- 17 Apr 14
Holy smokes – it's a bunch of free online music a whole day early!
Seeing as we’ll be soberly reading our bibles tomorrow, Free Music Friday has morphed for one week only into Free Music Thursday. What remains the same though is the utter wonderfulness of the tunes we’re about to bring you. So, sit back, help yourselves to a hot cross bun and luxuriate in our Easter feast of songs.
Chet Faker, Loops Haunt, Chuck E. Weiss, Jonathan Richman, Se Delan, Young Knives, Luke Vibert, Dillon, Plague Vendor and The Afghan Whigs have their new albums streaming at [link]3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html[/link]; http://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen [/link] is eager for you to check out Death, Jason Molina, The Space Project and the extremely funky new one from Kelis; depending on where you and your computer are spending the bank holiday [link] albumstreams.com [/link] can sort you out with Fear Of Men, TEEN, Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State, Future, X priest X, DJ Center, eels, Thee Oh Sees, The Menzingers, Joey Anderson and a whole lot more, and [link] pitchfork.com/advance [/link] is the go-to place for Floor and Fear Of Men.
[link] www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/04/16/303396052/record-store-day-premieres-from-springsteen-devo-joe-strummer-and-the-pogues-mor#playlist [/link] has Record Store offerings from Bruce Springsteen, Devo, Joe Strummer & The Pogues and Lydia Loveless.
Killer Mike, Troy Ave, Two-9 and Earth Gang are among those supplying the mixtape accompaniment to Adult Swim’s The Boondocks show.
There’s more quality mixtape-ry to be had courtesy of Aesop Rock and The Blob, which he describes as “32 minutes of beats and sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father.”
Angel Haze lives up to all the hype with her rockin’ cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Drunk In Love’.
We’re very much liking ‘The Murder Machine’, a brooding little number from Cork’s Yearning Curve. They also do a mean cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’.
Staying in the People’s Republic and freezerRoom are streaming a Hazel O’Sullivan-assisted taster from their new EP. There are also loads of free tunes to be downloaded from [link] www.freezerroom.com [/link]
Atlanta lady punks The Coathangers want you to have ‘Follow Me’, a taster from their Suck My Shirt album, which is causing major Stateside excitement.
There’s a veritable avalanche of full live Coachella sets to check out from White Lies, Pet Shop Boys, Little Dragon, Dum Dum Girls, Pixies, The 1975, Temples, Future Islands, Warpaint and Bombay Bicycle Club.
So, pull the curtains, open a beer, turn the volume up loud and have your own private festival.
Twin Shadow goes all ‘80s power ballad with ‘To The Top’, a none too distant cover of John Parr’s ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’.
Brooklyn post-punkers NØMADS – there are beards involved! – trail their Free My Animal album with the scabrous ‘Blood In The Water’.
And that’s where we have to sling our Free Music Thursday hook. Have a wonderful Easter and keep your links coming to @stuartclark66