Freeloader Friday: Young Galaxy, The Appleseed Cast, Ra Ra Riot, Mark Mulcahy, AM & Shawn Lee, Lonestar, Veronica Falls and He’s My Brother She’s My Sister
Welcome back to Friday, folks! And what a week it has been. Our hearts go out to everyone in Boston, and may the second bomber be apprehended soon so Bostonians can go back to being awesome, as they’ve proven to be yet again in the face of these horrible events, and safe.
So, for all those on lockdown in Boston and all those around the world who want to be connected through music, I hereby present you with your Freeloader Friday.
To start off, we’ve got two incredible Pitchfork Advance features for Young Galaxy and The Appleseed Cast. Then, Ra Ra Riot, who just announced new tour dates alongside The Shins and The Postal Service, give us a new single via The New York Times Magazine, and Mark Mulcahy comes back to the scene after eight years on hiatus with “She Makes The World Turn Backwards.” To close out the music streams section, AM & Shawn Lee give us a remix of their first single “Two Times.”
On the music video front, we’ve got three amazing premieres from Lonestar, who just announced the release of their album Life As We Know It, Veronica Falls, and He’s My Brother She’s My Sister. If you want more visuals than what’s listed below, you can also check out Black Star Riders rocking our stairwell with “Bound For Glory.”
To close out, we have a few music specials and special events you might want to know about: Todd Rundgren, the incredible songwriter/producer/recording artist/conceptualist/interactive artist who just released his new album State earlier this month, is hosting a live Google Hangout this Sunday at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT / 10pm UK. You can send in your questions and join the Hangout using this link, and get yourself excited by watching these epic vids from back in the day. Other specials you might want to check out are Rachel Zeffira on NPR Music, performing “Front Door” and “Silver City Days,” and PAWS singing the hell out of “Jellyfish” and “Sore Tummy” on The Newtown Sessions in Brooklyn.
Have a safe weekend, everyone!
Young Galaxy: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Ultramarine out April 16 on Paper Bag Records
The Appleseed Cast: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Illumination Ritual out April 23 on Graveface Records
Ra Ra Riot: “All I Fear” via The New York Times Magazine
Beta Love out now on Barsuk Records
Mark Mulcahy: “She Makes The World Turn Backwards” via Rolling Stone
Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You out June 18 on Fire Records
AM & Shawn Lee: “Two Times (Colorama Remix)” via Under The Radar
La Musique Numerique out May 7 on Park The Van
Lonestar: “Maybe Someday” music video premiere via CMT
Life As We Know It out June 4 on 4 Star Records
Veronica Falls: “Waiting for Something to Happen” music video premiere via Pitchfork
Waiting For Something To Happen out now on Slumberland
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister: “The Same Old Ground” music video premiere via VEVO
Nobody Dances in this Town out now on Park The Van