Every week we feature some great upcoming indie and unsigned artists on The Unsigned Project Radio Show, a lot of which we also play on Soul Traveller Radio. This week we highlighted some of the latest albums available for free download from Noisetrade. Remember to support conscious music and the artists by giving a tip when you download!
5. Grey Lakes
The Austin-based indie collection Grey Lakes is a four-piece project of Texas musicians. Producing a sound that inspires people toward sublime movement and honest conversation, the band evokes a vibe and presence similar to the likes of Beach House, Still Corners, and London Grammar.
A fitting start to the first of this week’s free music! The album climbs to sky heights of cozy eclecticism, the dreamy soundscape of the post-rock quartet builds a drive of ambient reverb that blossoms into peaks of crisp melodies.
4. Josh Garrels
No stranger to Unsigned Project or Soul Traveller Radio, Josh Garrels has spent more than a decade crafting music that cuts clean through. Resting in the space between accessibility and honesty, Garrels’ songs wrestle with and celebrate the mystery of faith with authenticity and heart. Cultivating a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop, Garrels’ music explores themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation.
3. Almost Young
Almost Young has his roots in the San Diego punk and ska scene. After years of opening for some of the biggest punk bands in the area, The Hand Me Downs into the JRS and finally went on his own under the name Almost Young. His new EP, The Sounds We Hear is out now and you can download a few sample tracks from Noisetrade.
“This is Koa,” Nashville based band Koa’s new EP, creates a pulse that makes it impossible to withstand the need to dance. This six piece features honest songwriting, tasteful guitar and saxophone harmonies, a rock-solid drum, bass, and percussion backbone, rich soulful vocals, and the endless touch of allowing the listener to go anywhere they wish. Check it out today and join the Koalition.
Known worldwide for her haunting and hypnotic voice, Simrit’s sound is timeless and transports the listener into the sonic realm of the Gods. In her most vulnerable album yet, she shares the depths of the journey into her heart. Recorded live with her band in the studio on 2″ reel to reel tape, Simrit has taken yet another fresh approach to her music. Her voice communicates with so much humanity. Her music touches the listener deeply, understands them, and brings them with her into the unapologetic realm of the soul.