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MP3 of the Day (and more!) #811: Arctic Monkeys

 
By on Tuesday, 11th February 2014 at 10:00 am
 

I’m a big Beatles fan but even I am getting sick of all this 50th anniversary stuff about the Fab Four’s first visit to American shores and their first American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Initially, I would have thought Arctic Monkeys taking this momentous Fabs’ anniversary and playing a cover of one of their songs was a mere publicity stunt. However, when you listen to Alex Turner and co.’s rendering of ‘All My Loving’ – incidentally, one of the songs that the Beatles played on that Ed Sullivan broadcast – at their recent sold out show at New York’s venerated Madison Square Garden, they gave the classic track their own edge by slowly it down massively. Listen to and download the live mp3 from Stereogum here.

As for the ‘more’ aspect of this post, for a little more tangentially related content, Arctic Monkeys performed on the Late Show with David Letterman last month, in the same location that the Beatles did 50 years ago, now dubbed the Ed Sullivan Theater. This live version of ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ is as sneery and swaggery as you might expect. Watch it below.

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MP3 of the Day #810: Shearwater

 
By on Monday, 10th February 2014 at 10:00 am
 

Sub Pop signings Shearwater will be returning to England for a few live dates in late April / early May. Ahead of that, they’re offering up a free mp3 of ‘Black is the Color’, recorded live at American radio station WNYC for the ‘Colors’ episode of Radiolab. Listen to and grab it for your very own below.

 

MP3 of the Day #809: Fanfarlo

 
By on Friday, 7th February 2014 at 10:00 am
 

London’s Fanfarlo release their third album ‘Let’s Go Extinct’ next Monday, the 10th of February, on their own New World label. To celebrate that release, Amazon is giving away the album track ‘Landlocked’ away for free. Grab it here, but hurry, it’s only available for a limited time (I assume it’ll be taken it down as soon as the album is available on Monday. We posted the promo video for the track in December as a previous Video of the Moment, if you wish to take a gander here.

 

MP3 of the Day #808: Johnny Foreigner

 
By on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 10:00 am
 

Johnny Foreigner have offered up a brand new song, ‘Le Sigh’, from forthcoming album ‘You Can Do Better’ to be released on the 10th of March on Alcopop! Records. Listen to and grab the mp3 for your very own from the Soundcloud widget below.

 

(SXSW 2014 flavoured!) MP3(s) of the Day #807: Natives

 
By on Tuesday, 14th January 2014 at 10:00 am
 

We’ve got another pack of SXSW 2014 flavoured mp3s for you. This time, they’re from a band called Natives, who are from The New Forest (I looked it up, it’s an actual place in the South East). They are giving away ‘Going in Alone’, a new four-track EP.

The only catch? The first two tracks ‘Going in Alone’ (streaming below) and ‘Church’ have to be downloaded via their Web site in exchange for your email address; the second pair of tracks ‘Youth’ (Foxes cover) and ‘Going in Alone’ (Egypt Lane version) have to be downloaded from their Facebook. Trust me, it’s not complicated, just go to their official Web site for all the details. They will even remind you all over the place! (Mark of intelligence there, boys.)

If you can’t be at SXSW, don’t fret: they have a UK tour scheduled right after they return from the States; catch all the details here.

 

(SXSW 2014 flavoured!) MP3(s) of the Day #806: Ofei

 
By on Monday, 13th January 2014 at 10:00 am
 

We don’t know a whole lot about r&b / soul singer Ofei except that he’s based in London. But one thing we do know for sure: he got a SXSW 2014 shout, which means it’s time for a SXSW 2014 flavoured mp3. Or in this case, a pack of mp3s. Listen to Ofei’s ‘London’ EP below and if you like it, you can get it for free in exchange for signing up for his mailing list here.

 
 
 

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