- 16 Nov 12
Get the weekend off to a flyer with free tunes from the likes of The Flaming Lips, new videos from the likes of Azealia Banks and Damon Albarn's homage to radio...
After what has been a profoundly sad and disturbing week for all right-thinking Irish people – see you tomorrow at 4pm at the Garden of Remembrance – it’s time for a rock ‘n’ roll breather before ratcheting up the fight against the anti-choice brigade.
[link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link] kicks Free Music Friday off with the new offerings from Mogwai, Games, People’s Temple, Eternal Tapestry, Wires Under Tension, Rone, Rolo Tomassi, Omega Male, Legowelt, Golden Void and Fake Blood Cells; [link]music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1[/link] is the go-to place for One Direction, Christina Aguilera, Deftones and Susan McKeown; sister site [link]music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1[/link] adds School Of Seven Bells, How To Destroy Angels, El Perro Del Mar and Bush Tetras to the eclectic mix; and [link]www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen[/link] lets you check out Fugazi man Ian MacKaye’s latest project The Evens and an avant garde offering (to put it mildly!) from Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch.
Liking our legends, Free Music Friday has had this downloadable Flaco Jiménez radio session on ‘repeat’. Pure conjunto heaven!
Dance fans can fill their digital boots at [link]www.xlr8r.com/mp3[/link] where Alejandro Paz, Kyson, Physical Therapy, Rumtum, Discover and fLako are among the recent Downloads of the Day.
The Alchemist takes care of production duties on Rare Chandeliers, the ace and resolutely free mixtape from Action Bronson – he’s back in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper on December 18, – which you can download from [link]www.actionbronson.com[/link]
Sleigh Bells, Mazor Lazer, Kanye West, Avicci and Azealia Banks all provide grist to Diplo’s production mill on the bangin’ Sway In The Morning mix.
He may have abandoned his state-by-state musical trip around the States, but Sufjan Stevens can still be relied on for festive cheer.
Rihanna treats fans to a preview of the Eminem co-starring ‘Numb’.
A Free Music Friday reminder that supremely hard rocking – and funky too! – Swords combo We Were Giants have their Part One EP available as a name yer’ price download.
Wonderfully named death metallers Grand Supreme Blood Court crank it up to ‘12’ at [link]www.decibelmagazine.com/?p=21589&preview=true[/link]; Jah Wobble and former Public Image bandmate Keith Levene are back making wonderful music together at [link]mp3.rollingstone.com/download/04Mississippi.mp3[/link]; and ahead of the ‘Savage Dub’ re-working,[link]www.markstewartmusic.com[/link] lets you listen to the original version of Pop Group legend Mark Stewart’s fabulous The Politics Of Envy;
We thought her last studio “album” amounted to graverobbing, but the four-disc Amy Winehouse Live At The BBC looks the business.
Aerosmith celebrated the release of their Music From Another Dimension album, by playing a free gig outside the 1325 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston flat they were living in together when they first formed. Thankfully, someone was there to capture the glorious mayhem that ensued on camera.
As you’re doubtless aware, Roger Waters brings the stadium version of The Wall to The Aviva on September 18, 2013.
It’s already enjoyed a record-breaking run in South America, with a particulary awesome nine sell-out shows in Buenos Aires’ River Plate Stadium, which were watched by 400,000 people and grossed $30 million. Glimpses of these are included on the new European tour teaser.
He was in more stripped-down mode – musically, we hasten to add! – last week when he performed as part of the Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York. Fast forward seven minutes to hear a gorgeous and emotionally-charged version of ‘Wish You Were Here’.
That Dublin date can’t roll around too soon!
Led Zeppelin have released a second video from their Celebration Day live concert DVD and Blu-ray, which hits stores here today.
Featuring 22,000 adoring London O2 fans on backing-vocals, ‘Black Dog’ sounds as factory fresh as it did when first released in 1971 as part of the Led Zeppelin IV collection.
No offence to Bon Jovi, but you kind of wish it was them playing Slane next June!
Damon Albarn has debuted ‘2LO Calling’ – echoes of The Clash, eh? – “a snapshot of the airwaves” commissioned by the BBC to celebrate its 90th birthday.
2LO was the callsign of the corporation’s first transmitter way back in 1922.
“There’s a special musicality to some of the vocal messages, which I tried to preserve,” Albarn reflects. “Added to that, I got to do what I've always wanted – to play along with the (time) pips.”
Anyone expecting a Blur-ian knees-up will be disappointed, with the three-minute sound collage having more in common with his recent operatic endeavours.
Personally, we reckon that whatever the Beeb stumped up is too much, but you might think differently!
Belfast’s Before Machines treat us to new track ‘Trembleur’, which is produced by local studio legend Rovky O’Reilly.
Having covered all of King Crimson’s 1969 debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, The Flaming Lips dish up this free taster.
Models falling over to unintentional comedic effect on the catwalk? Kilkenny electronic sleaze folksters The Freekles have put a big smile on Free Music Friday’s face.
Their Tape four-tracker is available now for gratis with a new album, Video, on its way before Chrimbo.
It’s a three-way tie between Amanda Palmer, Azealia Banks and Hey! Hello!, AKA Ginger Wildheart and Victoria Liedtke, for Free Music Friday Video of the Week.
Beauts, all of them! Which is where the Free Music Friday hook must be slung for another week. Keep sending those links through to @stuartclark66