Free Music Friday!
Bat For Lashes, Jape remixing Villagers, and George Michael covering Ian Brown...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 18 Oct 2012
Free Music Friday is heading back to Spain this weekend – this time to see those lovely Delorentos boys at the, er, BUM Festival in Murcia – but before jumping on the Aircoach has another selection of quality tuneage for you to devour.
First to a bumper crop of free streams includes Bat For Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Chelsea Wolfe, The Luyas, Rangleklods, Jason Lytle, Sea + Air, Boys Noize, Ultraísta, Junkie XL, The Jim Jones Revue, Patrick Wolf and Bejamin Gibbard. Head over to http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html to luxuriate in the sonic splendour. Phew!
music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 adds Brandy, Donald Fagen and Shiny Toy Guns to the free stream mix with music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1 boasting new offerings from Sky Ferreira, ZZ Ward, K’Naan, Trey Anastasio, Civil Twilight and The Egg.
www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen is the go-to place for the new Titus Andronicus, Sinkane and Pig Destroyer albums and a link to a cracking Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Buke and Gase gig.
Free Music Friday is also loving The Dirty Three’s visit to the NPR offices, which spawned this phenomenal downloadable live set.
Talking as we were a moment ago of former Grandaddy singer Jason Lyttle, his Dept Of Disappearance solo album is trailed below for free – although you’re welcome to leave a little summat in the tip jar!
This great site also has a free album sampler from Hey Marseilles, a Seattle seven-piece who make a gorgeous orchestral pop noise.
And this belter from Freelance Whales. Go on, fill yer’ free download boots!
If you like your metal furious, Irish and free hit the download button at redenemy.bandcamp.com/track/night-eyes; hip Manc types Egyptian Hip Hop are streaming their eagerly-awaited debut album here; Ash’s Rick McMurray and Take Hirose from Feeder debut their new group, The Red The White And The Blue, at www.facebook.com/TheRedTheWhiteAndTheBlue/app_185856288158356; www.4ad.com/news/18/9/2012/listentothenewinctracktheplace has a free tune from Indians, the new 4AD signings, not Lorraine Keane's dad's politically incorrect old showband; having ditched his Julian Plenti alter ego, Interpol man Paul Banks streams his eponymous album at drownedinsound.com/news/4145601-stream--interpols-paul-banks-new-album-banks?ticker; www.datpiff.com/Wiz-Khalifa-Cabin-Fever-2-mixtape.406664.html is home to yet another quality Wiz Khalifa mixtape; destined to be stoooopidly big in 2013 are Los Angeles trio Haim who let you sample their wares at soundcloud.com/haimtime; forget ’11’, Ill Nino crank it up to ‘12’ on their loudwire.com/ill-nino-epidemia-exclusive-album-stream preview of Epidemia and there’s more underground metal at www.scionav.com/collection/1146/Witch-Mountain- courtesy of Portland, Oregon’s well tasty Witch Mountain.
Our second favourite Free Music Friday thing this week is Jape’s epic 9m 9sec remix of Villagers’ ‘Waves’.
Outspoken, King Pinn, Mizchif, Godobori and Illuminate are among the featured acts on the must-have Live From Zimbabwe mixtape.
We Really Didn’t Expect This! Dept. Dropping by the Manchester M.E.N. Arena last week, George Michael decided to pay tribute to Ian Brown by covering ‘F.E.A.R.’ We’re not too sure about the vocals, but the string section is killer!
Hot Press faves Boa Morte celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Soon It Will Come Time To Face The World Outside album by making it available as a ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ jobbie. Don’t be mean now!
Irish rockers Valentino Is Dead have just completed new album Misadventures In Punk Rock in LA and, to celebrate, they're very kindly letting you have the opening track free-of-charge. Head over to www.valentinoisdeadmusic.com to download it right now.
Okay, Murcia and its 23 degrees of sunshine beckon! Make sure to send all your lovely links for next week to @stuartclark66