Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Five For Free #51



The Big Pink - Give It Up


For second album 'Future This' The Big Pink ditched their darker, boundary stretching side in favour of big choruses and a poppier sound. Critics are divided and we're not to sure here at The Sound Of Confusion either. Nevertheless the album contains some some decent tunes. You'll already know free track Stay Gold and you can now grab the hip-hop influenced slow jam of  'Give It Up' for free too.

The Big Pink - Give It Up

Free download: 'Give It Up'

The Big Pink's website

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Bishop Morocco - Old Boys


Toronto quartet Bishop Morocco have quietly been slipping out some great tracks in the past couple of years ('Last Year's Disco Guitars' being a personal favourite) and they've recently signed to the excellent Arts & Crafts label which means we could be set for more high key releases in the future, beginning with new EP 'Old Boys'. Grab the lo-fi, 80s influenced title track for free.



The free download of 'Old Boys' is available from Bishop Morocco's website

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Of Montreal - Dour Percentage


In a 16 year career you expect a band's sound to change slightly, but we weren't expecting 'Paralytic Stalks', the new album from Of Montreal to throw a funk pop curveball our way. The album is out this week and takes in sounds from unlikely sources such as Prince and ELO. It certainly shows an ambition to progress from the indie-pop of old. Check out free track 'Dour Percentage'.



Of Montreal's website

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Ben Kweller - Mean To Me


Californian songsmith Ben Kweller seems to have been hovering around the perimeter of mainstream success for an age. His new album, 'Go Fly A Kite' (out this week) is unlikely to make further inroads but then sometimes things are better left just as they are and new track 'Mean To Me' will no doubt go down well with the fine tastes of his cult following.



Free download: 'Mean To Me'

Ben Kweller's website

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Julia - Holter - Goddess Eyes


From the same neck of the woods as Kweller is experimental dreampop artist Julia Holter who will be releasing a brand new record in a few weeks, just six months after previous (and criminally overlooked) LP 'Tragedy'. If you're new to her unique brand of retro futurism then get a free taster in the shape of last year's 'Goddess Eyes' and pencil in March 6th for the new album.



Free download: 'Goddess Eyes'

Julia Holter's website

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