Free Music Friday!
Frightful outside, delightful in here as we bring you free sounds from the likes of Bobby Womack, Hot Chip, The Walkmen, Alabama Shakes, Liars, dEUS, The Temper Trap and Funeral Suits...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 08 Jun 2012
Free Music Friday had a ball hanging out at Forbidden Fruit with the lovely Field Music boys who are giving away a track at http://www.field-music.co.uk. They spoke lovingly of their label, Memphis Industries, whose http://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/hooray-for-earth-true-loves sampler stream features a track apiece from the acts they had playing at Primavera.
The Funeral Suits album that Ms. Heslin of this parish gave a resounding ‘thumbs up’ to in the latest issue of Hot Press, Lily Of The Valley, can be heard at http://www.hotpress.com/Funeral-Suits/news/LISTEN-Funeral-Suits-stream-debut-album-online/8964804.html?new_layout=1; http://soundcloud.com/myblogcliche1/hot-chip-if-i-was-your lets you listen to Hot Chip’s cover of Prince’s ‘If I Was Your Boyfriend’; tUnE-yArDs, Angelique Kidjo, Ahmir and ?uestlove cover their fave Fela Kuti tune at http://soundcloud.com/knittingfactoryrecords/tune-yards-angelique-kidjo; and Tim Wheeler’s guest turn on the new EP by Canadian punky-types Kestrels is residing at http://kestrels.bandcamp.com/track/dumb-angel
System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian returns to the fray with a new single that’s free in return for signing up to the http://www.serjtankian.com/freesong mailing-list; Alabama Shakes’ mates Spirit Family Reunion suggest they’re destined for similarly great things with their http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/06/album-stream-spirit-family-reunion---no-separation.html stream; and there are 29 new North American acts to be discovered including the magnificently monikered Guantanamo Baywatch courtesy of the latest http://www.spinner.com/2012/06/04/may-2012-free-songs-mixtape download.
On now to some visual treats and http://www.youtube.com/presents is home to the L.A. club gig Def Leppard played last week along with archive sets from Ziggy Marley, Counting Crows, The Shins, Birdy and The Joy Formidable who give it maximum sockage.
It’s a bit on the grainy side, but Free Music Friday wants to pay tribute to Bob Welch, the former Fleetwood Mac man who was found dead yesterday of an apparent suicide. Here he is playing his big solo hit, ‘Ebony Eyes’, in 1981 with Stevie Nicks.
If you were as enchanted as us by Chairlift at Forbidden Fruit, we expect you’ll love their Black Cab Session which found them squeezing a Casio keyboard into the back of a London taxi. Lead singer Caroline Polachek appears to be a genetic splicing of Lisa Hannigan and Phantom 105.2’s Michelle Doherty. Which is a very good thing.