- 20 Apr 12
Starring Jack White, Santigold, Arctic Monkeys, WU LYF, Pixies and much more...
Free, sob, Music, wail, Friday has recovered sufficiently from Everton coming second in their FA Cup Semi-Final (Ed note: that's nothing compared to the spanking you're going to get on Sunday) to put together another veritable aural smorgasbord of treats for you.
First we go Dutch at [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] where Jack White, Santigold, Rufus Wainwright, his dad Loudon, Oberhofer and The Dandy Warhols are among the hot to trot acts having their latest albums streamed.
Next to [link]npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link] where Norah Jones, Sarah Jaffe, Sea Of Bees and Spiritualized are letting us try before we buy.
FMF has struck gold at [link]noisetrade.com[/link] where The Lumineers, Sean Carter, The Vespers and The Civil Wars are among the huge number of free download merchants. There’s also a tasty sampler of contemporary Nashville acts, which goes some of the way to explaining why Jack White has settled in the Music City.
Talking of whom, you can watch him discussing the making of Blunderbuss below.
We are very much liking the new tune from the Queens Of The Arctic Stone Age. Dark as hell, the Josh Homme-tastic ‘Electricity’ bodes extremely well for the next Monkeys album.
T’Monkeys also have a couple of vids on [link]youtube.com/user/coachella/videos[/link] which is home to no fewer than 83 of the Coachella Festival’s best moments. FMF is particularly liking the Wild Beasts, Beirut, Modeselektor, Wild Flag and WU LYF clips.
Sticking with Coachella [link]pixiesmusic.com/2012/04/free-coachella-04-download[/link] gifts you four of the tunes Black Francis & Co. performed at the American festival in 2004.
There’s no getting away from The Arctic Monkeys with Caitlin Rose covering ‘Piledriver Waltz’ for Record Store Day. And rather beautiful it is too!
Dying to hear the extended Soulwax remix of Arcade Fire’s ‘Sprawl II’? Free Music Friday is happy to oblige.
Also making us dance like imbeciles is the new Hot Chip single, ‘Night And Day’, which is residing at [link]soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/hot-chip-night-day-radio-edit[/link]
It’s not just Record Store Day but also Record Store Gay tomorrow with [link]soundcloud.com/recordstoregay[/link] home to a nifty covers album featuring the likes of Logikparty, Drunken Boat, Hello Moon, Celibacy Club and Seeping Into Cinemas.
Sticking with Record Store Day, Patrick Kelleher has assembled a six-track Ghost Wop Tape featuring the Dubliner’s takes on vintage tunes by the likes of The Bop Chords, Jimmy ‘Handyman’ Jones, Rosie & The Originals and Eddie Cochran. You can name your price at [link]longlostrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-wop-tape[/link]
Also filling our hearts with joy are new tracks by California X and Yuck woman Mariko Doi’s Parakeet side-project which can be found respectively at [link]californiax.bandcamp.com[/link] and [link]soundcloud.com/parakeet/tomorrow[/link]
Major Lazer and The Dirty Projectors get collaborative at [link]majorlazergetfree.com[/link]; [link]subpop.com/artists/beachwood_sparks[/link] is the place to go to for a new Beachwood Sparks tune; [link]music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1[/link] has a bounteous number of full album streams including Janis Joplin, Jack Johnson, Daniel Johnston & Butterfly Boucher.
Mark Geary’s excellent Songs About Love, Songs About Leaving album isn’t out physically until May 18 but you can stream and pay download it now from [link]markgeary.bandcamp.com[/link]
One of SXSW’s buzz bands, Doldrums, serve up a groovesome free taster at [link]soundcloud.com/souterraintransmissions/egypt-1[/link] while TV On The Radio’s NYC mates The Hundred In The Hands Free have a couple of tunes available at [link]thehundredinthehands.com/keep-it-low[/link] for your delectation.
The Riptide Movement have really upped the ante with their Keep On Keepin’ On album which is out for physical release today and can also be found streaming at [link]hotpress.com/The-Riptide-Movement/news/Exclusive-Riptide-Movement-album-stream/8828738.html?new_layout=1[/link]
Finally, Everton may have come second in that semi-final but they have the best rappers as Jamie Broad’s ‘Scousers On Wembley Way’ proves.
Have a fab weekend and we’ll see you next Friday with loads more quality tuneage. Remember to send your links to @stuartclark66