i’ve been having an internal dialogue on what makes Free Music Friday any different than any other day of the week in regards to LET providing mp3s for the low, low price of absolutely nothing. Then i remembered that Fridays are the day that a lot of labels send me freebies to share with the world. At that point, i realized i was speaking to myself far too much, which probably meant the drugs were working. Which was nice.
And if those tracks aren’t stoner friendly enough for you, how about these? Remember that time you were hanging out with that hippie chick and her “lover,” and then somebody busted out the bongos, and you all started jamming out to the Doors’ “My Wild Love?” Well, if those two weren’t such wastoids and started a band with three others, not only would it be monstrously coincidental, but they might just sound a little something like Giant Cloud. Here’s the first single from their Old Books EP. And if you prefer your chill music of the electronic variety, here’s something from To Rococo Rot’s latest CD, Speculation. This track wouldn’t be out of place at all for the chillout room once you start coming down from your fourth ecstasy tab of the night. Or so i’ve heard.
Last but certainly not list, just for your email address and a couple of personal deets, we’ve got an entire free EP from Fort Knox Five. You’d think a guy who was trying to immerse himself in the beat scene would be more down with these cats. Hell, between them and Thievery Corp., i think we’re pretty much covered 98 percent of the DC beat scene. But wait, there’s more! These crazy kids have a Silk Parasol’s worth of downloadable goodies, so get your DJ fix here. And here’s the kicker–they’re playing a “free” show this Sunday, January 24th, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM at Modern in Georgetown. Folks are encouraged, however, to make a donation of at least $10 for admission, as all the proceeds will support relief efforts in Haiti. The bill includes Nadastrom, Fort Knox Five (natch), Joe Nice, Will, Eastman and Stylus Chris (no relation). If that isn’t worth a sawbuck, well, then i don’t know what is.