An Englander with a sense of history, a grizzly bear set free and a melding of Memphis and Motown. That’s what we got to take home this week from our clutch of Free MP3s of the Day.
On Tuesday, Will waxed enthusiastic about Piers Faccini‘s “My Wilderness,” calling the title cut from his newest album “a beautiful slice of folk-pop (that) shows why Faccini has earned comparisons to musicians like Donovan and Nick Drake.”
Grizzly Bear‘s Chris Taylor has a new set of music out on the shelves under the name CANT. Freed from some of the useful constraints of “bandhood,” Taylor and Twin Shadow George Lewis, Jr. worked together to whip up “Too Late, Too Far,” “a captivating, muscular set of songs that saturates the mind with vivid imagery of hearts beating, paths followed, mysteries plumbed”
Blending Memphis and Motown — with a healthy dash of Chicago R&B — we brought The Right Now back for an encore this week with their cut, “You Will Know.” Actually, what we said was they “march to the beat of Motown, have the soul of Stax and play the game just like Chess and Checker.”
Listen and you’ll know.