Wednesday 27 February 2013

Five For Free #160

The Boxing Lesson - Eastside Possibilities

The whole of the music world is about to descent on Austin for the annual SXSW meat and tunes festival, but locals The Boxing Lesson won't have to travel far and will be showcasing tracks from their forthcoming new album 'Big Hits' at the event. If you want to check them out beforehand then they've made the punky indie of 'Eastside Possibilities' available for free.

Download 'Eastside Possibilities' for free by heading here

The Boxing Lesson's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

3/1 Mohawk Austin
3/8 South by-Interactive Kick off party at Swan Dive
3/9 Lola's Ft. Worth w/ Little Barrie
3/16 OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE @ Holy Mountain 10p

Lovelier Other - Leave This Behind

This contemplative and introspective track was the debut single for Lovelier Other, a band who are keeping tight lipped about just about everything. We know not where they're from or who they are, but in 'Leave This Behind' they have a quite gorgeous and thoughtful track and that's really all that counts. If you want more then a second single, 'Hidden Shelters', is also available.

Download 'Leave This Behind' for free by heading here

Lovelier Other's website

Buy the single

Zagar - Space Medusa

It was always going to be odd when the worlds of disco and funk collided with the worlds of sci-fi and psychedelia, and to be honest we didn't think it would be brought to us by a Hungarian band. But here it is, the new single from Zagar, it's called 'Space Medusa' and we won't bore you with details because you're either going to love it or hate it, so here it is.

Download 'Space Medusa for free by heading here

Zagar's website

Buy the single

Black Black Hills - Far From My Arms

You could say that Black Black Hills are another example of British bands being influenced by the past decade's dominance of US alt-rock over the critical eyes of the music press. So yes you can mention The National, Arcade Fire and many many more, but this doesn't take away from the fact that the Brighton group have a great tune in 'Far From My Arms'.

Black Black Hills' website

The End Of America - Grew Up Here

The End Of America are based in New York and they deal in more conventional Americana, the stuff made with a bit of a groove, some decent harmonies and acoustic instruments. Their album 'Shakey' is available now and they're giving away a free download of the track 'Grew Up Here' before they head off on the road and, naturally, to SXSW.

Free download: 'Grew Up Here'
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The End Of America's website

Stream or buy the album

Catch them live:

Feb 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Rock Shop - Shakey CD Release Show
Feb 28 - Boston, MA - Bell in Hand - Shakey CD Release Show
Mar 1 - Hamden, CT - Outer Space - Shakey CD Release Show
Mar 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortliebs - Shakey CD Release Show
Mar 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
Mar 4 - Cleveland, OH - 21 Lounge
Mar 5 - Columbus, OH - Kobo
Mar 6 - Crown Point, IN - House Show (RSVP for details)
Mar 7 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Mar 8 - Asheville, NC - Emerald Lounge
Mar 9 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival
Mar 10 - Memphis, TN - Poplar Lounge
Mar 11 - Houston, TX - Mongos
Mar 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW

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