Freeloader Friday: The Black Angels, PS I Love You, Mogwai, To The Wind, The Raveonettes, Princess Superstar, Souls of Mischief, Amp Live, Catey Shaw, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Kid Vishis & Temara Melek
So the World Cup is over…now what? It seems that everyone’s got just a bit more time on their hands since Germany scored that epic final goal, solidifying themselves as winners of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. I say, what better way to fill your new-found free-time than with this week’s best new music? Sit back and enjoy this all-star lineup!
We’ve got full album streams galore this week. Start with the much anticipated new release from The Black Angels — it’s modern Psychedelic Rock that’ll have you addicted at first listen. Next, turn to Canadian duo PS I Love You as they prove once more that their minimalist Indie Rock is edgy and excellent. After that, get lost in the sullen Art-Rock instrumentals that make up Mogwai‘s 15th anniversary reissue of their 1994 album. Then, go Hardcore with To The Wind as they explore the universal feelings of loneliness, heartbreak, and getting older.
Looking for a quick music fix? No problem! These short, sweet sampler tracks’ll do the trick. Check out The Raveonettes‘ gritty new track filled with the Danish duo’s trademark harmonies over noisy guitar and sparkling harp. Then, get sassy with Princess Superstar as she works her Hip-Hop magic on a 90’s Indie-Pop classic. Following in the Hip-Hop genre, listen to Souls of Mischief‘s rap about reliability in true vintage fashion. Finally, Amp Live goes Electronic with their new Dirt Monkey remix that is rave-ready.
To wrap it all up, we’ve got plenty of music videos to entertain you this week! Catey Shaw teams up with director Jon Jon Augustavo to give Bushwick’s hipster gals the perfect summer anthem. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens meld the past and present in the video for this southern soulful belle’s latest R&B track. Kid Vishis goes gangster in the studio (and the forest) with brother Royce da 5’9″ and Marvwon in his new Rap track. Last but not least, Temara Melek dances her way through her catchy Pop track that’ll have you hitting repeat.
There you have it, Freeloaders, now let the listening begin!
The Black Angels: Full album stream via The New York Times
Clear Lake Forest out July 22 on Blue Horizon
PS I Love You: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
For Those Who Stay out July 22 on Paper Bag Records
Mogwai: Full album stream via The Guardian
Come On Die Young (Deluxe Edition) out July 22 on Chemikal Underground
To The Wind: Full album stream via Alt Press
Block Out the Sun & Sleep out July 22 on Pure Noise Records
The Raveonettes: “Sisters” track premiere via The Raveonettes Website
Pe’ahi coming soon on Beat Dies Records
Princess Superstar: “Chick Habit” track premiere via USA Today
I’m A Firecracker EP out now on Instant Records
Souls of Mischief: “All You Got Is Your Word” track premiere via ego trip
There Is Only Now out August 26 on Linear Labs
Amp Live: “Penny Nickel Dime (Dirt Monkey Remix)” track premiere via Soundcloud
Headphone Concerto out August 5 on Plug Research
Catey Shaw: “Brooklyn Girls” music video premiere via Papermag
The Brooklyn EP out September 9 on Complex/Lefthook
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: “Sinner” music video premiere via Entertainment Weekly
Cold World out July 29 on Daptone Records
Kid Vishis: “Talk Behind My Back (Ft. Royce da 5’9″ and Marvwon)” music video premiere via YouTube
Timing is Everything out July 22 on Seven13 Music
Temara Melek: “Fingerprints” music video premiere via VEVO
Fingerprints out now on Straight Forward Music