Freeloader Friday: Columns, Baked, HOMESHAKE, The American Scene, Pretty & Nice, Iron Reagan, French Style Furs, The Raveonettes & Apollo Brown
Happy August, Freeloaders! Today you have two things to celebrate – the end of the work week and the beginning of a new month. Obviously, two cheers are in order for that one. And to help you get started with your celebrations, we’ve got your weekly list of music greats that you need to have a listen to – here we go!
Starting you off with a full album stream is Columns. This is one of those not-to-be-reckoned-with-ever albums: it’s ferocious, loud as hell, and slams you in the face second after second with its Hardcore Metal scream theme. And the album review that goes along with it? Hands down, one of the best, most enthusiastic rally cries I’ve read to date.
Onwards and upwards with track premieres! If you haven’t heard of Brooklyn’s Baked, you’re missing out. So, quick! Hear their latest psychedelic Rock groove, exactly what you’d expect given the name. On a similar note, HOMESHAKE (Peter Sagar from Mac DeMarco) has a whirry, warped and blotchy new single that gets your headspace all blurry, in a very, very good jam way. There’s also The American Scene’s Punk-Pop track that’ll have you mindlessly tapping out the beat and Pretty & Nice clapping out an equally as tantalizing Indie Rock rhythm.
Last but not least, the visuals. The name pretty much gives it away in Iron Reagan’s music video for “Bloody Gore.” Yep, it’s as raunchy visually as you’d think with a Metal Punk tune to really set the mood. French Style Furs take you to an underground 90s rave (note the dance moves + wind breaker fashion), The Raveonettes go from sex on the beach to down-right, hardcore murder on the beach in their totally NSFW video, and Apollo Brown hits the not-so-popular streets of New York with help from Roc Marciano.
And that’s a wrap for this week. Get out there and enjoy your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Fundays!
Columns: Full album stream via Metalsucks
Please Explode out August 5 on Relapse Records
Baked: “Codec” track premiere via The Fader
Debt out August 19 on Exploding in Sound Records
HOMESHAKE: “Cash Is Money” track premiere via Noisey
In the Shower out October 7 on Sinderlyn
The American Scene: “4th And Broadway” track premiere via Alternative Press
Haze out September 9 on Pure Noise Records
Pretty & Nice: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Wizards” track premiere via The Wild Honey Pie
Infinity Forever out August 12 on Lost Colony Music
Iron Reagan: “Eyeball Gore” track premiere via Bloody Disgusting
The Tyranny of Will out September 16 on Relapse Records
French Style Furs: “All The Way Down” official music video premiere via YouTube
Is Exotic Bait out now Frenchkiss Records
The Raveonettes: “Endless Sleeper” official music video premiere via Stereogum
Pe’ahi out now on Beat Dies
Apollo Brown: “Lonely & Cold (feat. Roc Marciano)” music video premiere via Okayplayer
Thirty Eight out now on Mello Music Group