It’s that most anticipated time of the week: Freeloader Friday! And the end of another work week, of course. Today, we’ve got tons of great premieres from all different genres, so let’s get started.
Three full album streams are first on the list. There’s Youth Code’s House Metal and Punk Electronica album, kind of like a dance party DJ’d by The Joker; Whirr’s Shoegaze Punk that ends up being more introspective than you might expect; lastly, Myrkur’s Hardcore Metal that’s interrupted every so often by angel choruses. If you’re sensing a common thread amongst these album streams, you’d be onto something.
Now, lemme take you track by track. Have a listen first to Dream-Pop duo PROM, newly signed to Ghost Beach’s Crazy Heart Records. So yes, expect great things. Next, check out Allo Darlin’s latest, most adorable Indie Folk-Pop jangle. Then, to really shake things up, catch Obituary’s 2-minute thrasher, appropriately labeled by Metalsucks as “a pleasant, upbeat little ditty.” AKA, utterly brutal Metal. Lastly, there’s Raul Midon’s collab with Dianne Reeves, a solid Acoustic Jazz jam to put your mind at ease.
Finally, splurge with some visual stimulation by way of music vids: roam the streets with The Raveonettes and some heartbroken assassins, cruise an abandoned beach in a B&W memory from Amp Live, and watch Iron Reagan take over the world (well, OK – more like the streets) in one of the greatest music videos ever made.
And that. Is. All. Have a splendid last technically summer weekend!
Youth Code: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
A Place to Stand out September 23 on Dais Records
Whirr: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Sway out September 23 on Graveface Records
Myrkur: Full album stream via Brooklyn Vegan
Myrkur out now on Relapse Records
PROM: “Flickers” track premiere via Billboard
Keeping Company out October 14 on Crazy Heart Records
Allo Darlin’: “Bright Eyes” track premiere via Billboard
We Come from the Same Place out October 7 on Slumberland Records
Obituary: “Violence” track premiere via Metalsucks
Inked in Blood out October 27 on Relapse Records
Raul Midon: “Make It Better (ft. Dianne Reeves)” track premiere and download via Official.fm
Don’t Hesitate out September 30 on Mack Avenue Records
The Raveonettes: “Killer in the Streets” official music video via Billboard
Pe’ahi out now on Beat Dies
Amp Live: “Signs (ft. Eric Rachmany)” official music video via Vice
Headphone Concerto out now on Plug Research
Iron Reagan: “Miserable Failure” official music video premiere via Noisey
The Tyranny of Will out now on Relapse Records