Well my very fine Freeloaders, it’s that time of the year again. The Happy Merry Everything time! It’s the season of celebrations, bright lights, spiked eggnog and gifts wrapped in sparkly bows. Which also means another year has come to a close! Before we bid you adieu until the New Year, I’ve got to throw in one last Freeloader Friday. It’s a short list, but it’ll leave you wanting more in 2015. So here goes!
There’s quite the burgeoning underground music scene in Nashville, and not the kind you’d expect from the region. BZRK is a large part of it and they’ve made for themselves a power posse of the “dopest poets.” The Hip-Hop collective pulls from those old-school Rap beats, but adds their own Southern, sultry twist. Not to mention their shout-outs to Gandalf and Karen Carpenter – keep your eyes peeled for more to come from these charming Southern gents.
On to track premieres – bet you didn’t see this one coming! Crazy Town, yep the “Butterfly” dudes, are BACK. And ready to party. With you. The song starts with that familiar, seething pulse you may remember from the 90s. Then it goes into a banger of Electrified Rock, with undertones from that glorified “Hey Song” played at all football games. It’s a new direction for the crew, but sure to be a hit at your Holiday party. Also on the list, there’s a much more subdued Rock track from Evans the Death, perfect for your post-Holiday party doldrums. It’s wallow-y and mellow, but has just enough edge to keep your spirits bright.
And to wrap things up appropriately, I give you the final three music videos of the year. If The Shrine’s latest video goes viral, they will most definitely NOT be getting anything from Santa. It’s the “best video ever” in a wild weed & whisky-induced sort of way. White Prism shows the electric buzz of our beloved New York as she traverses the boroughs, and Johan Agebjörn (you know him from Sally Shapiro) dares you not to get in a playful spirit in his video starring raccoons and cats (I’m still working on it, too).
That does it for the year, folks. Have a wonderful, fun-filled and safe Winter Break. See you in 2015!
BZRK: Full mixtape stream via Impose
Anesthetic Awareness out now on Jeffery Drag Records
Crazy Town: “Megatron” track premiere via Billboard
Megatron out January 27 on Membran
Evans The Death: “Don’t Laugh At My Angry Face” track premiere via Stereogum
Expect Delays out March 2015 on Fortuna Pop!
The Shrine: “Tripping Corpse” official music video premiere via Noisey
Bless Off out now on Tee Pee Records
White Prism: “Patience” official music video premiere via VNDL
Patience out now on MNRCH
Johan Agebjörn: “Right to Play” official music video premiere via Under the Radar
The Right to Play out now on Paper Bag Records