Freeloader Friday: Tracy Lawrence, Flaamingos, The Black Angels, Au Revoir Simone, Young Galaxy, Sons of Hippies, Forest Fire, Black Hearted Brother, V V Brown and Queen Kwong

Tracy Lawrence album coverSummer is nearing its end, and one of the few things to comfort me is the amazing collection of Fall releases coming our way. This Freeloader Friday includes some neat previews of what’s to come, some exciting revisits of what has passed, and a couple of brand new music hot off the racks.

Proof of hotness numero uno is Tracy Lawrence, who premiered his new album, aptly named Headlights, Taillights and Radios on SiriusXM and not one but two top-notch online Country magazines: The Boot, which we’ve featured below, and Taste of Country. Press play now. Our second full album stream is an early taste of what’s hitting stores next week: Flaamingos‘ self-titled debut LP. Something unique for you this week is a free download of a live session by The Black Angels in San Francisco. The EP includes three live tracks and you can play it while you read the kickass interview Noisey had with the band.

Next, we’ve got new music from Au Revoir Simone‘s upcoming album, which if their intimate preview show at The East Village Standard was any indication will be one to play on repeat for weeks and weeks. Young Galaxy, who was just included on the Polaris Music Prize Short List (woot!), is treating us to a brand new track, which comes out August 27 as a standalone single and as part of a Deluxe Edition of their album Ultramarine, which lands next month. Also heating up this week’s Freeloader Friday are Blackburner, who took Sons of Hippies‘ “Mirrorball” for a whirl in a killer remix; Forest Fire with a second track from their upcoming album; and the star-studded Black Hearted Brother, which includes guitarist/vocalist Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3), electronics guy Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Locust, Scala) and Nick Holton, the mastermind behind Holton’s Opulent Oog.

Closing Freeloader Friday are two not-to-be-missed music videos: one from V V Brown, which is the sequel to her first video for “Samson” and part of a trio of videos that build into a short film written and co-directed by our leading lady; and the other from Queen Kwong, which includes a lot of what she herself calls “the golden fire that is corn syrup.” Yep, I’ll let you look into that one yourself. ;)

Tracy Lawrence: Full album stream via The Boot
Headlights, Taillights and Radios out now on Lawrence Music Group

Flaamingos: Full album stream via FADER
Flaamingos out August 27 on Felte

The Black Angels: Live from San Francisco EP free download via Noisey
Indigo Meadow out now on Blue Horizon

Au Revoir Simone: “Crazy” stream via Pitchfork
Move in Spectrums out September 24 on Instant Records

Young Galaxy: “Crying My Heart Out” stream via SoundCloud
Ultramarine [Deluxe Edition] out September 24 on Paper Bag Records

Sons of Hippies: “Mirrorball (Blackburner Remix)” stream via SoundCloud
Griffons at the Gates of Heaven out now on Cleopatra Records

Forest Fire: “Alone with the Wires” stream via Stereogum
Screens out September 10 on FatCat Records

Black Hearted Brother: “(I Don’t Mean to) Wonder” stream via SPIN
Stars Are Our Home out October 22 on Slumberland Records

V V Brown: “The Apple” music video premiere via The Guardian
Samson & Delilah out October 8 on YOY Records

Queen Kwong: “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” music video via VEVO
Bad Lieutenant out now on Instant Records

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