Well would you look at the time! I do believe it’s Friday afternoon, which only means one thing. Well, ok, it can mean a plethora of things, but you get the idea – it’s the weekend! And what better way to usher it in than with a shortlist of some the latest and greatest in new music releases out there? So here you go, Freeloaders, let’s get the weekend going right.
A major player to start you off: TOBACCO. Now this is a very, very heavy start – be warned. It’s brutal and stark and terrifying, but so very well worth your time: a full album stream of riotous, paranoia-stricken Electronica. Speaking of, there’s another Electronic-fueled full album stream by way of Baths. This one, though, is much more tame, more beat-centric and ambient based. Once you’ve had your fill of house-heaviness, make your way over to Animal Years’s album stream: rhythmic, melodic Indie-Rock for those downtime moments over the weekend.
For short, sweet new listens, check out Atlanta-based Gold-Bears and their Pop-plush swoon-Rock. Still short, but much less sweet, there’s Tombs’s new track. Don’t let the initial slow fuzziness fool you – this is very much a jittery, hell-laden hardcore tune.
Following suit of hell-themed tracks, Vanna offers up a lyric video that encompasses intense screamo vibes. In other videos, you can join PAWS as they take on the American road, and jam with Honeyblood, back and forth between studio and sea.
And that, my Freeloader friends, is a complete wrap on the week. Happy Weekend!
TOBACCO: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Ultima II Massage out May 13 on Ghostly International
Baths: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Ocean Death out now on anticon
Animal Years: Full album stream via American Songwriter
Sun Will Rise (Deluxe Edition) out now on Mike McFadden Music
Gold-Bears: “Yeah, Tonight” track premiere via Stereogum
Dalliance out June 3 on Slumberland Records
Tombs: “Deathtripper” track premiere via AV Club
Savage Gold out June 10 on Relapse Records
Vanna: “Holy Hell” lyric video premiere via Vans Warped Tour
Void out June 17 on Pure Noise Records
PAWS: “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” video premiere via Bullett
Youth Culture Forever out now on FatCat Records
Honeyblood: “Killer Bangs” video premiere via NPR
Honeyblood out July 15 on FatCat Records