Saturday 8 September 2012

Five For Free #112

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Do It With A Rockstar

Aside from being a member of The Dresden Dolls and Evelyn Evelyn and appearing in the buff in the new Flaming Lips video, Amanda Palmer manages to find the time to put out solo albums too - or in this case with The Grand Theft Orchestra - who release 'Theatre Is Evil' on Monday. She very kindly offered up first single 'Do It With A Rockstar' as a free download recently. So here it is.

Amanda Palmer's website

Buy the album

Whale Fire - Wild-Eyed Mistake

The US seem to be ruling the roost when it comes to indie/alternative music at the moment, and hot on the heels of the other million American bands we've featured come Whale Fire. With all that blubber a whale would probably burn quite well, but I'd rather not find out, so let's listen to their superb debut single, the strummed, melodic and slightly countryish 'Wild-Eyed Mistake'.

Whale Fire's website

Buy the single

David Byrne & St Vincent - Who

When news broke that alt-rock hero David Byrne was recording an album with the current hottest woman in alternative music, Annie Clark, the heads of hipsters everywhere began to explode with excitement. So from David Byrne & St Vincent's album 'Love This Giant' (which is out Monday) is a free taster in the form of 'Who', and if you can't wait for more then you can stream the album below too.

David Byrne & St Vincent's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Looking Glass - Stay Where You Are

Jim Wallis spends much of his time sat behind a drum kit doing a sterling job of making sure UK indie band My Sad Captains keep in time with each other. His talents don't stop with beats, he's also an accomplished solo artist under the guise of Looking Glass. He's currently working on a new album although no release date has been confirmed, until then you can feast you ears on freebie 'Stay Where You Are'.

Looking Glass' website

Daughn Gibson - Reach Into The Fire

Talking of drummers, it's a little known fact that acclaimed singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson began his musical journey hitting the skins for Pearls & Brass. His debut album 'All Hell' showed much promise and led to a contract with the excellent Sub Pop label. Here's his first track for them, the slightly crooned and oddly funky 'Reach Into The Fire'.

Daughn Gibson's website

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