Free MP3s Galore!

The recent downturn in the economy has been hard on all of us.  Treat yourself to some free–and totally legal–downloads from True Endeavors artists!

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A.A. Bondy

AA Bondy

A.A. Bondy – “American Hearts”

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Elf Power (Daytrotter Session)

Elf Power

Elf Power – “Back To The Web”

Elf Power – “Come Lie Down”

Elf Power – “Old Familiar Scene 2”

Elf Power – “The Arrow Flies Close”

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Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem – “I’da Called You Woody, Joe”

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Ingrid Michaelson (Daytrotter Session)

Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson – “The Way I Am”

Ingrid Michaelson – “Die Alone”

Ingrid Michaelson – “Breakable”

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Le Loup (Daytrotter Session)

Le Loup

Le Loup – “Morning Song”

Le Loup – “Go East”

Le Loup –  “Le Loup (Fear Not)”

Le Loup – “Celebration”

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P.O.S.

P.O.S.

P.O.S. – “Goodbye”

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Virgins (Daytrotter Session)

The Virgins

Virgins – “Rich Girls”

Virgins – “Love Is Colder Than Death”

Virgins – “One Week of Danger”

Virgins – “Private Affair”

Virgins – “Va Va Virgins”

Media Roundup: Tours and Tracks for the New Year!

What’s been going on in the world of music lately? Read on to get the scoop on your favorite artists, and start some discussion about current music-related events!

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For the fourth year in a row, B.R.M.C. has made a free mp3 track available to members of their website.  Click here to sign up, and take a listen!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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She and….him!? MTV.com is reporting that actress-turned-songstress Zooey Deschanel is engaged to Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard.

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The Notorious B.I.G.‘s biopic, Notorious, will officially hit screens January 16th, but you can catch a clip from the upcoming film right here.

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Jazz trumpet master Freddie Hubbard has passed away at age 70.  The influential musician collaborated with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Herbie Hancock.

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard

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Did you miss out on The Gaslight Anthem‘s recent passionate show at the The High Noon Saloon?  Well, as long as you’ve got some gas in the tank, you’ll have a second chance!  The band just announced a new headlining tour, with more dates on the way.

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Before we thought Rod was sexy, and Ronnie joined the Stones, they rocked together as The Faces.  The band is reported to have reformed and is rehearsing  for a string of tour dates.

The Faces

The Faces

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In other touring news, Drive By Truckers have a slew of new dates with the stage for 2009.  Check them out here.

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The folks at Daytrotter had kind words for upcoming True Endeavors artists, Le Loup.  Check out what they had to say and preview a handful of the band’s moving songs.

Le Loup

Le Loup

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Check out the rad new ’80s-inspired video from South African hip hop artists, Playdoe.

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Here’s your intriguing cover of the week Alejandro Escovedo slows down The Gun Club‘s “Sex Beat,” to achingly eerie Nick Cave-esque results.

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And how about an old Pavement show to close things off this week?  Aquarium Drunkard has a lengthy 1992 Minneapolis show posted for your enjoyment.

Pavement

Pavement