It’s October, folks, and it is lookin’ very fine outside. Time to pull those cozy sweaters over your heads and get a warm cup of joe in your hand. I’m sure you’ve got plenty going on this weekend (relaxing for a full 48 hours totally counts), but at some point you’re going to need to sit down and have a listen to this first Freeloader Friday of October! Because it’s a beaut.
It’s a very special week for album streams: in total, there are four, yes FOUR (count it out) full albums in all their glory that are yours for the listening. First up, A Winged Victory for the Sullen eases you into a weekend trance with their hour-plus Ambient Instrumental. Dinosaur Feathers is next in line: they ball-out full force in some very unlikely ways, going from heavy Industrial drummage to an all-out dance-a-thon that Janet Jackson would totally approve. Allo Darlin’s ode to all things Indie-Pop and European Folk-cuteness comes next, and The Black Opera finishes out with a surge of pulsating beats in tribal Hip-Hop form.
Tracks, you say? Gotcha covered. Communions, the new kids on the block out of Copenhagen, have an Indie-Punk groove to dance around to, while Elliott Brood gets rootsy and cowboy-bootsy with a new piece of Folk Rock. In need of something a bit more… Metal? Try the debut single from The Skull, featuring members from Trouble and Pentagram. Yep, triple-threat bad-ass material. Speaking of, Machine Head’s got a new one that’ll rip your face off, so there’s another addition for your Metal splurge! Finally, Inspiral Carpets take everything down a notch with their close-out track of old school Psychedelic for the modern age.
Whew! That’s quite the Freeloader Friday list there. So take ‘em all in, and have a marvelous weekend while you’re at it!
A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Full album stream via NPR First Listen
Atomos out October 6 on kranky
Dinosaur Feathers: Full album stream via Pop Matters
Control out October 7 on Ernest Jenning Record Co.
Allo Darlin’: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
We Come from the Same Place out October 7 on Slumberland Records
The Black Opera: Full album stream via Okay Player
The Great Year out now on Mello Music Group
Communions: “So Long Sun” track premiere via Noisey
So Long Sun / Love Stands Still – Single out November 10 on Tough Love Records
Elliott Brood: “Nothing Left” track premiere via CMJ
Work and Love out October 21 via Paper Bag Records
The Skull: “Till The Sun Turns Black” track premiere via Noisey
For Those Which Are Asleep out November 4th on Tee Pee Records
Machine Head: “Now We Die” lyric video via YouTube
Bloodstone & Diamonds out November 10 on Nuclear Blast
Inspiral Carpets: “Changes” exclusive free download via Email Unlock
Inspiral Carpets out October 20 on Cherry Red Records
Haley Bonar: “From a Cage” official music video premiere via Stereogum
Last War out now on Graveface Records