Andrew Poitras is a contributing writer for Diffuser.fm responsible for artist-liaising, harmless dirt-digging and the daily Free Music Downloads column. His extensive experience in and around the live performance industry paired well with his love for language and served as a natural segue into music journalism. Andrew is a Minneapolis transplant living in Brooklyn.
The Mohawk Lodge, ‘1000 Violins’ – Free MP3 Download
The Mohawk Lodge’s take on punk isn't one you'd expect from the genre, though today's free MP3 has been called their rawest and most visceral effort.
The Clockkeeper, ‘Come Back Home’ – Free MP3 Download
Bryce Job is best known for his savvy in the percussive arts, but in the last year, he's gained an interest in his first melodic instrument.
The Veils, ‘Dancing With The Tornado’ – Free MP3 Download
Post-punk desert folk the Veils bring us 'Dancing With the Tornado' just before they unveil (no pun intended) their first full-length album in four years.
Hank & Cupcakes, ‘Sweet Potion (RJD2 remix)’ – Free MP3 Download
MTV "fresh new artist" Hank & Cupcakes are a Brooklyn duo with a neon affliction who make '80s-kissed synth-pop for the thinking music fan.
Rainbow Jackson, ‘Flamingo Starr’ – Free MP3 Download
At the head of -- or depending on how you look at it, smack dab in the middle of -- the growing Echo Park movement are the underdogs known as Rainbow Jackson.
Pony Boy, ‘Greatest Unkown’ – Free MP3 Download
With a dash of help from the infamous John Would, Pony Boy is poised to follow in the footsteps of icons such as Fiona Apple and Warren Zevon.
Jesse Ruins, ‘Laura Is Fading’ – Free MP3 Download
Hazed-out J-pop genius(es) Jesse Ruins began in 2011 as a solo effort, but by 2013, Nobuyuki Sakuma had realized there's much to be gained by adding personnel.
Shark?, ‘California Grrls’ – Free MP3 Download
Shark? is a really rad surfy rock band with a great attitude.
Cosmic Suckerpunch, ‘That Voice’ – Free MP3 Download
Ari Welkom's "neo-psychedelic indie rock with a hard rock edge" is a radio-friendly effort with a heavy dose of personality.
AM & Shawn Lee, ‘Steppin’ Out (Joe Jackson Cover)’ – Free MP3 Download
AM & Shawn Lee came together over a “mutual love of vintage French and Italian soundtrack music and '80s digital effects."
Albert Elmore, ‘Tiahnei (excerpt)-2’ – Free MP3 Download
Albert Elmore is very much his own animal, even among members of the scene in which he participates.
Tecla, ‘Fake Tears (Gordon Voidwell Remix)’ – Free MP3 Download
Just last week, New York native Tecla dropped her debut album, but she's hardly green.