This whole debacle over #thedress is about to make me lose my mind. Is it white& gold, black&blue? Who freaking knows at this point. One thing’s for sure, though: Katy Perry said exactly what I’m thinking. So I’m going to stop trying to convince people that it really is white and gold, and get busy with some truly good conversation: our Freeloader Friday list.
Ruby the Hatchet starts things off this weekend with a full album stream of perfectly fuzzed-out, heavy Rock brilliance. The female-driven band has a sultry old-school Psychedelic twinge that will leave you mystified and running back for more. Also in its entirety, Pile‘s album falls into the initial Rock genre but leans on the grungier, Noise Punk side. Take your pick.
In track premieres, there’s The Bright Light Social Hour‘s latest Groove Jam (yes, there’s most definitely a graphics theme going on here if you’ve been following along), another one based in Alt. Rock territory that easily melds into a Dance track. There’s also a wonderfully infectious Doo-Wop track from The Mighty Sceptres duo — it’s got a smoky Mad Men era feel to it coupled with Surf Rock guitar, so yet another one to boogie with. Next on deck is one of the biggest names in Rock history: Toto — who’ve premiered a brand new classic. Follow that up with Saun & Starr‘s Soul n’ Funk infused jangle, then try out a more mellow vibe with the The Acorn‘s Electro-Rock single.
And finally, time to wrap things up with some visual enticement. First up on the music video roster is Malik B & Mr. Green‘s Frankenstein-esque ghoulish gore. Next, watch Novella‘s adorably girly minimalistic experience and put the cherry on top with Night Drive, who do just that and take a late night moto loop (which just so happens to be very aesthetically pleasing).
That does it for this week — have a great weekend!
Ruby the Hatchet: Full album premiere via All Music
Valley of the Snake out now on Tee Pee Records
Pile: Full album stream via The Fader
You’re Better Than This out March 2 on Fierce Panda
The Bright Light Social Hour: “Dreamlove” track premiere via The Wild Honey Pie
Space Is Still the Place out March 10 on Frenchkiss Records
The Mighty Sceptres: “Sting Like a Bee” track premiere via Wax Poetics
All Hail the Mighty Sceptres! out now on Ubiquity Records
Toto: “Holy War” track premiere via YouTube
‘Toto XIV’ out 24th March on Frontiers
Saun & Starr: “Look Closer” track premiere via Nylon
Look Closer out May 19 on Daptone Records
The Acorn: “Influence” track premiere via Noisey
Vieux Loup out May 19 on Paper Bag Records
Malik B & Mr. Green: “Rips In The Paper” music video premiere via Okay Player
Unpredictable out now on Enemy Soil
Novella: “Land Gone” music video premiere via Noisey
Land out May 12 on Sinderlyn
Night Drive: “Easy to Lie” music video premiere via Spin
Easy to Lie out now on Sound Control Records