Kestrels - There All The Time Without You
Thanks go to Grandpa Stan for the heads up on this one. Kestrels are a trio from Halifax, Nova Scotia who specialize in fuzzy, atmospheric shoegaze. Their sound will be familiar to fans of early 90s alternative guitar bands and they make a pretty huge noise for a three piece. New single 'There All The Time Without You' is available now as a free download and is taken from their forthcoming new album 'A Ghost History'.
Kurt Vile - The Creature
Philadelphia songwriter Kurt Vile has a new 6 track EP out this week entitled 'So Outta Reach' which contains reworkings of songs originally intended for his 'Smoke Ring For My Halo' album which also gets a reissue this week. You can pick up a free download of the EPs maudlin, acoustic lead track 'The Creature' by hitting the download arrow on the stream below.
Kurt Vile, "The Creature" MP3 by The FADER
Kurt Vile's website
Buy the EP.
Polica - Dark Star
Polica are a side project of 80s smooth revivalists Gayngs, featuring members Ryan Olson and Channy Caselle. They're touring the US this month and ahead of those dates they've made 'Dark Star' available as a free download. The track, from their debut album, is a dancey mid-tempo number and has a similar 80s feel but, thankfully, a lower cheese content.
Polica, "Dark Star" by The FADER
Quilt - Penobska Oakwalk
Quilt - Penobska Oakwalk by Mexican Summer
Quilt on Myspace
Pre-order the album.
Cave Painting - Leaf
Brighton based band Cave Painting have recently finished a UK tour and are about to head into the studio to begin work on their debut album. To tide us over until its completion they've given us free track 'Leaf' which comes over like a cross between Wild Beasts and The Flaming Lips more mainstream tracks. Info on the band is annoyingly scarce but all we really need to know is that they make good tunes.
Cave Painting - Leaf by Anorak London
Cave Painting's website
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