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

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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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