Andrew Poitras is a contributing writer for Diffuser.fm responsible for artist-liaising, harmless dirt-digging and the daily Free Music Downloads column. His extensive experience in and around the live performance industry paired well with his love for language and served as a natural segue into music journalism. Andrew is a Minneapolis transplant living in Brooklyn.
Tecla, ‘Fake Tears (Gordon Voidwell Remix)’ – Free MP3 Download
Just last week, New York native Tecla dropped her debut album, but she's hardly green.
Ryan Traster, ‘Lucky Lucia’ – Free MP3 Download
Everyone's (our?) favorite wandering songwriter is back with a warm new single.
Baobab, ‘Loh Dalum Bay’ – Free MP3 Download
Baobab, the solo project of producer Phil Torres, is as elaborate as it is sensible.
Enerate, ‘Unstoppable’ – Free MP3 Download
Australian quartet Enerate -- Josh, Matt, Ben and T -- play power-poppy dance music occasionally inspired by European action thrillers.
Hibou, ‘Glow’ – Free MP3 Download
After a year touring North America and Europe as the drummer of Craft Spells, 19-year-old Seattleite Peter Michel, aka Hibou, has made his first foray into a solo career.
Hollis Brown, ‘Walk On Water’ – Free MP3 Download
With the Black Keys' sound -- great though it is -- turning evermore modern, Hollis Brown's 'Ride On the Train' might be the closest thing to a classic rock album that Generation X will know.
Brass Bed, ‘I’ll Be There With Bells On’ – Free MP3 Download
Crossbill Records' Southern stars are back with a new sound for their third full length, 'The Secret Will Keep You.'
Tartufi, ‘Underwater’ – Free MP3 Download
This month, San Francisco pop experimentalists Tartufi release their first album since expanding from a duo to a trio with the addition of bassist Ben Thorne.
Camera2, ‘Just About Made It’ – Free MP3 Download
Camera2 join the pool of Brooklyn indie musicians fusing pop with electronica, but for once, you won't find a guy-girl duo.
5FingaDisKount, ‘The Raunch’ – Free MP3 Download
We're still trying to figure out whether 5FingaDisKount is an alter ego -- one of Nicholas Freeman's multiple personalities -- or a fully realized hip-hop stage persona.
Churches, ‘Lovelife’ – Free MP3 Download
Something about a band named Churches writing a song to espouse marriage equality puts a sly smirk on my face.