Happy Friday, Freeloaders! We’re looking forward to the weekend just as much as you are. So to get you in the mood, we’re hooking you up with some seriously good downloads, streams and videos to get you through the rest of the day.
We were lucky enough to have Within Temptation stop by the office a few days ago and give us an acoustic performance of some of their newest tracks. Now, you can exclusively stream their newest album, Hydra, on iTunes Radio. The Symphonic Metal sound will definitely help move along the work day, but so will the multiple guest artists featured on the album. Then, in anticipation of their upcoming album release, we’ve got a 4-track free download from Fanfarlo. Get into a lackadaisical afternoon mood with their sultry and smooth Rock tones, and if you really get to feeling good, leave ‘em a tip on your way out.
Full albums coming at you galore today. Mello Music Group has not one, but TWO compilations for you to get into. They’re offering soulful and mellow R&B tracks from the likes of Oddisee, Murs, Rapper Big Pooh, Quelle Chris and so many other greats. Young Fathers’ album stream is not one to be missed — this one’s full of Rap-infused experimental psychedelica (if you can even wrap your brain around all that). And since we’re being all experimental, we’ve also got a full album stream from Disco Doom. They’re offering up heavier guitar rifts, but by way of some Noise-Rock jam sessions.
We can’t give you tooooo many albums, so on to the tracks. Withered Hand’s got a cutesie Folk-Rock ballad for us, while Incan Abraham has more of a pure Pop sound, with some Springsteen-like guitar trappings. And finally, let’s wrap things up with a plethora of music vids for your viewing pleasure. Walk the streets of Paris with Albert Hammond Jr., then tone it down to a black and white acoustic ditty with Drowners. Ride the Montreal metro with Leif Vollebekk, and then properly get your Friday night going with Jakwob’s hot and rhythmically lush “Somebody New” video, featuring Tiffani Juno.
And there you have it, folks — a wonderfully long list of free music to peruse. Get to listening, and have a happy weekend!
Within Temptation: Full album stream via iTunes Radio
Hydra out February 4 on Nuclear Blast
Fanfarlo: The Sea 4-track free download via Noisetrade
Let’s Go Extinct out February 11 on Blue Horizon
Mello Music Group: Full album stream via Noisey
Mandala Vol. 1 Polysonic Flows and Mandala Vol. 2 Today’s Mathematics out now on Mello Music Group
Young Fathers: Full album stream via Pigeons and Planes
Dead out February 4 on anticon
Disco Doom: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Numerals out February 11 on Exploding In Sound Records
Withered Hand: “Horseshoe” track premiere via Noisey
New Gods out February 25 on Fortuna Pop! / Slumberland Records
Incan Abraham: “Concorde” track stream via Pitchfork
Tolerance out April 8 on White Iris
Albert Hammond Jr: “Strange Tidings” music video via Stereogum
AHJ out now on Cult Records
Drowners: “Luv, Hold Me Down” live acoustic video via Topman
Drowners out now on Frenchkiss Records
Leif Vollebekk: “When the Subway Comes Above the Ground” music video premiere via Paste
North Americana out now on Missing Piece Records
Jakwob: “Somebody New (ft. Tiffani Juno)” music video premiere via VEVO
Somebody New – Single out March 30 on Digital Soundboy