- 03 Jan 14
Happy New Year to you all, dear hotpress.com-ers! The rock 'n' roll industry is still on its Christmas holliers, but Free Music Friday has found a few tasty morsels to ease you into 2014.
The world awoke this morning to a new EP2 four-tracker from Pixies, which is available in a variety of tasty looking bundles. The full thing you'll have to pay for, but cop an earful of the extremely AC/DC-esque 'Blue Eyed Hexe' here.
[link]http://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link] is streaming the excellent new Peter Gabriel album; going Dutch at [link]http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] brings you fresh music from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dam Funk & Snoop Dogg and Kubus, and depending on where you're living Del The Funky Homosapien, Young Scooter, DOOM, Iced Earth, Gnarwolves, Barney Cortez, Fredro Star, The Flaming Lips and Gucci Mane can be enjoyed at [link]http://albumstreams.com[/link]
That Del TFH album, Iller Than Most, is also available for free [link]https://soundcloud.com/tags/iller%20than%20most[/link] download.
Add to your iTunes stash further with the She & Him tune at [link]http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/free-download-never-wanted-your-love-by-she-him[/link]
[link]http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/12/23/slicing-up-eyeballs-christmas-mixtape-2013[/link] has a fab festive mix that manages to weave in the likes of U2, REM, Alien Sex Fiend, Pet Shop Boys, Miracle Legion, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode. If you're Xmas-ed out, wrap it up in tinsel and leave 'til next year!
Also in mixtape mood are the Noise Trade folk who've got Jars Of Clay to curate their fine winter selection-box.
Also worthy of your immediate attention is the new album from South Carolina's Youth Model who channel the likes of The Strokes, OK Go and near-ish neighbours Kings Of Leon.
[link]http://www.rollingstone.com/music/daily-download[/link] lives up to its promise with fresh music from The Tontons, KiT, Lord Echo, Amy Stroup, Peter Morén, Painted Palms and loads more hip young things.
Jadakiss, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Diddy and Snoop Dogg are among the star guests on South Bronx spitter French Montana's Coke Boys 4 mix. And no, we don't think he's referring to fizzy drinks…
Those lovely Overhead, The Albatross boys kick 2014 off with a free version of 'Telekinetic Forest Guard' that graced Dan Hegarty's 2fm show last year.
Nicki Minaj has a new tune, 'Boss Ass Bitch', available from [link]http://www.hulkshare.com/nickimnewspaper/boss-ass-remix-ac4[/link]
The much-touted Wild Ones make a gift of their superb Drake cover.
Also getting lots of 'big in 2014' nods is Jeremy Messermith who invites you to name your price for the fabulous 'Reluctant Graveyard'.
And that is where we bring the curtain down on 2014's first Free Music Friday. Keep those links coming to @stuartclark66 and have a fab weekend.