The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Radiator Hospital, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Toy Soldiers

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Americana rock outfit Toy Soldiers have made their catalog of EPs and singles available as free downloads on their Bandcamp.  The Philadelphia band puts on quite a live show, so if you take advantage of the free tunes try to make it to their gig at World Cafe Live on December 22nd.  Tickets and more information are available on the new XPN Concert Calendar, powered by The Swollen Fox.  Stream and download “Heart in a Mousetrap” below.

Sellersville trio I&I stopped recently by for this week’s Key Studio Session, recording five impressive tracks (and creating their own horn section). The reggae/hip hop fusion band boasts Imani Williams on vocals, Ryan Chud on drums (and trumpet) and Daniel Faga on guitar/bass.  Listen back to full session here and download “Triumverate/Nouns & Verbs” below.

Some Distant Moon is Radiator Hospital‘s eighth release since in 2010 (and its fourth this year).  Recent Philly transplant Sam Cook-Parrott sings of loneliness and love on the EP’s four tracks but the contemplative, introspective lyrics are masked in a musical overlay of upbeat tempos and catchy riffs.  Watch the video for “Andy Griffith” below and head over to Radiator Hospital’s Bandcamp to download the full EP.

ANDY GRIFFITH (Official Music Video) from JK/JVW on Vimeo.

On Wednesday, we were proud to premiere Heyward Howkins‘ new song “Praline Country.”  The track comes in anticipation of Howkins’ upcoming sophomore release, following up this year’s sublime debut The Hale & Hearty.  Heyward Howkins plays PhilaMOCA on December 6th with Birdie Busch and Casey Neill; more information can be found here.  Stream and download “Praline Country” below.

Wednesday’s My Morning Download featured Florida folk-roots group Roadkill Ghost Choir.  The Orlando-based six-piece released their Quiet Light EP in September, but free download “Beggar’s Guild” is far from quiet.  Grab a copy of the track below, and check out the full EP here.

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