Saturday 14 January 2012

Five For Free #44

Caged Animals - All The Beautiful Things In The World

More hip indie experimenting from Brooklyn? Go on then. Caged Animals have drawn comparisons to The Velvet Underground and Suicide but this seems to be more to do with melody than any ragged garage or electronica. Their album 'Eat Their Own' was released last year and new single 'All The Beautiful Things In The World' is 'Screamadelica' era Primal Scream jamming with Beck.

Free download: All The Beautiful Things In The World

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Field Music - A New Town

The brothers Brewis and co. return with a new album, 'Plumb', on February 13th and they're giving us their new single for free. 'A New Town' combines stuttering drums and guitars with some Talking Heads style indie-funk, topped off with their usual pop sensibilities and a near falsetto vocal. Field Music are turning into the north east's very own TV On The Radio!

Field Music - A New Town by memphisindustries

Free download: A New Town

Field Music's website

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Willis Earl Beal - Blue Escape

Willis Earl Beal began his musical career, after being discharged from the army, by leaving CDs of his music lying around Albuquerque and was eventually picked up by XL recordings. He's apparently now amassed over 100 songs and will soon be putting out a debut album and single. 'Blue Escape' is one of those early recordings and is a terrific piece of soulful, modern day acoustic blues.

Blue Escape by Willis Earl Beal by Rachel.Metea

Willis Earl Beal's website

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Rose Elinor Dougall - I've Always Known

It's been a while since Rose Elinor Dougall released her debut album, but a new one is on its way. To fill the gap she's giving away an EP of non album tracks originally recorded just over a year ago and tidied up for the release. It bodes well for the new album if 3 tracks as good as these didn't make the cut, they're up there with her best. Check out 'I've Always Known' below or get the EP from bandcamp.

Rose Elinor Dougall's website

Blaenavon - Foes

The seven demos so far posted online from Brighton's Blaenavon are an interesting hybrid of Foals, The Maccabees and Wild Beasts. The fact that these are rough tracks recorded by a band who are still at school indicates that the future's bright for them. Given time they could develop into something very special. Grab free download 'Foes' below.

Blaenavon's website

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