It’s bring-your-gloves-to-work day here in our NY office! Yep. It’s that time of year. I think we all stepped outside this morning a bit frightened by the drastic chill in the air. But not to worry! It’s the start of the fire, soup, cider and holiday season. And along with it, a new bundle of songs for you Freeloaders!
Two album streams made their way onto the “chart” this week. Lovers of yU and Slimkat – you’re in for a treat. The duo’s new project, The 1978ers, have dropped their much anticipated LP, and it is dope. Push play all the way through on this if you’re in the mood for classic Hip-Hop put to sharp, on-point lyrics. On the flip side, there’s Megafortress’s Minimalistic approach, which sees Bill Gillim using falsetto vocals and Electronic instrumentals to convey the conceptually heavy album theme.
After you get lost in your thoughts with that last one, move on to Wax Stag’s latest, a trancey whirlwind track that features a repetitive Electronic melody set to a tranquil tone. Dart Party’s next – still Electronic, but total opposite end of the spectrum: Dance House. Yep, perfect for any Saturday night pre-game.
And as for videos, I’ve got lots! If you’re planning on doing some post-Halloweening, HOMESHAKE will give you a clown-face demo. For a much more low-key artist performance (perhaps Sunday-in-bed?), Elliott Brood’s out with a new acoustic session set to a church backdrop. But if you’re feeling up for some full-on, all-out intensity, Machine Head’s got a short film Thriller (more clowns… ) and Rated X go B&W for an old-school Rock feel.
Happy Friday, y’all. And have a great weekend!
The 1978ers: Full album stream via Okay Player
People of Today out now on Mello Music Group
Megafortress: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Believer out now on Driftless Recordings
Wax Stag: “Summit” track premiere via Dummy
II out February 2 on Old Habits
Dart Party: “Going My Way” track premiere via Earmilk
Going My Way out now on Crazy Heart Records
HOMESHAKE: “Making a Fool of You” official music video premiere via DIY
In The Shower out now on Sinderlyn
Elliott BROOD: “Taken” Paperbag Session video premiere via The Bluegrass Situation
Work and Love out now on Paperbag Records
Machine Head: “Now We Die” official music video premiere via YouTube
Bloodstone & Diamonds out now on Nuclear Blast
Rated X: “Fire and Ice” official music video premiere via Blabbermouth
Rated X out now on Frontiers Records