Cold War Kids have recorded a six song EP called Mulberry Street and they're giving it away for free.
Just found out today. They're offering two songs a day between now and Friday at their website. You can go here, and scroll through their EPs. Mulberry Street should be at the bottom and you can download the first two tracks.
1. The Soloist in the Living Room
2. Heavy Boots
3. Quiet, Please!
4. The Wedding
5. In Harmony, In Silver
6. Don't Let Your Love Grow Away
Also, i noticed there's an acoustic EP available for free download from the site that i didn't know about called Acoustic at the District.
So, if you're a Cold War Kids fan, you should check it out. Hopefully the songs will be decent.
BUT WAIT!!! THERE'S MORE!!!
Apparently, Okkervil River has recorded an EP of cover songs which they are also releasing for free. Wow. Tis the season for giving, I suppose. It's a nine song EP which they're calling the Golden Opportunites Mixtape including one new Okkervil song and 8 cover songs recorded in various places over the past few years. You can download the album for free as a zip file from their website here.
1. April Anne by John Phillips (another good version of this one can be found on Okkervil River's Daytrotter Session.
2. Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear by Randy Newman
3. I Want to Know by Charles F. Olsen/Ed Sanders
4. Do What You Gotta Do by Jimmy Webb (another one on the Daytrotter session)
5. I Came Here to Say I'm Going Away by Serge Gainsbourg
6. The Blonde in the Bleachers by Joni Mitchell
7. Antarctica Starts Here by John Cale
8. Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas by Okkervil's own Will Sheff
9. Solo by Sandy Denny
Man. Free stuff. Coolness. Enjoy.