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.
Anakin, ‘End Transmission’ – Free MP3 Download
Kansas has always had a knack for producing nostalgic bands whose fuzzy guitar tones, wet cymbals and long, open notes create warm atmospheres around each track. We're talking groups like the Get Up Kids, Theta, the Appleseed Cast and the Casket Lottery, and into this lineage come Anakin, who p…
Deleter, ‘Screaming the Song Of Hiawatha’ – Free MP3 Download
Even before we knew Knol Tate, we knew Knol Tate's work.
Snapped Ankles, ‘Nowhere’ – Free MP3 Download
Apocalyptic London post-punk whatevers Snapped Ankles conjure up images of seizure-plagued dancing and factories -- complete with Beck-inspired sound effects.
Ogre Smash Death Boom, ‘Pulled In Tight’ – Free MP3 Download
Ogre Smash Death Boom's misleading, albeit fantastic, name had us thinking we were in for some aggressive, dark, perhaps cynical or sarcastic hardcore punk.
Art Decade, ‘Breeze’ – Free MP3 Download
Boston cross-genre darlings Art Decade are celebrating the release of their cinematic debut full-length, 'Western Sunrise.'
Crown Point, ‘Curtains Drawn’ – Free MP3 Download
Crown Point, rising stars of Portland's 2013's alt-rock scene, are giving a new meaning to the term "road dog" with their record-breaking itinerary.
Climactic, ‘Of Musk & Rut’ – Free MP3 Download
In a city known for aggressive music and deadly subzero temperatures, Climactic hold high the torch passed down from Anal Blast, With Dead Hands Rising and Martyr AD.
Beer City Hearts, ‘Turn the Radio Up’ – Free MP3 Download
Milwaukee's Beer City Hearts are "a rock 'n' roll band with some pretty simple influences."
1985, ‘Everything’s Perfect’ – Free MP3 Download
After a contract from Hollywood Records and a placement on ESPN landed them generous international media attention, New York's 1985 are still on a winning streak. Keeping the momentum going, the guys just dropped the appropriately themed single 'Everything's Perfect' to rapid cri…
Professor Possessor, ‘Cold Steps’ – Free MP3 Download
This band is the s---. Seriously.
My Lady Four, ‘I Am My Own Keeper…’ – Free MP3 Download
Minneapolis rock mainstays My Lady Four are celebrating their return.
5FingaDisKount, ‘The Raunch’ – Free MP3 Download
We're still trying to figure out whether 5FingaDisKount is an alter ego -- one of Nicholas Freeman's multiple personalities -- or a fully realized hip-hop stage persona.