Free Track Friday: Free MP3 downloads from The Decemberists, Kurt Vile and Primitai

This week we've got more songs than you can shake a stick at (assuming three is the maximum number of songs you can shake a stick at), with free MP3 downloads from The Decemberists, Kurt Vile, Primitai and Sunderbans.

**Track of the week**

The Decemberists - Down By The Water

The decemberists free mp3 download 'down by the water'

The decemberists free mp3 download 'down by the water'

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America's new folk royals are back in January with a new album 'The King Is Dead'. In the meantime they've kindly provided us with this free download which features REM guitarist Peter Buck.

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Kurt Vile - In My Time (Right-click and download)

A singer-songwriter in the Elliot Smith-style quiet, mumbling, endearingly indie mould. Indeed, Vile shares some of that underlying darkness, but seems to be slightly more at one with the world than Smith ever was.

Sunderbans - Road Kill

A heartbreaking but nonetheless cathartic slice of post rock in the vein of hardworking American indie sweethearts The National. These guys hail from London, though, and put a nice English spin on things à la Joy Division.

Primitai - The Craft (Right-click to download)

Primitai shred but without losing the plot and descending into a grimy pit of self-gratification. Check out this enjoyable and melodic romp through the best bits of metal (chugging riffs, ace solos, lyrics about death and "the power of the craft").

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.