Stones Throw Records released a free three-song download today from Bridgeport, Connecticut trio the Stepkids. The EP, titled The Wanderers, ventilates with Zappa-ish, reel-to-reel alchemy. Loops and samples tie and untie. The Stepkids wrote the songs “geeking out” in the studio with shades pulled down. Prog-y?, nerdy?, possibly dirty, and minus inhibition because the band never planned to release them. Guitarist Jeff Gitelman accidentally played Stones Throw the "Wanderers" song when he meant to play them a different track, and the label asked what else the band was hiding. Here are those songs now, for you to have at no charge.

The Stepkids play Glastonbury Music Festival on June 27th.