Saturday, 11 September 2010

Free Download Friday #69: From

I am a long time user of (although I've not been particularly active of late - other than Scrobbling what I listen to on my iPod) and although I have posted about before, I've not passed on any of their free downloads for a while. This post fixes that!

Miss The Occupier
Originally uploaded by DavidDMuir
First up is Miss the Occupier - the band with my wife's friend in it. is offering Dead Pirates as a free download. Not as strong as The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, in my humble opinion, but jolly good nonetheless. Jangly guitars and vocals with attitude.

Nine Inch Nails are another band I've featured here before and they have, Me, I'm Not (grimmless mix), available on It is a very sparse arrangement which really only features Trent's vocals and a muted piano track. Despite the lack of noisy guitars and industrial noise - I like this mix.

And while you are checking out the remixed track, you could also try In This Twilight (Collapse) another remix of a Nine Inch Nails track and also available as a free download. This one has a much bigger sound - lots of ambient keyboards under the vocals. Two contrasting views of NIN - both available for free.


Aileen said...

"The band with your wife's friend in it"? - How old is yw (or yw'sf)? This is 80's indie stuff, and superior quality too. I've never heard of them, but I'm liking it. Thank you bro.

David said...

I'm not sure what you're implying here. Is it:

A) My wife is so old and decrepit that she couldn't possibly have any young trendy friends.


B) People in "superior quality" indie bands couldn't possibly be interested in being friends with my wife.

You have clearly dug yourself into a hole with this comment. How much deeper are you willing to dig in an attempt to justify yourself? :-)

Anyway, glad you enjoyed.

I think you liked the Tom Waits tracks I posted a while ago - did you like the Peter Gabriel cover of In The Neighborhood I posted a couple of weeks ago?

David said...

PS Meant to remind people that Miss The Occupier's stuff is available for download from eMusic.

Aileen said...

Oh good grief - didn't mean to imply ether of those things. I was delighted at (re)discovering a sound that took me back to a time I thought only I was old enough to remember. But I think I will stop digging now, in case I'm just making it worse ... :-))