We're double dipping into the world of Friday Freebie this week, and also into the realm of Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys. Death and The Poetess features Broken Toys Blake Girndt (who is also in The I Want You) and Jojo Lazar. Their new release, Smelling Salts (also recorded for the RPM challenge), is, as they put it, "... tips its chapeau to Weezer's Blue album, among other 1990s ghosts and Pumpkins." They aren't wrong. "Smelling Salts" has a distinct Blue Album goes folk-adjacent-and-also-includes-flute feel. "Tomb-Builders' Tombs" is going to give you some serious Beat Happening flashbacks. Smelling Salts is as fun as it is weird. You get some obviously 90's inspired tracks that sound barely like the 90's and include The Princess Bride and historical references.
You can listen to "Smelling Salts" below. Smelling Salts is available now as a free download via Bandcamp. If you decide to throw in some cash for the album, today is Bandcamp Friday so all proceeds will go to Death and The Poetess! If you download for free, be sure to follow Death and The Poetess on Facebook.