Friday 24 May 2013, 11:40
Friday, Friday, Friday - first you rain, then you shine, the weekend is 'round the corner, then you get some free music - things are definitely on the up! So here are the week's MPFREE's that we've played out on the show, all ready for you to download onto your computer, television, microwave and, hey, maybe even your MP3 player.
This weeks’ selection includes:
And the final MPFree of the week is…
If I Can't Change Your Mind taken from their new EP College Rock, and every single song from it is yours for nothing. This song in particular is a cover of early nineties band Sugar – which had Bob Mould (Husker Du) on guitars & vocals. The Salt Flats are a Northern Ireland four piece and the EP also includes covers of Daniel Johnston, The Throwing Muses and Jim O'Rourke.
**Please note that some download might no longer be available - so there!
Friday 24 May 2013, 10:47
Today's Memory Tape comes from Edwood Underwood. It's a tale of love, loss, fixing and mixing:
"A few years ago my girlfriend left me, we'd been together for 7 years so it was quite a shock trying to adjust to life without her, so shocking in fact that I never truly did. It took a while but eventually I realised that she was one of the best thing's that'd ever happened to me and I couldn't be without her. So it was settled; I had to get her back!
During my realisation that trying to be without her was just plain stupid I had started on a mix for therapy's sake - not for woo'ing sake. But the tape took on a life of its own. And so it was made and the ideal opportunity raised its head for me to deliver it! Becky's (it's about time I use her name I think) car stereo had gone ka-splat and so she asked me to have a look at it. As luck would have I was able to fix it, I left the tape in her tape deck with the play button down so as soon as she turned the key the tape would come on, so I wouldn't even have to tell her about it and have that awkward moment of wondering if she was even going to give it the time of day. I couldn't have planned it more perfectly so it felt like the universe was...
Thursday 23 May 2013, 11:40
There’s been a lot of hype around today’s MPFREE. The man in question used to be a burly truck driver, then he wrote some music, then he signed to Sub Pop and then he got all inspired by Breaking Bad - it's a route most of take:
Download Daughn Gibson – You Don’t Fade
You Don't Fade is taken from his forthcoming second album Me Moan, said to be heavily inspired by Breaking Bad as he felt like he was writing songs for lead character Walter White. You can get your hands on that on 9th July when it follows the well-received debut All Hell.
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11:40
Today's MPFREE is an entire EP to test your tastes and it's from Lost Tapes
Download Lost Tapes - By Now
Not much is known about the showgazers but this was released last week on Ear Drums Pop and you can probably hear The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pastels, Ride and Spacemen 3 influences all over it!
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 11:40
Today’s MPFREE is, unofficially, the meeting of two great minds; Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and Tori Amos :
Now you may notice that this version of Unspoken contains a Tori Amos piano sample which unfortunately never got cleared, so it never made its way out into the world. But last week, Kieran Hebden put it out for the world to finally enjoy. It’s also coincides with the 10th anniversary re-release of Four Tet‘s influential third album, Rounds, of which the original is taken.
Monday 20 May 2013, 11:41
Now you may have realised that it’s Monday and we really don’t want to make you cry, but today’s MPFREE comes from the master of lullabies, Brooklyn’s very own Eddi Front:
Her previous single ‘Texas’ was given a few spins, on this very show no less, and was taken from her self-titled debut EP. She brilliantly covered Nick Cave’s ‘Into My Arms’ and now completely brilliantly covers Christopher Cross song - perhaps all songs should be given the Eddi treatment? As far as we know this isn’t up for single release, nor is there...
Friday 17 May 2013, 11:42
"Where does the time go to?" - is something we find ourselves saying on a daily basis, I mean...really! But it's good news as it means the MPFREE EP has come back around. We offer you the week's digital delights in a neat little bundle ready for you to start your weekend.
This weeks’ selection includes:
This track features rappers Nokbai and Sensu from the collective that is The Black...
Friday 17 May 2013, 10:30
Today's Memory Tapes comes from Claire Morrison, who made a tape for her friends but never got to listen to it with them **sad face**. Here are her Memory Tapes in her own words:
“A few weeks ago our good friend Ali made the jump from 20s to 30s. His wife Sally organised the most wonderful surprise party for him in a wee place near Aviemore.
They kindly offered to give us a lift up from Edinburgh, and knowing that we would be at the mercy of the usual car radio I volunteered to make us an awesome playlist in order to make it The Best Car Journey Ever.
“Some are great, some are silly...
Thursday 16 May 2013, 11:40
He may have only been in session performing with Junip on Monday, on this show no less, but today’s MPFREE comes from the London-based Barbarossa.
Download Barbarossa - Turbine
James Mathé's last effort – 2008’s Chemical Campfires – was quite an acoustic affair so it seems that performing with Jose Gonzalez and friends has rubbed off on him a little. ‘Turbine’ is taken from new album Bloodlines, which will be released in August. Of the album he says: “I loved the acoustic scene, but knew it was not all I was about, so I dug out all my old casiotone keyboards, drum machines and...
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 11:40
We all need a slice of sunshine-jangle-psyche-pop every now and then which is why Pure X are today’s MPFREE.
Download Pure X – Things In My Head
Jesse Jenkins and Nate Grace originate from Austin, Texas and this song was the first single to be taken from new album Crawling Up The Stairs, which saw the light of day this week. After meeting at college, performing in several bands, releasing cassettes and disappearing off travelling, their debut album Pleasure was released in 2011 to critical aclaim.