Archive for December 24, 2009

FREE iTunes Download – ‘Winter White’ by A Fine Frenzy

December 24, 2009 1 comment

The iTunes Discovery Download of the week is ‘Winter White‘ by A Fine Frenzy! Click here to download for FREE!

Song Description:

Our Discovery Download puts the focus on a different genre each week, offering a free track we think is worth your attention.

Like most Christmas albums, A Fine Frenzy’s ‘Oh Blue Christmas EP‘ was recorded in the summertime. ‘It was sticky hot outside, but the songs did really put us in a Christmas mood,’ says A Fine Frenzy mastermind Alison Sudol. Her original ‘Winter White’ would actually sound good any time of the year, with its infectious handclaps, airy-toned guitars, and xylophone-sounding accents. But the determination expressed in her lyrics definitely convey a pre-resolutions end-of-the-year spirit.

* Just wanted to say I downloaded the album ‘Oh Blue Christmas EP‘ from iTunes and it’s a really good Christmas album – it’s very quirky and definitely non-traditional. It works even if it’s not Christmas, I think. Alison Sudol has a very ‘interesting’ style of singing, but I dig her vocals so much. Check out the track ‘Wish You Well‘ – it’s my fave! There’s like almost an Eastern / Chinese influence to its sound – I dunno, but it’s very very cool. Like drinking from this very fresh ice-cold spring after hiking for 4 hours … that cool 😉

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FREE MP3 Download – ‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ by MercyMe

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Hola! Amazon’s 25 Days of Christmas FREE still ongoing…

You can download ‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ by the Christian / Gospel band MercyMe from their album The Christmas Sessions for FREE!

Click here to get the free track.

I like it – it’s a countrified version, right?

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FREE iTunes Download – ‘December’ by Norah Jones

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Hey, iTunes has a pretty decent FREE Single of the Week! It’s Norah Jones’ ‘December’ from her fourth album ‘The Fall.’

Click here to download!

Song Description (from iTunes):

“Each week we find a track from an artist or a band we’ve been enjoying and bring it to you, for free, as our Single of the Week.

There was much buzz – including here at the iTunes Store – when it was revealed that singer/songwriter Norah Jones was eschewing her trademark piano for guitar on her fourth album, The Fall. We’re happy to report that’s not entirely the case, as heard on ‘December.’ Yes, gentle, arpeggio guitar lines are heard but against delicate, Shirley Horn-like piano chords and Jones’ own comforting voice. The lack of any percussion puts the much-deserved focus on the warm quietness of everything else.”

* Just a quick note about ‘The Fall,’ I have the CD but for the life of me, I have never been able to finish listening to the entire CD! I don’t know what’s wrong with me or with the CD, but I ALWAYS fall asleep when I play it! I mean, it’s a given that Norah Jones has this comforting calming type of vocals, but this is really funny, right? It’s like the musical equivalent of a sleeping pill for me… lol

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FREE MP3 Download – ‘Way Down in the Hole’ by Citizen Cope (theme song from The Wire)

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Just saw this message on Citizen Cope’s Official Website and Twitter:

Hi Everyone,

Happy Holidays! In the spirit of giving, we’re offering a free mp3 of the previously unreleased “Way Down In The Hole.” Fans of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series The Wire will recognize the song as it’s opening theme.

Originally written by Tom Waits, the series asked Cope to record a version of the gospel song but it was never used or heard until now.

Click here to download the FREE track! You’ll have to input your e-mail address since you will get the download link in your e-mail. While you’re at it, tweet the band a thanks for the freebie!

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