Freeloader Friday: State Champs, TRAAMS, Honeyblood, Sun Glitters, Dismantle, Local Natives and ARMS
For this Freeloader Friday, Punk Rockers State Champs open up with a new single from their upcoming album. In my experience, listening to State Champs puts a long-term smile on my face that pretty much can’t be wiped off for the rest of the day. Speaking of smiles, TRAAMS has a track premiere from their just-recently-released album, Grin, streaming on Noisey.
For some more happy-sounding band names, we have music from Scottish lady duo Honeyblood (ok, work with me and focus on the first part) and the self-proclaimed “summer-obsessed, sun-drenched Electronic project from Luxembourg” Sun Glitters, whose song you can download for free from XLR8R. While Dismantle might make you think I’m breaking my optimistic streak, think again when you see this track stream features the Danish badass Lucy Love. Plus, the EP cover has a ferris wheel on it. Win!
I now leave you with a bright weekend, some great music, and the impressed admiration at how well this first Fall Freeloader Friday came together.
State Champs: “Easy Enough” track premiere on Absolute Punk
The Finer Things out October 8 on Pure Noise Records
TRAAMS: “Foxes” track premiere via Noisey
Grin out now on FatCat Records
Honeyblood: “Bud” track premiere via FADER
Bud out November 22 on FatCat Records
Sun Glitters: “Only You” free download via XLR8R
Scattered Into Light out November 26 on Mush Records
Dismantle: “Round & Round (feat. Lucy Love) track stream via Pitchfork
Round & Round out September 30 on Digital Soundboy
Local Natives: “Ceilings” music video via YouTube
Hummingbird out now on Frenchkiss Records
ARMS: “Comfort” music video premiere via 405
EP2 out now on Paper Garden Records