The late summer edition of our Key Studio Sessions compilations is out today, gathering together the best of what we’ve recorded in these past four months of 2013. The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 8 features stunning and expansive performances from Steve Gunn, Mic Stewart and Alô Brasil, as well as a good number of songs that fall under the seven-minute mark. For instance: vocal powerhouse Lucy Stone, rapper and Roots Crew affiliate Dice Raw, indie-pop dudes Literature, harp-centric jazz-pop outfit Liz and the Lost Boys, and more. Special thanks to guest engineers Mattias Nillson and Joshua Pannepaker, and production assistants Fred Knittel, Dan Hutton, Dan Malloy as well as photographers Rachel Del Sordo and Abi Reimold, and videographers Bands in the Backyard and Lance Davis for sharing their work. Listen to the 17-song set and get a free download below.
Want more? Get a roundup of our previous free-downloadable Key Studio Sessions compilations after the jump.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 7 – featuring Pissed Jeans, Waxahatchee, The Lawsuits, Slingshot Dakota and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 6 – featuring Reef the Lost Cauze, The Districts, Cold Fronts, Bad Braids and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 5 – featuring The Spinto Band, Heyward Howkins, Ground Up, Lauryn Peacock and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 4 – featuring Arrah and the Ferns, Lushlife, The Menzingers, Chill Moody and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 3 – featuring DRGN King, Black Landlord, mewithoutYou, Young Statues and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 2 – featuring Hop Along, Lantern, Restorations, The War on Drugs and more.
The Key Studio Sessions Volume 1 – featuring Cheers Elephant, Grimace Federation, Attia Taylor, Purling Hiss and more.