Free for the taking|Duologue.
Free for the taking is a regular feature here at Mint where we hook you guys up with some of the free preview tracks that we get sent from various labels, from bands newest albums, ep-s and singles, and dont be scared little ones its not Illegal so go ahead and indulge your self in some good old fashioned free for the taking goodness!Downloading the tracks is easy, if you like the track go ahead and click the little arrow on the right hand side of the SoundCloud player and its all yours, maybe give the tracks some feed-back in our comments section below. If its not a SoundCloud track…well then your going to have to use your head!
Duologue ‘Get out while you can’
This time around we bring you a free download in the form of ‘Get out while you can’ a sharp and edgy, dark electro piece from the 5 strong group of creators. For me this tracks got an odd wild wild west styling to it, which is straight up weird when paired with the electro aspects. Check it for yourselves below….
Tea Sea Records ‘OK Bollywood’
Not allot comes for free these days but here at Mint we’ve got your back! This installment of Free For The Taking is awesome, An entire Bollywood themed hip hop album featuring the likes of hip hops big guns Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Thought from the Roots, Common, Little Brother, Erykah Badu, Skillz & Q-Tip. There’s just one thing…..Your going to have to put in the work for this one and sign up for it, just pop your email into the website and the albums yours. If you get all sorts of hip hop related junk mail….well, well erm, well never mind ey!
Squarehead -Midnight Enchiladas
This time around we’ve got you lucky beggars a mix of surf-pop harmonies, old school rock ‘n’ roll rhythms and guitar jangles! All in the sweet form of Midnight Enchiladas by Irish Garage-pop 3 piece Squarehead. For some strange reason i fancy a late night Mexican feast. Who’s game?
D&C-Raise It Right
Under her pseudonym of Dimbleby and Capper, vocalist, producer and re-mixer Laura Bettinson is set to release her debut single Let You Go, on East London indie label TAPE (home to The Brute Chorus) on March 21st, 2011. This time around we’ve got the B-side of said release available for you to get your spindly little fingers on!
Drugg-Crooks (Visions Of Tress remix)
In a London garage, long time collaborators and childhood friends Tom Hanley (Vox/Sounds) and Max Whatley (Drums), collude to create electronic duo Drugg, who are set to release their debut EP ‘Shackled’ in March 2011, through independent label Less Music. In sight of that we’ve got this awesome free download..In the form of ‘Crooks’ Visions Of Trees remix….
Exlovers-Moth Eaten MemoriesExlovers have a sound reminiscent of artists such as Teenage Fanclub, The Cure, The Dandy Warhols and Belle and Sebastian. The stunning combination of boy/girl harmony’s and lo-fi guitars will throw you all the way back into your late 90′s musical days and nights. This free and downloadable track ‘Moth Eaten Memories’ has got me super amped for the album which is coming later this year…..
Exlovers – Moth-eaten Memories by Stayloose
DJ FMFC drops his first mash up album, Jay-Z, Matt & Kim!
I know i know i know! Our last update on this feature was indeed also a Matt & Kim track, however this time not only is it a free track its an entire free album, its an entire free Jay Z/Matt & Kim mash up album for that matter, produced by DJ FMFC infact! And it is an incredible listen. So get a move on an get your download on…..a personal favorite of mine is the ‘Dirt of ya shoulder mix up’
To get your hands on this sweet free album then follow this link by clicking HERE YO!
Matt & Kim – Where you’re coming from
Matt & Kim are a two-piece, Matt plays keys and Kim plays drums. Alright lifestory! Get your mittens on this free download for their brilliantly simple track ‘Where you’re coming from’
Free Download Falty DL – Hip Love (Jamie XX remix)
Falty DL is a New York based beat-machine who’s been steadily cranking his way in to the public consciousness through his remixes of The XX and Mount Kimbie, amongst others. This year Jamie XX returned the favour for the B-side of Falty’s new EP – Hip Love.Media – fire – it – up
Bear Driver – ‘Walking in the air’ Cover
When I heard how amazing the Maccabees cover of the snowman song was I was determined to track down some more! This shoegazey approach to the absolute classic brought to us by ‘Bear Driver’ hailing from London, Leeds and the USA is a really nice listen, Merry Christmas!
Chad Valley – Up & Down (FilFla Remix)
We had a chat with Chad Valley (real name Hugo Manuel, omg I know) a wee while ago, and now we bring you this – a free download of his track Up & Down remixed by Japanese musician Keiichi Sugimoto, working here as FilFla.
MGMT – Flash Delirium
This time around Brooklyns very own MGMT bring us a free download in the form of ‘Flash Delirium’ MGMT stands for ‘make great music today’ thats a fact. Apparently. Enjoy.
Prosthetik Intelligentz – Break ‘Em Remember we did a then & now with these guys a while back? Well they’ve gone and recorded a load of new songs and here’s a little sampler – Break ‘Em, produced by Depakote (which is also a prescription drug for seizures).
Download dem jamz here>>>>>http://www.mediafire.com/?pw7y1msc8d571hn
LoveLikeFire – St. Martin
St. Martin is your free sampler track, but if you like it then make sure to buy the rest of the album as it’s all equally amazing.
Click here for the download (it won’t take you anywhere but it should start downloading automatically)
Moby – Study War (Savage Skulls Remix)
We all know an love at least one of Mobys songs dont we? That might not be a fact, However this Savage Skulls remix of mobys ‘Study War’ is the perfect free download to get you in the mood for this weekend. Go Go Go…Yuck – The Base Of A Dream Is Empty The London based noize fuzz band drop new track via soundcloud. Reminiscent of Sonic Youth, Yuck look set to become one of THE bands of 2011. (Providing NME doesn’t scope them out).
Weezer – Unbreak My Heart (Toni Braxton Cover) The post-stoner 90’s geek band cover perhaps one of the most classic songs of the 90’s Frontman Rivers Cuomo posted the track (recorded five years ago) on his band’s forum earlier this week. Reminiscing over Blue Album right now. The track will be available on their upcoming rarities and b-sides album – “Death to False Metal” which is out this Monday. Weezer – Unbreak My Heart (Toni Braxton cover) by Ragged Words Cock ‘n’ Bull Kid | Exclusive We Are Hunted bundle
Anita Blay aka CocknBullKid has recently unveiled details of her new single ‘One Eye Closed’ which is released through Moshi Moshi/Island on the 8th November. Stoked to hear that but for now check out this exclusive 5-track bundle of downloads including Kele & Marina & the Diamonds covers…
Shy Child | Criss Cross
After a three year hiatus, New York’s Shy Child are returning in 2010 with a sound that’s more lush, dense, intoxicating, and surprising than ever. Check out this exclusive free download all the way from the Big Pomme, ‘Criss Cross’
Philadelphia Grand Jury | ‘The New Neil Young’
Australian trio Philadelphia Grand Jury represent the first move away from folk/ acoustica for Communion Records. A proud rock/ soul outfit whose last single came out via Beggars’ Too Pure Singles Club, Check out the free download of their track ‘The New Neil Young’
Royksopp | Malangen Fra Bruhodet.
An exclusive free Royksopp download of a weirdly named track that the guys who are Royksopp say they found on a floppy disk lying in between some rotting fruit and a bag of dead skin, this alone makes this track worthy of your attention, Its got a nice dubby vibe.
Violens ‘He got the girl|Marine girls cover’.
So what better freebee to start with than New York 3 piece Violens, With the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Amoral’ set for October, the New Yorkers Violens have announced a string of headline UK dates for the end of September. November and December see’s them on a huge UK tour with the Drums, so thats pretty rad! Oh and this week we’re hooking up with them. Nice.
So here is the downloadable Violens track – He got the girl|Marine girls cover.
The Answering Machine ‘Animals’
The Answering Machine’s new single ‘Animals‘ due for release worldwide on 25th October 2010. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Lifeline‘ due to be released in early 2011.