Freeloader Friday: The Glitch Mob, Sam Roberts Band, Fanfarlo, Naomi Pilgrim, Neil Davidge, The Shrine, Damaged Bug, Within Temptation and Drowners
If you’re recovering from last night’s Thirsty Thursday specials, The Glitch Mob’s pulsating new album Love Death Immortality will get you right back on your feet. The sophomore Electro-Metal album can now be streamed in full on iTunes Radio in the U.S. (sorry international folks!) in advance of the release next week. Next up, stream Sam Roberts Band’s newest album in full. Roberts said the album’s theme is meant to make you “dance but also try to say something about the life we are living.” See if you agree.
Make sure you’re keeping up, there’s more. Fanfarlo’s streaming their upcoming album in its entirety, and you do NOT want to miss the scores of Disco Dance infusions with 80s sax lines and Talking Heads-esque vocals. Once you’ve finished bopping around in your chair, tone it down with Naomi Pilgrim’s lush album, available for full streaming (along with an interview well worth the read).
Enough with all the albums! On to the track releases. Let’s begin with Neil Davidge’s darkly danceable “Gallant Foxes” track (featuring the vocally delectable Cate Le Bon). When you’re ready for a more Hardcore Shredder, look no further than The Shrine’s headbanger, “Nothing Forever.” After you’ve blown off your head with that one, go for the mellowed Space-synthed Electro track, “Photograph,” from Damaged Bug, a.k.a. John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees.
Now for some amped-up imagery. Watch Within Temptation and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum belt out “Whole World is Watching” from the rooftops, with a side story of redemption and rising from the fall. If that one starts causing you vertigo, switch over to Drowners’ much more subdued “A Button on Your Blouse” video — quite a cutesy, 90s nonchalant house party vibe.
And that’s a wrap. Download, stream, watch — whatever it takes. But make sure you enjoy all this free Friday goodness!
The Glitch Mob: Full album stream via iTunes Radio
Love Death Immortality out February 11 on Glass Air Records
Sam Roberts Band: Full album stream via Paste
Lo-Fantasy out February 11 on Paper Bag Records
Fanfarlo: Full album stream via KCRW
Let’s Go Extinct out February 11 on Blue Horizon
Naomi Pilgrim: Full album stream via Noisey
Naomi Pilgrim EP out now on Cosmos
Neil Davidge: “Gallant Foxes (feat. Cate LeBon)” track stream via The Guardian
Slo Light out February 25 (US) / March 2 (UK + RoW) on 7Hz Productions
The Shrine: “Nothing Forever” track stream via Noisey
Bless Off out March 11 via Tee Pee Records
Damaged Bug: “Photograph” track stream via Pitchfork
Hubba Bubba out February 25 on Castle Face Records
Within Temptation: “Whole World Is Watching (feat. Dave Pirner)” music video premiere via VEVO
Hydra out now on Nuclear Blast
Drowners: “A Button On Your Blouse” music video premiere via Noisey
Drowners out now on Frenchkiss Records