Free Music Friday!
New numbers from Passion Pit, Cast Of Cheers, Flaming Lips and live streaming of this weekend's Newport Jazz Festival...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 27 Jul 2012
That strange warm orange thing is still in the sky; the Olympics kick off tonight and we’ve another avalanche of tunes for you here at Free Music Friday.
On the streaming front, you'll find offerings from Purity Ring, Drvg Cvltvre, Rozi Plain, Hervé, Shrag, Fang Island, Golden Retriever, Passion Pit, Michau And The Shapes, OM and The Gaslight Anthem over at http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html .
Their jazzy http://radio6.nl/luisterpaal pals are letting you try Funkommunity, Joss Stone, School Of Architecture and Color Theory before you buy while http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 has the latest from Of Mice And Men, MoZella, 8Ball, Jacka, Ryan Darton, Sara Jackson-Holman and The Illegitimate Sons and http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1 weighs in with newbies from Passion Pit, Alberta Cross, Lawrence Arabia, Blood Red Shoes and the very fine The Blakes.
Passion Pit and Purity Ring also feature on https://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen along with jazzy/experimentally offerings from Christian Scott and thenewno2 who we’re assuming are fans of The Prisoner. If not, they should be!
America's National Public Radio is also streaming live from this weekend's Newport Jazz Festival where Wilco, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine, Sharon Van Etten, Jackson Browne and Conor Oberst are among the attractions. http://www.npr.org/event/music/155839092/newport-folk-festival-2012?sc=house&cc=300 has the times, which are of course all American east coast.
Can't see us straying too far from our sofa with all that going on...
Ever wondered what Flaming Lips would sound like if allowed to run amok in the studio with Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Lightning Bolt, Ke$ha, Erykah Badu? Find out at http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jul/26/flaming-lips-heady-fwends-stream where their Heady Fwends album is currently residing.
The Cast Of Cheers are streaming the whole of their wondrous Family album at http://soundcloud.com/thecastofcheers/sets/family/s-GWmel; The Mountain Goats serve up a http://soundcloud.com/mergerecords/the-mountain-goats-cry-for taster from their upcoming Cry For Judas LP; http://soundcloud.com/crystal-castles/crystal-castles-plague is where you’ll find a similarly album-trailing treat from Crystal Castles; impressively coiffed Essex electro-poppers Angry vs. The Bear offer the Olympics-celebrating ‘London Town’ at http://www.angryvsthebear.com for the price of an email address; and below you'll find the excellent new Zeus single, ‘Are You Gonna Waste My Time?’ We’re also loving the low budget, high entertainment video.