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2009-05-22 13:09
Free MP3s


God Help the Girl
Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch shares this chamber pop gem off his forthcoming new CD. It's a "story set to music" that combines "the strengths and feel of the early Belle and Sebastian records in a broader musical palette, which draws equally on musicals, sixties’ girl groups, eighties’ indie and, most of all, classic pop records."
Download: Come Monday Night courtesy of Matador Records (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

Sonic Youth
Legendary New York avant-rock gods fire off this incendiary track off their forthcoming new CD, 'The Eternal'. It's "a 2:10 out-of-the gate hardcore matinee track with Kim singing salutes to French painter Yves Klein and Western Massachusetts noise artist Noise Nomads. It sets the tone for 'The Eternal', which comprises twelve tunes that are a fireworks display of Sonic Youth touchstones."
Download: Sacred Trickster Night courtesy of Matador Records (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

The Shamonix
Imagine the Toy Dolls comparing 'sizes' with Ian Drury & the Blockheads and you've got some idea of where this new SA band's tongue-in-cheeky salvo is on the retro punk rock map. Off 'Songs Written Whilst Sitting'.
Listen/Download: Jobbo

Fran Czeska
"Bedroom" beat knob twiddler, born and raised in the northern suburbs of Cape Town gives fans of The Pet Shop Boys and Air a reason to bliss in with this appetisingly airy dose of dance, electro and synth pop kissed with a strong 80s flavour. Off his debut album, 'Synthesis', a 7-track digital EP.
Listen/Download: Kissing You

The mystery music man from the Eastern Cape is back with a cerebral new post-Anton Goosen shapeshifter that marries acoustic guitar and bass, and some quite cool proggy, psychedelic whistling sounds with some top notch production.
Listen/Download: Liefdesdag

Emile YX?
The frontman from pioneering South African Hip Hoppers Black Noise gets his ragga groove on with this inspirationally ierie jam off his debut solo album, 'Roar - Live It Loud, African & Proud'.
Listen/Download: Soul Shine Bright

Plus, our DEmo of the month
Landi Lu

Some lo-fi City Bowl bedsit angsty country-indie from this emerging female singer-songwriter off her 8-track debut demo release.
Listen/Download: When All the Good Love is Gone.

PLUS! From the vault's: this week's cult classic MP3

Boulevard Blues Band
Legendary SA blues band gets funky on this boozy break-up ballad off the 'High On Blues (The High Street Sessions)' compilation of South African blues artists.
Listen/Download: Forget About You.

In this week's streaming audio mix: Wyclef Jean pays tribute to slain reggae prophet Lucky Dube on his heartfelt new single. You can also tune into full songs by SAMA-nominees 340ml, The Dirty Skirts and Paul E. Flynn. Plus listen to rare tracks from aKING and more. Listen: Listen here

In this week's mix: killer new tracks from Sonic Youth and Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch. Plus, a lucky packet of SA music downloads including tongue-in-cheeky retro punk, sexy electro-pop, psychedelic folk, ragga rap, classic blues and more. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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