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Grizzly Bear – Shields

Grizzly Bear’s Upcoming Album Download is Already a Big Hit

 

Those who would like to know when Grizzly Bear would be out with their new album Shields, good news! One of the most anticipated releases of this Fall is definitely this album, and the rumor goes that it might get leaked well ahead of its release. The album is supposed to get released in mid-September, possibly on the 18th of the month according to the band, but fans are already anticipating zip files or mp3 that can get leaked out before time, and that has brought a lot of anticipation for the followers of the band.

 

[quote]The album is supposed to get released in mid-September, possibly on the 18 [/quote]

 

For now, the band has released the second song from their upcoming album, and it is definitely a beautifully lyricized piece of music that is definitely a good follow for the superb “Sleeping Ute” which was the first song from Shields that was released from the band,  an exercise in sonority with its vast array of beautiful percussion that was perfectly comprised. “Sleeping Ute” is definitely haunting but beautiful, and it put a perfect foil on the second song, which is known as “Yet again”. You would find a number of different generic influences in their fourth studio album. Fans would want them to have a great album download like their last one, Veckatimest, which made quite a few top charts.

 

 

 

Files

  • Sleeping Ute – 4:38
  • Speak in Rounds – 4:24
  • Adelma – 1:02
  • Yet Again – 5:18
  • The Hunt – 3:44
  • A Simple Answer – 6:00
  • What’s Wrong – 5:44
  • Gun-shy – 4:30
  • Half Gate – 5:29
  • Sun in Your Eyes – 7:18

The xx: Crucial – Mediafire leak

The return of The XX, their second album Crucial has leaked on Mediafire, as a torrent and as a Rapidshare link. Are indie fans going for the download leak or are they holding out for the retail release?

There’s much hype surrounding the sophomore release from the band, which is set for a September release on Young Turks. And while we got a test in form of the Angels single and video a while back, The xx is definitely an album-type band which deserves a full length release before they are judge.

Below you’ll get a link to the 320kbit/s MP3 release, which holds the 11 songs. It’s suppose to be an advance album rip, probably a promotional copy which Young turks has been sending to journalists and radio.

Files

the-xx-crucial.nfo 01 Angels.mp3 02 Chained.mp3 03 Fiction.mp3 04 Try.mp3 05 Reunion.mp3 06 Sunset.mp3 07 Missing.mp3 08 Tides.mp3 09 Unfold.mp3 10 Swept Away.mp3 11 Our Song.mp3

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Passion Pit: Gossamer

Gossamer has leaked as a Mediafire and Rapidshare download. It’s the return of Passion pit, indie darlings extraordinary.

Passion Pit will release their newest album titled Gossamer on July 25th of this year. It is being released by Columbia Records. The band released the stunning album cover a few days ago. With its bright colored hues it is definitely an eye catcher. They are currently touring all over the United States for the next few months. This is a high quality 320kbit/s MP3 leak, which has spread to Mediafire, Rapidshare and Rapidgator. Remember to pre-order the retail version!

Gossamer was recorded in New York City and Los Angeles last year. The producer is Chris Zane. There are five members of the Passion Pit band.  The band has said that the lyrics on Gossamer reflect personal reflections. Michael Angelako wrote many of the songs about his troubled past. During a press release, he talked about how this new album was almost therapeutic for him to develop.

Passion Pit will travel the full festival this year. They have many events that are scheduled. Fans will have several opportunities to see this talented group of men. They have concerts booked in Florida, Boston, Ohio, Texas, and Montreal. They will be joining many other groups during the events. The band will be Co-headlining with Justice at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado in August.

The band today consists of Michael Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, Jeff Apruzzese and Nate Donmoyer.  This group of talented people practiced together for over seven months, before the played the first gig together. They have needed time to get the right mesh together. They just released their first full-length album in 2009.

The music world is excited to have this new album. It is being reported that Gossamer can go all the way to the top of the musical world. The album can be pre-ordered now on some media pages online. When the band release the single from Gossamer in May many were awe struck and are now anxiously awaiting the full album release.

This album will include the following tracks on it, Take A Walk, I’ll Be Alright, Carried Away, Constant Conversations, Mirrored Seas, Cry Like A Ghost, On My Way, Hideaway, Two veils to Hide My face, Love Is Greed, It’s Not My Fault I’m Happy and Where We Belong. There is a mixture of soft rock and techno about their unique sound. Hope you enjoy the Mediafire leak!

Gossamer Download

  • 1. Take a Walk
  • 2. I’ll Be Alright
  • 3. Carried Away
  • 4. Constant Conversations
  • 5. Mirrored Sea
  • 6. Cry Like a Ghost
  • 7. On My Way
  • 8. Hideaway
  • 9. Two Veils to Hide My Face
  • 10. Love Is Greed
  • 11. Its Not My Fault I’m Happy
  • 12. Where We Belong

Animal Collective: Centipede Hz download

Indie Alternative masterminds – Animal Collective’s upcoming album Centipede Hz leaked out early on Mediafire.

Animal Collective has had their new and exciting album; Centipede Hz leaked out as an MP3 download, way ahead of its September 4th release date. If you had to describe this band’s sound, it would be a difficult task to do. They have an uncategorized and unique sound that their fans have grown to love and want more of as well. The Centipede Hz album contains eleven new songs for their fans. Many fans are eagerly waiting to hear Josh Dibb take lead on one of the songs. Band member Lenox is on lead vocal on two songs and then Porter sings the others.

Having Dibb taking the lead vocal is a rare and special treat! Dibb returned to the group recently after a few years’ hiatus. Fans are very happy about his return. The new album will contain songs such as Mercury Man, Father Time, and Amanita. Fans can already pre-order this music on different musical websites. And you can read an interview with the band about the new album by Pitchfork.

The band decided now that the four of them were reunited they would take a step out into a more live setting for the new album. Each song they put on the album is a piece of the puzzle, the whole album creates a nice completed piece of genius. They are highly anticipating the fans to be very psyched about the new material. The band said that some of their influences for the new album were to create more upbeat and less calming musical spacey type listening.

[quote] No worries, Pitchfork will love the album [/quote]

Ben Allen is producing the New Centipede Hz album; he has worked with the band in the past on the Merriweather CD. The band’s goal is to eventually to be able to produce and market their own music. They choose the Centipede name because the insect has multiple legs and they continually move about to get it to the desired location. They applied this to their music as a free flowing joined team working toward the same goal.

This group of four friends that grew up together playing music and hanging out has become some very new contenders in the music world today. Animal Collective has set themselves apart from other bands that tend to sound alike; the experimental band idea has definitely paid off for this group of talented and professional musicians.

Source: Mediafire file. An advance album copy.

  • 01  Moonjock.mp3
  • 02  Today’s Supernatural.mp3
  • 03  Rosie Oh.mp3
  • 04  Applesauce.mp3
  • 05  Wide Eyed.mp3
  • 06  Father Time.mp3
  • 07  New Town Burnout.mp3
  • 08  Monkey Riches.mp3
  • 09  Mercury Man.mp3
  • 10  Pulleys.mp3
  • 11  Amanita.mp3

Download: Mirror # 1 | Mirror # 2

The Walkmen: Heaven download

Finally, the new album by The Walkmen has leaked as an album download! Heaven might be one of the best indie albums of 2012.

The Walkmen is an indie rock band from America. The band started its journey during the early months of 2000. The Walkmen started off as a five piece band with members hailing from the Jonathan Fire*Eater Band that included Matt Barrick on drums, Walter Martin on bass/organ and Paul Maroon on piano and guitar and the Recoys band players comprising of Hamilton Leithauser who is the lead vocalist, guitar player and Peter Baurer who plays the bass/organ for The Walkmen.

 

[quote]Heaven leaked out from the label as a promo copy and is now uploaded to Mediafire and Deposit files as a RAR file album download[/quote]

 

The Walkmen launched their first album “Everyone Who Pretended to Like Le is Gone” in 2002. The album was considered as an innovative approach towards instrumentation and atmosphere. The members of The Walkmen sing about reality and experience of life, underlining real emotion and real people. The band has been earning a lot of credibility among listeners and indie music lovers for years. Each member of The Walkmen band have been in and around Washington DC, and have also been a part of various bands, before forming The Walkmen, which adds an extra advantage of experience amongst band members.

After ten years of playing collectively as a band, The Walkmen, have come up with a new album called Heaven, which is set to be released on June 5, 2012. The album Heaven consists of six-full-length songs recorded by The Walkmen band and one additional cover track from Harry Nilsson’s 1974 album called Pussy Cats.

Phil Ek from Seattle have produced the album Heaven and the album includes a concise visitor spot by Fleet Foxes front man Robin Pecknold. Nevertheless, when one listens to the album’s title track that was recently launched, there is an apparent clue of the same old-scrappy-feel of the Walkmen band presented in it. Fans have even hailed the track to be rougher around the edges.

Enjoy the new Walkmen album download guys!

  • Artist: The Walkmen
  • Album: Heaven (Advance Promo leak)
  • Quality: 320kbit/s MP3s
  • Size: 137 MB (RAR file)
01 We Can’t Be Beat.m4a 9.38 MB
02 Love Is Luck.m4a 7.02 MB
03 Heartbreaker.m4a 6.64 MB
04 The Witch.m4a 7.77 MB
05 Southern Heart.m4a 6.11 MB
06 Line By Line.m4a 10.06 MB
07 Song For Leigh.m4a 7.36 MB
08 Nightingales.m4a 8.16 MB
09 Jerry Jr.’s Tune.m4a 3.32 MB
10 The Love You Love.m4a 6.53 MB
11 Heaven.m4a 9.68 MB
12 No One Ever Sleeps.m4a 5.61 MB
13 Dreamboat.m4a 9.08 MB

Download: Mirror #1 | Mirror #2 (Updated!)

 

Notes: Track number 6 has a slight skip.

TV On The Radio: Young Liars | Review

Artist: TV On The Radio
Album: Young Liars
Year: 2003
Genre: Indie Rock



Haven’t been listening to too much “Indie Rock/Pop” music lately and it’s simply because nothing’s really been tickling my fancy. I went into this record excited to listen to it for multiple reasons:

  • 1. It was released on Touch & Go Records, a record company that I can usually trust.
  • 2. It’s an earlier TVotR release; from what I’ve heard (Return to Cookie Mountain, Dear Science, half of Nine Types of Light), I’m pretty sure I like the band’s earlier output more than their latter.
  • 3. It got rated well on allmusic and pitchfork. Yeah yeah make fun of me but an 8.9 from Pitchfork circa 2003 (and for an EP!) usually means I’ll like it.
  • 4. It has a Pixies cover.

So after listening to it a few times, I can confidently say that it is indeed an extremely solid EP. For five songs, it kept me interested for all of its 25 minutes. Not much to say about it except that it’s incredibly consistent and has a very cool-yet-not-cocky demeanor. The first track Satellite is a clear example of this – the pulsating bass chugging along with the drums (and soon thereafter the heavily reverbed guitar and flute) allow for an awesome backdrop for Tunde’s vocal, which are always on point. The mixing on the song is fantastic and I really love the quiet, crackling guitar solo-ish 2/3 into the song that shows up in the right monitor. Staring at the Sun is a classic and is better than the LP version in my opinion. The wall of sound in the second half of Young Liars is nice and Blind is simply a great song. The doo wop version of Mr. Grieves is cool and really pleasant though I probably won’t ever listen to it more than a few times. In general, I’m not too big on this type of music at the moment but it was definitely a nice listen. 7/10

Rating or Recommendation: If you like TVotR or Indie Rock with soulful melodies, just check it out. It’s only 25 minutes anyway.

Twin Shadow: Confess download

The new album download leak by indie darling Twin Shadow is titled Confess

 

It was Pitchfork who first broke the news that Twin shadow would return with a new album. A few hours later a Mediafire and Rapidgator linked appear and probably stems from a 4AD promo CD. Confess is his second album and is set for a July 10 release and you can listen and download to the new single on Twin shadow’s official website. Before using any of the Confess download links below, marked with File factory, Mediafire and other file sharing site names, make sure to read our about page.

  • File: Twin.Shadow-Confess.2012.V0.zip
  • Artist: Twin Shadow
  • Album: Confess
  • Quality: 192kbit/s V0
  • Format: MP3

01 Golden Light.mp3
02 You Call Me On.mp3
03 Five Seconds.mp3
04 Run My Heart.mp3
05 The One.mp3
06 Beg for the Night.mp3
07 Patient.mp3
08 When the Movie’s Over.mp3
09 I Don’t Care.mp3
10 Be Mine Tonight.mp3
11 Mirror in the Dark.mp3

Download links are coming soon! Stay tuned and bookmark this post!

Letting Up Despite Great Faults: Self-titled | Review

Artist: Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Album: Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Year: 2009
Genre: indie, synth.pop, shoegaze, dance, dream.pop

 


I’m ashamed of myself, I don’t think I’ve given this a fair enough listen.. even though it’s gotten plenty of “plays”, it’s only really got one real listen. I just haven’t had the time to sit down and critically listen to this album a good 2-3 times, 2 or 3 times that it deserves. I’m listening again now as I write this review, albeit not critically! However, as you can probably ascertain from my listening notes this album was love at first listen for me, and as such it’s been on heavy rotation both in my car and it pops up in my playlist every now and then at work.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults is an album that has been on heavy rotation for the past 7 days, and will continue to be played over and over for me. I love the summer feel that is has, and a really “dreamy” sound that is just gorgeous..

LUDGF seem to be quite influenced by M83 and sounds a bit like The Postal Service too – but then on the other hand they have their own style in it’s entirety, it’s hard to put my finger on it exactly – let’s just call it “delicious”.

All in all, this was is a stellar album and on each listen I discover even more things that I like about it.. I just wish it lasted longer, it feels just that bit too short! My sincere apologies if this review seems rushed, well because.. it was rushed! But hopefully you share the same thoughts as me on this album. One day i will get around to listening to it a couple more times critically and will shoot you off a proper review then!

Rating: 9/10

Dead Man’s Bones: Self titled | Review

Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
2009
indie, soundtrack

 

To be honest, I saw a lone indie tag and didn’t expect much. I was so wrong. This album has some of the best musical “character” I have heard. It was intended as the soundtrack to a play about werewolves, zombies and other such creatures, although the play aspect wasn’t completed. It covers a bunch of older music styles (think 50s-60s), and it could easily pass as music from those times except for the occasional modern touches. The childrens’ choir is a major component of the album and it gives the music much of the character.

The self-imposed recording constraint of having no more than 3 takes per song has worked really well – I get the organic feeling, but I don’t notice mistakes in playing as such. There’s a mild cheesiness, which is done so well that it becomes charming. Given the subject matter, it could have turned out much worse, especially comparing to Twilight and the similar modern trends. The subject matter itself doesn’t really take that much focus.

The only let down, if any, is that it takes a while to get started. The first 2 tracks don’t seem to do much at all. Everything afterwards is excellent. I can’t pick a favourite track, but I’d recommend Pa Pa Power for the safe option, Lose Your Soul for the dark side, and My Body’s A Zombie For You for the theater fans.

For the sake of making a comparison, try and imagine a more depressive, yet more hopeful version of Arcade Fire. Very highly recommended to anyone who reads this.
Thanks Jusper, I’ll be enjoying this for a long time to come.

9.5/10