DIGITAL BANG – 15 TRACK SUB POP 2010 SAMPLER
One of the best giveaways you’re likely to find this year – one of the worlds most important labels gives away 15 tracks from it’s most recent releases. Features the likes of Avi Buffalo, Dum Dum Girls, Foals, Male Bonding and Beach House, the only problem iss you’ve got to download Amazon’s download service to get your hands on it. Well worth the trade off.
NIKA + RORY – I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE
Anything that Nika Danilova touches inevitably turns to gold. Her efforts under the Zola Jesus moniker have garnered acclaim from pretty much everyone who’s given the recordings a chance, whilst Former Ghosts is one of the most impressive ‘supergroups’ ever formed. Her other sideproject, with Nick Turco was originally titled ‘Rory Kane’, but it’s been changed to the equally beguiling ‘Nika + Rory’. Now they’ve given away a track.
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BENJAMIN SHAW – BUT YOU DON’T DRINK TEA, DO YOU?
The third in the labels giveaways of Shaw, Audio Antihero stand for everything that’s right about music at the minute – putting out tracks by artists they love, regardless of the consequences. After starting with the simple plan of putting out Nosferatu D2’s album, giving Shaw a chance to shine is a happy byproduct. He’s been rightfully getting praise from the wonderful Independent Music Podcast, too
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DARKER MY LOVE – SHE LIVES (IN A TIME OF HER OWN)
To celebrate the release of The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral: A Tribute To Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators that’s coming out on Sonic Cathedral Recordings next month, Darker My Love are giving away their cover of She Lives On. Exciting stuff.