Listen: Gambit's free music Friday



Grab Generationals' latest single "Greenleaf," the first from the band's sophomore LP Actor-Castor, due March 29 on Park the Van.

Download the gorgeous, dense first single, "Perfect Now," from Belong's upcoming album Common Era, due March 21 on venerable Chicago-based label Kranky. The anticipated album is the first full-length follow up to 2006's October Language. Read Gabe Soria's excellent June 2006 Arthur interview with the New Orleans duo here. Kranky says Common Era will be "a revelation for fans and newcomers alike" — and they're right.

Below, watch Empress Hotel's video for "Mach Bach" from the band's upcoming EP on Park the Van. And grab the track "Bells Ring," courtesy of Park the Van.

Hit the jump for more, from Big Ship? to the bayou.

Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and DJs Prince Pauper, Brice Nice and Maddie Ruthless host the 10th annual One Love Massacre at 4220 Marais St. between France and Lesseps streets tomorrow at 9 p.m. Grab Big Ship's Of Resolutions and Resolve here. For fans of orchestral decay.

The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Brother Dege head to One Eyed Jacks at 10 p.m. tomorrow night. Stream the Ramblers' Vermilionaire — recorded in Maurie, La., without a digital device in sight — on the band's website.

Geisterfahrer makes a rare appearance at the Mudlark Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday — the drone project's output can be found on local label Backporch Revolution's website. (Also appearing at that gig: Big Ship solo effort Lonesome Leash.)

This isn't local, but it's great: NPR is streaming Earth's desert/apocalypse blues opus Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1, and you should listen to it.

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