Free Music Friday!
Offerings from the likes of Karen O, Johnny Marr and Busta Rhymes for absolutely nada!
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 24 Aug 2012
The clock is veritably racing towards 5.30pm and the start of another action-packed rock ‘n’ roll weekend. Soundtrack required, Free Music Friday has another selection of gratis goodies for you to check out.
Our first port of call offers new Holy Other, Four Tet, Swans, Elbow, Dan Deacon, Bill Fay, Jessie Ware, Yeasayer, Guardian Alien, Phantom Limb and Adrian Sherwood streams. Yep, http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html is as reliable as ever.
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 adds Bloc Party, Cris Cab, Lynyrd Skynrd, Los Lobos, Joshua Michael, Jenni Alpert and Project 86 to the list while Yeasayer, The Darkness, Selah Sue, Dylan LeBlanc, I Was Totally Destroying, The Heavy, Balter Space, The Twig and Careful are the http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1 try before you buy offerings.
Former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows gives away his ‘Company’ single at http://www.andyburrows.co.uk/freedownload.html; Danko Jones do the very same at http://www.dankojones.com/raribab; http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-last-vegas-premiere-new-album-bad-decisions has a stream of Beat To The Hell, the debut album from punky Chicago buzz band The Last Vegas; http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/poor_moon-poor_moon_album_stream is the go-to place for the self-titled debut by Paper Moon whose ranks include Fleet Foxes men Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott; check out Detroit neo soulster Dwele at http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/dwele-greater_than_one_album_stream; and hear what Jared Followill has been up to whilst on Kings Of Leon sabbatical at http://soundcloud.com/smokejackal/no-tell.
On repeat this week in the Free Music Friday broom-cupboard is the charming ditty Karen O’s recorded for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Check it out at http://hypem.com/track/1p8nf/Karen+O+-+Strange+Love
Also muscling in on the soundtrack racket is Johnny Marr who features on this http://soundcloud.com/rhino-uk/1m1avert_the_sweeney instrumental from The Sweeney.
We’ve got a trumpet so we’re going to blow it! http://www.hotpress.com/radiationgreen is home to Radiation Green: Music From The Irish Underground, a 12-tracker featuring noisy herberts like Liz Is Evil, Setting Off Sirens, SFU, The Dubtones and The Lee Harveys.
This week’s star mixtape resides at http://www.datpiff.com/Busta-Rhymes-Year-Of-The-Dragon-mixtape.387074.html and finds Busta Ryhmes getting up to all sorts with Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Gucci Mane, Camron, Maino and Robin Thicke.
Also visit http://www.datpiff.com for free The Phoeno, Pittsburgh Slim, Ace Hood, Charlie CB and The Kid Daytona mixes.
This week’s visual treats kick off with Hot Chip’s visit to Minnesota’s KCMP Radio.
Just when Free Music Friday thinks it can’t love Grimes any more than we already do, she drops this fab video for ‘Genesis’. She’s going to be AWESOME at the Picnic!
Joy Formidable go all National Geographic on the promo for ‘The Wolf’s Law’, which, in addition to our lupine friends, includes owls, seagulls, mallards, wasps, whales, angel fish, grasshoppers, tadpoles and the odd human being too.
Róisín O and a rather moth-eaten puppet wander around Dublin city centre – a visit to Whelan’s is involved – in the vid for her ‘How Long’ single.
Finally, Free Music Friday is as disgusted by everyone else at the shocking treatment meted out last week to Pussy Riot who’ve defiantly unleashed their new single, ‘Putin Lights Up The Fire’, to make it perfectly clear they’re not going away.
And that’s where we reluctantly must leave you for another week. Don’t forget to tweet your Free Music Friday links to @stuartclark66