MP3.com Free Downloads: The Hollows, Vanaprasta + More
So many free music downloads, so little time. There's a lot of great music being given away on MP3.com, but who has the time to track it all down? We do! Each and every week, Diffuser.fm scours the site for the latest in alternative and indie music downloads, then compiles it all in one place. The results are what you have laid out for you below -- Diffuser.fm's guide to the best free alternative music downloads on MP3.com.
The Hollows, 'Carried Away' [Download]
The folk-rock revival continues with this track off a forthcoming EP from the Brooklyn collective. Flourishes of slide guitar, twinkling piano and smooth, deep-throated vocals converge into a track that could even sound at home on '7os AOR radio.
Vanaprasta, 'Come On (Effie House Version)' [Download]
The Los Angeles indie rock quintet has revamped this anthemic tune off their 2011 album, 'Healthy Geometry,' with a live version that both slows down and darkens the mood with detuned piano, somber horns and singer Steven Wilkin's startling croon.
Paper Diamond, 'Turn the Lights Off (feat. Nasimiyu)' [Download]
Big beats, deep bass and neon synths greet your ears in a sonic explosion on this single off the dance music impressario's 'Wavesight' EP, which dropped earlier this month on Diplo's Mad Decent/Jeffrees imprint.
Sound Tribe Sector 9, 'Golden Gate' [Download]
These self-described "post-rock dance music" proprietors have been quietly and steadily bringing instrumental electronica to the masses for more than a decade. Much like the landmark span with which it shares a name, 'Golden Gate' bridges the gap between two distinct districts: jam-band boogie and big beat dance.
Bassnectar, 'Ugly' [Download]
The freeform electronica DJ mashes up hip-hop beats and drum and bass with gliding synths and wordplay samples, creating the kind of cacophonous racket that's sure to have you breaking a sweat on the dance floor.
MiMosa, 'Way Back to You' [Download]
Up-and-coming dubstep DJ MiMosa looks forward with 'Way Back,' a hard-edged groove of swirling keyboards, photon bass fades and digital rhythms that come club ready -- but could easily play out at the major dance festivals all over the world.