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Happy Shakey Graves Day!

February 9, 2016 0 comments

_SGrave_1170x780On the topic of favorite records… Shakey Graves’ most recent LP, “And The War Came,” is one of our most cherished albums from 2014… and for the next 72 hours, that LP, along with the entire Shakey Graves discography, is available for FREE via the band’s Bandcamp account! (Well, free, or “Name Your Price” if you want to throw Shakey some bones)

That’s right!…. FREE!…. 72 HOURS!

Today, February 9th, is officially Shakey Graves Day. By 3pm EST this Friday (2/12), all of these albums will disappear until this time next year…

What are you waiting for? Stream and download below and HERE!

And even more HERE!



February 8, 2016 0 comments

__Reels_1170x780Our pals from The Woodshop recently introduced us to the Oxford, Mississippi band Reels, who will be playing at Chattanooga’s newest music series, The Woodshop Presents, on February 19th at 5500 St. Elmo Ave.

Reels are on tour in-support of their debut 3-song EP, which dropped in November for FREE!

Stream and download the EP below… or HERE… and follow both Reels and The Woodshop Presents for details of the February 19th show.


Blackband Coal Company: FREE ‘White Gold’ EP

January 24, 2013 0 comments

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Joshua Gragg (from Lemont and American Minor) has returned to his Blackband Coal Company project with a new 5-song EP, ‘White Gold,’ available digitally for FREE !

The last time we heard anything new from BBCC was back in 2010 where Gragg slowly released singles digitally on Soundcloud, very similar to the way his other band Lemont did last year (click here for details). This time Blackband returns not only with an EP filled with killer gritty self-recorded/written material, but with videos that accompany each track glorifying it’s lo-fi pop with vintage 8mm footage (for the exception of the 1st track ‘Wasted Youth’).

So sit back and either download, stream or watch these 5 new tracks!.. or all of the above. For fans of The Love Language, Dr. Dog — DIG IN:

BONUS VIDEO… Check out ‘Light Leaks,’ Blackband Coal Company’s newest song not associated with the EP:


Free Downloads: 4 New Songs from Cymbals Eat Guitars

September 20, 2010 0 comments

Cymbals Eat Guitars are giving away free MP3s featuring 4 brand new songs performed live on BBC Radio’s 6 Music… All 4 songs will appear on the follow-up to their 2009 debut ‘Why There Are Mountains.’ Steam and/or download the tracks below and catch the band live this fall at a city near you:


Quiet Life: EP CD Giveaway + Download Exclusive Tracks

May 10, 2010 2 Comments

2010 is going to be a BIG year for the band Quiet Life!

The Connecticut band, now headquartered in Portland, just released the 6-song EP ‘California Vacation’ (available on iTunes), is about to release a full-length, ‘Big Green,’ due this July, and brothers Sean and Ryan Spellman just got home from a U.S. tour acting as the backing band for Port O’Brien.

And to celebrate, Quiet Life has given The South Rail some exclusive tracks and prizes for our readers including an autographed, hand-made EP!

First off, picking a single off of ‘Big Green’ is definitely a tough choice, but the track ‘Let It Go’ has turned into the LP’s unofficial single, recently getting rotation on Sirius XMU and catching our attention for sure. ‘Big Green’ is jam packed with songs of equal power and catchiness, from start to finish… Click here to request the song ‘Let It Go’ on XMU and for a LIMITED TIME, get an early taste of ‘Big Green’ and download the track below:

Download: Quiet Life ‘Let It Go’

Autographed EP Giveaway: The ‘California Vacation’ EP is only available digitally via iTunes and on a 200, hand-printed run of CDs which will ONLY be available at shows… and here! We have a few of the hand-made copies to giveaway and one AUTOGRAPHED BY THE BAND!

TO ENTER: Simply email us your full name and mailing address to thesouthrail@gmail.com with the Subject as “Quiet Life EP Giveaway”

Contest Ends Monday, May 17th, 2010 at midnight. One grand prize winner (the autographed copy) and 2 runner-ups (unsigned copy) will be selected randomly and notified via email May 18th. One entry per email address only. We will only be shipping to winners within the 48 states, so U.S entries only (sorry). The South Rail nor Quiet Life are responsible for items lost or damaged during shipping.


From ‘California Vacation,’ check out the single ‘Downtown’ below (for a limited time)… and if you dig what you here, pick up the EP here on iTunes or at a Quiet Life show near you:

Download: Quiet Life ‘Downtown’

Osteoferocious: Free Download ‘Spring Strains’

March 1, 2010 0 comments

Say hello to Bloomington, Indiana’s Osteoferocious, who just released their debut 6-song 7″ titled ‘OF’ earlier this year… MP3 formats of the album are available via iTunes and Amazon, but the physical copy is definitely worth picking up. The 7″ includes: Color vinyl, a CD of the album, a sticker, and liner notes insert all for $6! Contact Flannelgraphy Records directly to purchase via mail order…

Wanna taste before you purchase? Download the track ‘Spring Strains’ below:

Free Download: Osteoferocious ‘Spring Strains’


January 26, 2010 0 comments

Urban Outfitters does it againLSTN #8 has just become available for download. The UO FREE music compilation contains 25 amazing tracks; some that have been previously available as free downloads on The South Rail, and some that have not… The compilation includes: Beach House, Yeasayer, Cold Cave, Real Estate, Tune-Yards, Local Natives, Fanfarlo, Los Campesinos!, Tanlines… just to name a few.

So what are you waiting for!? (You must have an iTunes account to receive the free tracks):

Download: LSTN #8