JUST what the Doctor ordered!
Morgan Doctor, an American artist who released her latest LP earlier this year, is offering up a slice of her new ambient instrumental sound to Sound Advice, in the form of West Coast.
A spokesman for Aporia Records said: “Her first fully instrumental album, Major Over Minor came together after three years of soul searching that started when she left a band (The Cliks) and a relationship.
“The ambient electronic album is about that time, full of contemplation and hopefulness.”
Click here to grab yours – Morgan Doctor – West Coast
THE Almighty Rhombus are an almighty band – they have an almighty name, they had almighty fun making their latest single, and the most almighty thing of all is they’ve agreed to give it away on Sound Advice.
In the making of the song and its video, the group “played baseball, saw dinosaurs, jumped off a cliff (like dinosaurs would), synchronised our swims, got drunk, ‘pretended’ we were ghosts, and had a ton of unnamed summer adventures” as well as playing their instruments when required.
A band spokesman said: “Our debut LP Lucid Living is out October 29 on Cosmic Dave Records.
“We didn’t want our extended family members to wait any longer for new music, so we released a single. You can download the song Blank free.”
To grab a free mp3 of the Blank track, click here – The Almighty Rhombus – Blank
REVOLVERS are hoping to shoot up the charts with their new name and a new album.
The group – now known as Sun Stone Revolvers – plan to release a new LP, Spaceship X, on September 14.
A band spokesman said: “Our name used to be Revolvers. Now it’s Sun Stone Revolvers.
“We liked the old name, but the Internet didn’t.
“Have you ever searched for Revolvers?
“We’re guessing not, but we think you can imagine.”
Anyway, here’s where you come in – to celebrate the group are putting out a free track, On The Run, to showcase their psychedelic drone rock sound.
Click here to grab one – Sun Stone Revolvers – On The Run.mp3
AS A taster for Manchester four-piece PINS’ new album Girls Like Us, the group have unveiled a brand new song from the LP.
Lost Lost Lost, from the Bella Union-released debut album, is a lithe two and a half minutes which perfectly showcases the stark, analogue sound of the album.
Click here to download a free mp3 of Lost Lost Lost now.
HOWES about that.
Computer jockey Howes has offered up a sliver of his forthcoming EP for a free download.
The 19-year-old producer is soon releasing the TD-W700/Leazes four-track collection of minimalist house music, and you can have a quarter of it right now by clicking and downloading Asiko here – Howes – Asiko.mp3
AS ELECTRONIC producer DAVIDS has been kind enough to offer up a free download for Sound Advice, we’ll refrain from calling him Davids, David’s, Dave, Davy, Davo, Dafydd or anything.
We love you as much as you love CAPS LOCK, DAVIDS!
DAVIDS said: “When I moved back home with my parents I started making electronic music.
“They didn’t seem to mind.
“The ‘0613EP’ doesn’t come out until June 4th.
“You’re getting to listen before my family does.”
So grab a copy of Right On, a track from DAVIDS’ forthcoming 0613EP by clicking here.
AUSTIN band Black Books, who release their eponymous debut on Monday, are celebrating with a cover of The Cardigans’ classic Lovefool.
The band, which also embarks on a first UK tour this month taking in London, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, said: “If Romeo + Juliet hadn’t come out when we were angst-ridden middle schoolers it may not have meant so much to us… but it did, and we ate it up.
“There’s no denying that ridiculous soundtrack.
“Since we started playing music together when this was all over MTV, we decided to cover The Cardigans’ Lovefool.
“They made us want to fall madly in love… and then kill ourselves.”
Grab your copy of the track by clicking here.
NEW pop project Biggles Flys Again had its debut album out at the end of March.
And to mark the release of Remember Saturday, the group is offering up a free mp3 download of Old Pop Song.
A spokesman said: “Conor Deasy set out to make a pop album with traditional values and he didn’t leave anything to chance as many of the instruments used during the recording were of the antique variety.
“Allied to the BBC Neve recording desk, Hammond organ and Yamaha keyboards was a keen pop sensibility which has drawn comparisons to modern day bards like Badly Drawn Boy and more vintage mavericks such as Brian Wilson.”
To grab a free track click here – Biggles Flys Again – Old Pop Song.mp3
HAPPY birthday to us!
This month marks 12 months since Sound Advice was resurrected and one of the best things about being up and running again, apart from being sent free CDs of course, is the fact I’ve been able to offer some fantastic free downloads for you lucky readers.
So what better way to mark 12 months than to offer a second compilation album of some of the best of these to download.
The 12 track Many Faces of Sound Advice album is 100 per cent free, 100 per cent legal, and 100 per cent no strings attached – click here to get yours now, and enjoy the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Teen, Serengeti, Wildlife, The Tallest Man on Earth, Toro y Moi, Doseone and many more.
And while listening, check out Dan Birkbeck, who kindly donated the artwork for the album by clicking here.
Here’s to another 12 months!
I LOVE to see a band in love with their own work, swelling with pride.
And it’s clearly the case with Wildlife‘s latest release, their …On The Heart album, which sounds like a heady mix of Arcade Fire and The Killers.
They said: “…On The Heart is a record about the engine that drives us and carries us along that road.
“It is a love letter, an essay on the heart – everything it does for us, to us, how it hurts us, helps and keeps us going.
“We put our hearts into making this thing, completely, with all the violence and romance we could muster.”
Taste a bit of this labour of love with this free dowload of single Born To Ruin – Wildlife – Born To Ruin