Freeloader Friday: The Black Angels, Catey Shaw, Souls of Mischief, PS I Love You, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, To The Wind, Kina Grannis, French Style Furs, Amp Live, & Animal Years
As the month of June comes to a close, and the World Cup ramps up, it’s time to keep that summer energy going. Good news: we’ve got the best music and videos from this week to pump you up as we head into the weekend!
We’re starting strong with a bunch of tracks this week! The Black Angels are back with their classic Indie Rock fuzz, and this time it even has a psychedelic edge. Then, Catey Shaw croons on her new catchy Pop anthem about love conquering all. Go old-school with Souls of Mischief‘s latest track featuring Snoop Dogg and produced by Adrian Younge. It’s a Hip-Hop call to action about living in the present. Next, PS I Love You laments about leaving home through grainy guitars and crowd-led back-up vocals. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart lighten things up in typical Indie fashion with addictive hooks over cascading keys. Finally, things get intense on the latest from To The Wind. It’s a Hardcore apology, and you won’t be the one who’s sorry.
Now, for some eye candy, watch Singer-Songwriter Kina Grannis wander the forest at night in the brand new video for her dark, but ethereal lead single. Then, check out French Style Furs‘ new black and white music video. The song is “poetic punk urgency” and the video is as artsy as it gets. Amp Live muses on money’s eternal ability to change people in the video for his Oakland Hip-Hop take on the Biggie Smalls sentiment “mo’ money, mo’ problems.” Finally, go back to the 70′s with the new video for Animal Years‘ “jolt of musical serotonin.” You’ll be dancing right along with Bailey Noble (yes, she’s from True Blood) and wishing you too lived in 1972 Palm Springs, CA.
Well there you have it, Freeloaders! Enjoy your weekend!
The Black Angels: “Sunday Evening” track premiere via The Quietus
Clear Lake Forest out July 22 on Blue Horizon
Catey Shaw: “Revolution” track premiere via Refinery29
Revolution out now on Complex/Lefthook
Souls of Mischief: “There Is Only Now” track premiere via Sway’s Universe
There Is Only Now out now on Linear Labs
PS I Love You: “Friends Forever” track premiere via Noisey
For Those Who Stay out July 22 on Paper Bag Records
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: “Kelly (Winter Station Demo)” track premiere via NoiseTrade
Days of Abandon out now on Fierce Panda
To the Wind: “Hands of the Clock” track premiere via Alternative Press
Block Out the Sun & Sleep out July 22 on Pure Noise Records
Kina Grannis: “The Fire” music video premiere via The Frisky
Elements out now on One Haven
French Style Furs: “Turn Or Burn” music video premiere via BlackBook
Is Exotic Bait out July 8 on Frenchkiss Records
Amp Live: “Penny Nickel Dime (feat. Anya & Prof)” music video premiere via WSJ
Headphone Concerto out August 5 on Plug Research
Animal Years: “Forget What They’re Telling You” music video premiere via Team Coco
Sun Will Rise (Deluxe Edition) out now on Mike McFadden Music