For those of you not marking off your music schedules at SXSW this weekend, don’t fret — it’s Friday! Albeit not in Austin, but there’s plenty of music to be soaked up without spending the big bucks. Just follow our lead, and we’ll hook ya up with some freebies for your fundays this weekend.
If you’ve had it rough this week, start off with I Am the Avalanche’s full album stream. The gritty, raw rock is totally relatable, especially considering all the hurdles faced in the making of the record. If you’re looking for something a bit more garage-rock groovy, look no further than Warm Soda’s album — part NYC-grunge, part cruising-down-a-southern-Cali-highway.
Speaking of California, the sun is finally coming out and things seem to be getting a little bit warmer here at NY HQ. This spring weather will have you either (a). reminiscing of tire-jumping into that small-town, childhood pond (in which case you should play on repeat Wooden Wand’s steel-guitar laden track) or (b). gearing up for summer dance parties. And if that’s what’s coming to mind, then you should most definitely be tuning into Tying Tiffany’s synth-pop jam or Joel Ford’s futuristic, beat-ridden dance track.
Closing us out on this fine Friday are three awesomely pleasing-to-the-eye music videos: a wild stallion galloping in sync to The Black Angels, Army of the Pharaohs ripping rhymes in your face and Cole Furlow (of Dead Gaze) partyin’ it up with home-grown Mississippi yuppies.
Now that we’ve got you fully covered ‘till Monday, Happy Friday, y’all!
I Am the Avalanche: Full album stream via Billboard
Wolverines out March 18 on I Surrender Records
Warm Soda: Full album stream via Noisey
Young Reckless Hearts out March 11 on Castle Face Records
Wooden Wand: “Dambuilding” track premiere via Pitchfork
Farmer’s Corner out May 5 on Fire Records
Tying Tiffany: “A Lone Boy” track premiere via Noisey
Drop out now on ZerOKilled Music
Joel Ford: “Connection To” track premiere via Pitchfork
Connection To out now on Driftless Recordings
The Black Angels: “Evil Things” video premiere via Guitar World
Indigo Meadow out now on Blue Horizon
Army of the Pharaohs: “God Particle” video premiere via Respect.
In Death Reborn out April 22 on Enemy Soil
Dead Gaze: “Yuppies Are Flowers” video premiere via Spin
Brain Holiday out now on FatCat Records