Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Free For All: The Courtesy Tier

Times are tough out there, and for many of us buying music has become quite an indulgence (albeit a necessary one). Happily, there are some lovely musician folk out there that have offered up some fruits of their labors to the masses, free of charge. Free For All celebrates these wonderful people, and you, dear reader types.

We begin with STPP Fest alums The Courtesy Tier, and their latest EP Holy Hot Fire. In addition to having a great name, this EP is pretty great in its own right. Omer and Layton have made songs full of haunting, beastly blues. Holy Hot Fire dances from mournful, syrupy slowness to bigger, heftier noises. You'll hear "Calling Out," which offers up some really pretty acoustic guitar and wistful, powerful harmonizing, while "Cold" is loud and frenzied and almost chaotic. This mix of sounds and styles definitely adds to The Courtesy Tier's appeal. Now go forth and get you some.

mp3: Standing Near (The Courtesy Tier from the Holy Hot Fire EP)

1 comments:

  1. never heard of them before but really dug the tune. especially the smoky, lofi ambiance of the production

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