Saturday, 2 November 2013

Five For Free #240

Sand - Clay


If you enjoyed the dreamy, psychedelic nods to Grandaddy that made up Yeti Lane's fabulous album 'The Echo Show' last year, then you'll love this new single from Sand, the solo project of Sam Healy of the equally good North Atlantic Oscillation. His self-titled album is out now and this free download of 'Clay' is a bit of a stunner.



Download 'Clay' for free by heading here

Sand's website

Buy the album





Tempura Nights - Cocky


Following a free download last year, 'Cocky' will serve as the first proper single by Tempura Nights, a duo consisting of Alice Rezende from Go Violets and Jacob Knauth from Major Leagues. They're heading straight for a punky, scuzzed-up DIY sound here, and one that bears all the hallmarks of other great bands who made similar noises for the past few decades with a nice pop hook.



Tempura Nights' website





Males - Lucky Too


We featured a rather ace track from New Zealand's Tick Mammoth the other day, well from the same scene come Males who include Trick Mammoth's drummer as their bassist apparently, and 'Lucky Too' is the lead-track from their mini-album 'Run Run Run/MalesMalesMales' which has just been released. This is a lively garage/powerpop number that fizzes along brilliantly.



Males' website

Stream or buy the album





Loves It - The Angels Sing


Austin, Texas duo (with an occasional host of friends) Loves It have a new album out this week titled 'All We Are'. They stay reasonably true to the Americana that they were brought up with, and so free sample 'The Angels Sing' is a lovable and well-made alt-country track with enough about t to prevent it being consigned to the specialist section in record stores.



Free download: 'The Angels Sing'

Loves It's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

11/02 San Antonio, TX @ The Cove
11/05 Marble Falls, TX @ River City Grill
11/06 Austin, TX @ The Rattle Inn
11/07 Austin, TX @ The Driskill
11/08 Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
11/09 Terlingua, TX @ Starlight Theatre
11/14 Lufkin, TX @ Standpipe Coffeehouse
11/16 Austin, TX @ Hargrave Arcade
11/22 Wharton, TX @ Milam Street Coffee
11/23 Decatur, GA @ Shootout at Eddie’s Attic
11/24 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
12/04 Staunton, VA @ Baja Bean
12/05 Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola
12/07 Arundel, ME @ House Concert lovesitmusic@gmail.com
12/08 Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room
12/10 Providence, RI @ AS220
12/11 New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
12/12 Worcester, MA @ Nick’s Bar
12/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Red Hook Bait and Tackle
12/14 Philmont, NY @ Main Street Public House
12/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote Cafe
12/21 Morgantown, WV @ Gene’s
12/22 Thomas, WV @ Purple Fiddle





Los Campesinos! - What Death Leaves Behind


As someone who's always found Los Campesinos! a little hit and miss, it's intriguing and exciting to find them spreading their wings a bit more on new album 'No Blues'. 'What Death Leaves Behind' is a storming indie-rock number that finds them almost unrecognisable from some of their earlier work. Any stereotypes you may have towards the band could be banished with this one.



Los Campesinos!'s website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

THU 05 DEC Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
FRI 06 DEC The Cockpit, Leeds, UK
SAT 07 DEC Queens Social Club, Sheffield, UK
SUN 08 DEC Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK
MON 09 DEC Heaven, London, UK
TUE 21 JAN Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, US
WED 22 JAN Irving Plaza, New York, NY, US
THU 23 JAN 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
SAT 25 JAN Metro, Chicago, IL, US





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