The 1975 are doing something awfully cool today; its giving you a free download of its Facedown EP free if you sign up for its mailing list. Pretty sweet. This lovely EP features the following tracks:
- The City
Granted, all of these tracks can be bought on the deluxe version of the band's debut, The 1975, but if you just want to try the band out or don't have the extra cash to legally buy the extra songs ("Facedown", "Antichrist", and "Woman") then you might want to head over to their site to sign up for their newsletter.
The tracks featured on this EP are some of my favorites. "Facedown" is an atmospheric intro really sets the easy, flowing tone. It sounds like something that should intro a Peter Pan movie. By the time Matt Healy's haunting voice breezes through, you're already pulled in. The version of "The City" that you're getting is the EP version (duh) and is a bit dirtier in its sound and not as manufactured, which isn't a bad thing. It definitely has a more "live" feel to it and it's worth having both versions in your library. "Antichrist" is one of my favorite The 1975 tracks. Matt Healy employs a deeper set of vocals and the imagery is startling. It's definitely the most "Libertines" of their tracks but has that very John Hughes movie soundtrack vibe to it. Finally, "Woman" reminds me of "Me" (another great track that you can get if you buy the deluxe version of the album). A very simple track, it's a great closer to this solid EP.
Oh, and did I mention it's FREE? Yeah, so, if you can deal with the occasional newsletter, I suggest signing up and getting a hold of this EP.
If you need some more incentive, check out the video for "Antichrist" below.