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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Feufollet, Agudos Clef and more

Feufollet
Feufollet | Photo courtesy of the band.

We were introduced to Lafayette, LA band Feufollet earlier this week with a free download of “Know What’s Next” from their upcoming record Two Universes. While XPN’s Zydeco Crossroads spotlights the Creole heritage of the Southwest Louisiana city, Feufollet shows us another side of the musical culture with a blend of pop and indie rock.

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Folkadelphia Session: Rose Windows

Photo by Lauren Rodriguez
Photo by Lauren Rodriguez

In 2015, Rose Windows, the Seattle-based, hard-to-pin-down-exactly-what-they-do, psychedelic rock band on Sub Pop Records, will release their highly anticipated second full length album. This follows their debut The Sun Dogs released a couple of years ago which made quite an impact on most all who heard it. What initially drew us to Rose Windows was their sonic connection (perceived by us) to our favorite era of experimental British folk-rock, updated for the modern era. We thought they carried that torch well. We stuck around because of their intensity, their multi-layered sound that becomes apparent with repeated listens, and, perhaps most importantly, their powerful and mesmerizing live show. If you take anything away from this session, it’s that Rose Windows is a band you need to see in action.
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Katie Frank & the Pheromones at Bourbon and Branch, Alo Brasil at World Cafe Live, Rose Windows at Milkboy

Katie Frank and the Pheromones | Photo by Allie Wofarth
Katie Frank and the Pheromones | Photo by Allie Wofarth

Local countrified outfit Katie Frank & the Pheromones will be rocking out Bourbon and Branch tonight. The band, whose LP Counting Your Curses was released in March, have steadily been standing out as an artist to watch on the Philly scene, and will appear on the lineup of the Philadelphia Folk Festival later this summer. Information for tonight’s show is available on our concert calendar here, and below you can watch Frank’s smooth cover of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n'Roll.”

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Rose Windows warms up the Philly crowd with their haunting vibes

Photos by: Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by: Elizabeth Mazenko

Seattle-based Rose Windows delivered a head-banging, body moving performance at today’s Free At Noon. Showing off their late 60s / early 70s, psychedelic vibes from their June debut The Sun Dogs LP, the seven piece outfit warmed up the Philly crowd for another haunting performance tonight at Milkboy. Find tickets and details for tonight’s performance here. Check out the photo gallery above, the set list below and listen to the entire performance below.

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My Morning Download: “Wartime Lovers” by Rose Windows

Photo Credit: Alison Scarpulla
Photo Credit: Alison Scarpulla
Seattle’s Rose Windows are a little bit prog-rock, a little bit metal, a little bit stoner-rock, and a little bit psychedelic freak-folk. This curious mix of genres may not sound so appealing on paper, but coming out of your speakers it’s a blend of styles and sound that might confound you with pleasure. Rose Windows new album, The Sun Dogs, (Sub Pop Records, out on June 25) is overblown, ornate, heavy, contemplative and retro. It’s so out of sync with so much other music being made these days, yet sounds so fresh because it is performed and produced so exquisitely. Even with lyrics that borderline at times on Spinal Tap “Stonehenge” absurdism, it’s all held together by the septet’s lead singer Rabia Shaheen Qazi’s vocals, and a level of musicianship that excels throughout the album. File under: Heavy metal ceremonial folk.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company