Friday, November 28, 2014

Three for Free, Legal and Recommended (“FL&R”) – The Black Friday Entries – Part I

     Free and Legal Downloads? Yes, at least temporarily. Indie Obsessive is joining the tradition of passing on great deals on the day after Thanksgiving. Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of new releases.  The end of an offer might be based upon reaching a maximum number of downloads or the expiration of some period of time.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) downloads.
     This is just one of the FL&R posts for Black Friday. The focus of this post is on opportunities from the site that has introduced us to many Australian bands. Triple J Unearthed ( is our “go to” site for Indie in Australia. Below are three recent offers from Triple J. For each, there is a redundancy:
(1.) The Soundcloud version is included because it is the mode preferred by many.
(2.) The Triple J player is included because we want to properly acknowledge the site.
(3.) A link to the Triple J jukebox is included because that is where you will find the free download icon. 

     Cypher is a teenager (16, unless she’s had a recent birthday) from Brisbane. She identifies her real name as “Faith T.” The song that we particularly enjoy is “Child.” It has a sound similar to “Home” by Daughter.

The free download is available at the jukebox here -

     Australia’s answer to the breakup of LCD Soundsystem is “Human Animal” by Total Giovanni. Admittedly, it took a number of listens before we really appreciated the song. Now, we cannot listen too often. Total Giovanni is a quintet based in Melbourne by way of Milan. They identify the members as Spike Punch, Vincenzo Del Negro, Shidi Amin (aka “Sideboard Ford”), Cavallo Nero (aka “Hornelle Equinox”) and Shattered Guru (aka “Jingle Bello”).

The free download is available at the jukebox here -

     The third song is “Coyote Choir” by Pepa Knight. In the 1970s, the sitar was used often enough that it lost its ability to grab the attention of a listener. Now, it is used so rarely that it is again attention grabbing, particularly in songs in which it is incorporated so seamlessly. In “Coyote Choir,” the sitar has found a comfortable home.

The free download is available at the jukebox here -

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