As a follow-up to yesterday's free MP3 album from Matador Records, here's some more free music for you. John B. informed me that Shearwater has a couple freebies available at Last.fm, and that jogged my memory so that I remembered I'd picked up an MP3 from Great Lake Swimmers there as well.
Coincidentally, the latest albums from the two groups both feature large, full-color birds on the album art, which makes it fun to post them side by side. Shearwater's Cockatoo (am I right there?) compliments Great Lake Swimmers' Golden Eagle (pretty sure on that one) quite nicely.
Just scroll about halfway down the pages and you'll see the download links next to the song titles (under the inline music player).
If you spend anytime at all on the Last.fm site, you'll notice that for a free music service, they make a lot of free tracks available. And that's "free" in the legally free sense. I'm a fan.