My Morning Download: “Unfinished” by Ben Sollee (from a limited time only World Cafe collection of downloads)

Today’s download comes from Lexington, Kentucky based singer-songwriter Ben Sollee from his interview/performance on World Cafe on January 2nd of this year. You can listen to the full session here. Below, download “Unfinished.” The song is from a new, free collection of Cafe performances available for a very limited time during the month of February. Each weekday during the month World Cafe will offer one free song from a recent session, however the collection will only be available until March 1st. Go here to download tracks from Lord Huron, Calexico, Freelance Whales, The Kopecy Family, Alt-J, and others.


Download Modern Inventors’ new single “Hello” (playing The TLA on Wednesday)

Photo by John Vettese

Gearing up for their show at The TLA on Wednesday, local song-crafters Modern Inventors have released the single to their upcoming debut album Trains & Aeroplanes as a free download on Soundcloud.  “Hello” is a catchy, well-built rock song with hints of Wilco and The Hold Steady woven throughout the guitar riffs and punchy drum line. The band also recorded an acoustic version of the song when it appeared on the Leicht Lunch this summer, and you can stream and download both versions below. Trains & Aeroplanes will be released in December.  Go here for tickets and more information about Modern Inventors’ show with Ben Sollee at The TLA.


Ben Sollee to play TLA on October 17th

Singer, songwriter, and cellist extraordinaire Ben Sollee has announced that he will bring his Kentucky folk-soul sound to the Theatre of the Living Arts on Wednesday, October 17th. Sollee is touring to promote the release of his forthcoming album, Half-Made Man, out September 25th on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records. You can listen to “Unfinished,” a single from the new album, over on Paste Magazine’s website. Tickets to the show are available here for $29. Below, watch the video for “Close To You” from Sollee’s last album, Inclusions.