- 19 Jun 15
AC/DC soundtracking Ted 2, Johnny Marr and more...
With lots of festival and culinary business to take care of this week, it's a lean, mean Free Music Friday that stands in front of you, eager and determined to please.
We are seriously loving this nine-track archive sampler of Willie Nile, Harry Chapin, David Johansen, Joey Ramone, Janis Ian and other acts who ripped it up at now deceased New York dive venue, The Bottom Line. It closed in 2005 owing over $200,000 in rent, but archive recordings of 1,000-plus shows remain.
Having been in hibernation for a good few years, those wonderful Eagles Of Death Metal boys are back with a new album, Zipper Down, in October and a visit to the Dublin Olympia on November 10. Tickets priced €22.50 go on sale on Wednesday June 24. Apart from the cover of Duran Duran's 'Save A Prayer' - we really can't wait to hear that! - all the tunes were co-authored by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme who also performed and sung everything. Check out funky devil of a new tune 'Complexity' at [link]vevo.ly/EkJJVz[/link] and watch the trailer for the Jesse Hughes doc, The Redemption Of The Devil below.
The impeccably suited, booted and haircutted Johnny Marr has premiered the video for his 'Candidate' single, and very pleasing it is on the eye too!
To the streams now and our NPR friends are seriously spoiling us this week with Leon Bridges' super-soulful Coming Home the pick of an extremely good bunch. They also have a great download set from New York quirk-poppers The Prettiots who spare no blushes, least of all their ex-boyfriends'.
Not to be outdone, [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] weigh in with newbies from The Orb, We Were Evergreen, Keston Cobblers Club, Sean Taylor, Christopher Paul Stelling and 2-Tone legends The Selecter who've aged rather well.
We'd normally bring you the latest streams from the New York Times but we're boycotting them over their deeply distasteful coverage of the Berkeley tragedy. It's sad to see a once great newspaper residing in the gutter. Hopefully their stay there is only temporary...
Also free - but you're welcome to tip! - this week from Noise Trade is an ace tune from rocking Malians, Songhoy Blues; some quality fare from the latest incarnation of The Platters; a full-length introduction to pastoral New Englanders Mercies who we imagine have a few Fleet Foxes records in their collection, and a quartet of songs from Fun lead singer Nate Ruess.
AC/DC soundtrack the new trailer for Ted 2, which looks like being a right old gigglefest.
And that's where we wrap this all killer/no filler Free Music Friday up. If you're festival-ing this weekend have a blast, and let's compare notes on Monday. In the meantime, keep those links coming to @stuartclark66