The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Basia Bulat, Sidewalk Atlas, Trophy Wife and more

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Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese

Folkadelphia welcomed Basia Bulat into the studio for a live session last fall and premiered it this week on XPN.  The singer-songwriter performed poignant songs from both her recent Tall Tall Shadow release and her debut Oh, My Darling.  Stream and download the stripped-down performance below.

Trophy Wife stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session.  The local genre chameleons recorded raw takes of songs that will appear on their upcoming third LP, expected later this year.  Check out the “metaphysical pondering” of “Transition” below and get the full set here.

Philly outfit Sidewalk Atlas released their new album Stealing Time, a pop effort complete with strings, piano and catchy melodies.  The record is available as a name-your-own-price download on Bandcamp.  Stream lead track “At Least We’re Here Together” below.

Chill Moody teamed up with Beano and Hank McCoy for a new Valentine’s Day themed release called Who Do You Love… More?  The three local rappers / producers channeled 80s R&B, pop and hip-hop to give the record a new kind of personality.  Check out “LastNightInTown” below.

Traffic Nightmare also released a new album this week, a lyrically ambitious project called Galaxy Concerns.  Amid jazzy arrangements with emotive guitars and prominent keys, Traffic Nightmare tackle big topics like celebrity culture and the environment.  Stream and download “Kurt Cobain Action Figure” below and the full album here.

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