Sometimes we wish everyone could win the giveaways, so in that spirit these albums are available to all. Let me bring your attention to a handful of albums and EPs available to you as a free download (or streaming). Follow the links on band names to the download pages. In addition to LA Bands, there are a couple in there from Boise (Idaho--the one with all the potatoes and sugar beets), which is hosting its inaugural Treefort Music Fest this weekend. The festival lineup includes of Montreal, Built to Spill, Blitzen Trapper, AU, The Parson Red Heads and a many more bands the Northwest.
In the Shadow of the Mountain
Barn Owl Records out of Boise, Idaho is offering up several free downloads on the occasion of the Treefort Music Festival. One of the best is In the Shadow of the Mountain, a two-piece from Boise who play a genre-defying sound that runs the gamut from experimental outer sound to melodic vocal lines to jazz percussion. The duo plays a rare live show Saturday afternoon at the Treefort Music Festival.
Races is streaming their forthcoming album Year Of The Witch which will be released March 27th on Frenchkiss Records. In support of the album Races embarks on a West Coast tour next week, playing an album release show March 30 at The Echo.
LA Font offer up a digital album (free or name your price) on their bandcamp page. If you missed their excellent show last Monday at The Echo you can catch them tonight at Rafa's Lounge in Echo Park.
Despite returning from SXSW only hours earlier, NO filled the room for their most recent Monday residency show at The Echo, many in the audience (who presumably already downloaded the free EP) singing along. They play the final night of their March residency Monday night at The Echo.