Monday, November 24, 2008

MP3 Monday: Mason Proper, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Frightened Rabbit

Three more tunes (and a video) for y'all to enjoy with MP3 Monday back on track.

Mason Proper

Mason Proper have been creating some serious buzz this year with the release of their most recent album Olly Oxen Free, a great record with a classic indie rock sound. The song "Fog" is a quirky, yet melodic tune and is a good example of Mason Proper's signature style. Also, check out the video for "Lock and Key" available here for download. Both songs are definitely worth a listen.

Fog (MP3)

Lock and Key (Video)

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

Our friends over at RCRD LBL have provided a new track from ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, a well-established progressive rock group from Austin, Texas. The song, "Bells Of Creation" has an epic, orchestral sound combined with the band's hard-edged guitar attack. They recently released an EP entitled Festival Thyme and are set to release a full-length in February of 2009. Give it a listen and remember to say "thank you" to RCRD LBL for providing us all with such fine music.

Bells Of Creation (MP3 download page)


Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit are sure to sit atop some "best of" lists soon with their sophomore release Midnight Organ Fight, a collection of heartbreaking tunes about love, loss, etc. that has turned quite a few heads (including my own). This track, "Last Tango in Brooklyn" comes from a compilation done by an Australian magazine called The Lifted Brow. The song is intimate and emotional like much of the band's work and serves as a great introduction to the band if you haven't heard them already. The track is available courtesy of Pitchfork, so head on over there to download it.

Pitchfork download page for "Last Tango in Brooklyn"