Friday, March 9, 2012

The Radio Cure | Version 2.1

Photo by Stefania Chiorean

It's been a long time. We shouldn't have left you. Without a dope beat to step to.

But, never fear, The Radio Cure is back, just in time for the weekend. To reiterate: The Radio Cure provides you a smattering of great tracks (all at once!) to cure you of your radio blues. The first volume of 2012 features nine tracks, all available for free download, that you can easily slap on a mix CD and call it a day. God speed.

La Sera - Please Be My Third Eye
La Sera (fronted by Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman) continues its music making with the follow up to last year's self-titled debut. Sees the Light comes out March 24th, and this upbeat track is the first single. 

Laura Gibson - La Grande
A modern nod to the Old West, Gibson's track "La Grande," sets the scene for the album of the same name, out now.

Christopher Paul Stelling - Solar Flares
Good gravy, sometimes you just need a singer-songwriter with a unique voice and an acoustic guitar to set your weekend off right. You can thank New York City's Christopher Paul Stelling for his "Solar Flares," off the album, Songs of Praise and Scorn.

Rodrigo y Gabriela (feat. CUBA) - Juan Loco
Let the Mexican duo take you on vacation with the flamenco-inspired, "Juan Loco." You can find it on the album Area 52, out now.

U.S. Elevator - All Through the Night (Cyndi Lauper)
This is kind of a creepy, horror movie version of the Cyndi Lauper classic, but Sarah Lee Guthrie's sweet vocals make creepy more than okay.

Ryan Monroe - Any Way, Shape, or Deformity 
The multi-instrumentalist for Band of Horses is rolling solo with his first LP, A Painting of a Painting On Fire, which comes out May 22nd. He's offering up "Any Way, Shape, or Deformity" where you can hear his exploration of genres - country, art-rock, pop, classical and prog - all in one neat package.

Free Energy - Electric Fever
Even without an official release date, the upcoming Free Energy LP is on our radar. The dudes have offered up the jam "Electric Fever" in honor of their SXSW dates. Celebrate.

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Shannon
This is the second track offered up from the Indiana band's upcoming LP4, Rot Gut, Domestic. Tasty. But, seriously this song's fuzzy bass really is tasty.

Johnny Corndawg - Fools & Sages
Called the "new face of outlaw country," Johnny Corndawg worships the altar of Waylon Jennings. And on "Fools & Sages," from his last release, Down On the Bikini Line (yup), this worship is easy to hear.

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