Free Music Friday!
The likes of Glen Hansard, The Walkmen and Metallica are here to soundtrack your weekend.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 22 Jun 2012
It may have been another calamitous week on the football pitch, but it’s been a tunetabulous 168 hours at HP Central as evidenced by all the Free Music Friday goodies we have for you.
Offerings from The Walkmen, Sterac, Vacationer, Chain & The Gang, Dent May, Mr. Day, Phon.o, MV & EE, Lorn and the newly-abbreviated Dexys make http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html album stream heaven.
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 adds Bebe Winans, Nervo, lostprophets, Dirty Heads and Lit to the mix while Glen Hansard, Zulu Winter, Morning Parade and Smashing Pumpkins are all residing at http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1[/link]
Talking of the current Hot Press cover star, his NPR Tiny Desk Concert can be viewed below and then downloaded from http://www.npr.org/event/music/154947332/glen-hansard-tiny-desk-concert
We have to say that Mr. Hansard is in rare old form at the mo!
We are very much liking Orchestral Variations Vol. 1, a farewell to Setanta Records covers collection featuring the likes of Mark Lanegan, Paul Noonan, Martha Wainwright, Brian Molko and the Liss Ard-bound Joan As Police Woman.
"The Spice Girls and Marina Abramović on Mötley Crüe's tour bus” is how 21-piece female choir Gaggle are described at http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/jun/18/gaggle-mouth-cave-stream where their new album is streaming.
http://soundcloud.com/databoy/01-lotion is home to a free five-tracker from Austin, Texas’ answer to Calvin Harris, Databoy; Brighton label Tru Thoughts offer up 17 slices of funky/soulful/jazzy/beaty goodness at
labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com/album/label-love-vol-4; Aimee Mann is the guest chanteuse on Ivan & Alyosha’s deliciously understated http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mp3-download-ivan-alyosha-all-the-times-we-had-20120621 giveaway; sign on the dotted http://starsthenorth.com line to get the first taster from Stars’ The North album, which drops in early September; http://thequietus.com/articles/08636-free-download-dj-shadow-dreams-of-a-piece-affectations kindly brings you two early DJ Shadow tracks and http://soundcloud.com/saintsaviour/grace-jones-lovebox-2012 is the go-to place for Saint Saviour’s ‘Grace Jones’.