The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Katie Frank, The War on Drugs, City Rain

Photo by Caitlin McCann |

Photo by Caitlin McCann |

Local roots outfit Levee Drivers stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session.  The band recorded their signature 2008 track “Tennessee Girl” that all fans know and love, but surrounded it with brand new songs from their latest Live at East Coast Recording EP.  Stream and download “Bourbon Coated” below and get the full set here.

Electro-pop duo City Rain have released a new song from their upcoming Songs From a High School Dance LP.  ”Mama I Want to Come Home” is a move in a new direction for City Rain with its slow tempo and gentle acoustic guitar base, but it still sparkles and builds in the classic City Rain style.  Stream and download the song below.

The War on Drugs announced details for their next LP this week - Lost in the Dream will be released on March 18th, the same date as the band’s hometown show at Union Transfer.  Stream “Red Eyes” below, which got Best New Track on Pitchfork, and download it here.

This week, Folkadelphia welcomed Richard Buckner in for a session.  The veteran American singer-songwriter released Surrounded this year, which stretched his instrumentation to include drones, layering and harmonies.  Stream and download his stripped down session below.

The Key premiered Katie Frank and The Pheromones‘ latest single “Tunnel Vision” this week.  The track comes from the band’s debut LP Counting Your Curses, which will be out in February and features Frank with a Grace Potter-level of vocal power.  Stream and download “Tunnel Vision” below.