The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Guster, Amy Ray, How to Dress Well

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Guster | photo courtesy of the artist
Guster | photo courtesy of the artist

Pop / rock favorites Guster are back with a new record and Tuesday’s My Morning Download featured a free MP3 of “Long Night” from the LP.  Its an atmospheric and floating song, with enticing echoes and mellower tempo.  Check it out below.

Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray brought her new solo record Goodnight Tender in for a Folkadelphia session recently.  As the Folkadelphia crew writes, the album is “a brave and utterly successful musical step for Ray. Unquestionably different than her other solo albums, as well as her work with the Indigo Girls, it is very much a feat of pure Americana.”  Take a listen to the live recordings below and download them via Bandcamp.

Lansdale alt-rockers The Sixties are this week’s featured Key Studio Session band.  They recorded four tracks for us, showcasing their anthemic sound that’s reminiscent of classic Strokes and catchy Kings of Leon.  Check out “Jean Jacket” below and get the full set here.

Electro / R&B artist How to Dress Well released a new single called “Repeat Pleasure” off of his new What Is This Heart LP.  There are definitely parallels to some of Prince’s work, but HTDW specialty is creating textured layers with a variety of samples.  Stream and download the track below.

Philadelphia Folk Festival performers Old Crow Medicine Show stopped by World Cafe to record a session with David Dye.  The band performed a live version of “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer” for the show, which you can download below.  Listen back to the full session here and learn more about Folk Fest here.

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