FREE MUSIC FRIDAY
Starring Lisa Hannigan, Lana Del Rey, Pennywise, Rufus Wainwright, Bon Iver, Bobby Womack, a Sex Pistols offspring and, at long last, the return of The National...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 27 Apr 2012
It's the most wonderful time of the week once again as Free Music Friday returns to brighten up your weekend.
Following on from a triumphant Workman's Club performance that floored all in attendance on Wednesday night, dukespecial.com finds our favourite panda-eyed Norn Iron Vaudevillian gifting us ‘Punch Of A Friend’, the first taster from his Oh Pioneer album, which follows in June. You can also get a free 12-track Duke sampler by signing-up to his mailing-list.
Our Dutch radio pals 3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html deliver big time – as ever – with album streams from Gravenhurst, Death Grips, Santigold, Prong, Brendan Benson, Jack White, Rufus Wainwright and Massive Attack’s mate Mark Stewart whose The Politics Of Envy is the best kind of uneasy listening.
Santigold and Rufus Wainwright are also streaming at npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen which is where you’ll find new albums from Lower Dens, Patrick Watson. JD McPherson and Damon Albarn whose Dr Dee “modern opera” is an eclectic marvel.
Not to be outdone, music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1 brings you previews of The Dandy Warhols, The Raveonettes and Ryan Adams, all of which come with the Free Music Friday double ‘thumbs up’!
A new stream for Poliça’s awesome Give You The Ghost can be found at guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/24/polica-give-you-ghost-stream while theactualdarkness.com/music has a comeback tune from The Darkness who’ll be supporting Lady Gaga during the summer in The Aviva. Daft, but brilliantly so!
soundcloud.com/maximo-park-1/hips-and-lips is home to the new Maximo Park single, which starts off all mellow and then EXPLODES!
Equally as incendiary is All Or Nothing, the latest LP from Californian punks Pennywise which streams at http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/pennywise-all_nothing_album_stream
Dallas power poppers Artist Vs. Poet let us hear their rather lovely Remember This album at soundcloud.com/jasondeanavp/leavin-in-the-morning-feat-mat
‘Bitch Mob Gangster’, ‘Texas’ and ‘The Truth’ are just three of the extremely phat tunes Lil’ B has squeezed onto his Trapped In Basedworld mix-tape, which is available at datpiff.com/Lil-B-The-BasedGod-Trapped-In-Basedworld-mixtape.344402.html?utm_campaign=piff.me&utm_source=http://t.co/cZbRJwnv&utm_medium=piff.me
There’s a touch of the Karen Os about the free Meg Myers EP that can be downloaded from meginthedark.com while Irish hopefuls Cry Monster Cry trail their new album at crymonstercry.bandcamp.com/track/the-fallen