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School of Seven Bells are a dream pop/shoegaze band from Brooklyn, New York. They formed in 2007 and I remember seeing a flyer for one of their shows when I was out in NYC in 2008 but I didn't know who they were, I just remember thinking it was a cool name. Up until October 2010, the group consisted of identical twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza and Benjamin Curtis on guitar and electronics. That's them in the picture above, in that order. 'Windstorm' is a great example of their sound and was released as a single in 2010 to promote the 'Disconnect from Desire' album.
Vivian Girls are a popular noise pop/indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York. I think there's a good chance you'll recognise the track once you hear it so give a try. I'll confess that I don't know a huge amount about the band other than a familiarity with their music, but I do know that they have supported Sonic Youth and I'd read that their second drummer, Ali Koehler, left to join Best Coast as a tour drummer. Anyways, enjoy the track.
I really know much about Hollowmoon and I can't remember how I found out about them, but I'm glad I did. I do know that they're from Brighton and that they remind me of the Pixies. Have a listen for yourself and see what you make of it, everyone I've played them to really like their music so maybe you will too.
I saw ∆ on an facebook event page, they're playing a gig being put on by Birmingham Promoters at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath on the 30th May (so plently of time yet!) and I was intrigued by the name. It turns out you see, that if you press Alt. and J at the same time, it produces the delta symbol...but only on a mac. Anyways, they used to going under the name 'Films' but changed it after another band called Films' biography was copied word for word, they toyed with the name Daljit Dhaliwal but then settled on ∆.
They've just finished a tour with Wild Beasts and Ghost Poet and have now just started another one to promote their new album 'An Awesome Wave' which set for release anyday now. In the meantime, they've upload a demo EP to their SoundCloud page which you can get for free by clicking that download button right there. ----------------------------------------------------------->
Alphabet Backwards are a joyous indie pop band that I met at the Wychwood festival when I helped load them in to the BBC Introducing stage, but then missed their set as I was working. Fourtunetly I was also at the Cornbury festival and managed to see them there. They're an awesome band from Oxford and here we have a fun little track called 'Plastic' that you can get your mits on for free. If you ever see this band's name of a festival linee up that you're going to, trust me, you are in for a treat!
Straight from his MySpace page: Theo, the work of one Sam Knight, is one for the math rock fans. Taut, chugging guitar loops layer up with frenetic tapping patterns that interweave in spiralling complexity before near sub-atomically precise, powerhouse drumming clatters and builds each song into juggernaut of riffs and rhythms. To achieve something like this recorded is one thing, but to see Theo perform live is quite another as each song blurs into the next and the dazzling guitar and drum acrobatics leave jaws sagging on the faces of all who bear witness to the talent on offer
Oh man, Tall Ships and 65daysofstatic working on the same track? It's 5:40 in the morning so hopefully this isn't a dream and will still be here the next time I wake up. Tall Ships are a math rock band from Cornwall who are now based in Brighton but play around these parts quite often and 65daysofstatic are an awesome band from Sheffield who've given this track the post-rock treatment. You can get this track for free via SoundCloud but there's no widget to embed, instead, you'll have to click this link and pop your email in the box to get the download link. It's all very straight forward, so no excuses.
Making your music folder better, one song at a time.
_Pretty much everyday I seem to find some amazing exclusive tracks that
some awesome artists are giving away for free as a special one off
promotion. Today, it occured to me that instead of just downloading
them, maybe reposting them on facebook if they're special enough/someone I know and
then moving on, I should start a little music blog on here. Even if it
doesn't last forever, it's still a free song for you each day that it
does! I'd say the character of this blog is mostly electropop and singer/songwriter but I've got plans for mathcore, post-rock and glitch-hop. A lot of these tracks have a download limit of 100 so get in there on the quick. I'd also point out that a lot of the songs will need renaming once you've downloaded them so I'd do them one at a time.