Saturday 24 March 2012

Five For Free #64

Firehorse - Our Hearts

Firehorse is the project of Brooklyn singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Leah Seigel who put the group together last year and released debut album 'And So They Ran Faster'. Free track 'Our Hearts' appears on the album and is the perfect showcase for Leah's powerful vocal and oddpop songwriting. The sound is like a cross between Feist and a less overblown Florence & The Machine, yet unique at the same time.

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Ghost Hands - Aching Eyes

Also formed last year were Alaskans Ghost Hands who create robust indie-rock with gutsy bass and surging rhythms. We don't have a great deal of info on them at the moment, but it sounds as though an album is pretty much complete and awaiting release. In the mean time, check out excellent new track 'Aching Eyes' which you can grab free below.

Free download: 'Aching Hands'

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Miike Snow - Black Tin Box

Swedish/US trio Miike Snow returned with their second album this week. 'Happy To You' is the follow up to their 2009 self-titled debut and sees them taking a different approach this time around, aiming to work together as a band more (rather than a production team) and add a touch more experimentation. You should by now have heard 'Devil's Work', and here's another album cut - 'Black Tin Box'.

Free download: 'Black Tin Box'

Miike Snow's website

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Sean Bones - Here Now

Brooklyn genre-hopper Sean Bones has just finished promoting second album 'Buzzards Boy' at this year's SXSW festival and one of the highlights from the album is current single 'Here Now'. It's three and a half minutes of sparking, sunshine-pop with twinkling pianos and is pretty damn catchy. As advertisements for the album go, this is just about perfect.

Sean Bones' website

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Faces On Film - Waiting For GA

The latest instalment of Weathervane Music's 'Shaking Through' series features Boston-based singer-songwriter Mike Fiore and his band Faces On Film. 'Waiting For GA' is lush Americana with a rootsy feel and ethereal backing. The track seeming has its sights set on reaching great heights musically and it just about manages it, delicately soaring away. Not a bad way to round things up!

Faces On Film's website

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