Artist: The Bergamot
What better way to brighten your Monday, than with free music?!? I can’t think of anything.
It’s Music Monday! I hope that you are not having a case of the Monday’s, but if you are, here’s a little treat to brighten your day…free music! We’ve got two great tunes for you today.
First up is The Bergamot’s “Amy”, a reflective piece inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, one year after her death.
RIYL: Counting Crows, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
You cannot help those that are reluctant to be helped. A tough blow to endure and one that Nathan Hoff of The Bergamot has come to terms with in their single, “Amy,” an emotionally exposed and honest depiction of love and death. Prompted by the tragic loss of Amy Winehouse, Hoff wrote the song in reflection of the death of his uncle, who struggled with alcoholism. “This is a song about the other person sitting on the other side of the table,” Hoff said. “That I feel is the real message, you can do everything right by the textbook, but in the end it is their final decision that will decide the fate of their life.” Download “Amy” here!
The second track up for grabs is Kyle Adem’s “Sunlight & the Sea”, in which Kyle comes to a fork in the road.
RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Conor Oberst, The Mountain Goats
As you hesitate in front of the proverbial fork in the road, you are plagued with the decision of which direction you should travel? Kyle Adem faces this decision in his single “Sunlight & the Sea” with a sense of urgency in his strumming and an arresting grittiness to his voice. “This song is wholly autobiographical and depicts me leaving Christianity beautifully and accurately: I left with a prayer on my lips and desperation in my heart,” Adem explains. Download “Sunlight & the Sea” here!
Title: Honey Honey
Artist: Fallon Cush
Free tunes, yo!
#MusicMonday is here to put a little pep in your step! I’ve got a couple of tunes for you to download and dig! We have Fallon Cush’s “Honey Honey” streaming and you can find a download link below for Anabots “I Am Not Afraid of the Dark”. Enjoy :)
Spring sees the renewal of many things. For Fallon Cush’s aptly titled second album, April, renewal comes in the form of relationships. Fallon Cush’s first single “Honey Honey” from their Americana-tinged album, Aprilis the perfect song about reigniting the spark. With an intimate, almost crooning voice, frontman Steve Smith sings, “Honey Honey why’d you kiss me short,” a poetic line that signals there might be trouble. With lively piano, rolling percussion and ringing guitar, “Honey Honey” moves on from the opening line toward reconciliation. Download “Honey Honey” now!
Anabot vocalist and songwriter, Analise Nelson weaves electro and edgy pop together in her first single, “I Am Not Afraid of the Dark”. Like a bird making a nest out of the bits and pieces to create a beautiful song out of found melodies, Nelson branches into the unknown with a meticulously crafted fusion of electro and rock. The “dark” mentioned in the song represents a new relationship as well as a new songwriting style. “This song has a lot of new elements: pop piano hook, the 60’s organ, the auto-tuned robotic doo-wop style background vocals in the bridge,” says Nelson. “All still married with that rock guitar sound that I began writing with.” Download “I Am Not Afraid of the Dark” now!
Title: She's Going To Want You
Artist: Sam Densmore
Digging this tune. Love the vulnerability of it.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! And if you are not of the religious sort, then I hope you at least had Friday off! Anyway, it’s #MusicMonday, so get ready to download a new tune by Silverhawk front-man Sam Densmore who will be releasing his solo album, Ku-Thar’-Tik, June 19!
Stream Sam Densmore’s deceptively titled, “She’s Going to Want You” with its propulsive, slightly fuzzy acoustic guitar and biting lyrics. Download available here!
Stream a couple other tunes off Ku-Thar’-Tik here!
Artist: Grand & Noble
This band has been playing in my car for weeks now. Loving their debut album. Give the song a listen/download, you won’t regret it.
Hi all! I hope you’re ready for another dose of #MusicMonday
Today we have “Episcopal”, Grand & Noble’s latest single, which hits the scene with an unassuming mellow tempo and a steady beat. Underneath the surface we find a strong anthem for those itching to move on to another chapter in their lives. Download “Episcopal” Now!
Title: Like Anything
Artist: Guy Capecelatro III
Hey peeps! Hope you’re excited for today’s edition of #MusicMonday because it’s an outstanding track. If you are a fan of Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, and Elliott Smith you won’t want to miss out on this free download!
With descriptive lyrics that paint a sad but clear picture of the breakdown of a relationship, singer-songwriter Guy Capecelatro III’s “Like Anything” is as much a carefully constructed poem as it is a song. There are no wasted words in “Like Anything,” and each one is sung by Capecelatro in a minimal, whispering voice similar to Elliott Smith’s. This voice is accompanied by sparse instrumentation, including a haunting saw, creating a mood that is beautifully somber.
“This is a song of coming clean, of good things and bad things all at once,” says Capecelatro. “Throwing it all in a pile and hoping for the best but suspecting the worst. To me, the song tries to capture the specificity of a duplicitous relationship and the inevitable fallout.” “Like Anything” will be on his upcoming album, North for the Winter which is due out February 21.
Definitely digging this track!
Title: The Horse's Mouth
Artist: Oy Vey
I’m digging this Oy Vey track. Definitely a keeper. Check it (and the others) out and nab yourself a free download while you’re at it!
Hello People of Tumblr, hope the holidays have treated you well! I hope you haven’t missed us too much. In case you didn’t notice, we here at GLG took a mini hiatus for the holidays, but we are back to the grind and ready to bring you another installment of #MusicMonday!
We have a few tracks for you to check out this week.
First up is Oy Vey’s “The Horses Mouth.” First up is Oy Vey’s “The Horses Mouth.” Oy Vey can make even heartbreak sound beautiful. With layer after layer of twinkling loops and electronic crescendos, the New York Electro-pop duo creates “The Horse’s Mouth” a sweet, but ultimately quixotic love song. You know there’s trouble from the start, with a line like “There’s a lot of rumors going around,” and the romantic denial hits home with “No pretty lady, I won’t lay it to rest until you tell me the truth and I hear it from the horse’s mouth.” Download “The Horse’s Mouth” now!
Next is Silverhawk’s track “Woman in a Cloak.” If your resolution this year is to see the bigger picture, then Portland indie pop band, Silverhawk has your theme song. The psychedelic “Woman in a Cloak” has dreamy vocals to match its mystical lyrics. It’s origins are equally cosmic, “This song is about not understanding your self or the world around you, because you’re so caught up in the mediocrity of your daily life, or whatever is directly in front of you,” says John Densmore, who wrote the tune. ”It was inspired by symbolic dreams I had about people in my life, including mythological beings strangely enough like Pan the forest god, and trying to understand the dreams”. This theme is central to Silverhawk’s latest album, The Forest for the Trees (due out Feb. 7), a phrase which appears in “Woman in a Cloak,” which you can download now!
And last, but not least we have a new track by The Valery Trails called “Sparks.” Even the most difficult of journeys is easier with a companion. The Valery Trails’ second single from the forthcoming Ghosts and Gravity, “Sparks” is a deeply personal song written about such a companion. “‘Sparks’ for and about someone who has been with me as I’ve lived in and traveled to some weird and wonderful places around the world,” says songwriter Andrew Bower. With chiming guitars, a heartfelt echoing vocal and an ascending bassline (played by Sean Bower) that mirrors the titular sparks rising toward the sky, “Sparks” is both sweet and realistic; just like the closest relationships. Download “Sparks” now!
Hope you enjoy all of the new tracks! Let us know what you think.
Title: Jingle Bells
Artist: NMD--Public Jones
As much as I hate Christmas music, I’m digging this cover of “Jingle Bells”. If you enjoy electro-pop and X-mas music, you should definitely download Public Jones’ track and check it out! Did I mention it’s free!
#MusicMonday for fans of the winter holidays. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’ll allow it.
If you were like me and hit the stores for Black Friday, then your wallet could definitely use a break. Click here for a free download of “Jingle Bells,” Public Jones’ electro-pop version of a holiday classic!