The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Steve Gunn, The Shouting Matches, Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

Brooklyn-via-Philadelphia guitarist / singer-songwriter Steve Gunn was the focus of this week’s Key Studio Session in advance of his upcoming Time Off LP.  Backed by a bassist and drummer, Gunn performed three tracks off the album – stream and download “Old Strange” below and get the full set here.  He’ll be headlining Johnny Brenda’s on June 22nd.  Tickets and information can be found here.

“Part of Me” comes from Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s new LP Made Up Mind, set for release on August 20th.  The husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, backed by their nine-piece band, will be at the Mann Center on August 11th with The Black Crowes; tickets and information can be found here.

The Key dug into Break It Up‘s new self-titled album this week on Unlocked.  ”Amplify Me” was chosen as a free download for the week, showcasing the local band’s fun power-pop side.  Stream and download the song below and check out their Key Studio Session from October 2011 here.

New York’s Last Good Tooth brought their revivalist blend of backwoods / garage rock music to Folkadelphia for a live session recently, recording four songs that include a couple from their new album Not Without Work and Rest.  Stream and download “2011 Operation” below and get the full session here.

Justin Vernon is back with a new project called The Shouting Matches, mining a bluesier quarry of arrangements than his other ventures.  Thursday’s My Morning Download featured the song “Gallup, NM” off of the trio’s debut Grownass Man LP – stream and download the track below and check out World Cafe host David Dye’s thoughts on the song via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation feature here.

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