Free Music Friday
What better way to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend than with a bit of My Bloody Valentine?
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 04 May 2012
Free Music Friday has its Hawaiian shirt and shorts on and is looking forward to a sun-drenched – hey, you've got to think positive! – Bank Holiday Weekend that will see King Kenny and his deeply unlovely Liverpool troops mullered in the FA Cup Final.
We kick off this week with the My Bloody Valentine reissue streams that can be found at guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/may/01/my-bloody-valentine-loveless-stream
Yes, the reissues really do exist, sound and look lovely and are in the shops today, shoegaze fans!
There are also five French MBV covers to be downloaded from imperialtour.fr/mybloodycovers
There’s more hot streaming action at 3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html where the new releases by Richard Hawley, Zulu Winter, Father John Misty, Damon Albarn, Dr. Dee, Norah Jones, Geof Narrow, Light Asylum and loads more await.
Ms. Jones is also residing at music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 with Marilyn Manson, Hurt and the casts of Glee and Smash if you’re that way inclined.
It’s unusually quiet over at npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen with only the debut solo offering from Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins to report. It’s a rootsy stunner though!
soundcloud.com/thegaslightanthem/45-1/s-iVlvz is home to the Gaslight Anthem single, ‘45’; worldwiderebeltour.com/regions/ireland has a free Tom Morello doc, partially as Gaelige; soundcloud.com/gilded-alm/sets/emmett-tinley-in-my-life offers a sneak preview of the new self-titled Emmet Tinley album, which drops on May 18; jbonamassa.com/freemp3/index.php?a=6 is a must-visit for fans of American guitar gods; and goatboy.bandcamp.com finds the horny Dublin outfit very generously gifting us their new album.
We may, sniff, have lost Richie Egan to Malmo but soundcloud.com/musicisforlosers/please-dont-turn-the-record and soundcloud.com/musicisforlosers/its-shadow-wont-make-noise offer compensation in the form of two new Jape tunes.
We’re also most enamoured of the two tasters from Cornershop’s Urban Turban album at soundcloud.com/cornershop/11-what-did-the-hippie-have and soundcloud.com/cornershop/10-dedicated
The new Gossip long-player, A Joyful Noise, can be listened to at guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/may/04/gossip-joyful-noise-album-stream
The free downloads continue with a new Mr. Oizo EP and cool retro site at oizo3000.com