The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Amos Lee, Vikesh Kapoor, Mean Lady

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Buried Beds offered up a free download of “Oh Lonely Fortress!” this week for their Unlocked profile.  The song comes from the local band’s new LP In Spirit, an album that “was inspired by both fairy tales and fantastical real-life events.”  Download the track below and dig into the new album with a review, interview, new video and more here.

Mean Lady, an electro-pop band that draws from a potpourri of influences, recorded this week’s Key Studio Session.  The duo comes from Newark, DE and released their debut LP Love Now on Fat Possum earlier this year.  stream and download “One Big Family” below and check out the rest of the set, including some new songs, here.

There aren’t very many recordings available from newish Philly outfit Avery Rosewater, so whenever the four-piece indie pop / rockers put something new out it’s a reason to celebrate.  This week the band shared a new song called “Two Bridges” in anticipation of their upcoming tape release, out through Treetop Sorbet Recordings later this Fall.  Download the song below and see them live at Boot & Saddle on October 6th.

Travelling bard Vikesh Kapoor made time during a busy Make Music Philly Day to record a striking session for Folkadelphia.  The Philadelphia native, now living in Portland, OR, is set to release his debut LP The Ballad of Willy Robbins on October 15th.  Stream and download “Carry Me Home” below and get the full session here.

XPN will welcomes Amos Lee to the Tower Theatre on November 27th following the release of his Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song full-length.  The singer-songwriter has partnered with NoiseTrade to share a free download of “Chill In the Air” off of the new record, which features Alison Krauss on backing vocals.  The download is free, but 100% of the tips donated will go to Musicians On Call, a program that Lee has supported since WXPN started the local chapter.

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