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In which we trump Transfer Deadline Day with The Flaming Lips, Paul McCartney, Saint Etienne, Cypress Hill and more...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 31 Jan 2012
Seeing as we short-changed you last fortnight, we’ve decided to have a bonus Free Music Friday (On A Tuesday). Unconventional, maybe even foolhardy, but we’ve tunes of such immense hotness that you have to hear them NOW!!!
We are extremely excited about the debut single from Cork duo Young Wonder, which is being given away at soundcloud.com/young-wonder-1/young-wonder-tumbling and combines the best bits of Bjork and Moloko. Yup, it’s that good! The accompanying video also suggests they’re destined for greatness.
Next to www.box.com/shared/static/vltyhdsz3ibrxfsgshe2.mp3 where you can sample Odd Future spin-off outfit – busy boys or what? – The Internet.
Never ones to do things by half – or even three-quarters – The Flaming Lips managed to stretch The Beatles’ ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ out to a marathon 17mins 7secs recently when they covered it live. There’s also a new tune at soundcloud.com/theflaminglips/now-i-understand featuring the sultry tones of Erykah Badu.
Elsewhere, soundcloud.com/theboxingplot is home to ‘Nine’, the latest gem to be conjured up by jingly-jangly Dubliners The Boxing Plot.
Our friends at the mighty Mojo have a complete stream of the new Mark Lanegan Band album residing at mojomagazine.tumblr.com/post/16815207281/listen-mark-lanegan-bands-blues-funeral-mark. We’ll be having a few well-chosen words with Mr. Lanegan in an upcoming issue of Hot Press.
NPR, the American radio station that keeps on giving, has full streams of Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom – you dirty devil, Macca! – and Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp at www.npr.org/2012/01/29/145758948/first-listen-paul-mccartney-kisses-on-the-bottom and www.npr.org/2012/01/29/145731033/first-listen-sharon-van-etten-tramp respectively. The latter features input from assorted members of The National, so it must be good!