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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Parker Millsap, W. C. Lindsay and more

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W. C. Lindsay brought his genre jumping electro-punk in for a Key Studio Session, recording a handful of tracks off of his new LP Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions, which will be released on Big Footprints records in April.  Stream and download “Little Ghost” below and get the full set here.

New electronic / pop trio Bondage & Discipline shared their debut single “Only Your Love.”  The dichotomy in their name is mirrored in the song’s instrumentation and arrangement, with bright synths blending with distant guitars.  Stream and download it below.

Bucks County’s Jeremiah Tall has released a new song called “Penn’s Woods.”  The one-man band uses a guitar and a suitcase re-appropriated as a drum to perform his roots / Americana songs like the one below.  Stream and download “Penn’s Woods” below.

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Jenny Hval recorded this week’s Folkadelphia Session.  The boundary breaking artist and poet showed her alternative approach to storytelling on last year’s Innocence is Kinky, using “shocking imagery, provocative language and music to match” to get her point across.  Stream and download the live session below.

Thursday’s My Morning Download featured Oklahoma musician Parker Millsap.  The 20 year old recently released his self-titled debut, which was spotlighted by Folk Alley’s Kim Ruehl on NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation.  Stream and download “Truck Stop Gospel” below.

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PREMIERE: Download “Penn’s Woods,” a song from Bucks County one-man band Jeremiah Tall

JTHailing from pastoral Bucks County, Jeremiah Tall has equal access to the city and countryside, and you can totally hear it in his music. On the one hand, it’s very roots / Americana-centric – not unlike his neighbors Levee Drivers – but there’s a key difference here. Tall is quite literally a one-man band, channeling that rowdy barroom rock energy into rabble rousing, bourbon-soaked country with just himself and a hand-painted suitcase converted into a kick drum. You can see what that looks / sounds like below in a live performance of the stomping “Bleed” shot at The Fire. But you can also hear the more delicate side to Tall in “Penn’s Woods,” a new song we’re premiering today.

It opens with a wistful banjo pattern as Tall sings of escaping from a exhausting small town life to an even smaller town – the one-road, one-horse zen isolation of the narrator’s childhood. As the kick-tambourine beat enters, “Penn’s Woods” takes a broader scope, looking at the dreams of rural workers and finding solace in simplicity. Get a free download below, and see Jeremiah Tall at one of two shows this weekend: Friday March 14th at Bryn and Dane’s in Horsham, or Saturday March 15th at MOM’s in Doylestown.