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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. RFA, The Stammer and more…

RFA
RFA | photo via Facebook

As was revealed in their Key Studio Session write-up this week, the members of RFA were still in high school when we discovered their EP Just Don’t Turn the Lights On last year. They also didn’t make the cut for their school’s Battle of the Bands, which baffled us. As they showcase on their session, this band knows how to make a jam. Check out “Teenage Love Song” below and get the full set here. They’ll play Mantua Yacht Club with Steady Hands, Roof Doctor, Castle of Genre and Matty Carlock on June 5th.

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Folkadelphia Session: Heavy Blonde

Photo by Jason Riedmiller
Photo by Jason Riedmiller

I didn’t know a lot about Heavy Blonde, this week’s Folkadelphia Session band when I invited them to the studio. I still don’t know much. What I do know is that the band is probably from Scranton, PA. Mike Williams, the Heaviest Blonde of the bunch (hierachically, I think, not in weight), used to front the local-ish group And The Moneynotes. From the demise of that band came this new project and a fresh-as-heck EP, recorded and produced by Nick Krill (of the Spinto Band). Williams sold me on the project as soon as he shared the EP. It’s a fun, hook-laden, harmony-heavy affair, but real breezy and and repeatable. Williams and his crew show off some majorly adept songwriting – a thing we can all appreciate.
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