Some of you may have been devastated about Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction, taking the 5-piece all-star boy-band down a notch. But we’re slowly starting to see positive signs for warmer and actual Spring weather, so I can’t wait to finally stow away my winter gear. (Who’s with me?!) Let’s enjoy it by kicking off this weekend with a Super-size edition of Freeloader Friday!
We’ll start with a full album stream by the upbeat Punk/Alternative band, Lost Boy ?, described by Steroegum as sounding like “summer in New York,” so let’s bring in warm vibes from that! Then we have a couple of EPs to check out. First, there’s DÍSA: an Icelandic artist with her Gloom-Pop, Dark Wave style that’s both majestic and devastating. Following that’s an EP that tackles social issues by the activist rapper, Big Pooh. Lastly, enjoy a live Folk-Pop session by Seth Glier.
Mt. Wolf is back with this hypnotic, Electronic rework of Turtle’s ‘Hamburg.’ Then we’ll free fall with Chicago-based Indie-Rock band Geronimo! with their raging, final track as they look to disband after the release of their upcoming EP. Then dig into this aggressive and powerful track by Minsk, and top off these track premieres with one from Communions that displays an immense amount of Reverb goodness and lust-fueled lyrics.
Now let’s jump into the music videos for the weekend, starting with Yokan System, a Japanese Electronic duo performing live at our London office. Then look at Torche‘s badass music video trailer that will have you wanting to watch and listen to the full version once released, followed by the surreal and cinematic video by Electronica group Dems. Finally, dance it all off with Strange Names‘ gloriously danceable B&W video, a tribute to 90s kids and dance-a-thons everywhere.
Here’s to looking forward to the warmer weather of Spring that’ll hopefully hit us next month!
Lost Boy ?: Full album stream via Stereogum
Canned out now on PaperCup Music
DÍSA: Full EP stream via The Line of Best Fit
Sculpture out now on Tigerspring Records
Big Pooh: Full EP stream via XXL Mag
Words Paint Pictures out now on Mello Music Group
Seth Glier: Live session via Daytrotter
Things I Should Let You Know out now on MPress Records
Mt. Wolf: “Hamburg – Turtle Rework” live as a free download via Noisetrade
Red EP out April 13 on X Novo
Geronimo!: “Fires of Hell” track premiere via NPR
Buzz Yr Girlfriend: Vol. 4 – Why Did You Leave Me? out March 31 on Exploding in Sound Records
Minsk: “When The Walls Fell” track premiere via Stereogum
The Crash And The Draw out April 7 on Relapse Records
Communions: “Out Of My World” track premiere via Fader
Communions EP out June 2 on Tough Love Records
Yokan System: “A Dream You Never Wake Up From” live at The Orchard (London office) via YouTube
A Dream You Never Wake Up From out now on Ample Play Recordings
Torche: “Annihilation Affair” music video premiere via YouTube
Restarter out now on Relapse Records
Dems: “Wake” music video premiere via Pigeons and Planes
Muscle Memory out now on Sew In Love Records
Strange Names: “Ricochet” music video premiere via BlackBook
Use Your Time Wisely out May 19 on Frenchkiss Records