Free Music Friday: Summer Set Edition
Summer Set Music Festival is next weekend and we absolutely cannot wait. In anticipation, check out these free (and legal) downloads from a few artists who will be at the fest:
Passion Pit cultivates the perfect synth-pop indie sound that you can’t help but dance to. Their live sets bring an energy that soars through any venue. Here’s one of their most popular songs, “Sleepyhead” from their album Manners that still has yet to get old (2008):http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/Passion_Pit/track/Sleepyhead/
A unique duo, Big Gigantic combines high energy production with live saxophone and drums in an age of electronic dominance. Their love for performing has had them headlining festival after festival for the past few years. Their love for their fans shows in every performance. You know you’ve heard this one, here’s a free download of it remixed: “I need a dollar” http://biggigantic.net/
Dessa, a multifaceted songwriter, brings creative poetry and beats together in perfect form in this single from her new album Parts of Speech. While she has mastered her hip hop influences in this song as well as the album, she also has a softer side and brings to life a whole new artist when she holds an acoustic guitar. Check out this link for a free download of “Warsaw” http://www.doomtree.net/dessa/
Polica, has a sound all their own and manages to have deep synth melodies and heavy lyrics that bring to life a unique angst that you can’t help but embrace. This Minneapolis based group has live shows that are critically acclaimed and could haunt any artist with their smooth harmonies and hitting rhythms. Download their song “Dark Star” for free and check out the video for their new single “TIFF”. http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2012/
You may remember him as half of the little known group Outkast, but Big Boi still gains a following even years after the groups’ disbanding with his own unique styling and producing all his own. He will be teaming up with Common this year at Summer Set for a collaboration larger than hip-hop life. Here’s a free download of Big Boi’s 2010 mixtape. http://www.vulture.com/2010/
Purchase tickets to Summer Set Music Festival here.