Grizzly Bear latest album, 2012’s ‘Shields’, was released to critical acclaim. The album clearly still has legs, as two more related releases followed it, ‘Shields Expanded’ and ‘Shields: B-Sides’, having dropped last week on Warp Records. This Diplo reworking of ‘Will Calls’ from the B-sides collection is now being offered up by the band as a free download. Listen to it and download it from the Soundcloud widget below.
This past Monday, we posted the video for ‘Brain Cells’, the first taster to Maximo Park‘s next album ‘Too Much Information’, out early next year. The song has as a dance feel, which makes me think the Geordies went into a funkier direction. Will this risk pay off? We’ll find out on the 3rd of February 2014. In the meantime though, if you like the song, you can have it for free by signing up for their mailing list below.
Bromley, South London band Van Susans have recorded a new version of their track ‘Served Cold’, first having appeared on their 2012 debut album ‘Paused in the Moment’. They’ll be releasing a promo video to go along with the new version of the song next week, but ahead of that, they want you to have a free copy of the newer, richer- and fuller-sounding ‘Served Cold’. You can get it from their Bandcamp.
Leeds duo Fossil Collective have covered the Flaming Lips‘ hit ‘Do You Realize?’. And now they want to offer it up to you for absolutely nothing. Have a listen below and if you like its dreaminess compared to the original, you can download it for free. Happy Friday!
It’s always great to see a deserving UK band receive praise from American music mag Rolling Stone. This time, it’s Oxford’s Stornoway, who got some nice press over ‘Tumbling Bay’, which Carrie singled out as the standout track of their EP out on 4AD on Monday, ‘You Don’t Know Anything’, in her review last week. Get the mp3 for ‘Tumbling Bay’ from Rolling Stone free here.
Stornoway begin a UK/Irish tour in late November, starting on the 23rd in Bristol. Catch all the details here.