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FREE MUSIC FRIDAY~!

A star-studded batch of free tunes featuring Noel Gallagher, Bruce Springsteen, The Kills and Lana Del Rey. Sort of.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 10 Feb 2012



The weather outside may be awful, but in Free Music Friday Land it could not be any sunnier.

First we thought you might like to feast your eyes on the new video for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’, which premiered this very morning.

We’re also muchly taken with the boxing-tastic new promo for Noel Gallagher & His High Flying Birds’ ‘Dream On’ single.

Lest we forget, Noely G and the boys are in Dublin today week for an O2 show that finds them supported by Cashier No. 9.

As good as the Gallagher boy’s vid is, it’s not interactive like the redhotchilipeppers.com/news/301-look-around-interactive-video one that the Chilis have produced for their ‘Look Around’ single.

Next to tarantellafall.bandcamp.com/track/wasteland-2 where Dubliners Tarantella Fall are giving away their splendid new single ‘Wasteland’. You can also catch them over the summer at Vantastival.

Erased Tapes celebrate their 5th birthday by giving away a label sampler featuring the likes of Peter Broderick and Jon Hopkins. Download it by signing up to www.erasedtapes.com

Does the world need yet another cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’? When it’s as good as The Freudian Slip’s punked-up version the answer is a resounding “yes”!

Want to see The Kills live in concert? You do? Excellent because there’s a full 84 minutes of ‘em at www.npr.org/sections/concerts

Meanwhile over at www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen there are streams of Shearwater, Heartless Bastards and Brooklyn Rider’s respective new albums.

Counting Crows preview their Underwater Sunshine covers album with a free download of ‘Mercy’ at www.countingcrows.com

Register at www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/news/exclusive-graham-coxon-previews-album-ae-with-new-track-truth for a free tune from the new Graham Coxon el-pee, A+E, which hits the racks here at the end of March. We strongly suspect he was gazing at his shoes while recording it.

You can fill your digital boots at 3voor12.vpro.nl/#!/luisterpaal/albums.html with streams of new albums by Field Music, Emeli Sandé, Air, Errors, Lindi Ortega, Speech Debelle, Therapy? and Athlete.

American guitar god Joe Bonamassa trails his live album with the freebie residing at jbonamassa.com/slowtrain

If you want to take Chairlift’s new Something album for a test drive you can at facebook.com/chairlift

Finally, Lambchop are streaming their soon-to-be-released If Not I'll Just Die album at www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/10/kurt-wagner-lambchop-nashville-redneck?intcmp=ILCMUSTXT9385&CMP=EMCMUSEML1647

We’ll have more free tuneage for you next week. Don’t forget to send your links to @stuartclark66


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