Sunday, 29 August 2010

"It's a free download costing absolutely nothing"

To quote the late, yet still excellent Frank Sidebottom, "it's a free download, costing absolutely nothing"...I thought I might do a little post on some great music that is currently available (totally legally) for free:

Forest Swords:
Fjree Feather EP

Echoey guitars with wistful melodies, music for the long bus ride home at night when you start thinking too hard about everything.

To Download (through Last FM)

Ghost Mall:
Balloon Ideas/Johnny Appleseed (both live)

I am told, that Ghost Mall are best apprecitated live, a pleasure I have not yet had, but they sound great on record, combining a slightly dreamy feel with vast energy.

To Download (through Last FM)

---If you are unfamiliar with Last FM, scroll down to the bit where it says "top tracks" and right click on the words "free download".---

Former Ghosts:
Chin Up

A new track from the utterly incredible Former Ghosts, their first album Fleurs is heartbreaking and beautiful, this new song is from their upcoming release New Love. Out on October 4th I entreat you to get this. If it is anything like their first album then it will blow you away. Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Nika Roza Danilova of Zola Jesus are members of Former Ghosts with the main creator being Freddy Ruppert (who is in Parenthetical Girls too).

To Download (through Pitchfork)

Parenthetical Girls
Young Throats

Privilege Part 2: The Past, Imperfect is out on 21st of September, the second installment of their Privilege EPs (limited edition and all numbered in a member of the band's blood!).

Parenthetical Girls were also my artist of the month this month, but as I've been away etc I haven't done a whole post on them, all that really needs to be said is that they are very good and write some of the most intriguing and refreshing lyrics around, Love Connection is one of my favourite songs.

To Download go to

Monday, 2 August 2010


The debut single from Teeth (or TEETH!!!, T3ETH and T∑∑TH as they can be known) is released by Moshi Moshi on the 16th of August, which means until then if you want to hear some of their music you'll have to visit their
myspace, where you can in fact hear the single, See Spaces, as well as a very enjoyable Dolby Anol remix of said song.

They make the kind of music that listening to and remaining still at the same time is basically impossible, another of their tracks, Confusion, feels a bit like HEALTH put through some sort of Bikini Kill filter which can only be a very good thing.

As summer slowly draws closer to its end, expect to hear Teeth echoing out over dark fields filled with drunk teenagers dancing
very energetically. Because that's what this music makes you feel like doing, going out and having a good time whilst listening to great songs.