Good afternoon, you very fine Freeloaders! It would appear that there’s a chill in the air (at least up here in New York), and I’m totally into it. Whether you’re running around the office getting prepped for the weekend or getting all geared up to catch that Northern Lights display tonight, we’ve got a fresh new sampling of free music for you to check out. Let’s go.
There is a badass album on the way from Iron Reagan (hitting next week, to be exact), but the fine gents have been so kind as to give us a preview – a full album preview! It’s a thrash of blood, guts, and all-out Metal gore. Prepare to blast your face off with this Goth-Punk 24-track punch in the face.
Next, ease your mind into dreamy bliss with HOMESHAKE’s latest track, another warbly jam of Indie-Groove effervescence from Mac DeMarco’s guitarist. Mark Boone Junior (yep, you know him from Sons of Anarchy) makes a very cool appearance this week with a cover of an original song written by Sonny & and performed Cher, and most recently made cool again by Beyonce and Jay Z. There’s also Army of the Pharaohs’ latest lyric-genius thumper and a Classic Rock big-hitter from Mr. Big.
And finally, make sure you feast your eyes upon these videos: Exodus’s lyric video (whose literary content is just as exceptional as AOTP’s), Kina Grannis’s absolutely precious and breathtakingly adorable real-life wedding day snapshot, and PS I Love You’s ode to black, white and graphic design.
Get to listenin,’ Freeloaders!
Iron Reagan: Full album stream via Pitchfork
The Tyranny of Will out September 16 on Relapse Records
HOMESHAKE: “Making A Fool Of You” track premiere via Vogue
In The Shower out October 7 on Sinderlyn
Mark Boone Junior: “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” track premiere via Entertainment Weekly
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Single out now on Rock the Cause Records
Army of the Pharaohs: “The Tempter and the Bible Black” track premiere via Hip-Hop DX
Heavy Lies The Crown out October 21 on Enemy Soil
Mr. Big: “The Monster in Me” track premiere via Guitar World
The Stories We Could Tell out September 30 on Frontiers Records
Exodus: “Salt the Wound (ft. Kirk Hammett)” lyric video premiere via Rolling Stone
Blood In, Blood Out out October 14 on Nuclear Blast
Kina Grannis: “My Dear” music video premiere via WSJ
Elements out now on One Haven
PS I Love You: “For Those Who Stay” music video premiere via Q Magazine
For Those Who Stay out now on Paper Bag Records