Amanda Palmer’s Masterpiece “Machete” (Mp3)

Amanda Palmer’s new song, “Machete,” is her masterpiece. Written during the time Amanda grieved for her best friend and gave birth to his namesake, “Machete” is intensely emotional in both lyrics and sound. The song forms the perfect bridge between The Dresden Dolls punk cabaret, as well as Amanda’s glam-rock solo releases, and her recent gorgeously string-accented Bowie tribute. Her Bowie cohort, Jherek Bischoff, also lends his talents to “Machete.” Amanda posted a lengthy, deeply personal essay about the creation of the song and the circumstances surrounding it along with photos and lyrics at her website. You can stream and/or download the free, legal mp3 below…


Amanda Palmer: New Song “A Mother’s Confession”

Amanda Palmer just released her new song, “A Mother Confession.” You can read the lyrics and gloriously long footnotes on her website. Download the name your price (including free) mp3 of this almost eleven-minute epic at Bandcamp.

Adele’s “25” Free, Legal Mp3 Album Download!

If you have a library card and your local library uses Freegal, you can download every track of Adele’s entire 25 album (including her hit “Hello”) as a free, 100% legal mp3 at Freegal Music. Locals: simply login with your Kanawha County Public Library card number.

Allison Crowe: 3 of 3 Songs for RAINN

Here’s the final in the trilogy of songs Muruch’s musical mascot Allison Crowe donated to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. Allison’s beautiful piano ballad “Phoenix” is one of the final tracks on the album, helping to bridge the gap between trauma and survival. You can hear the song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.



The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, My Brightest Diamond, Amanda Palmer, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

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Allison Crowe Official Site

Allison Crowe: Newfoundland Vinyl 3 (Album Review & Mp3s)

Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe continues her Newfoundland Vinyl traditional folk series with the release of Newfoundland Vinyl 3. Allison gives new meaning to the word multi-tasking by once again arranging, performing, producing and engineering a collection of traditional Canadian and Celtic folk songs from the local theatrical production for which she serves as Musical Director. Following is my review of the album along with several mp3s, including three songs premiering here on Muruch.com…




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