FYI our fearless editor Mary is currently on holiday (sort of, she says, since she'll be working on blog-y things for most of it) in Britain and the site won't be as updated as frequently until she returns stateside after the 23rd of May. Don't worry though, we'll be busy this month going to festivals (Liverpool Sound City, the Great Escape) and loads of great content is on its way!
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 2nd August 2012 at 10:00 am
Like Lucy Rose? Well then, I think you’re going to love this. The lovely lady recorded a live version of ‘Middle of the Bed’ a while ago at London Heaven, and wants to give it away to all of you. Where can you find this free download, you ask? Through this Facebook app. You’re welcome.
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 31st July 2012 at 10:00 am
To Kill a King have made their new EP, ‘Word of Mouth’, available for free. You can get it from the band’s Bandcamp in exchange for signing up for their mailing list here. Catch them on tour in October.
To give you a taste of what the EP’s like, here is the band’s new video for ‘Rays’, which features on the release. Watch it below. Singer Ralph Pelleymounter sounds remarkably like Charlie Fink of Noah and the Whale, and if you needed any more evidence of their street cred, the Guardian’s Paul Lester reported Laura Marling and Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons grooving at their music at one of their early London shows last year.
By Mary Chang on Friday, 27th July 2012 at 10:00 am
I kind of had a feeling that Casiokids would be reappearing at some point later in 2012 after their album ‘Aabenbaringen over aaskammen’ had been released in January. I mean, come now. They had a song called ‘Olympiske leker’, which translates literally to “Olympic Games” in Norwegian.
Today, in honour of the Olympic ceremonies to take place tonight, we’re offering up their two free downloads of ‘Olympiske leker’, the original and a special v.2 version just in time for the special event. And it wouldn’t be an mp3 of the day and more post without that something more. That something more today is a specially commissioned hand-drawn video for the song, done by Chad Blevins. It’s all below for you to look, listen to and enjoy. Happy Friday!
By Mary Chang on Thursday, 26th July 2012 at 10:00 am
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard, General Fiasco release their second album, ‘Unfaithfully Yours’, Monday on Dirty Hit Records.
To help introduce tracks from the new album, the band will be releasing a series of live videos, one a week; for those of you that need instant gratification, all of the songs in this treatment are available for free download now in the widget below. For this week’s video, we’ve got the live version of ‘Gold Chains’ in video form for you. If this doesn’t get you excited about the new release…I think I need to check your head. And for a pulse. Seriously.