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Beat Radio - Golden Age
This is the winning tune that won Tom Ward a free Kytes EP. This song reminds of a mellower MGMT with little hints of Local Natives. A winning tune indeed.
Nanobot - Sparticles EP
While they've taken cues from fellow Irishmen Adebisi Shank and The Cast Of Cheers, the band Nanobot have got a softer electro sound that reminds me much of Passion Pit and LCD Soundsytem.
Explosions In The Sky - Trembling Hands
To build up anticipation for the release of their new album, 'Take Care, Take Care, Take Care' in April, post-rock gods Explosions In The Sky have decided to release their single, Trembling Hands for free.
Vazquez - Vazquez EP
This self-titled EP from Vazquez is full of riffs, musicianship and swingin' tunes.
Cramm by Three Trapped Tigers
Three Trapped Tigers - Cramm
With three rather brilliant EPs under their name and a reputation to match, it's unbelievable that Three Trapped Tigers have not got an album out yet. That's about to change with debut album 'Route One Or Die'. One of the freshest, most innovative bands out there, there seems to be very little doubt that their debut album will do nothing but match the lofty expectations from fans they've built up through their very exciting live shows. Free download available here: http://threetrappedtigers.heroku.com/
Men - Everything So Far
This is basically a collection of what Men (not to be confused with MEN) has recorded so far, and most of these are ace.
Darwin & The Dinosaur - 7 In A 4
Darwin & The Dinosaur plays terrific melodic punk in the mould of Grown Ups and Millencolin.
Time Columns - Summer
If you're a fan of 65daysofstatic's brand of post-rock, math rock grooviness, then you'll no doubt love Time Columns.
Tom Ward - Libertè EP
Tom Ward's Libertè reminds me very much of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Like GCWCF, Tom Ward's EP is deeply affecting and emotional, and at its best is absolutely sublime songwriting.
Our Lost Infantry - Parkin by ourlostinfantry
Our Lost Infantry - Parkin
Our Lost Infantry is the perfect mix of folk, pop, indie and rock. For fans of Frightened Rabbit, Sky Larkin and everything else inbetween.
Under The Tree (Radio Edit) by Eda Brig
Eda Brig - Under The Tree
It's very strange to me that Eda Brig reminds me of Malaysian screamo-ers Love Me Butch. This is because their influences lie elsewhere, from the likes of jazz legend Miles Davis to rockers Foo Fighters. Yes, this is all very confusing. Maybe just give the brilliant track a listen, and it'll all make sense.
Topshelf Records Fifth Year Anniversary
See, if you click on the banner there, you're getting yourselves a bargain. Topshelf Records, who recently released Talons's all-conquering debut album out in the States, have made several releases from their excellent back-catalogue available for free to celebrate their fifth year anniversary.
Recur by Vessels
Vessels - Recur
Vessels's Helioscope is already shaping to be one of the best releases of 2011. Taking their sweet time with their second album (their last record 'White Fields and Open Devices' was released in 2008) has paid off greatly, resulting in a very tight, very impressive album with comparisons drawn towards Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros and 65daysofstatic. Recur is Track 4 of the album and is available to download for free.
Musical Mathematics - First Time's A Charm
Although I've recently joined the Musical Mathematics team, I can take no credit in their first debut compilation that features a mammoth 21 tracks from 21 bands. Included are the ferocious James Cleaver Quintet, the technical Tera Melos, the excellent Wot Gorilla?, and various other brilliant bands too numerous to mention.
Yeah Buddy (aint nuthin but an acapella) by MattEmery
Matt Emery - Pulled Apart By Matt Emery
This is one of the best cover records you're ever going to get. Taking a unique view yet still maintaining the essential ingredients which made the originals great, Matt Emery's collection of Pulled Apart By Horses cover is nothing short of excellent. You can read the my full review HERE and download the EP HERE.
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