Let me start by saying that despite it being the first Friday in September, summer is by no means over! Technically speaking — though Global Warming might tell you differently — summer doesn’t end until the 23rd, and that means you’ve still got time to hit the beach and dance under the sunset. Here to help you do that is this week’s selection of free music.
Kicking it off with some good ol’ Rock are American Hi-Fi, with a full stream of their first album in four years. Expect “big guitars, big riffs, pounding drums [and] melodic vocals.” Oh yeah. Then Catey Shaw gives us some always needed “human contact” and more with her new EP, which you preview over at HuffPo. Then British Indies JAWS offer up a free download of their song “Holy Cat” (breathe in when downloading); Teenager Bottlerocket help Punk label Red Scare Industries celebrate their 10 year milestone, #bullshit included; and Aussie songstress Laura Jean makes it onto NPR’s Heavy Rotation playlist.
Turn to Raul Midón next to get some crazy cool guitar work, Emilyn Brodsky for your dose of ukelele (Catey Shaw can also help with that one), and close out with three music videos courtesy of The Black Angels, Cyrille Aimée and The Strumbellas. Make sure to BYOBallons for that last one.
Happy Friday, folks! And remember, you’ve still got two and a half more weeks of summer. Make ‘em count.
American Hi-Fi: Full album stream via Red Bull
Blood & Lemonade out September 9 on Rude Records
Catey Shaw: Full EP stream via Huffington Post
The Brooklyn EP out September 9 on Complex/Lefthook
JAWS: “Holy Cat” free track download via NoiseTrade
Be Slowly out September 14 via Rattlepop
Teenage Bottlerocket: “TV Set” track premiere via Noisey
Red Scare Industries: 10 Years of Your Dumb Bullshit out September 9 on Red Scare
Laura Jean: “Don’t Marry The One You Love” track stream via NPR Music
Laura Jean out now on Chapter Music
Raul Midón: “Don’t Hesitate” track premiere via Guitar World
Don’t Hesitate out September 30 on Mack Avenue Records
Emilyn Brodsky: “Paper Thin Line” track premiere via BlackBook
Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings out September 23 via Dead Stare
The Black Angels: “An Occurrence At 4507 South Third Street” video premiere via Q Magazine
Clear Lake Forest out now on Blue Horizon
Cyrille Aimée: “Bamboo Shoots” video premiere via WSJ
It’s A Good Day out now on Mack Avenue Records
The Strumbellas: “End of an Era” video premiere via Guitar World
We Still Move On Dance Floors out September 9 on Underneath A Mountain Records