Hi everyone and welcome to Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today we have two new tracks from two of our favorite artists. The first is from Living Things called “Fake It Baby, Fake It (La Dame Nature)”. Project Rhythm Seed’s, Myles Crawley, interviewed Lillian Berlin, the lead singer of Living Things, earlier this year when they met up for coffee in Los Angeles. You can view that interview here. We also gave away their Malocchio mix tape to all of you. Check that out here.
St. Louis four-piece band Living Things today released their brand new mixtape, Malocchio, for free here. Malocchio is a 7-song mixtape by Living Things influenced by the sounds of afrobeat and psychedelic era Nigerian dub. The mixtape was recorded during a 7-day recording session from Jan 4-11 2011, produced by Lillian Berlin with co-producer/engineer Bill Skibbe (Fiery Furnaces, The Dead Weather, The Kills). The sessions took place in Los Angeles at the band’s studio, Berlin Family Basement, which is situated in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood, and in Kingston, Jamaica at Militia Sound. Malocchio is the first of two mixtapes by the band (Malocchio, Ayin Ha’ra )each to be released in spring and summer 2011. The series will end with a release of Living Things’ still untitled third full-length album out this fall. Track listing for Malocchio is below.