Free MP3s

2009-06-12 12:07
Free MP3s


DA Profit
Reckon America has the monopoly on bling rap? Forget about it. Hot new Nigerian rapper hooks up with his homeboy Inferno to give all the shawties a shout out on this funky flow off his 'Money On My Mind!' "Mixtape".
Listen/Download: Me N' You 

The Plastics
Upwardly mobile Mother City rockers romp through another contagiously surreal slice of indie pop off their debut full-length CD, 'Kiss the Plastics'. It's quirky, but more than just cute.
Listen/Download: Tiny Island 

Uitsaai Projek
Drummer, guitarist, harmonica player, vocalist and pianist Christiaan Barnard proves his musical versatility with this rocking new single about those misunderstood relationship moments. Off his debut CD, 'Grensloos'.
Listen/Download: Jou Skewe Woorde

Andrew Kay
Another enigmatic slice of surround sound chamber pop courtesy of the 'Lowveld lion' off his album 'Peace and Love' which was written mainly in Kaapsehoop in the Lowveld, and recorded nearby in Nelspruit.
Listen/Download: Book of Love 

Bill Knight
Cult Cape singer songwriter gives classic folk fans their fix on this quietly poetic acoustic strummer about falling in love off his recent CD, 'Dorsland', which was produced on the slopes of the Kommetjie mountains.
Listen/Download: Tell Me

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.

And a few copiously cool international freebies, this week from our friends over at Secretly Canadian Records and the coolest freeform net radio, WFMU

Blk Jks
Space is the creative place for these Jozi-based cats who mainline funky slabs of Miles Davis' 70s jazz fusion freakadelia, Roxy Music’s art pop outbursts, and The Mars Volta's prog excess into a polymorphously perverse free-range psyche-rock recipe.  Download: Electricity courtesy of Secretly Canadian (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

Lester Bangs 'Bootleg'
Fans will probably know his pioneering alt-country recording with The Delinquents, Jook Savages on the Brazos from 1980. But Lester's recorded music career actually began a couple of years ealier, with this incredibly rare bootleg of the legendary rock music critic jamming with Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu guitarist Peter Laughner (also a rock writer), in Creem magazine's offices in 1975 or 1976.  Bio bit: having started out as a freelance writer for Rolling Stone in 1969, he was fired for a "disrespectful" review of Canned Heat's album "New Age" in 1973. After that he moved to Detroit and started writing for Creem. After Peter Laughner's death in 1977, Lester wrote an obituary "Peter Laughner is dead", starting like this: "Perhaps the name means nothing to you. If it doesn't I would hope that you would read this anyway, because one of the reasons I am writing it is that there is more than a little of what killed Peter in me, as there may well be in you." Only five years later Lester Bangs died of a drug overdose himself. 
Download: Drugstore Cowboy - I'm So Bored - Goodbye Lou courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: G'bye Lou, Too courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: G'bye Lou Three - Cry Your Blues Away courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: A Little Bit of Heaven courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Seventeen courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).
Download: Lester Ray courtesy of WFMU (Right click and choose 'Save As': be patient).

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

Cult singer songwriter shares this fabulous psychedelic folk tale about "waiting for the man". Off his classic Cold Fact.
Listen/Download: Sugar Man.

In this week's mix: a rocking new Blk Jks single, a rare Lester Bangs bootleg, Nigerian rap, SA indie rock, Cape folk 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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