Wednesday 23 January 2013

Five For Free #150

She & The Sun - Bad Lover

Another dreampop duo from New York? Yes, and another very good one. She & The Sun have a cleaner sound than many others in their genre, forgoing the distortion for pure, floaty beauty and an incredibly sweetly sung song that it's pretty well impossible not to like. 'Bad Lover' is taken from their self-titled debut album which is out now.

She & The Sun's website

Stream or buy the album

Secret Beach - Enamel

Another duo from New York? Yes, but this time we're looking at lo-fi indie that's part the poppy end of C86 and part an upbeat Daniel Johnston. Secret Beach have been together for a few years and have just put all their recordings together to make a debut album or "sampler" which is sixteen tracks long and entirely free to download. Taken from it is 'Enamel'.

Secret Beach's website

Stream or download the album

Under The Wire - We Are Infinite (Demo)

Another duo... from Philadelphia this time. We've shifted along the US east coast a little and found this new (literally about a month old) project involving Tom Lugo who's also in the ace ShiShi. For Under The Wire he's teamed up with Jason Ellis to create more cutting, electronic post-punk/indiepop. Things are kind of at the demo stage currently but a debut EP is planned soon. Here's 'We Are Infinite'.

Under The Wire's website

Lonesound - A Little While Longer

In November we featured 'The Great Outdoors (Part 2)' by former Luminaries man James Ewers who now goes by the name Lonesound. There's will apparently be a trilogy of EPs with part 3 still to come, but backtracking to 'The Great Outdoors (Part 1)' we find this utterly gorgeous piece of dreamy Americana (er, from Hackney) called 'A Little While Longer'.

Download 'A Little While Longer' for free by heading here

Lonesound's website

Buy the EP

Catch him live:

Tue 29th Jan - Upstairs @ Ronnie Scotts Bar, Soho (solo)
Fri 15th Feb - Pug Party @ The Victoria, Dalston (with band)
Thu 28th Feb - Sofar Sounds, London (venue tbc)
Thu 14th March - 12 Bar Club, Soho (solo)
Thu 4th April - Young & Lost Club @ The Lock Tavern, Camden (solo)

Kameronessi - Find Me On A Beach

We weren't intentionally planning to include loads of references to sun and beaches in today's Five For Free while the country sits under a layer of snow, that's just how it's turned out. Mind you, Kameronessi is in San Francisco so we can't blame him. If you missed the lovely 'Morning Dew' that we featured last week then grab it here, then check out the chilled vibes of new track 'Find me A Beach' which reminds us a bit of jj.

Kameronessi's website

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