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Friday 30 November 2012, 10:20
It's been a week of newbies on the MPFree front this week, and caping things off is a nice slice of 80s style pop. The artist in question is New York based Majestyy which is the solo project of Apes & Androids frontman Brian Jacobs.
At present there are no details on a single or album release, so just...
Thursday 29 November 2012, 11:20
Your MPFree is a one minute shot in the arm from Parquet Courts. The New York-via-Texas four piece have kept it simple and made an album which is full of straight-forward, no messing garage rock.
The album Light Up Gold was released earlier this year, and now they're giving the title track away for...
Wednesday 28 November 2012, 11:20
Credited to Nicolas and the presumably non-existent Theatre Roosevelt (is that Theodore Roosevelt?), the song was posted with this message...
Tuesday 27 November 2012, 11:20
Your MPFree today comes from Portland outfit Chromatics. This track comes from the forthcoming After Dark II triple LP compilation released by the label Italians Do It Better.
This is a new track for Chromatics, and is the first new material since their album Kill For Love which was released in May...
Monday 26 November 2012, 11:20
Your first MPFree of the week comes from Mac DeMarco who's a 22-year-old from Montreal.
Last year he released his debut record Rock n Roll Night Club, but in October he returned with his full-length debut Mac DeMarco 2. It's so far received favourable reviews with NME awarding the album 8 out of...
Friday 23 November 2012, 11:20
Your final MPFree of the week is a lovely slice of shoegaze from a band called Nothing, which, I'm sure you'll agree, is a perfect name for a shoegaze band.
They are a four-piece from Philadelphia and this track comes from the Downward Years To Come EP which is coming soon.
Last year they released...
Thursday 22 November 2012, 11:20
Your MPFree today is a mellow offering from two of our favourite current bands. It's Maribou State remixing Ultraista's single Gold Dayzz.
Ultraista are Laura Bettison, Nigel Godrich & Joey Waronker and the original of this track will be released on 24th December. Expect live dates soon, but if you...
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 11:20
Your MPFree today comes from a new one to us. C Duncan is a Glasgow-born and bred musician who has a degree in composition. Aside from that, there isn't much more we can tell you!
Maybe just sit back and enjoy the track...
Tuesday 20 November 2012, 10:20
Your second MPFree of the week comes from PVT. Australian band PVT come from good stock as he shares a label with Matthew Dear.
They've just finished a European tour supporting Bloc Party and play a one-off headline show at London's Birthdays on the 28th November.
This new track comes from their...
Monday 19 November 2012, 11:20
This first MPFree of the week comes from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
They have a new album on the way called We The Common set for release on 5th February next year. This will be the fifth album from the San Francisco based band.
Friday 16 November 2012, 11:20
Your tracks this week are:
Vessels - The Sky Was Pink
The Wild Knights...
Friday 16 November 2012, 10:20
This week our guest is Nathan Barry from Shepperton, and I think this is a Memory Tape first.... Nathan writes:
"Hey Lauren, here's my Memory Tape. It was a proper old skool cassette I made called 'A Tribute To Harriet'.
"Harriet was my 1970 Beetle - named after Harriet Wheeler from The Sundays....
Thursday 15 November 2012, 11:15
Their self-titled debut album appeared two years ago and Ballad Of The Golden Hour is the first we've heard of the new one, called Almanac. You can never have enough slide guitar really can you! Put it on your MPFREE player...
Wednesday 14 November 2012, 11:20
Early next year, he'll release 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God' - his first solo album effort. He's played every instrument on the...
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 11:30
Taken from the Presence Pt 1 EP (Pt 2 is also available) the band are starting to make rumblings with critics and fans alike. Their remix of The Correspondents 'Cheating With You' is also gaining recognition, so check 'em...
Monday 12 November 2012, 11:51
They hail from Leeds. You may recognise the song as it's a cover version of James Holden's remix of 'The Sky Was Pink', by Nathan Fake.
Vessels - The Sky Was Pink
They're also on tour:
Friday 9 November 2012, 11:20
Friday already eh? Where does the time go etc... So, five more free songs for you - the fifth and final comes from Songs For Walter which is the work of Manchester-based Laurie Hulme.
This single Tougher Than A Soldier's Boots was released on Monday, but you can download it for free below.
Thursday 8 November 2012, 11:20
The MPFree today comes from a San Franciscan 5-piece. Evil Eyes released this track as a single back in September, but have now decided to give it away for free.
The debut album is expected early next year.
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 11:21
Your MPFree is a track Lauren played yesterday and features Pete Wareham - the saxophonist who plays with Kindness aka Adam Bainbridge (which is how we found out about the band).
They're a bit of a 6-piece jazz super group, as Pete also plays with Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear. This is the band...
Tuesday 6 November 2012, 11:20
Your MPFree today comes from yesterday's session guest Benjamin Francis Leftwich. He's giving away a three track covers EP via his website.
The tracks are Swim Until You Can't See Land by Frightened Rabbit, Never Tear Us Apart by INXS and Midnight City by M83 all covered in Ben's own style.
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