Every month, Utne Reader presents free, downloadable music gleaned from current and upcoming releases on independent labels. This sampler is no longer available. The new sampler will be posted on Friday, July 1.



Wild-Beasts-Smother-thumbWild Beasts
Recorded over six weeks in London, Wild Beasts’ latest album Smother (Domino) thumps, throbs, washes, wails, croons, echoes, and reverberates like an anachronism. You’ll hear influence from Joy Division, Morrissey, and Culture Club if you listen closely.

“Bed of Nails” by Wild Beasts (To download, right click on the link and “Save Target As.”)