Another round of free MP3 downloads from across the Web, this week we’ve got tracks from Young Rebel Set, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Four Tet, Blitzen Trapper and more.
1. Young Rebel Set – ‘If I Was’
Young Rebel Set are offering up a free MP3 download of this new summertime track on their website, in exchange for your email address. It’s only available for a limited time, though, so be quick. Good, old-fashioned indie folk with simple love-smitten words like “If I was a writer, I would write the book on you” and “If I was a painter I’d paint portraits of you” make this a track you don’t want to miss.
2. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – ‘Morning Light’
After two years of working on it, Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is back with a new album (due out in September) and is about to head out on a UK tour. Head over to the band’s official website for a free download of ‘Morning Light’, off of the yet-untitled album.
3. Crystal Castles – ‘Suffocation (Memory Tapes Remix)’
Head over to Gorilla vs. Bear for a free download of Memory Tapes’s remix of this Canadian electro-duo’s track. It’s totally different from the original, in a dark, slowed-down, dreamy sort of way.
4. Blitzen Trapper – ‘Dragon’s Song’
Here’s another download available for the price of an email address. We shared a free download of their new song ‘Heaven And Earth’with you a few months ago, but here’s a more upbeat piece of the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘Destroyer Of The Void’, which is out this week.
5. Four Tet – ‘Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix)’
A new single for ‘Angel Echoes’ will be released on 12” in July, including remixes by Caribou and Jon Hopkins. It will also be available digitally, with the original version of the song, as well as remixes of ‘Love Cry’ and ‘Sing’.
6. Little Fish – ‘Baffled and Beat’
Little Fish are Juju and Nez, a musical duo from Oxford. They recently supported Them Crooked Vultures and will be opening for Blondie on her upcoming tour, so get ready for their big break. This free track, ‘Baffled and Beat’, is full of pure rock energy packed into two and a half minutes.
7. Parallels – ‘Find the Fire’
Cameron Findlay (of Crystal Castles) Holly Dodson make up Parallels, and their debut album, Visionaries, will be released this fall. We can’t help but hear a young Madonna-meets modern electro in this track.
8. Hula Hoop – ‘Ladies (Let’s Go)’
Here’s another perfect summertime song that will definitely make you want to get up and dance. It’s brought to you by Samuel Cooper of Sunglasses, the band that gave us ‘Whiplash’ (and we’ve posted that video below because it’s good for a few laughs).
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9. Cold Cave – ‘Life Magazine (Delorean Remix)’
This song is no stranger to being sliced and diced into remixes – and here’s one more from Spanish dance-music band Delorean. If you want to hear more, the Life Magazine Remix EP, featuring other versions from Arthur Baker, Optimo, Pantha Du Prince and Prurient, is released this week.
10. Social Studies – ‘Holler Boys’
California never ceases to produce great new music. Here we’ve got indie-pop-rock band Social Studies from San Francisco. Their album Wind Up Wooden Heart, including this infectiously catchy number, hits stores at the end of July. And don’t worry, unlike social studies class, this is actually fun.