To start, NPR has got the first track to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings‘ latest album, which can’t come soon enough. The track, “Retreat,” is also available for instant download when you pre-order the album on iTunes, so if you love it, you know what to do.
Next, we have a diverse array of single premieres and free downloads from Grim Tower, Mark Mulcahy, Way Yes and Say Hi, who just released the music to the adorable film Free Samples, starring The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg.
On the music video front, AM & Shawn Lee give us their new video for “Two Times,” PVT remind us how awesome their February release is with the video for the title track, and Children of Bodom make it easy for you to try out your Metal singing chops with their lyric video for “Transference.”
To conclude, we’ve included a very special video of Local Natives performing alongside a troupe of dancers interpreting their song “Bowery.” It’s very unique and quite breathtaking.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: “Retreat” track premiere via NPR All Songs Considered
Give The People What They Want out August 6 on Daptone Records
Grim Tower: “Soft Seance” via Spin
Anarchic Breezes out May 21 on Outer Battery Records
Mark Mulcahy: “Let The Fireflies Fly Away” via A.V. Club
Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You out June 18 on Fire Records
Way Yes: “Macando” track premiere and free download via Stereogum
Tog Pebbles EP out now on Lefse Records
Say Hi: “Love, Love, Love” track premiere and free download via Stereogum
Free Samples (Music from the Film) out now on Barsuk Records
AM & Shawn Lee: “Two Times” video premiere via USA Today
La Musique Numerique out now on Park The Van
Children of Bodom: “Transference” lyric video via YouTube
Halo Of Blood out June 11 in North America on Nuclear Blast
PVT: “Homosapien” music video premiere via FILTER
Homosapien out now on Felte
Local Natives: “Bowery” live performance via Pitchfork
Hummingbird out now on Frenchkiss Records