Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Five For Free #121

Sad Robot - Hold On


This storming new single is the first new material from Los Angeles band Sad Robot since their debut album 'The Beginning Of The End' back in 2010. 'Hold On' is pretty colossal and should give your speakers a good work out, as it switches between thunderous, earth shattering drums and vocals that have a similar effect to Alex Ferguson's infamous hair-dryer treatment.



Sad Robot's website

Buy the album





Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro - Here I Am


The release date for Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro's collaborative album has been released. The former Moldy Peach and his muse will be putting out an album of original duets on January 29th, but you don't need to wait until the new year to get your hands on their delightful new single. The classic sounding 'Here I Am' is available right now in exchange for an email address.



Adam Green & Bikini Shapiro's website





Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Bulletproof Girl


Another LA group making similarly impressive sounds (in a different style) to Sad Robot are electro/dreampop group Letting Up Despite Great Faults. Their new album 'Untogether' has just been released they're offering up a free download of the track 'Bulletproof Girl' which is sparkly and soft and a bit like getting an Indian head massage.


Letting Up Despite Great Faults' website

Stream or buy the album





Deaf Club - Break It Slow


Londoners Deaf Club have had a pretty good year and are rounding it off with a UK tour and the release of free track 'Break It Slow'. It's a quietly brooding track that suggests the quintet are capable of producing some truly tremendous sounds. It'll be well worth watching how these guys develop, and the news is that they're working on an EP for release in the new year.


Deaf Club's website

Buy the single





The Get Alongs - I'd Rather Listen To The Smiths


When describing the music made by this up and coming Stoke-on-Trent group you'll find a clue in the song title. Yes The Get Alongs deal in fairly traditional British guitar music and new track 'I'd Rather Listen To The Smiths' not only tells of a love for the Manchester group, listening to the clattering indie sound it's clear that The Libertines are also a big influences. We can think of far worse ones to have.



The Get Alongs' website





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