Freeloader Friday: Jessy Lanza, Anthony Green, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, ERAAS, Shy Girls, Red Fang, MED & Blu, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Drowners and Weekend
When we have a Single of the Week on iTunes, we know it’s been a good week. Not just that, but this particular track is Single of the Week in 9 different countries, including the U.S., Denmark, Finland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Sweden.
So, what track is this, you ask? Why, it’s “Keep Moving” by the multi-talented Singer-Songwriter from Canada, Jessy Lanza. Her Electronic-Pop album Pull My Hair Back was co-written and co-produced by Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys, and released on Hyperdub earlier this Fall. Pitchfork says the record “rings with a level of confidence surprising for a first record: Lanza experiments with bold minimalism, and frequently employs her voice to meet melodic and rhythmic ends in nontraditional ways… this record’s sense of self and attention to detail deserve to be praised,” and XLR8R calls it “one of the strongest debuts of the year.” Needless to say, we’re super excited to share this one with you.
It doesn’t stop there! We’ve got three ridiculously awesome full album streams for you to soak in, starting with Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green’s third solo album Young Legs. Next up is the irresistible debut EP from Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, who just signed to Richard Gottehrer’s Instant Records, followed by the sophomore album from Brooklynites ERAAS, which Noisey calls “haunting in a ‘let’s have sex way’ versus the ‘let’s murder someone’ way.” ’nuff said. We wrap up full streams with the perfect weekend slow jam Shy Girls has put together for us.
Nope, we’re still not done… and here’s an exclusive one, too: Red Fang‘s “Black Water” bonus track can now be streamed on Relapse Records’ YouTube channel. Also streaming are tracks from the kickass duo MED & Blu and French underground Psych-Rock trio Aqua Nebula Oscillator.
Putting the cherry atop this wonderful week is a music video premiere from Drowners, the part-New York-part-Welsh band to watch early 2014 (and by watch, I mean watch, you know, cuz they’re really really attractive on top of talented) and one from the highly praised second album by Weekend.
On that aptly-called band name, I bid you all a splendid Freeloader Friday.
Jessy Lanza: “Keep Moving” Single of the Week via iTunes
Pull My Hair Back out now on Hyperdub
Anthony Green: Full album stream via YouTube
Young Legs out November 12 on Moshtradamus Records
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: Full EP stream via Paste
Demons EP out November 12 on Instant Records
ERAAS: Full album stream via Noisey
Initiation out November 12 on felte
Shy Girls: Full album stream via FADER
Timeshare EP out now on Hit City U.S.A.
Red Fang: “Black Water” free bonus track stream via YouTube
Whales and Leeches out now on Relapse Records
MED & Blu: “The Buzz (feat. Mayer Hawthorne and MadLib)” track stream via Potholes in my Blog
The Buzz EP out November 26 on Bang Ya Head/Fat Beats
Aqua Nebula Oscillator: “Turn On Your Mind” track premiere via Revolver Mag
Spiritus Mundi out now on Tee Pee Records
Drowners: “Luv, Hold Me Down” music video premiere via Rolling Stone
Drowners out January 28 on Frenchkiss Records
Weekend: “Rosaries” music video premiere via Death and Taxes
Jinx out now on Slumberland Records