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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Innoko, Charlie Hickey, Dirty Dollhouse and more

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Delaware five-piece Innoko have released a debut EP called First Light, available as a free download on their Bandcamp.  The release bridges the mellow form of psych rock with a “beachy and serene vibe” perfect for the warm days ahead.  Stream and download the EP below.

Modern Baseball brought its basement-bred pop punk to the Key Studio Sessions this week, performing songs off of this year’s You’re Gonna Miss It All.  Along with the six live tracks, including “The Weekend,” which you can stream and download below, the KSS crew recorded a video of the band playing “Your Graduation.” Check out the full session here.

Fourteen year old Charlie Hickey was featured in Tuesday’s My Morning Download with his song “Odds.”  The track comes from singer’s new EP, which also includes a cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm.”

Chris Kasper brought friends Phil D’Agostino and Kiley Ryan along to his Folkadelphia Session, premiered this week and posted as a free download.  The local collaborator extraordinnaire performed cuts off of his latest Bagabones LP, as well as a few older numbers.  Stream and download the full set below.

Dirty Dollhouse have released a live session performed at East Coast Recording as a free download.  The six-track EP features vocalist Chelsea Mitchell with backup singers Vanessa Winters and Amber Twait singing beautifully harmonized and lyrically descriptive songs.  Download a copy below.

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And to think, he’s only 14: Meet Charlie Hickey

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Charlie Hickey is only 14 years old, yet sounds wise beyond his years. With a tip from Buzzbands.LA we’ve been introduced to the music of Hickey, who releases his EP on Friday, April 11th. His web site cites some of his influences as Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith; Prince, Nirvana and Neutral Milk Hotel. According to Kevin Bronson, who writes at Buzzbands.LA:

His full name is Charlie Dworsky-Hickey and he is the son of songwriters Chris Hickey and Sally Dworsky, both of whom have released wonderful solo albums and were bandmates in the underrated trio Uma (see 1997′s “Fare Well”). Hickey’s EP was made in collaboration with local songstress Phoebe Bridgers, cellist Alison Chesley (Poi Dog Pondering, Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene), guitarist Dylan McKenzie (of Derde Verde), bassist Garret Lang and producer/engineer Jim Lang.

We hope you’re as knocked out as we are. Listen to a few songs on his soundcloud here, including a cover of “Disarm” by the Smashing Pumpkins. Below, download “Odds.”

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company