Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Five For Free #47



Alvin Purple - Huh Her


This new single by Leeds quartet Alvin Purple has been released via bandcamp this week and both songs can be downloaded for free. Lead track 'Huh Her' packs quite a punch, sharing the pop nous of The Gossip and The Ting Tings better moments but with an alternative edge and a belting vocal. It sounds like a hit-in-waiting to us, and a band who clearly know what they're up to.


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Nada Surf - Waiting For Something


Nada Surf will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year and are marking it with the release of their seventh studio album 'The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy' this week. The album is the follow up to 2010's covers album consists of original songs continuing in their vein of indie/punk/powerpop tracks, as demonstrated on free track 'Waiting For Something'.

Nada Surf - Waiting For Something by cityslang

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First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar


They're yet to both reach their twenties, but Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg (otherwise known as First Aid Kit) are already two albums into their career with sophomore effort 'The Lion's Roar' hitting stores this week. Their songwriting shows a maturity beyond their years and their brand of nu-folk is winning them many fans. Check out the countryish title track below.

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar by The Vinyl District

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Porcelain Raft - Unless You Speak From Your Heart


We featured a track from 'Strange Weekend', the debut album by Brooklyn's Porcelain Raft a few days ago and the full album is now available to buy and has been on the receiving end of some pretty good reviews. You can check it out for yourself by streaming the whole thing below, or get a free download of the excellent experimental pop track 'Unless You Speak From Your Heart'.

Unless You Speak From Your Heart by Porcelain Raft

Free download: 'Unless You Speak From Your Heart'

Porcelain Raft's website

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Evan Voytas - Can't Let Anybody Know Who You Are


He seems to have been around for ages but Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist Evan Voytas is only unleashing his first album this week. The lead single is the hazy 'Can't Let Anybody Know Who You Are' which is part chillwave, part pop and contains some fine laid back beats, piano and falsetto singing. It's pretty smooth and pretty good, and it's yours for free.

Evan Voytas "Cant Let Anybody Know Who You Are" by SmilingEars

Evan Voytas' website

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