Three For Free: Gemini Club, Poliça and The Glass Child


According to the hugely popular Twitter account @fact, “people who download free music also purchase about 30% more music than people who don’t”. It’s probably bollocks but we’re going to pretend that sharing these three free legal downloads is saving the music industry anyway. If half a million people believe the trite @fact tweets, we can abuse it for an intro.

Gemini Club

Gemini Club

Chicago’s indie-dance outfit Gemini Club are clearly fans of the free download, having previously given away several tracks including ‘Sparklers‘ and ‘By Surprise‘.  ‘Preacher‘ is possibly their best MPFree yet with a richer sound. The super-slick electronica-meets-rock track, which is about a gay priest, was premiered via Noisey (Vice’s musical arm) and is available to download from SoundCloud.



In connection with NoiseTrade, the heavily hyped (but justifiably so) Poliça is generously giving away a six track sampler. The ‘Remixed‘ EP contains original tracks ‘Chain My Name‘, ‘Tiff‘ (featuring Justin Vernon) and ‘Lay Your Cards Out‘ alongside remixes from Perera Elsewhere, Doc McKinney and Alluxe.

The Glass Child

the glass child

When a song is special to either fans or artists, people have the tendency to celebrate its ‘birthday’. When a song is really special, every other day seems to be a landmark. The Glass Child‘s ‘I Gave My All‘ celebrated its “1 week birthday” with a free download. The unnecessary date acknowledgement may remind you of annoying Facebook couples and their “3 months, 2 weeks, 4 days” ‘anniversaries, but don’t let it spoil the song, which is a ‘Name Your Price’ download via BandCamp.

Amy Jo McLellan
Amy Jo McLellan is the editor of Alt Scribe. She started writing about music in 2010 and has been dancing about architecture ever since. She became a featured blogger for Buzznet after winning their 2011 ‘Summer of Buzz’ talent search. Amy knows far too much about her favourite bands and describes herself as a “professional fangirl”. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Kids In Glass Houses, Dawes. SPECIALIST SUBJECT: The rise and fall of 'Emo' 2006 - Now.

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