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Free and Legal mp3 Downloads

Please enjoy these songs from 2008, and then buy the artists’ albums. Stella Splice has made this post a page, accessible at the top of the blog, that you can check for updates throughout the year.

To download, click on the link, and on the resultant page scroll down just a bit until you can click on the orange Download Now button. Scroll down on that next page until you see “Your download should begin shortly. If it does not, try Download file now.” It never begins without me clicking on that link. Have fun!

American Music Club ~ All Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco
Band of Horses ~ No One’s Gonna Love You
Basia Bulat ~ In the Night
Benji Hughes ~ So Well
Benji Hughes ~ You Stood Me Up
Benji Hughes ~ Why Do These Parties Always End Up the Same Way?
Benji Hughes ~ The Mummy
Benji Hughes ~ I Went with Some Friends to See the Flaming Lips
Bodies of Water ~ I Guess I’ll Forget The Sound, I Guess, I Guess
Bowerbirds ~ In Our Talons
Brazos ~ Mary Jo
Dirty on Purpose ~ Mind Blindness
Dr. Dog ~ The Ark
Dr. Dog ~ The Old Days
Fleet Foxes ~ White Water Hymnal
Howlin’ Rain ~ Dancers at the End of Time
Iron & Wine ~ Innocent Bones
James Hunter ~ Jacqueline
Jens Lekman ~ The Opposite Of Hallelujah
Jens Lekman ~ Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo
Jim White ~ Crash into the Sun
Kaki King ~ Two O’Clock
Ladytron ~ Black Cat
Lykke Li ~ Dance Dance Dance
Man Man ~ Top Drawer
Mates of State ~ My Only Offer
Mike Doughty ~ 27 Jennifers
Mike Doughty ~ I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress
Morning Benders ~ Crosseyed
Mudhoney ~ I’m Now
Mudhoney ~ In ‘n’ Out of Grace
My Brightest Diamond ~ Inside a Boy
My Morning Jacket ~ Evil Urges
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ~ Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Nina Simone ~ Revolution
No Age ~ Eraser
Oxford Collapse ~ The Birthday Wars
Port O’Brien ~ I Woke Up Today
Ra Ra Riot ~ Dying Is Fine
Saul Williams ~ Sunday Bloody Sunday
Saul Williams ~ World on Wheels
Science for Girls ~ Northern Lights
She & Him ~ Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Shearwater ~ Leviathan, Bound
Shearwater ~ Rooks
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin ~ Think I Wanna Die
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks ~ Baltimore
The Acorn ~ Crooked Legs
The Acorn ~ The Flood, Pt 1
The Breeders ~ Bang On
The Dandy Warhols ~ The World The People Together (Come On)
The Dodos ~ Fools
The Dodos ~ Jodi
The Dutchess & the Duke ~ Reservoir Park
The Mountain Goats ~ Sax Rohmer #1
The Republic Tigers ~ Buildings and Mountains
The Whigs ~ Right Hand on my Heart
Tilly and the Wall ~ The Freest Man
Tilly and the Wall ~ Cacophony
Tokyo Police Club ~ In A Cave
What Made Milwaukee Famous ~ Resistance Street
White Hinterland ~ Dreaming of the Plum Trees
Wolf Parade ~ Call It a Ritual
Wolf Parade ~ Language City

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DeVotchKa and Basia Bulat

I have previously gushed about DeVotchKa here and Basia Bulat here. Check those posts for lots of info and goodies.

I wanted to remind you that the new DeVotchKa album A Mad and Faithful Telling is out today. Buy it at your local record store (mine was nearly out) or online here! If you need convincing, listen to the full-album stream.

Chromewaves offers you free downloads of both her live cut The Pilgrimming Vine and their song Along the Way. These are in addition to the songs downloadable at my earlier posts. Also, the official video for BB’s In the Night is watchable here, and she did a Daytrotter session where you can grab a new song and a couple of cool covers. Also, MPR just put out a three-song stream from DeVotchKa’s performance at SXSW.

These two acts are doing a rash of shows together at some perfect-sized, cool venues:

April 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 29 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
April 30 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 2 – Vancouver, BC – Richard’s On Richards Cabaret
May 3 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 4 – Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
May 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
May 9 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
May 10 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
May 11 – Nashville, TN – The Mercy Lounge
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
May 14 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
May 15 – Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place Of Richmond
May 16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore – TLA
May 18 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 20 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Club Lounge
May 22 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
May 23 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 24 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

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Basia Bulat, Wolf Parade, and The New Pornographers

I’m content to let other bloggers do some work for me today regarding three Canadian bands. Cheers to them.

You can download songs by Basia Bulat from her Radio3 performance in Toronto. I think she’s fantastic. They have been transformed into magically delicious mp3s for you from i (heart) music. Once you’re hooked, buy her album.

I await Wolf Parade‘s next album, due in June, with a variety of adverbs (anxiously, eagerly, demandingly, etc.). Snakes Got a Blog did the painstaking work of ferreting out the songs that WP have performed live that will probably be on the new album, turning them into digital format, making a set list, and then posting the whole chunk for download. Buy Wolf Parade’s last full-length album, Apologies to the Queen Mary here.

I dig the new video of Myriad Harbour by The New Pornographers posted by Gorilla vs. Bear (download the song there, too). Myriad Harbour comes from the CD Challengers, which you can buy here. The video reminds me of a combination of the two videos for the Gnarls Barkley song Crazy: this one (my favorite) and this one (better sound quality).

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Favorite Albums of 2007

I am so incensed by the exclusion of Into the Wild’s soundtrack from year-end lists, I am creating a 2007 best albums list. Everyone else thinks they’re righting the world’s wrongs, too, but so be it.

stellasplice’s favorite albums of 2007:

Boxer ~ The National
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Music for the Motion Picture Into the Wild ~ Eddie Vedder
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The Shepherd’s Dog ~ Iron & Wine
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Because of the Times ~ Kings of Leon
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Marry Me ~ St. Vincent
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Glory Hope Mountain ~ The Acorn
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Buckle in the Bible Belt ~ Ha Ha Tonka
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Oh, My Darling ~ Basia Bulat
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Music for the Motion Picture Once ~ Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard
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Rust Belt Blues ~ Oliver Buck
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The Stage Names ~ Okkervil River
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These two were quite good, but I unfairly wanted them to be Wolf Parade and The Shins, respectively, so I never could fall for them wholeheartedly:
Random Spirit Lover ~ Sunset Rubdown
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? ~ Of Montreal (though it is my fav. Of Montreal disc)

I love the following artists. However good their 2007 discs may have been, they did not measure up to the artists’ previous releases, so they have been relegated to addendum status:
The White Stripes
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
José González
Spoon
The New Pornographers
Beirut (he swallowed up Alaska in Winter, too)
Modest Mouse
The Shins
Elliott Smith
The Polyphonic Spree

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St. Vincent and Basia Bulat

St. Vincent and Basia Bulat play only one gig together. It’s in Cambridge, Mass., on the first of March. These female vocalists/guitarists are as endearing as their music is ingratiating, and it should be a killer show.

St. Vincent is Annie Clark. I first saw her try to steal the stage from Tim DeLaughter as she played lead guitar for The Polyphonic Spree. I went home from that show mesmerized by her sprite-like, amped-up stage presence. She’s also worked with Sufjan Stevens. But now Annie stands, self-composed and ethereally intense, in front of the mic by herself. She’s adorable acoustic, sure, particularly in bed. But when she plugs in her guitar, a fire sparks to life in your chest. See some videos here on her website, but the best is the 15 minute film at Other Music weaving a simple interview with a haunting in-store performance [thanks to Gorilla vs Bear for the tip]. When they zoom in on her, it feels like black and white photography. The cover of Sonny and Cher’s Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) is NOT to be missed, and it cannot be found on her excellent album, so watch the film.

Sixeyes has had me jazzed for Canadian Basia Bulat‘s U.S. release (coming February 5) for ages. I’ve been collecting the mp3s and viddy-ing the YouTubes, in awe of Snakes and Ladders‘ sweeping, swirling janglyness. Plus, she’s featured in a Volkswagen ad, proving once again that those Germans can nail my particular demographic just as precisely as Kenneth Cole Reaction. Get the album February 5th direct from her label for even cheaper (CD or digital at 15% off) by entering the code basia when you check out. Thanks, Oh My Darling.

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