The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Alo Brasil, Jesse Sparhawk, Luxury Liners



XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week comes from San Francisco’s John Murry.  “Southern Sky” comes from the World Cafe: Next artist’s new and incredibly intimate album The Graceless Age.  Listen to the song below and download it here.

Noisetrade is offering up a free sampler from Randall Bramblett in anticipation of his upcoming album album The Bright Spots.  In exchange for your email you can download a few songs from the new record along with his version of “Use to Rule the World,” which Bonnie Raitt covered on her latest LP.

Local Brazilian mega-group Alo Brasil stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session.  Exploring the depths of traditional Brazilian sounds and rhythms, the eleven-piece ensemble recorded four compositions that you can listen to here.  Stream and download “Capoeria Medley” below.

Folkadelphia dug into their archives this week and pulled out a session from 2011 with local musician Jesse Sparhawk.  He has a show at The Rotunda on May 22nd with a pair of drummers – more information can be found here – and will appear at this week’s edition of Yvynyl’s Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA.  Download Sparhawk’s session below.

Singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Carter Tanton has a new project called Luxury Liners and a new album called They’re Flowers. With an appearance by Nightlands / War on Drugs member Dave Hartley,  They’re Flowers was recently released via Western Vinyl.  Stream and download “Broad Daylight” here.



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