Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Free Downloads: Series 2

Here's my second installment of free (completely legal) free downloads that I think are worth your downloading bandwidth.

When I do this, it's usually because I'm lacking content (or lazy). So you know, if you think there's anything worth sharing, hit me up at mujahidjohar@gmail.com

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http://kytes.bandcamp.com/

Kytes's debut EP is a monster. Part math rock, part post-punk, part insanity, this two-track effort makes Kytes one of the new bands you should definitely keep an eye on in the near future.

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http://meberob.bandcamp.com/

Meberob is a frustrated frontman who went solo, as he chronicled in one of the songs. The witty, tongue-in-cheek self-referencing humour in that song 'To Do List' is typical of the four-track EP 'Party For Two.' It's a delightful mix of wit, catchy tunes, and post-punk folk.

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http://www.last.fm/music/Tubelord

You can download two tracks from Tubelord's newest EP, Tezcatlip┼Źca, from their last.fm page. Titled 'Ratchet' and 'De2' (De-squared), the new EP seems to herald a new musical direction for the quartet.

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http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/The_Drums/track/Down_By_The_Water

The Drums are indie pop rock perfection. The band have a knack for creating unashamedly catchy, pop songs. Down By The Water is by no means a new song from them, but it's one of their best.

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http://humanfly.bandcamp.com/

I am absolutely in love with the Leeds music scene. This track from prog-rock riffmeisters, Humanfly, is one of the reasons why.

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https://fan.musicglue.com/sale/promoproducts.aspx?productid=ee754b32-0404-4266-9fd7-8d4bcfdf9208

For a band called Arrows of Love, they're not what you would call romantics. If you're a fan of Arctic Monkeys, then check Arrows of Love's EP 'Burn This Town' out. You won't be disappointed.

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http://codesintheclouds.bandcamp.com/

Codes In The Clouds have been endlessly compared to Explosions In The Sky and 65daysofstatic, and the comparisons aren't unjustified. Yet they have a distinct style of their own, crafting songs that build up to climaxes that can only be described as epic.

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https://fan.musicglue.com/sale/promoproducts.aspx?productid=064cd1fe-e4ea-47ea-a8be-9ceb52c05561

The Xcerts claim that they play 'distorted pop.' I claim they play satisfyingly delicious alternative pop rock.

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We Are The Dead by Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Does It Offend You, Yeah? is giving away the track, 'We Are The Dead' from their upcoming album, 'Don't Say We Didn't Warn You.' Click on the arrow on the right of the embedded soundcloud file to download.

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http://fractionsofone.com/pakistan/

Okay, this one isn't free. BUT (and this is a very big but) it's for a very good cause. For five british pounds, you can have 13 tracks from 13 of the best (mostly) British bands. And all proceeds will go to helping the victims of the Pakistan floods. Spare a fiver if you can. That's less than 50p a track, and what's more, it's going to charity.

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That's it for now. You can check out the previous FREE DOWNLOADS post by clicking HERE.


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