Happy First Friday of the Fall! It’s here, and it is wonderful. How are you kicking it off? We’re having a going-away party (it’s not goodbye, it’s see you at your next DJ set at Donna!) for Jason Jones slash welcome to our humble abode Frenchkiss Records & Frenchkiss Label Group, who’ve recently joined us full-on. But first and foremost, it is Friday. And that means… Freeloader sampling time.
Heading full-throttle into tracks this week, Exodus’s title track off their upcoming album is now live and, just as you’d expect, it’s brutal: an all-out Metal fest in the span of four minutes. Army of the Pharaohs premiered the top Hip-Hop track of the week: the beat is infectious and the lyrics – well, you just gotta hear ‘em. Mr. Big is back with a quick, riff-driven Rock anthem, the Melvins collaborate with Butthole Surfers for a gnarly, crazed heavy Rock sound, and Forever Came Calling pull out the perfect weekend Alt-Pop Jam that’ll have you tapping to the beat in no time.
On the visual side of things, Teleman cleans up nicely (think 70’s mom style) so that they can get down and dirty in slo-mo; Amp Live teams up with Anya and Rebecca Roudman for an acoustic B&W performance; and lastly, Magnolia Memoir use their spirited Soul Pop to send us on our way via BalconyTV’s LA location.
And that’s it for our very first Freeloader Friday of the Fall! Happy Friday, folks.
Exodus: “Blood In, Blood Out” track premiere via Billboard
Blood In, Blood Out out October 14 on Nuclear Blast
Army of the Pharaohs: “War Machine” track premiere via YouTube
Heavy Lies the Crown out October 21 on Enemy Soil
Mr. Big: “I Forget To Breathe” track premiere via Ultimate Classic Rock
The Stories We Could Tell out September 30 on Frontiers Records
Melvins: “Sesame Street Meat (ft. Butthole Surfers)” track premiere via The Quietus
Hold It In out October 14 on Ipecac Recordings
Forever Came Calling: “Transient” track premiere via AltPress
What Matters Most out October 21 on Pure Noise
Teleman: “Mainline” official music video premiere via Brooklyn Vegan
Breakfast out now on Moshi Moshi Records
Amp Live: “Penny Nickel Dime” live music video via Exclaim
Headphone Concerto out now on Plug Research
Magnolia Memoir: “Pale Fire” live music video via BalconyTV
Pale Fire out now on Pale Fire Records