Wednesday 23 May 2012

Five For Free #81

Psychobuildings - Baby Cops

'Baby Cops' is the new single from New York retro-futurists Psychobuildings and it blends together elements of Goth, new-wave and 80s electronica with a catchy pop tune that transports you back thirty years. If this tickles your fancy then keep an eye out for next single 'Wonderchamber' which is also taken from their 'Hearts' EP, due out next month.

Free download: 'Baby Cops'

Psychobuildings' website

Buy the single

Let's Say We Did - The Stars Above Looked So Bright And Green

Swedish quartet Let's Say We Did are set to follow up last year's excellent self-titled debut album with a second offering later this year and the first single lifted from it is available as a free download. 'The Stars Above Looked So Bright And Green' is a slightly mellower take on their 90s inspired alt-rock that draws comparisons to Teenage Fanclub and Deus as well as current indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club.

Let's Say We Did's website

Buy the single

Gold Fields - Treehouse

Dragging alternative music back to the dance floor it occupied a few years ago are Australians Gold Fields whose track 'Treehouse' comes at you like Bloc Party remixed by The Rapture and is brimming with energy. They're currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album which looks set to be released on the Astralwerks label sometime soon.

Gold Field's website

Buy the single

Race Horses - Mates

Also putting the finishing touches to a new album are Welsh guitar-pop band Race Horses who have recently signed to Stolen Recordings and are offering up a free track, the summery and melodic 'Mates'. The done thing is to compare any slightly experimental Welsh indie band to Super Furry Animals or Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, so we'd try to avoid doing that - if they didn't sound a bit like SFA and Gorky's that is...

Download 'Mates' for free from Race Horses' Facebook

Race Horses' website

Like Pioneers - Boggs

Like Pioneers are a seven-piece collective from Chicago who make gutsy alt-rock in a similar vein to The National and The Walkmen and free track 'Boggs' should appeal to fans of either of those. It's taken from their new album 'Oh Magic' which is out on June 8th and is the first that's been recorded as a full band, following previous offering 'Piecemeal'.

Like Pioneers' website

Stream or buy the album

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