Sunday, August 10, 2008

'cause no one likes a cheap jerk. (New Walkmen + Richard Swift)

This is Richard Swift:

These are the Walkmen:

(That Paul Maroon fellow's a handsome one, no?)

Richard Swift and the Walkmen are both generous parties. For a temporary amount of time, Secretly Canadian is giving away Swift's EP, Ground Trouble Jaw, released August 5. Yes, like a present.

You can patiently download the EP, song by song, here.

Perhaps even more generously, the new Walkmen album, You & Me, is being sold at Amie Street prior to its August 19 release date for $5.00 per digital copy. Why is this more generous than as if it were given away for free? All money earned from this early sale goes to the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Yes, the album is absolutely gorgeous, just like every other album the band has ever released (the pickiest of bastards might even say it's better than A Hundred Miles Off), and it is worth plenty more than those five measly bucks.

Purchase You & Me here.

If you're one of those people who hates paying for stuff, you can find four free Neil Hagerty covers by the Walkmen at Daytrotter. Listen to them while rotting in hell. Cheap, lonely hell.

And because neither artist will see a dime from these release methods, you ought to pay them a visit (and, erm, pay them) by checking them out as they tour together. Tour dates can be found on their
widget box thing.

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