Oh hai Friday! Happy to have you back. I’m especially pumped this week about our Freeloader Friday selection, so I’ll get right to it.
Opening for us are three amazing and diverse full album streams. Shigeto – whose visuals are breathtaking, be it on this #nobettertime contest page, on the Hype Machine-hosted streaming widget you see on Dummy Mag or simply the album artwork — will take you places you most definitely want to go to with his blend of Soul, Jazz, Electronica, Afrobeat and more. Crocodiles‘ new record, produced by The Raveonettes’ Sune Wagner, is so satisfying, you have to listen to it from start to finish. And Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, aka Craig Dermody, brings us the musical fruit of his move from Australia to New York.
Also streaming free on the web are tracks from Flaamingos, who come out with a new album in a couple of weeks; CFCF, who’s been on a roll lately with three album releases in less than a year and half, the next one due just three months after Music For Objects; Minor Alps, a new band composed of Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and the lovely Juliana Hatfield; and Earthless, who are coming out with their first album in six years this October.
Then we have a special preview of a new act, Slowly Rolling Camera, which teams up composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett and drummer Elliot Bennett. You can download their self-titled track for free in exchange for your email address — so you can better be informed of when their upcoming album drops, right now just announced as “early next year.”
Closing out our Freeloader Friday selection are V V Brown with an exclusive live Daytrotter session, and the music video premiere for Ra Ra Riot‘s “Binary Mind.”
It’s hard to pick a favorite this week… What’s yours?
Shigeto: Full album stream via Dummy Mag
No Better Time Than Now out August 20 on Ghostly International
Crocodiles: Full album stream via NPR
Crimes of Passion out August 20 on Frenchkiss Records
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding: Full album stream via Stereogum
Any Port In a Storm out now on Fire Records
Flaamingos: “Walk A Wire” stream via Fader
Flaamingos out August 27 on Felte
CFCF: “Jump Out Of The Train” stream via SoundCloud
Outside out October 22 on Paper Bag Records
Minor Alps: “Buried Plans” stream via NPR
Get There out October 29 on Barsuk Records
Earthless: “Uluru Rock” stream via Pitchfork
From the Ages out October 8 on Tee Pee Records
Slowly Rolling Camera: “Slowly Rolling Camera” free download via Email Unlock
Slowly Rolling Camera out early next year on Edition Records
V V Brown: Live session via Daytrotter
Samson & Delilah out October 8 on YOY Records
Ra Ra Riot: “Binary Mind” music video premiere via NPR
Beta Love out now on Barsuk Records