Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Freebie: The Suffers and Submarine Lights

This week, First Listen features some free music that we missed earlier this year. Released back in January, The Suffers slipped right by us. I only first noticed them when they were announced for the 2015 Newport Folk Festival, and immediately became a fan. Their debut EP, Make Some Room, is part of the new soul revival that is going on right now. Basically, if you're into Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Leon Bridges, or Alabama Shakes, this is for you. Their debut full length is due next year. If these four songs are any indication, they're do for a breakout year in 2016. You can get Make Some Room via NoiseTrade. be sure to check out their website while you're at it.

Also free through NoiseTrade, you can get The Dangerous Pleasures of Uncommon Curiosity, the debut album from Submarine Lights. We also missed this one back in September, somehow. Submarine Lights are comprised of
members of St. Vincent and The Polyphonic Spree. To compare them to their previous bands, they're more symphonic than St. Vincent and less bombastic than The Polyphonic Spree. It's not quite twee, but fans of The Magnetic Fields and Belle & Sebastian will be happy. It's all pretty trippy with a wide variety of non-rock instruments, so there are of course shades of The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, and Pet Sounds. It appears that NoiseTrade is only offering 7 of 9 songs on the album, cutting off the 1 minute opener and the 7 minute closer (and reordering the songs on the album), but hey... free is free. You can download your own copy of most of The Dangerous Pleasures of Uncommon Curiosity here. Submarine Lights' website can be found here.

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