Freeloader Friday: Black Hearted Brother, CFCF, The Melvins, Fan Modine, Vinnie Paz, Toxic Holocaust, Albert Hammond Jr., Stryper & The First
It’s Friday! It’s CMJ! It’s a crazy fun week and as such we need an equally crazy fun Freeloader Friday! Ask and you shall receive, my friends. If the artwork to your left here is any indication, this selection of free tunes will keep you on your CMJ upper (or CMJ-upper-from-afar if you didn’t make it this year).
Kicking it off are Indie-bred Space Rockers Black Hearted Brother with the album stream of Stars Are Our Home. The band is a trio of superstars, with Slowdive and Mojave 3’s Neil Halstead, founder of Locust and Seefeel, Mark Van Hoen, and mastermind behind Holton’s Opulent Oog, Nick Holton. Together they have brought us an album well worth our listen and perfect for the weekend.
Next up, the ever-prolific CFCF is back with a new record you can sample over at Dummy Mag. This is his third release in the span of 18 months, but the first full-length since 2009, and it’s chock full of quality sounds that express beautifully the environment in which he largely composed the album: trains and buses between his home in Montreal and New York and Toronto.
Then you can sample a variety of tracks to suit all tastes, from The Melvins, another prolific band with a new album landing soon; Fan Modine, who you can catch at the Lost Colony Music showcase Saturday afternoon; all-star rapper and Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz; and Toxic Holocaust if you’re more of the sinister Thrash Metal kind.
Closing up, as always, we have a selection of three great music videos. See more of The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. than you ever have [wink wink nudge nudge] in the video for “St. Justice,” catch Stryper‘s first music video in 20 years with “No More Hell to Pay” from the album of the same name, and conclude your Freeloader Friday with up-and-coming UK rockers The First.
Enjoy the rest of your fest-filled week/weekend!
Black Hearted Brother: Full album stream via The New York Times
Stars Are Our Home out October 22 on Slumberland Records
CFCF: Full album stream via Dummy Mag
Outside out October 22 on Paper Bag Records
The Melvins: “Dr. Mule” track stream via Noisey
Tres Cabrones out November 5 on Ipecac Records
Fan Modine: “Épater La Bourgeoisie” track stream via AllMusic
Épater La Bourgeoisie (Single) out now on Lost Colony Music
Vinnie Paz: “God Bless” track stream via SoundCloud
Carry On Tradition out October 29 on Enemy Soil
Toxic Holocaust: “Rat Eater” track stream via Loudwire
Chemistry of Consciousness out October 29 on Relapse Records
Albert Hammond Jr.: “St. Justice” music video premiere via SPIN
AHJ out now on Cult Records
Stryper: “No More Hell to Pay” music video premiere via Loudwire
No More Hell to Pay out November 5 on Frontiers Records
The First: “William” music video premiere via VEVO
Take Courage out now on Destroy Everything