damien Jurado by DOJAGSC

Damien Jurado's website

I Am In Love - Call Me An Animal 

London quartet I Am In Love released this free download at the end of October and the EP it's taken from is out this week. The EP's title track 'Call Me An Animal' is a hybrid of many danceable indie/new-wave bands but successfully manages to stand on its own two feet with a fierce beat and reverby guitars. It also suggests that it would be wise to keep your eyes peeled for future releases from this lot.

Call Me An Animal by i am in love

I Am In Love on Facebook

Buy the EP.

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