It’s that time of the week again. Here’s some free music for you all to listen to and download for free. Enjoy the weekend!
MP3: Birdengine – ghost club (live 28/05/10)
Birdengine is the name Mr Lawry Joseph Tilbury chooses to make music with. He hails from the Dorset countryside and began making music as a child. Venturing at night into the fields and forests surrounding his childhood home, with a broken nylon guitar, a record player and a couple of carefully scratched and doctored records, performing his ramshackle and melancholy sound for only himself, the woodland creatures and the moon.
He has since fled the countryside and moved to a nearby city but has managed to hold on to the eerie and pastoral sound that infiltrates his music. Recording only on a 4-track tape recorder and using a whole range of dictaphones, home-made tape loops and music boxes, he harbours a deep loathing for computers opting instead for the humble hiss of a tape cassette.
MP3:Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home (RAC Mix)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power pop group IMA Robot. Their first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009 digitally and July 14, 2009 physically on Vagrant Records. Their first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.
Their song “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100, 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world.
After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white school bus.
MP3: Ryland Bouchard – Part One: Bye Bye Love No. 3
One of the most prolific and inventive songwriters of the last decade, Ryland Bouchard (previously known as the Kill Rock Stars/5RC recording artist The Robot Ate Me) has managed to defy convention consistently pushing the boundaries of recorded music. Labeled by Daytrotter.com as “One of the most creative and potentially scary minds of our generation” and by Spin as “purely artistic, baffling, and almost completely uncommercial”.