- 15 Nov 13
As the country prepares for the dawn of a glorious new footballing era, Free Music Friday has prepared the perfect soundtrack to accompany tonight’s smiting of Johnny Latvia.
Kicking us off are new album streams from Nouveau Riche, Wasted Bullet, Orchestra Of Spheres, The Dirty Feel, Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson, Falling Man, Wooden Shjips, Five Finger Death Punch, the most excellent Cate Le Bon and Okkervil River who are none too shabby either. Find them all over at [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] Excepter, Kallisti, Physical Therapy, Ejecta, Logos and Fis are awaiting your scrutiny at [link]pitchfork.com/advance[/link]; Jim O’Rourke’s Japanese pal Eiko Ishibashi, Mick Turner, Jenny Wilson, Ancient Sky and Lily & Madeline are hanging out at [link]www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?_r=3&[/link]; [link]www.albumstreams.com[/link] is your gateway to The Nerve, Black Birds, Teen Daze, The Soupcans, Jared Bartman, Agony Aunts, Wasted Bullet, Emily Jane White and [link]www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link] is the go-to place for Jake Bugg, Public Service Broadcasting, Ephel Duath and Hilary Hahn.
Free Music Friday is loving this download acoustic set from Ashley Monroe, one of the new wave of Nashville artists moving country forward.
America’s National Public Radio have been busy this week with additional live gigs from Polica at [link]www.npr.org/event/music/243265907/poli-a-live-in-concert?autoplay=true[link]; Disclosure at [link]www.npr.org/event/music/243466946/disclosure-live-in-concert[/link]; Bill Callahan at [link]www.npr.org/event/music/245037681/bill-callahan-live-in-concert[/link] and Gary Numan at [link]www.npr.org/event/music/241864088/gary-numan-live-in-concert[/link]
We’ve also been girding our metaphorical loins with this Daughn Gibson session tune from their KCRW Southern California affiliates. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – what a fucking voice!
Counting Crows are streaming their Outlaw Roadshow live album at
[link]www.rollingstone.com/music/news/counting-crows-put-on-outlaw-roadshow-album-premiere-20131105[/link] which includes a couple of choice Dylan covers; meet Chicagoan indie rockers Carbon Tigers at [link]wxrt.cbslocal.com/2013/11/14/carbon-tigers-the-wars-at-home-free-download[/link]; California’s funky jazz prog merchants Kiev say “hello” at [link]wxrt.cbslocal.com/2013/11/12/post-punk-funk-progressive-jazz-indie-kiev[/link] and there’s a free tune at [link]wxrt.cbslocal.com/2013/11/11/white-denim-release-free-single-pretty-green-download[/link] from Free Music Friday faves White Denim.
Before playing an absolute blinder at The O2 – see Mark Nixon’s photo gallery in our Multimedia section – The National dropped in to Today FM where they recorded a stunning session for the Paul McLoone Show, which aired last night.
If you weren’t glued to your radios, here it all is…
And So I Watch You From Afar have a five-track studio session EP available for paid $5.99 download.
Getting a run-out are ‘Euncia’, ‘Big Thinks Do Remarkable’, ‘Like A Mouse’, ‘Beautiful Universe Master Champion’ and ‘Gang’. You can cop a free ear and eyeful though at [link]audiotree.tv/session/watch-afar[/link]
The super-industrious James Strain, AKA Auxiliary Phoenix, has two delightfully left of centre prog hop tunes, ‘Moonlight Kitten’ and ‘Step Towards The Moonlight’ he’d like you to have.
The most talked about tune of the week by a country mile is Lily Allen’s playful ‘Hard Out Here’.
We’re not sure all that vocoder is necessary, but it’s more pristine pop from the Divine Miss A who gives Miley a run for her twerk in the accompanying video.
Dublin producer Human Stain lets you name his price for his eponymous EP, which is all ambient synths one moment, banging bass the next.
Having seemingly reached an impasse with their record company over the release of their Government Plates album, the mighty Death Grips are giving it away for free at [link]thirdworlds.net/files/govt-plates.zip[/link]
Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smagghe are kindly giving away their immense Boiler Room megamix.
They very reasonably want five bucks for it, but Teenagers are streaming their fab CA cassette EP – how very hipster of them! – for nowt.
We’re dead impressed with this live Dolan’s Warehouse video for Leading Armies and The Markevin Light Orchestra’s ‘Who’s To Blame’.
A funky slice of reggatta de blanc, it’s 100% overdub-free and the work – again! – of promo-maker extraordinaire Shane Serrano.
The band are in live action on November 16 when they give their Let’s Get Serious album an airing in Dublin’s Grand Social with Fox.E And The Good Hands supporting.
Hogan have unveiled the video for ‘Closer’, their new single, which hits iTunes on Friday November 15.
Given their rabid fanbase, we’re expecting a top 20 incursion at the very least.
It comes close to achieving the impossible, which is catching the visceral power of the much-fancied Dubliners live.
Finally, the US DJ who brought you the Skeetles and Skeetwood Mac remixes of The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac has taken similar hip hop liberties with Hall & Oates who unwittingly find themselves teamed up with the likes of T.I., Kanye and the Wu-Tangs.
Okay, we’re off to get face-painted up for tonight’s game. Let’s hope that weird feeling called ‘optimism’ lasts until Poland next Wednesday! In the meantime keep them links coming to @stuartclark66