Freeloader Friday: The Melvins, Laurel Halo, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Reggie and the Full Effect, Black Hearted Brother, Toxic Holocaust & The Quiet Life
Happy All Saints’ Friday, my friends; I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween festivities. Even though we no longer have a Giraffe in the room to distract us, we can still keep the merrymaking rolling into the weekend with this week’s Freeloader Friday selections.
First off, The Melvins; they’re dropping their 21st studio album Tres Cabrones this month. This will be their 11th release with longtime label partner Ipecac Recordings and their second album release of the year. So, once you’ve backtracked to April and given a listen to the cover album Everybody Loves Sausages, head over to Pitchfork Advance for the full stream of Tres, coming out November 5th.
While you’re there, be sure to check out Laurel Halo, too. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, this ambient Electronic artist released her latest work, Chance of Rain, this week. Rife with rhythmic complexity and surreal sonic soundscapes, this album will surely clear your headspace (or just make you feel like your head is in space). And in case that isn’t enough Michigan for ya, we’ve also got Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas on the list, a new signing to The Orchard’s Instant Records coming straight from the streets of Mexicantown in Detroit. Her debut EP lands later this month, on 11/12/13. Wait a minute. 11 + 12 + 13… 36? Add the next “1″ on our list and you have “37,” the lead single from Reggie and the Full Effect‘s upcoming album No Country for Old Musicians.
Next up, we have the Slumberland Records trio Black Hearted Brother, who came out with their awesomely-titled Stars Are Our Home last week. Check out their newest video, “My Baby Just Sailed Away,” on YouTube. If you need something a bit more aggressive, look no further. Toxic Holocaust, whose Chemistry of Consciousness just landed on Relapse Records, has premiered their latest video, “Acid Fuzz,” on VEVO. Once you’ve released your inner rage, mellow out with Quiet Life‘s new video for “Record Time,” the lead single off of their freshly released Wild Pack.
There you have it, dudes and dudettes; the first Freeloader Friday of November. Enjoy the tunes, everybody.
The Melvins: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Tres Cabrones out November 5 on Ipecac Recordings
Laurel Halo: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Chance of Rain out now on Hyperdub
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: “Demons” free track download via Rolling Stone
Demons EP out November 12 on Instant Records
Reggie and the Full Effect: “37” track premiere via AltPress
No Country For Old Musicians out November 19 on Pure Noise Records
Black Hearted Brother: “My Baby Just Sailed Away” music video on YouTube
Stars Are Our Home out now on Slumberland Records
Toxic Holocaust: “Acid Fuzz” music video premiere via VEVO
Chemistry of Consciousness out now on Relapse Records
Quiet Life: “Record Time” music video premiere via Rolling Stone
Wild Pack out now on Mama Bird Recording Co.