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Free Music Friday! Upbeat rock from Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts is a Canadian-born songwriter -- now living in Chicago -- who's been knocking around the rock underground for a few years now.

Last week, he and his band released a new album a fourth album, titled "Collider." This week's free track comes from that disc.

Download it here.

"Longitude" by the Sam Roberts Band

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Listen to it here:

 

“I wrote these songs in my basement,” Roberts explains in a press release, “but I really wanted to get out there and experience a different place and see how that would work its way into the music. We also wanted to work with a producer who was going to challenge our understanding of ourselves and the music that we were making."

He linked up with Brian Deck, known for his work with Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine, Califone and Gomez.

“I heard the Modest Mouse records that Brian made, which I thought were great. But then I started listening to Califone, who are an offshoot of Red Red Meat — the band Brian himself was in back in the ’90s — and there was just something that clicked there for me."

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