Freeloader Friday: Tycho, Max Cooper, Bradford Cox, Nothing, Thee Oh Sees, TOBACCO, Fan Modine, L’Orange, Tweens, Asia & Khushi
Well hellloooo there Tycho — this new album should be listened to over and over again in preparation for some warmer months (perfect timing, given this weekend’s springing forward…?). Moving even deeper into the Electronic field, Max Cooper’s got a choppy beat-buzzer of an album that’ll absolutely set the tone for some rave-athons. But if you’re in the mood for some wispy soundtrack melodies, Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox has got you covered. Anyone else seeing an instrumental-heavy theme here?
Now if you don’t have the time this weekend for those phenom albums, we get that (but have a listen at some point). That’s why we’ve got plenty of short and sweet tracks for ya, too. Check out Nothing’s steady beat in their garage-grunge track, Thee Oh Sees‘ gorgeous harmony-driven one, TOBACCO‘s fuzzy and warped cassette-tape groove, Fan Modine’s good-feelin,’ laid-back rock sound, and of course, L’Orange’s piano-tinged jazzy-Rap track featuring Blu.
For those of you in favor of some visual entertainment to go along with your tunes, we’ve got some good-lookin’ music vids for you to push play on. Tweens‘ newest video is a DIY-inspired throwback to VHS tapes, and it couldn’t be more charming. Then there’s Asia’s John Wetton and his sunset walk along the beach ode, and Khushi’s play on light and dark, with lots of dramatic screen switcharoos.
And there you have it, a playlist specially-made to get you through the weekend. Now remember, spring is coming (slowly, but surely) — reset your clocks, and we’ll see you (an hour earlier) Monday morning!
Tycho: Full album stream via NPR First Listen
Awake out March 18 on Ghostly International
Max Cooper: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Human out March 10 on FIELDS
Bradford Cox: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Teenage Original Soundtrack out March 11 on Cinereach Productions
Nothing: “Bent Nail” free track download via iTunes
Guilty of Everything out now on Relapse Records
Thee Oh Sees: “The Lens” track premiere via Pitchfork
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records
TOBACCO: “Eruption” track premiere via Pitchfork
Ultima II Massage out May 13 on Ghostly International
Fan Modine: “One Company Town” track premiere via PopMatters
Cause Célèbre out April 1 on Lost Colony Music
L’Orange (featuring Blu): “Need You” track premiere via Okayplayer
The Orchid Days out April 8 on Mello Music Group
Tweens: “Be Mean” music video premiere via Stereogum
Tweens out April 8 on Frenchkiss Records
Asia: “Valkyrie” music video premiere via USA Today
Gravitas out March 25 on Frontiers Records
Khushi: “Phantoms” music video premiere via DIY
Phantoms EP out now on Laissez Faire Club Records