Wednesday 12 March 2014

Five For Free #271

Loop Line - Cut That Wave

Wow, the ongoing deluge of psychedelia is infiltrating that lesser revival of surf bands, and it sounds awesome! Loop Line are a duo who apparently reside on different continents, so whether this is all done by email or they meet up occasionally we don't know, but it sounds like a real band. 'Cut That Wave' is a twangy, trippy track from their debut album 'Tides'.

Download 'Cut That wave' for free by heading here

Stream or buy the album

The Casket Girls - Same Side

You might think that US trio The Casket Girls have a spooky, possibly morbid side to them. If so then you have a mind that functions well, as this is indeed an eerie tune, but it's not all doom and gloom. They do melody and harmony and have produced a pretty easy to listen to scuzzy alt-rock track in 'Same Side'. It's from their album 'True Love Kills The Fairy Tale'.

Download 'Same Side' for free by heading here

The Casket Girls' website

Pre-order the album

Dreamend - Magnesium Light

Fellow Georgians (the US state, not the country) Dreamend are no strangers to music that takes are liking for the darker side of life, and the cover and title of album 'So I Ate Myself Bit By Bite' give that away. 'Magnesium Light' however, isn't as creepy as you might think, instead being a slightly dreamy, plucked experimental indie-rock number.

Download 'Magnesium Light' for free by heading here

Dreamend's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Mar 14 TenOak, Austin, TX
Mar 19 Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
Mar 21 Will's Pub, Orlando, FL

The Open Feel - Sidewalk Zombies

OK, so you could be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of Halloween special, but it's not, it's totally by chance (well, that and the fact that we like the tunes), but despite its title, 'Sidewalk Zombies' is perhaps less creepy than other tracks featured, although it's unquestionably a haunting alt-rock number with spooky lyrics. It comes to us from LA duo The Open Feel.

Download 'Sidewalk Zombies' for free by heading here

The Open Feel's website

Buy the single

The Library Is On Fire - Red Flags

Alright, so now we've got buildings burning down. This wasn't supposed to be quite as sinister as it's turned out, but at least the songs are good! 'Red Flags' is from Brooklyn trio The Library is On Fire and is from their forthcoming album 'Halcyon & Surrounding Areas'. Making use of loud/quiet dynamics and some neat songwriting, this is a fine way to finish off a guitar-heavy set of quality music.

Download 'Red Flags' for free by heading here

The Library Is On Fire's website

Buy the single

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