The Gospel Whiskey Runners make exactly the kind of music their name implies – rough, very bluesy folk that’s both vintage and modern. Similar to The Felice Brothers and Avett Brothers. Their new album, Hold On, is available as a free, legal download on Noisetrade. You can access the mp3s by entering your email address below. I especially like the opening songs “I Am a Ghost” and “Muddy Waters.”
Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden’s entire, fantastic self-titled debut (click for review) is available as a free, legal download on Noisetrade for a limited time. You can access the mp3s by entering your email address in the widget below and watch the video for my favorite track from the album, “Everything Went Down.” Kate has gathered a new band under the moniker Sons of Sweden and they are currently recording a follow up album.
K.S. Rhoads’ fantastic new album, From Outside the Wilderness, is available as a free, legal download on Noisetrade. My better half, Brendan, played it for me last night and I fell in love. It’s really nothing like Foxygen’s magnificent psychedelic We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, yet From Outside the Wilderness hit me with the same kind of fresh, creative force. I especially love the whimsical instrumentation in the opening track, “The Wilderness.” You can access the mp3s by entering your email address below.
I love Alex Bailey’s jazzy/doo-wop/troubadourish blend of a song, “Autumn III – Tempo Pochettino.” The rest of the album, The Four Seasons, is a much more melancholy affair, in the vein of early Iron and Wine. I also like Bailey’s earlier album, Port Angeles. Very heartfelt and intimate, I think this music would appeal to fans of Elliott Smith or Nick Drake.
Alex Bailey – Autumn III – Tempo Pochettino (mp3 download page)
Alex Bailey – Port Angeles (album download page)
Among many other works, Marcin Brzozwski has made Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 available as a free download.
Not sure about BlondBlood’s artist name, but pretty piano pieces abound on his Jamendo page.
Dado’s …Cinque Pezzi Facili… (Five Easy Pieces) is gorgeous.
I also enjoyed Kendra Springer’s Hope.
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Thanks to the fine people who supported a kickstarter campaign, Kimiko Ishizak’s classical album, The Open Goldberg Variations, is available as a free download here and you can also stream it on Soundcloud. If you’re inclined to support the artist, the double-disc album is also available to purchase from Amazon. The sublime rendering below is my favorite from the album…
Kimiko Ishizak – The Open Goldberg Variations (mp3 download page)
Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata is giving away an entire album as a free, legal download. You can download the mp3s by entering your email address into the NoiseTrade widget below. The album includes seven acoustic “loft” recordings and three studio tracks. Among them are “It’ll Do,” which is a preview song from Rachael’s new Heavyweight EP.
Guest Post By: Brendan
My favorite recent Noisetrade find is Brendan Hogan, an acoustic singer reminiscent of Bob Dylan and David Gray. The title track from his debut album, Long Night Coming, is especially noteworthy. I also love the nostalgic covers of “Goodnight Irene” and “The Green, Green Grass of Home” that are included in his great ten-song Noisetrade set. You can download the mp3s by entering your email address into the Noisetrade widget below…