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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
We’re a bit irked with Maximo Park. Good on ‘em for streaming their excellent The National Health album at https://www.facebook.com/maximopark/app_474972392519288?app_data= but why only give us a bare 90 seconds of each song? That’s not how it works chaps!
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.