It’s been a busy week for a lot of folks out there with all the Passover, Holy Week, Egg-Hunting, Spring-Cleaning and Record Store Day tasks to be checked off the to-do list. But it’s Friday, which means two things for us at The Orchard: it’s almost time to check-out for the weekend, and just the right time to check-in for some Freeloader music bundles!
Kicking things off for us this week (drumroll please), we’ve got the looong-awaited, much looked-forward to album from Thee Oh Sees. Oh yes, you’ve found a tiny sliver of heaven: before the album’s out, you can stream the entire beauty in full (and enjoy that tile art while you’re at it). There’s also the Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack from Jozef Van Wissem. The way OSTs are going these days, this one’s not one to be missed — another clash of musical intrigue and sophistication via brooding entanglements of Electronica and Classical.
With everyone on the edge of their seat for all the RSD excitement happening this weekend (4/19), there’s no way we can’t not mention The Black Angels’ special release they’ve got in store (yep, meant to do that)! I know you’re planning on lining up to grab that EP; while you’re waiting, take a listen to one of the fab tracks that’ll soon be yours on vinyl. Other tracks you might’ve missed this week come by way of King Buzzo (a grimy, Acoustic ballad) and Open Mike Eagle (offering up a darkly-twinged poetic Rap).
Finishing things up for us this week, Tweens pulls out a totally bitchin’ anthem from your senior prom in ‘96, Colleagues delights with scenes from A Swedish Love Story to perfectly fit the mold for their ‘Parents’ House’ video, California Breed gets extreeeeeeeme with their use of eeeexxxxtraaaaa letters (same tactics I implement for texting emphasis), and Com Truise channels inner-child sci-fi obsessions (a total 80s throwback).
So, Freeloaders, enjoy your family feasts, massive cleanings, the Record Store Day adrenaline rush, or whatever else you might have planned. And above all else, Happy Friday!
Thee Oh Sees: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records
Jozef Van Wissem: Full album stream via The Fader
Only Lovers Left Alive OST out now on ATP Recordings
The Black Angels: “An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street” track premiere via Spin
Clear Lake Forest out April 19 *vinyl only
King Buzzo: “Drunken Baby” track premiere via A.V. Club
This Machine Kills Artists out June 3 on Ipecac Recordings
Open Mike Eagle: “Dark Comedy Morning Show” track premiere via Potholes in My Blog
Dark Comedy out June 10 on Mello Music Group
Tweens: “Forever” video premiere via Noisey
Tweens out now on Frenchkiss Records
Colleagues: “Parent’s House” video premiere via All Things Go
Tears out now on In Stereo Records
California Breed: “Midnight Oil” lyric video premiere via YouTube
California Breed out May 19 on Frontiers Records
Com Truise: “Subsonic” video premiere via Thump
Wave 1 out now on Ghostly International