Firstly, apologies for the cheesy title but this post really is stuffed with free music.
It’s meant as a wee thank you to everyone who’s been reading the blog over the last month – I had pretty low expectations over who would actually take the time to do so, but I’ve been genuinely stunned by the amount of hits and positive feedback I’ve had.
The Tidal Wave of Indifference was meant to be a wee interest on the side, and I doubt it’ll ever be much more than that, but now I’m definitely going to keep it going.
So here’s some quality tunes that I’ve been listening to of late that might interest you. Most of what’s here is freely available elsewhere as I’m not daft enough to start pissing about with copyright infringement (yet) but free music is always a treat. Of course, if you like any of what’s on offer then I would strongly encourage you to invest some of your own cash in the artists in question.
First up is a track from last week’s magnificent Album of the Week by the Besnard Lakes:
Caribou are a superb Candian electronic outfit who have a new album out soon. Here’s a taster for it:
Caribou grazing in Kansas City
Staying in Canada, Wintersleep won their equivalent of the Mercury a few years ago and from what I’ve heard it was well deserved. Here’s a track from their upcoming fourth (I think) album:
From one of my favourite under the radar albums of last year, here’s the bruising Malko by Russian Circles:
Teenage Fanclub are back? It feels like summer already…
Conquering Animal Sound seem to the latest name on everyone’s lips as the Scottish band with breakthrough potential. Peenko’s blog unearthed this live track, and being no stranger to bandwagon jumping, I’d say this lot are well worth a look.
Alice Shoes (Live)
I’m celebrating the sheer quality of the Latitude line-up compared to (meh) T this week. Here’s a track by the Archie Bronson Outfit, one of the latest additions:
Someone from the Archie Bronson Outfit who isn't actually called Archie Bronson. In fact, none of them are! Wow!
Another track spotted via Peenko, Aqualung pretty much soundtracked my wedding so they’ll always make me feel a bit sentimental. Thankfully they continue to be pretty good too!
I was unable to join in the chorus of dismay over the death of Alex Chilton as I just wasn’t familiar with much of his material. I did stumble upon a few of his tunes in my iTunes though, and this, one of his better known songs is rather lovely…
Finally, the National are back in May. I, for one, am really rather excited. This new song has been doing the rounds for a few days now and it’s a corker:
Matt Berninger of the National - incoming
Thanks! Not likely to do too many music giveaways in the future as they’re a faff to put together and I can’t guarantee there’ll always be so many usable tracks kicking about.
PS ‘Right click and save as’ should work when downloading the songs.