Kitka: Two Free Mp3s

I’ve posted about all-female vocal ensemble Kitka many times since reviewing their beautiful 2007 album The Rusalka Cycle. This year the collective began sharing a different free mp3 download on their site every month. They’re generously sharing two mp3s for the month of October in celebration of their upcoming performance in Armenia and tour of the U.S.

Kitka – Khooti Gorani (mp3)*

Kitka – Mravalzhamier (mp3)*

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Mp3 Menagere: Katie Davis, Kitka, The Drums

Katie Davis – Fisherman (mp3)*

Pretty, atmospheric song by independent singer-songwriter Katie Davis, from her second self-released EP Three Songs.

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Kitka – Zabljalo mi e agunce (mp3)*

Another beautiful free download by vocal group Kitka, from their 2008 album Sanctuary.

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Kitka

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The Drums – Down By The Water (mp3)*

Languidly romantic, retro-influenced track from The Drums’ self-titled album, to be released September 14th.

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Mp3 Menagerie: Under The Sea, Superchunk, Kitka

Under The Sea – Walking Slowly Up An Escalator Moving Forward (mp3 expired)*

I’m not a fan of “jam bands” and thus rarely like guitar-driven instrumentals, but this is a very good exception. The verbosely titled “Walking Slowly Up An Escalator Moving Forward” is the kind of atmospheric pop-rock song that indie teen romance movie scores are based on. There doesn’t seem to be an album to go with the song…yet.

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Superchunk – Skip Steps 1 & 3 (mp3) *

Superchunk’s No Pocky for Kitty and On the Mouth albums have been remastered and will be reissued by Merge Records on CD, LP and digital download on August 17th. This awesomely hyper, punked up rock track is from No Pocky for Kitty.

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Kitka – The Awakening (live) (mp3)*

Vocal ensemble Kitka are kindly sharing this live recording of the opening track from their beautiful album The Rusalka Cycle (click title for my album review).

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Mp3 Menagerie: Lisa Papineau, Kitka, Ghostkeeper

Lisa Papineau – White Leather Pants (mp3) *

2010 seems to be a really good year for music in general, especially the tricky genre of pop (see Kate Miller-Heidke and The Bird & The Bee). This atmospheric electro-pop track is from singer-songwriter Lisa Papineau’s new album Red Trees, which will be released May 4th. Lisa was formerly a vocalist for Pet (remember them?! I still have their self-titled album on cassette) and also sang with Air and M83.

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Kitka – Cantec de Leagane (mp3) *

Another beautiful free download by vocal group Kitka. This Romanian circle dance song is from their third album The Vine.

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Kitka - The Vine

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Ghostkeeper – By Morning (mp3) *

This song is from Ghostkeeper’s self-titled sophomore album, which is full of quirky, bluesy pop-folk.

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Mp3 Menagerie: Duke Robillard, Kitka, And So I Watch You From Afar

Duke Robillard – Bye Bye Blues (mp3) *

This song is from blues guitarist Duke Robillard’s new album Tales From the Tiki Lounge, which is a tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford.

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Kitka – Moma bega prez livade (mp3) *

Haunting a capella love song by vocal group Kitka’s Voices on the Eastern Wind album.

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And So I Watch You From Afar – The Voiceless (mp3) *

Atmospheric albeit a little monotonous track from Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar’s self-titled album.

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