This edition of Freeloader Friday is particularly exciting because today, everyone’s a freeloader! No work, no worries, and plenty of BBQ, burgers and beer. As you celebrate America’s birthday with day parties, dance parties, into-the-next-day parties… and a three day weekend, you may want to refer to this gang of great new tracks to keep your patriotic plans exciting. Here we go!
If you’re tired tired of auto-tuned trap and want some real-deal Rap, you need to check out Detroit’s own Finale. This guy spits it straight forward, and his new record is completely produced by the one and only Oddisee. You know if Oddisee‘s got his finger prints on it, it’s going to be good. Finale has only released a single off of his upcoming sophomore effort Odds & Ends, but it’s already clear that this record is going to be unforgiving, unforgettable and untouchable.
Australian New Wave outfit Blank Realm released a new single in preparation for an anticipated LP this week called “River of Longing,” and it’s unstoppable. Shimmering guitar tracks, honest vocals and playful drum parts make this song a Dance factory for Post Punk rockers. It’s melodic, raw and catchy enough to make you get lost and twirl around your backyard barbecue.
We also have a video premiere from Black Metal one-woman-band Myrkur for the song “Onde Børn.” The song sounds like limbo between a sweet dream and a complete nightmare, and the video for the track feels the exact same way. We are presented with Myrkur‘s maker Amalie Bruun running frantically across a cloudy, beautiful European countryside before being consumed by the sea she’s sprinting toward. It’s simple, elegant and fits the wonderously creepy track tremendously.
Have a good three day weekend y’all, see you next week!
Finale: “Just Due” track premiere via Huffington Post
Odds & Ends out August 14 on Mello Music Group
Blank Realm: “River of Longing” track premiere via Pitchfork
Illegals in Heaven out September 4 on Fire Records
Radar Cult: “Fog” track premiere via Consequence of Sound
Memory Sweep out July 31 on Plug Research Music
Frog Eyes: “Joe With the Fam” track premiere via Pitchfork
Pickpocket’s Locket out August 28 on Paper Bag Records
All-4-One: “Chariots” track premiere via Popsugar
Twenty+ out July 24 on 2015 AFO LTD/Heavyweights Entertainment
Myrkur: “Onde Børn” music video premiere via YouTube
M out August 21 on Relapse Records
Thy Art is Murder: “Holy War” music video premiere via VEVO
Holy War out now on Nuclear Blast