The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Marah, Auctioneer, Katie Frank & the Pheromones and more

Photo by Will Hoover
Photo by Will Hoover

This week on Unlocked, The Key got the full scoop on Counting Your Curses by Katie Frank & The Pheromones.  It’s the debut full-length from the local roots rock outfit, and you can download a track from it called “Halfway Gone” below before checking out the full feature here.

Joe Kille is the subject of this week’s Folkadelphia Session.  The fiddler for Morning River Band struck out on his own with a new record Arkadelphia, described by Fred Knittel as “a smart set of timeless sounding country-noir songs.”  Check out some live-recorded tracks from the LP for yourself below.

Wilmington, DE musician Sarah Koon has teased the release of a forthcoming record by dropping a single called “Pretty Simple.”  The cinematic, psych-leaning track screams summertime jam with Koon’s theatrical vocals and poppy piano playing.  Download a copy below.

Local 90s staples Marah have returned with a special project formed around old songs found in a book called Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania.  The new record reimagines the folk songs, which were collected by folklorist Henry Shoemaker in 1931.  Check out a sampling of the songs here and download “Melody of Rain” below.

Philly art-rock outfit Auctioneer turn in a different direction for their new single “Hard to Believe It.”  With a fluid bass and piano foundation, Craig Hendrix slips through shadows of Dawes, War on Drugs and Bruce Springsteen.  Stream and download the track below.




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