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2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!

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It’s mid-April, so that means that we’re back with yet another (our third, in fact) HillyTown Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler! This year, we’ve collective tracks from 21 bands playing next weekend’s festival (April 27) to make this free album for you to stream, embed, and download! Check it out below or at Bandcamp. (If . . . → Read More: 2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!

Distant Correspondent Interview + mp3

Distant Correspondent

Interview by Kevin Steeves.

MP3 Downloads for this post have expired. Exclusive mp3 stream/download: Distant Correspondent – “Badlands”

If you’ve been following the Brooklyn-based metal fusion band Goes Cube (who have played a few HillyTown Presents shows in Portland) for the past nine years, it might be difficult to believe that vocalist and guitarist . . . → Read More: Distant Correspondent Interview + mp3

Brown Bird Announce Album and Tour + Free MP3

Brown Bird and friends outside SPACE Gallery - photo by Bryan Bruchman

Brown Bird and friends outside SPACE Gallery – photo by Bryan Bruchman

Brown Bird – “Fingers To The Bone”

Though they call Rhode Island home, we sure do love Brown Bird around here. From their Maine roots to their work with Peapod Recordings and occasional involvement of Maine musicians Jeremy and Jerusha Robinson (South . . . → Read More: Brown Bird Announce Album and Tour + Free MP3

New FREE Foam Castles EP

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I momentarily blew the lid on this one yesterday, before I realized that the band was trying to keep it secret (but like I told front man Tyler Jackson – “If it’s on the internet, people can find it”), but now you can officially stream, download, and generally get down with a brand new . . . → Read More: New FREE Foam Castles EP

Who Is Bobby? (Opening For The Low Anthem Tonight)

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When the opener for tonight’s Low Anthem show at SPACE was announced, there was a bit of a collective “Who?”

Bobby – “Sore Spores”

We have little to go on in terms of musical output beyond this single, though there is a Facebook page, an official site, and a Twitter account. The band is . . . → Read More: Who Is Bobby? (Opening For The Low Anthem Tonight)

New Free Milkman’s Union Sampler

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Milkman’s Union just released a new 3-song sampler to get fans excited for their upcoming string of shows. We recently announced a HillyTown Presents show in April that they’ll be a part of (speaking of which, that show’s headliners – Milagres – just got signed to Kill Rock Stars! More on them later) but . . . → Read More: New Free Milkman’s Union Sampler

Metal Feathers – Contrast Eats The Slimey Green

Oh hey, Metal Feathers kinda put out a new, free EP album (there are more tracks since when I originally posted this) that totally destroys. Check it out.

Go see them for just $2 at Port City on 2/15 with Spouse.

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48 Hour Music Fest 2 Music Released

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This Thursday, February 3, at Flask Lounge (117 Spring Street, Portland). The free, 21+ party starts at 8pm, and you’ll get to celebrate with the musicians and get warmed up in time for the 3rd round of local music randomness happening on February 19th at SPACE Gallery. Read on for music from 5 of . . . → Read More: 48 Hour Music Fest 2 Music Released

Marie Moreshead Album Out Today, MP3

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When Marie Moreshead played our HillyTown Acoustic Night at Mayo Street last month, she mentioned a new album on the way in the near future. I had no idea it would be quite so soon, but here it is, released today – 1/11/11 – a 10-track, self-titled album. Check out the exclusive mp3 from . . . → Read More: Marie Moreshead Album Out Today, MP3

Foam Castles Album Officially Available

Foam Castles – “Garage From Sling Blade”

Portland’s Foam Castles – who played our OFFStage series this summer, Picnic, and the Summer Solstice boat party – have obviously been busy since we profiled the band’s sole member/mastermind/songwriter, Tyler Jackson, back in May. We’ve been enjoying the new album, Molly’s Jungle, since the Spring, but today . . . → Read More: Foam Castles Album Officially Available

New Single From Sontiago + Darien Brahms

At Nateva this weekend (where the above photo is from) we caught Portland (and all of Maine’s) best female rapper Sontiago onstage with the rock band Isobell at the beautiful Port City Music Hall stage (imagine taking the real Port City and turning it into a warehouse party and that’s about what it was . . . → Read More: New Single From Sontiago + Darien Brahms

Kurt Baker’s Got You Covered

Yesterday, local man-about-town Kurt Baker (The Leftovers, Goodnight Process) unveiled the album art (by our pal Robbie Kanner) and a stream of the first track from his upcoming covers album, Got It Covered. Check out “Cruel To Be Kind” below.

Get more info on this album at Oglio Records.

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Brown Bird New Album And Possible Europe Tour

It was just yesterday that Peapod Recordings officially released Brown Bird‘s excellent new (and more upbeat than some may have expected) album, The Devil Dancing, which our friends at Dog And Pony featured with this interview at the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth. Already, the band has some more news. In February, they have the opportunity . . . → Read More: Brown Bird New Album And Possible Europe Tour

First Friday Roundup, KAHBANG Ticket Contest!, OFFStage Photos

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Dilly Dilly’s Of Art And Intention Is Free

Album art by Jason Gorcoff

Dilly Dilly is one of those Portland musicians who you need to know. We featured her recently (for the Tower Of Song Fest) but this week there’s cause for celebration and a reminder: she’s just released a full length album called Of Art And Intention which you can download . . . → Read More: Dilly Dilly’s Of Art And Intention Is Free