Freeloader Friday: Au Revoir Simone, Fort Romeau, RJD2, Anthony Green, Black Hearted Brother, Red Fang, Melvins, The First, Bell X1, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Har Mar Superstar and BOT & TAI
September is always an exciting month in the music world. Yes, we’re also dealing with our summer withdrawals, but it helps when a slew of really great releases are there to pick you up when you’re missing those few extra degrees or Sunday beach days.
This week’s Freeloader Friday is full of such great releases! Kicking it off is a full album stream of the album BuzzFeed listed as #6 on its pick of “Albums To Get Excited About This Fall:” Au Revoir Simone‘s Move In Spectrums. Fort Romeau is also streaming the full album they released last week for another few days, so take the opportunity to preview it while you can.
RJD2 is back with another preview from his upcoming album, which you can enjoy while reading his exclusive interview with Esquire. Warning: it might make you want a fig. Yep, a fig. I’m going to go look for one as soon as I’m done writing this post. And then while I eat it, I’m going to play around with this awesome virtual MPC on RJ’s website. Anthony Green also has a ton of cool stuff going on in anticipation of his adorably titled Young Legs. Start by listening to the first track off the album, “Breaker,” then take a look at his website to see if you’re interested in purchasing some hand-painted LPs or handwritten lyrics. Or perhaps a one-hour private Skype show is more up your alley, hmm?
Other great music available today are track premieres from Red Fang and the Melvins, who are out with yet another new album this November, and free downloads from Black Hearted Brother and UK band The First.
To treat your eyes and ears, we’ve got four music videos worth watching by Irish band Bell X1 (one of my personal faves), Scott Dermody a.k.a. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Har Mar Superstar from Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records, and Electronic beasts BOT & TAI.
Off I go to get my fig. Enjoy!
Au Revoir Simone: Full album stream via NPR First Listen
Move in Spectrums out September 24 on Instant Records
Fort Romeau: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Stay / True out September 17 on Ghostly International
RJD2: “Temperamental (feat. Phonte Coleman)” track stream via Esquire
More Is Than Isn’t out October 8 on RJ’s Electrical Connections
Anthony Green: “Breaker” track premiere via Rolling Stone
Young Legs out November 12 on Moshtradamus Records
Red Fang: “No Hope” track premiere via Revolver
Whales and Leeches out October 15 on Relapse Records
Melvins: “American Cow” track stream via SPIN
Tres Cabrones out November 5 on Ipecac Records
Black Hearted Brother: “This Is How It Feels” free download via Rolling Stone
Stars Are Our Home out October 22 on Slumberland Records
The First: “There’s No Place Like Home” free download via Email Unlock
Take Courage out September 23 on Destroy Everything
Bell X1: “Careful What You Wish For” music video premiere via Mojo
Chop Chop out now on Belly Up Records
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding: “Jackie Boy” music video premiere via VEVO
Any Port In a Storm out now on Fire Records
Har Mar Superstar: “Prisoner” music video premiere via MTV Hive
Bye Bye 17 out now on Cult Records
BOT & TAI: “Nuthin But Fire” music video via THUMP
Nuthin But Fire EP out now on Dim Mak Records