Download Tamarin’s Folkadelphia session (playing The Great Indoors on 10/12)

Philly folk-rock collective Tamarin is celebrating the release of their its LP Shake the Ghost on Pocono-area label La Société Expéditionnaire next week with a show at West Philly DIY space The Great Indoors. Earlier this year, the band appeared on XPN2’s Folkadelphia for an on-air studio session, and this week it released the recordings to Bandcamp as a free downloadable EP. Get your copy below, and get more info on the release party at its Facebook event page here.


The Week’s Best MP3 Downloads, incl. Secret Mountains, Grizzly Bear and Tamarin

Baltimore band Secret Mountains were the subject of Weathervane Music’s latest Shaking Through episode.  Tasked with writing a complete song in two days, the dreamy folk six-piece came up with the beautifully meaningful “High Horses”.  You can download it for free below, and watch the episode here.

Local emcee Ethel Cee was featured in this week’s Key Studio Session. The deftly talented rapper has a background in slam poetry performance but latched onto hip-hop after experimenting with adding music to her spoken word pieces.  Head here to watch the video of Ethel Cee’s performance and download “End It On This” below.

Witty hip-hop group Ground Up dropped their new mixtape on Tuesday over at  The Philly trio will be playing a record release party at The TLA on September 29th but before then, get yourself a download of the album below.


Brooklyn indie band Grizzly Bear had a smash with 2009’s Veckatimest.  Now they’re back with a new collection of songs featured on the just-released album Shields.  “Yet Again” is one of those tracks that hooks right into your brain, in a good way.  You can get a free download of the track below in exchange for your email.

Tamarin is a local folky band with some real country twang.  They are releasing a new album on October 9th called Shake the Ghost and to get you ready, they’ve posted the song “Seems a Laugh” as a free download on their Soundcloud.  Take a listen below.


My Morning Download: “Seems A Laugh” by Tamarin

Philly’s indie-folk band Tamarin are releasing Shake The Ghost on La Société Expéditionnaire on October 9th. Singer-songwriter Alex Malamy and his band mates including Patrick Lamothe and James Blinstrub, (of The Shakes), Page Foster, and John Cipriano recorded the album in 2011. Download “Seems A Laugh” below. It’s a breezy, jangly sort-of-waltz that brings to mind the early work of Fairport Convention.