The entire self-titled debut by Solar Drive (a.k.a. actor Balthazar Getty’s new music project) is available as a free, legal, full album download on Noisetrade. Standout tracks include “Some Say,” “Feel So Down” and “Where We Go From Here” – songs on which Getty’s voice is less distorted don’t work so well. The album ends with a pleasant surprise, “Monster” featuring vocals by Rain Phoenix.
Editor Update: Sorry, it seems the album has been removed from Noisetrade since this article was posted. You can sample & purchase it at Amazon.
English Indie trio Daughter released their debut full-length album, If You Leave, earlier this year. You can sample their sound – aptly described by NPR as “sad, searing songs” – on a recent Tiny Desk Concert. KEXP has a free mp3 of “Smother,” and you can hear “Youth” below.
Singer-songwriter Kris Angelis has been making waves in LA – download 5 free mp3s from her beautiful collection, The Left Atrium, by entering your email address into the Noisetrade widget below. You can also view the video for Kris’ lovely duet with Zane Carney, which Muruch Editor Vic compares to The Civil Wars. And purchase the entire album at Amazon.
“Words” by Allison Crowe is my favorite song of 2013, so much so I was inspired to make a video for it. I’m pleasantly shocked to say Allison approved of my video enough to add it to her official YouTube channel. Featured on Heavy Graces, Allison’s second album released this year, “Words” showcases Allison’s fierce vocals as well as her newly acquired fiddle skills. I originally envisioned a video showing a couple’s turbulent break up to match the song’s angry lyrics, but George Hodan‘s somber series of photographs inspired me to depict a deeper grief – the loss of a child. Whatever the visual interpretation of “Words,” there’s an undeniable and quite remarkable intensity of emotion in Allison Crowe’s song. You can view the exclusive premiere of Muruch’s video for Allison Crowe’s “Words” and also download a free, legal mp3 of the song below…
Download a free, legal mp3 of the iconic Molto Adagio from Barber’s String Quartet in B minor along with works by Beethoven and Schubert thanks to The Dover Quartet at Performance Today (mp3 download page).
You can download free, legal mp3s of Nirvana’s “In Bloom,” Guns ‘N’ Roses’ “Paradise City,” Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So,” and Soundgarden’s “Spoonman” (all of which you need to hear if you haven’t before!) as well as songs by Queen, Bon Jovi, No Doubt, The Velvet Underground, Kiss and Public Enemy at Google Play’s Rock Classics (mp3 download page). Go now go!