It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving and that means it’s time to look back at all the things we are thankful for — no matter where you are in the world.
First, I’m thankful for the amazing Orchard family we have here and the food-coma-worthy potluck we hosted in our NYC office last night. I’m also thankful for art, entertainment and of course, MUSIC! Which brings me to this special Freeloader Friday, which will have to last you two weeks while we take a break next Thursday and Friday to feast some more.
Our one-and-only full album stream this week comes to us courtesy of The Entrance Band. It’s a bit of a comeback for them after a four year hiatus and the title refers to the light at the end of a tunnel filled with some pretty dark emotions.
To add to that uplifting note, The Glitch Mob’s Justin Boreta just released a moving track inspired by a trip to Ethiopia along with Soma Water and Charity: Water. In it, he pairs local sounds with his signature beats, and the result is well worth a listen. Plus, we love the artwork (see above). Not too far away, in Nigeria, William Onyeabor might be listening to the remix of his track “Good Name” by French producer Joakim. We know we are. Keep an eye out for more remixes from Luaka Bop’s newly released Who Is William Onyeabor? in partnership with Moog.
Also check out a preview of Withered Hand‘s upcoming 2014 album — the track below features Pam Berry and The Vaselines’ Eugene Kelly, who are among several other amazing contributors you can look forward to on the record. Then, add Leif Vollebekk to your library with Rolling Stone’s Daily Download.
We’ve gone a little crazy this week on the music video front, but we just couldn’t narrow down the selection from these fab five: Rathborne, who’s on tour right now with Albert Hammond Jr., goes a little psychedelic; M+A takes us for a roller-coaster ride of love and lust; Carina Round uses fan-submitted messages for a heart-warming effect; ASG goes black-and-white; and Sophie Auster shows us how to make an artistically beautiful video on a dime.
Happy Friday and Happy Thanksgiving!
The Entrance Band: Full album stream via Consequence of Sound
Face The Sun out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond
Boreta: “Honey Heart” track premiere via Prefix Mag
Honey Heart — Single out now on Glass Air / Shoot to Kill Music
William Onyeabor: “Good Name (Joakim Remix)” track stream via FADER
Who Is William Onyeabor? out now on Luaka Bop
Withered Hand: “Black Tambourine” track stream via Pitchfork
New Gods out February 2014 on Fortuna Pop! / Slumberland Records
Leif Vollebekk: “When The Subway Comes Above The Ground” free track download via Rolling Stone
North Americana out now on Outside Music
Rathborne: “SOFT” music video premiere via SPIN
SOFT out now on True Believer
M+A: “Down The West Side” music video premiere via VEVO
These Days out now on Monotreme Records
Carina Round: “You And Me” music video premiere via FILTER
Tigermending out now on Dehisce Records
ASG: “Scrappy Trip” music video premiere via Stereogum
Blood Drive out now on Relapse Records
Sophie Auster: “Square Moon” music video premiere via Best Fit
Red Weather out now on Lost Colony Music