We’ve reached the end of another week, and the end of a brutally cold month — here’s to hoping March will bring us some warmer days. Looking on the bright side, though, we’ve got a slew of new tunes for you on this happy Friday.
You might still be recovering from a big night out, or maybe you never even left the office. Either way, listening to Nothing’s album in full will definitely help you nurse your early weekend wounds with their Hardcore/not-so-Hardcore Shoegazey sound. Lushes, on the other hand, will ease you out of zombie-mode and get you into your last-stretch end-of-week work-mode with their frenzied Rock noise, coming at you from their debut album. Get your final motivation boost with The Unsemble, whose album is so full of chaotic, experimental and flurried Rock instrumentals, you might have to take a breather every now and then.
Now for some track premieres: My Morning Jacket’s “Farewell Transmission” cover (a beautiful tribute to the late Jason Molina) has a fantastic underlying tribal beat to go along with the anthemic Rock. I Am The Avalanche have a new head-bopper of a Punk-Rock track that’ll more than likely get you a little buzzed. Meanwhile, Dale Bozzio (of Missing Persons) is back with a Pop-Rock ballad of bounciness, and Metalcore vets Ringworm have a furiously charged track that’ll be sure to wake you up from your post-lunch food coma. But careful, because Au Revoir Simone‘s Glam-Pop Trance tune might just send you right back into a daydream state.
To get your mind ready for your 2-day vacay, how about some music videos to get you to the finish line? Lovely lady Kina Grannis premieres a glorious and melodic lyric video; Sun Glitters provide a free-falling, ambient track that might make you feel like you’re in Middle Earth; and last, but absolutely, positively not least, newcomers Magnolia Memoir roll out quite the star-studded video (it’s like ‘Where’s Waldo’ for celebs).
So, Freeloaders, stop your complaining about this bitter cold. Get to enjoying these freebies, and have a fun-filled weekend while you’re at it!
Nothing: Full album stream on NPR
Guilty of Everything out March 4 on Relapse Records
Lushes: Full album stream via Stereogum
What Am I Doing out March 4 on Felte
The Unsemble: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
The Unsemble out March 4 on Ipecac Recordings
My Morning Jacket: “Farewell Transmission [Songs: Ohia cover]” track premiere via Pitchfork
Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina out April 22 on Rock the Cause
I Am The Avalanche: “Where Were You” track premiere via DIY
Wolverines out March 18 on I Surrender Records
Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio: “Hello Hello” track premiere via USA Today
Missing In Action out March 4 on Cleopatra Records
Ringworm: “One Of Us Is Going To Have To Die” track premiere via Pitchfork
Hammer of the Witch out March 18 on Relapse Records
Au Revoir Simone: ““Boiling Point (Todd Rundgren Remix)” track premiere via Stereogum
Brightness/Contrast – EP out March 4 on Instant Records
Kina Grannis: “The Fire” lyric video premiere via YouTube
Elements out May 6 on One Haven Music
Sun Glitters: “Closer to the Sun” video premiere via The Fader
Scattered Into Light out now on Mush Records
Magnolia Memoir: “Odds & Ends” video premiere via VEVO
Odds & Ends [Single] out now on Pale Fire