The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Bad Braids, Erin Costelo and Foxygen

This week’s Key Studio Session featured the transcendent acoustic folk project of Bad Braids.  The moniker of Megan Biscieglia, Bad Braids’ session was recorded during a visit to XPN2’s Folkadelphia show and features Biscieglia on vocals and guitar with Mike Bruno on an assortment of backing instruments (including percussive mortar and pestle).  The four songs recorded for the session will be included on an upcoming LP expected for release this winter on Haute Magie.  Listen to the full session here; stream and download “White Mane” below.  Check out upcoming dates for Bad Braids on their Bandcamp.

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My Morning Download: “Oh Me Oh My” by Erin Costelo

Like Michael Kiwanuka, Halifax based singed-songwriter Erin Costelo draws on old soul and classic R&B and puts a fresh acoustic and sometimes jazzy take on the genres. Her new album, We Can Get Over, is gorgeous and soulful; her evocative voice is center stage and her songs draw on the likes of The Impressions and The Dells, the arrangements of Bachrach/David and the memory of 60’s AM radio classics. It won’t be long until the world discovers her incredible talents; download “Oh Me Oh My” from her album below.