Looking for some free new music to tide you over this weekend? Well you’re in the right place with the Live4ever Ezine‘s New Tunes guide. We’ve sorted through our packed inbox over the last seven days to offer up the best in mp3s, Soundcloud links and YouTube videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. Check out previous editions of the New Tunes Guide here.
“Lee Mitchell returns with the closing instalment of his 2-part EP releases ‘Whisky’ and ‘Water’. Just as its well-received predecessor, ‘Water’ is a crafty pop folk offering which showcases Lee’s flair for engaging narrative and astute songwriting.”
“The formation of The Hollows was a very gradual process. Erik Saxvik (Illinois), David Paarlberg (New Jersey), Jeffrey Kurtze (Indiana), and Daniel Kwiatkowski (Michigan) all studied theatre together in college during the mid-2000s. The four friends would spend many a night playing music in living rooms, bonding over their love of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits and all things strange and spooky; but it wasn’t until the foursome relocated to New York City and met Rob Morrison (North Carolina) and Justin Aaronson (the only native New Yorker) that The Hollows sextet was finally complete.”
“Lo-Fi Disgrace is the debut album by the noise-pop collective, Laurence and the Slab Boys. The album was written and recorded in Berlin by multi-instrumentalist, Larry Reid. Unlike the countless acts that have gone to Berlin in the last 30 years to exploit the city’s still-unfolding cultural history in their recordings, Reid found himself there by default rather than design.”
“Indie-download-chart-toppers Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle are pleased to announce the long-awaited single Another Night. The eccentric outfit has been locked up withexperienced and talented producer ‘Youth’, (The Verve and Tom Jones, The Orb) to create a platinum-selling sound akin to Arcade Fire, Springsteen and The National, with a folk twist.”
“‘Works Better On Paper’ is the gorgeous new single from Tyneside fivesome Let’s Buy Happiness. It’s shimmering, swoonsome, glacial pop perfect for lazy hazy summer days. Singer Sarah Hall’s dreamy melancholic vocals are set against shimmering guitars and textural, melodic intricacies.”
“London gloom-pop purveyors Torches are set to release their debut single, ‘Sky Blue & Ivory’, on new label Fractions of One on 23rd July. The 7” single is available to pre-order now. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the lead track. The vinyl also features brand new song ‘Silent Film’.”
“Fresh out of Maida Vale studios recording for BBC Introducing and being named in The Independent’s “Ones To Watch”, Hey Sholay have just unveiled their new video for the forthcoming single ‘Burning’, released on June 11th through Fierce Panda.”