Freeloader Friday: The Black Angels, Local Natives, Menahan Street Band, Veronica Falls, Young Galaxy, Menomena, Tomahawk and Ra Ra Riot
Big week this Friday! Some of our favorites are coming back with unique full album streams, a highly anticipated psychedelic band just released some mad artwork along with their new video and some exciting new tracks have been let loose courtesy of our favorite online music blogs.
To dig in… We start with The Black Angels of course, whose artwork you can preview in this post (<== pretty cool, huh?) and on their website, which is where their new video is streaming. Next up, iTunes is giving Local Natives a huge spotlight in the full album preview available straight from the store. Menahan Street Band‘s latest video is actually inspired by the 1984 film The Pope of Greenwich Village [we just had Trivia Night, so I'm in a trivia mood; no, that question wasn't in there; and yes, of course, my team won!] and it’s a really clever vid you don’t want to miss.
Veronica Falls and Young Galaxy are treating us to previews of their upcoming albums, while Menomena reveals a track that didn’t make it on their last project. And to close out, Tomahawk is unveiling their full album courtesy of Spin, and to make up for the fact that it was impossible to get tix to their sold out shows this week, Bowery Presents is streaming Ra Ra Riot‘s full show from this past Tuesday. [Inside tip: check out Ra Ra Riot's updated website, it's got some crazy interactive action going on.]
What’re you waiting for?
The Black Angels: “Don’t Play With Guns” video premiere via their official site
Indigo Meadow out April 2 on Blue Horizon
Local Natives: Full album stream on iTunes
Hummingbird out January 29 on Frenchkiss Records
Menahan Street Band: “Keep Coming Back” video premiere via Rolling Stone
The Crossing out now on Daptone Records
Veronica Falls: “Buried Alive” via Pitchfork
Waiting For Something To Happen out February 12 on Slumberland
Young Galaxy: “Pretty Boy” via Gorilla vs. Bear
Ultramarine out April 23 on Paper Bag Records
Menomena: “Toomer” via Stereogum
Moms out now on Barsuk Records
Tomahawk: Full album stream via Spin
Oddfellows out January 29 on Ipecac Recordings
Ra Ra Riot: Full concert stream from Music Hall of Williamsburg via YouTube
Beta Love out now on Barsuk Records