We’ve got some great stuff in today’s edition of Freeloader Friday. Whether you’re familiar with these artists or not, they’re definitely worth taking the time to discover — and we’ve got some for every ear: Country, Classic Rock, Soul, Indie, Psychedelic… that’s what I call a great variety.
Opening the batch are Country staples Lonestar, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary with their latest album, out next week. Catch the exclusive pre-release stream on Amazon, nestled on the top right corner of this page. Moving onto Rock legends with Black Star Riders — a newly-formed reincarnation of Irish Rock band Thin Lizzy — who are appropriately streaming their just-released album on Classic Rock Magazine.
Soul powerhouse Charles Bradley has a new song from his album Victim of Love on The Village Voice, and Pitchfork is streaming a previously unreleased track from Matthew Dear‘s last album Beams, of which a “Complete Edition” is coming out in a couple of weeks. You’ll also find tracks from British Rockers, Tripwires; Indie Rockers, The Mantles and Surf City; and Electronic producer/member of Daylight Curfew, Dfalt.
The Black Angels take it home with the premiere of the music video for “Don’t Play with Guns.” It’s not necessarily what you’d expect what from the Psychedelic bunch, or from the title of the track, but it’s very entertaining and well-produced, and definitely worth a watch.
Happy listening, folks. See you next week at the top of June!
Lonestar: full album stream via Amazon
Life As We Know It out June 4 on 4 Star Records
Black Star Riders: full album stream via Classic Rock Magazine
All Hell Breaks Loose out now on Nuclear Blast
Charles Bradley: “You Put The Flame On It” via The Village Voice
Victim of Love out now on Daptone Records
Matthew Dear: “She’s Just That Way” via Pitchfork
Beams (Complete Edition) out June 16 on Ghostly International
Tripwires: “Catherine, I Feel Sick” via YouTube
Spacehopper out June 18 on Frenchkiss Records
The Mantles: “Shadow Of Your Step” track premiere via Stereogum
Long Enough To Leave out June 18 on Slumberland Records
Surf City: “It’s A Common Life” via Pitchfork
We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This out August 19 on Fire Records
Dfalt: “The Beggars” track download via XLR8R
Helsinki Beat Tape: Part 1 out June 11 on Daylight Curfew
The Black Angels: “Don’t Play with Guns” music video premiere via VEVO
Indigo Meadow out now on Blue Horizon