Freeloader Friday: ASG, Valient Thorr, Children of Bodom, Whirr, Local Natives, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, PANTyRAID, Young Galaxy and Har Mar Superstar
Today is the day, friends. That special day you look forward to each week that signifies “you made it!,” “kick back yo’ feet!” and “free music from The Orchard!” It’s also the last Friday before Summer Fridays begin at The Orchard. Summer Fridays (how many times do you think I can say “Friday” in this post?) are when our office closes at 2PM between Memorial Day and Labor Day and you realize how much our company rocks.
But regardless of whether you also benefit from Summer Fridays, or have a Monday-Friday kind of job where all the things I mentioned above apply, the one common thing we all have today is: it’s Freeloader Friday.
So jumping right in, this week we’ve got the track that goes with maybe the prettiest album art I’ve seen so far this year, courtesy of Hard Rock band ASG. Then, Pitchfork went on a roll this week with streams from Valient Thorr, Children of Bodom, Whirr and a cool remix of Local Natives‘ “Wooly Mammoth” entitled “Wooly Robot.” Australian-raised singer-songwriter Craig Dermody of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding sings us through what it’s like moving to NYC, and PANTyRAID give us something worth pillow-talking about with their album mini mix, out later this month on The Glitch Mob‘s imprint, Glass Air Records.
To close out, Young Galaxy and Har Mar Superstar grace us with music videos for their respective tracks “Fall For You” and “Lady, You Shot Me,” which snagged a Track of the Day title on Q The Music last week.
A pretty rad selection this week, if I may say so myself! Queuing these up now on Ex.fm.
Happy Friday! (Thought I’d throw it in there one more time for good measure.)
ASG: “Blood Drive” track premiere via Stereogum
Blood Drive out June 28 on Relapse
Valient Thorr: “No Strings Attached” via Pitchfork
Our Own Masters out June 18 on Volcom Entertainment
Children of Bodom: “Halo of Blood” via Pitchfork
Halo Of Blood out June 11 in North America on Nuclear Blast
Whirr: “Swoon” via Pitchfork
Around out July 9 on Graveface
Local Natives: “Wooly Robot (Remix)” via Pitchfork
Hummingbird out now on Frenchkiss Records
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding: “Fakin’ NYC” track premiere via Spin
Any Port In a Storm out July 22 on Fire Records
PANTyRAID: Album Mini Mix via Life + Times
Pillow Talk out May 28 on Glass Air
Young Galaxy: “Fall For You” music video via YouTube
Ultramarine out now on Paper Bag Records
Har Mar Superstar: “Lady, You Shot Me” music video premiere and free download via Stereogum
Bye Bye 17 out now on Cult Records