Saturday 28 July 2012

Five For Free #100

Prince Of Pressure - Noise In The Night

From what little information we've been able to gather about Prince Of Pressure, it would appear the project is the work of three childhood friends from Montreal. 'Noise In The Night' is their debut release and it's a wonderful introduction; phased vocals, layered synths and enough of a hook to satisfy pop fans as well as those looking for a more left-field form of retro electronica.

Prince Of Pressure's website

Carried By Waves - Lights/Climbing Trees

Sticking with beautifully crafted electronic textures are Irish group Carried By Waves whose new album 'Softly Held Together' is available as a free download from bandcamp. Theirs is an experimental form of electro-pop that's both innovative and accessible, creating a mash of different ambient, chopped up digital and organic sounds, as heard on 'Lights/Climbing Trees'.

Carried By Waves' website

Stream or download the album

The Eastern Sea - The Match 

Austin indie/folk/rock collective The Eastern Sea have recently released their second album 'Plague' and are offering the single 'The Match' as a free download. Taking influence from the cream of the North American alternative scene (Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire, The National, Grizzly Bear etc.), the single steadily builds from soft guitar and vocals to crescendo of brass, percussion and harmonies.

The Eastern Sea's website

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Izabo - Summer Shade

Izabo may call Tel-Aviv home, but the Israeli band have captured the very same summery vibe that dozens of Californian indie groups are aiming for. Having been together for a decade they've had the time to refine their sound, and free track 'Summer Shade' is delightfully simple and catchy pop that's the perfect soundtrack  to any seasonal activities you may have planned.

Free download: 'Summer Shade'

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Aaron Embry - Moon Of The Daylit Sky

In his long career, alt-country musician Aaron Embry has worked with everyone from Willie Nelson and Elliot Smith to Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Gentle single 'Moon Of The Daylit Sky' will appear on his debut solo album 'Tiny Prayers' which is out in September and coincides with a tour supporting Father John Misty, and that sounds like a good night out.

To download 'Moon Of The Daylit Sky' for free head here

Aaron Embry's website

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