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MPFree Roundup: Jeremy Messersmith, Ivan & Alyosha, Hot Sugar



    Organ Donor - Jeremy Messersmith[mp3]

    Moody track off this melodically-overachieving singer songwriter’s latest album, The Reluctant Graveyard. Love the strings (and the video, directed by Eric Power).


    Color Wars - Hot Sugar feat. Aaron Livingston[mp3]

    Hot Sugar (a.k.a. producer Nick Koenig) does a reggae-ish vibe shot through with an inescapable snare beat, and fronted by the vocals of Roots collaborator Aaron Livingston. Makes us wish it was still summer.


    Glorify - Ivan & Alyosha[mp3]

    Soaring vocal harmonies and Dylanesque harmonica announce the Americana-style leanings of this lovely bit of lilting melancholia. It’s a preview track from the Seattle, WA four-piece’s EP Fathers Be Kind, set for February release.


    Since We Last Met - Banjo or Freakout[mp3]

    Alessio Natalizia, a.k.a. London producer Banjo or Freakout, does a dreamy, synthy reboot of NDF’s late-summer release.


    What I'm listening to: I Put a Spell on You – Natacha Atlas