Wednesday 29 August 2012

Five For Free #109

Matthew Dear - Her Fantasy

Musical jack-of-all-trades Matthew Dear puts out his sixth solo album this week. It's called 'Beams' and is the follow-up to 2010's 'Black City'. Not only does he mix writing, DJing, producing, singing and playing several instruments, his approach to genres is similarly eclectic and 'Her Fantasy' is a dark mix of house, big-beat, electro-rock and pop. It's also very good.

Download 'Her Fantasy' for free by heading here

Matthew Dear's website

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The Orwells - In My Bed

We're generally pretty on the ball when it comes to finding new garage rock talent and Illinois youngsters The Orwells are one of the best we've heard for a while. They definitely take a throat shredding vocal cue from The Sonics but also throw in a bit of the raw energy of the late 70s punk bands. Download the primal 'In My Bed' and see for yourself.

The Orwell's website

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Earth First - To The Night 

We generally know that whenever Cloudberry Records announce a new release it's going to be of the highermost indiepop quality and that certainly goes for their latest 7" single by Earth First. 'To The Night' is such a subtle and fragile track that it feels more like the ghost of a song rather than the song itself. A trick which I'm sure you'll agree makes it wondrously dreamy.

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Of Monsters And Men - Six weeks

This pretty little ditty is from the new album by Icelandic collective Of Monsters And Men. Their album 'My Head Is An Animal' was released this week and 'Six Weeks' is definitely a highlight. Full of melody, hope and angelic singing, not to mention a lovely indiepop tune to carry the whole thing along on. In it's own little way this track is quite statuesque.

Free download: 'Six Weeks'

Of Monsters And Men's website

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TEEN - Electric

It might be slightly ironic if this lot carry on as long as The Rolling Stones or Status Quo, but for the time being TEEN suits them just fine. Their album 'In Limbo' is out this week to rapturous applause from the music press and you can see if you agree with them by downloading the throbbing indie/rock/pop of 'Electric'. You'll be pleased to note it's better than anything The Quo have released for about 40 years.
TEEN's website

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