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Freeloader Friday: Sweet Apple, I Divide, The Crookes, Tobacco, Haley Bonar, Dylan Shearer, Thee Oh Sees, Neal Schon, Winger &The Glitch Mob

Sweet Apple - The Golden Age of GlitterAlright, Freeloaders. It’s that much-anticipated time of the week again. And this time, we’ve got loads of different music goodies to dish out to you. So let’s get to listening!

Who doesn’t love a full-album stream? No one, obviously! So you should be psyched to hear that we’ve got three on hand for you. For starters, there’s Sweet Apple’s power-Pop, delightfully charged album that’ll send you daydreaming about old-school Cali Rock. Next, I Divide’s anthemic-Rock backed by riotous and hardcore elements, and The Crookes top us off with their refined Brit-Rock crooning.

Moving on to our track premieres, we’ve got Tobacco revving things up with a heavily industrial dark-synth style, Haley Bonar’s light and lovely vocals atop a catchy, girly-Rock melody and, finally, delicate 60’s vibes from Dylan Shearer, who offers up a gentle, British folk. But we swear he’s from San Fran.

Now to really serve you up this week, we’re showing you four stellar music videos to keep you thoroughly entertained. Check out Thee Oh Sees totally-trippified graphic video (warning: it’ll have you completely hypnotized), Neal Schon’s fiery, Psychedelic jam, a look back at those childhood imaginary battles with Winger and, to put the cherry on the cake, The Glitch Mob finish things up with another one of their brilliant cymatic visuals.

That wraps up the week in musical goodness for us; make sure you find some time to take a listen to these beauties. We’ll see you back next week!

Sweet Apple: Full album stream via Rolling Stone
The Golden Age of Glitter out now on Tee Pee Records

I Divide: Full album stream via Rock Sound Magazine
Last One Standing out April 14 on Dstry Everything

The Crookes: Full album stream via Shout4Music
Soapbox out April 14 on Fierce Panda Records

Tobacco: “Streaker” track premiere via DIY
Ultima II Massage out May 13 on Ghostly International

Haley Bonar: “Kill The Fun” track premiere via Stereogum
Last War out May 20 on Graveface Records

Dylan Shearer: “Mold in the Fold” track premiere via Brooklyn Vegan
garragearray out April 15 on Castle Face Records

Thee Oh Sees: “Drop” video premiere via Spin
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records

Neal Schon: “Exotica” video premiere via Vintage Guitar
So U out May 19 on Frontiers Records

Winger: “Tin Soldier” video premiere via Guitar World
Better Days Comin’ out April 22 on Frontiers Records

The Glitch Mob: “Becoming Harmonious” video premiere via YouTube
Love Death Immortality out now on Glass Air

Freeloader Friday: Thee Oh Sees, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Ft. Matt Berninger), Honeyblood, Kina Grannis, Nothing & Sebastian Bach

Thee Oh Sees - DropIt’s that time again! The weekend has arrived. And with it, quite an array of music out there to get you going on your 2-day hiatus. So, as always, we’ve compiled our own little list of ditties for you to enjoy.

First up, Thee Oh Sees‘ latest track off their upcoming album. This one’s a flurried frenzy of guitar riff delights with plenty of nods to power-Punk Rock. Following suit, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s latest tune comes parading out the doors with a riveting bass and those alluring, wiry vocals from Ounsworth paired alongside the dark drawl of Matt Berninger’s (The National) voice. The cherry on top of this guitar-themed track sesh? Glasgow gals Honeyblood have a lush twee-Rock track that plants a seed of 60’s Go-Go girls in the mind — maybe it has a little something to do with that “Go, go, go on” line? Regardless, these are some pure Rock babes.

Freeloader Fridays wouldn’t be complete without a few pleasing-to-the-eye music vids, so let’s see what we’ve got this week. There’s Kina Grannis’s totally charming lyric video that includes quite a cast of YouTube characters. Then, Nothing’s kind of hilarious video of them rocking out ultra hardcore to a completely phased-out audience that eventually riots with tomato-throwing. And, finally, Sebastian Bach really turns up the heat with scantily-clad seduction to drive the “Temptation” theme home.

So there’s the short, sweet and varied playlist for all you Freeloaders this week. Enjoy the weekend, and see you back here on Monday!

Thee Oh Sees: “Drop” track premiere via Stereogum
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (featuring Matt Berninger): “Coming Down” track premiere via Pitchfork
Only Run out June 3 on CYHSY

Honeyblood: “Killer Bangs” track premiere via Pitchfork
Honeyblood out July 14 on FatCat

Kina Grannis: “Dear River” lyric video premiere via YouTube
Elements out May 6 on One Haven

Nothing: “Bent Nail” video premiere via YouTube
Guilty of Everything out now on Relapse Records

Sebastian Bach: “Temptation” video premiere via Loudwire
Give ‘Em Hell out April 22 on Frontiers Records

Freeloader Friday: Pyrrhon, Fan Modine, Mark E, The Crookes, I Divide, Wovenhand, Fanfarlo, Sweet Apple & Weekend

12 Jacket (Gatefold - Two Pocket) [GD30OB2-N]Well, Freeloaders, looks like spring’s not quite as ready to make her grand entrance as I’d hoped for last week. Did I jinx us? It certainly feels like it here in our NY office. But it is Friday, and you can find some solace in that.

I know some of you are pretty bummed (maybe outraged is more fitting?) about these first days of spring not living up to expectation. If that’s the case, perhaps a good dose of Pyrrhon’s Deathcore-frenzied Metal album will help ease the pain. If you’re looking for something with a more soothing guitar-Pop vibe, try out Fan Modine’s album stream. It’s a completely different end of the music-genre spectrum, but the Chamber-Pop Rock should be just as good a remedy.

But the goods don’t stop there! You might want to get your power-duty speakers out for these next few: Mark E’s latest Dance-happy trance track or The Crookes’ charming, Smiths-like Rock ‘n’ Roller of a ballad. There’s also I Divide‘s anthemic Punk-Pop, and Wovenhand’s countrified, growling Alt-Rock track — a riotous call to arms that sounds like it comes straight from a scene out of True Detective.

Now to send you off properly, we’ve got a handful of pretty enticing music videos. First up, Fanfarlo’s stop-motion fueled premiere, composed of sci-fi and psychedelic-kitsch paper cut-outs. Next, catch Sweet Apple’s video to watch friendships that span from coast to coast by way of paper airplanes. But the biggest shout-out to warm weather’s approach comes from Weekend. Their Grunge-Goth works surprisingly perfectly against the blue-skied and sunny-hazed beach backdrops.

So have a toast tonight to Friday, and the coming of spring — it’s not too much longer, folks!

Pyrrhon: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
The Mother of Virtues out April 1 on Relapse Records

Fan Modine: Full album stream via PopMatters
Cause Célèbre out April 1 on Lost Colony Music

Mark E: “Being Hiding” track premiere via Boiler Room
Product of Industry out April 29 on Ghostly International

The Crookes: “Marcy” track premiere via NoiseTrade
Soapbox out April 14 on Fierce Panda

I Divide: “I’m Not Leaving” track premiere via Kerrang
Last One Standing out April 14 on Dstry Everything

Wovenhand: “Hiss” track premiere via Stereogum
Refractory Obdurate out April 29 on Deathwish Inc.

Fanfarlo: “Cell Song” video premiere via VEVO
Let’s Go Extinct out now on Blue Horizon

Sweet Apple: “Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)” video premiere via Esquire
The Golden Age of Glitter out April 8 on Tee Pee Records

Weekend: “It’s Alright” video premiere via The Fader
Jinx out now on Slumberland Records

Freeloader Friday: Tony Molina, Kina Grannis, The Black Angels, Triptides, Thee Oh Sees, Winger & Epica

Tony Molina - Dissed And DismissedNot only is it Friday, but it’s the second day of spring, which is kind of a huge deal for those of us situated in the northeastern US. It’s been a rough one, guys, but looks like Old Man Winter is finally ready to let loose and make room for spring. So here’s not only to getting your weekend started, but also springtime on the horizon!

We’re kicking things off this Friday with Tony Molina’s fuzzy full-album stream. The short, choppy, garage-rock jams will put you in just the right laid-back groove.  Now, to really go along with this sunshin-y, spring-y tinge of excitement, have a listen to Kina Grannis’s latest track; it’ll have you skipping down the sidewalk in no time. Equally as feel-good is the latest from The Black Angels. But heads-up! This gem of a psychedelic-rock track will only be available on their upcoming vinyl EP, set for Record Store Day release. Speaking of psych-rock, the newest Triptides tune is a perfect tripped-out haze of a melody to add to your weekend playlist.

On to the world of visually enticing music videos. Thee Oh Sees’s newest ditty is precisely that — a cut-out cartoon video of an astronaut falling to a tie-dye clad sort of earth. But if you’re in the mood for a hardcore, hardrock 80s throwback, Winger has a perfect example. And if that’s not enough hardcore for you, just jump on over to Epica’s latest lyric video release.

Whether you’re planning on late-nighting it tonight, brunching it up tomorrow or having your first BBQ sesh of the year, get outside and enjoy this long-awaited springtime goodness. Happy Friday, Freeloaders!

Tony Molina: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Dissed and Dismissed out March 25 on Slumberland Records

Kina Grannis: “Dear River” track premiere via Glamour
Elements out May 6 on One Haven Music

The Black Angels: “Diamond Eyes” track premiere via Consequence of Sound
Clear Lake Forest EP out April 19 on Blue Horizon
*Vinyl Only

Triptides: “Throne of Stars” track premiere via CMJ
Colors out April 29 on Jaunt Records

Thee Oh Sees: “The Lens” video premiere via Pitchfork
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records

Winger: “Rat Race” video premiere via Ultimate Classic Rock
Better Days Comin’ out April 22 on Frontiers Records

Epica: “The Essence of Silence” lyric video premiere via YouTube
The Quantum Enigma out May 6 on Nuclear Blast

Freeloader Friday: I Am the Avalanche, Warm Soda, Wooden Wand, Tying Tiffany, Joel Ford, The Black Angels, Army of the Pharaohs & Dead Gaze

I Am the Avalanche - WolverinesFor those of you not marking off your music schedules at SXSW this weekend, don’t fret — it’s Friday! Albeit not in Austin, but there’s plenty of music to be soaked up without spending the big bucks. Just follow our lead, and we’ll hook ya up with some freebies for your fundays this weekend.

If you’ve had it rough this week, start off with I Am the Avalanche’s full album stream. The gritty, raw rock is totally relatable, especially considering all the hurdles faced in the making of the record. If you’re looking for something a bit more garage-rock groovy, look no further than Warm Soda’s album — part NYC-grunge, part cruising-down-a-southern-Cali-highway.

Speaking of California, the sun is finally coming out and things seem to be getting a little bit warmer here at NY HQ. This spring weather will have you either (a). reminiscing of tire-jumping into that small-town, childhood pond (in which case you should play on repeat Wooden Wand’s steel-guitar laden track) or (b). gearing up for summer dance parties. And if that’s what’s coming to mind, then you should most definitely be tuning into Tying Tiffany’s synth-pop jam or Joel Ford’s futuristic, beat-ridden dance track.

Closing us out on this fine Friday are three awesomely pleasing-to-the-eye music videos: a wild stallion galloping in sync to The Black Angels, Army of the Pharaohs ripping rhymes in your face and Cole Furlow (of Dead Gaze) partyin’ it up with home-grown Mississippi yuppies.

Now that we’ve got you fully covered ‘till Monday, Happy Friday, y’all!

I Am the Avalanche: Full album stream via Billboard
Wolverines out March 18 on I Surrender Records

Warm Soda: Full album stream via Noisey
Young Reckless Hearts out March 11 on Castle Face Records

Wooden Wand: “Dambuilding” track premiere via Pitchfork
Farmer’s Corner out May 5 on Fire Records

Tying Tiffany: “A Lone Boy” track premiere via Noisey
Drop out now on ZerOKilled Music

Joel Ford: “Connection To” track premiere via Pitchfork
Connection To out now on Driftless Recordings

The Black Angels: “Evil Things” video premiere via Guitar World
Indigo Meadow out now on Blue Horizon

Army of the Pharaohs: “God Particle” video premiere via Respect.
In Death Reborn out April 22 on Enemy Soil

Dead Gaze: “Yuppies Are Flowers” video premiere via Spin
Brain Holiday out now on FatCat Records

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