Freeloader Friday: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, King Buzzo, My Iron Lung, Blackburner, Riverwild, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Within Temptation, Racing Glaciers & Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
With the month of May coming to an end and June about to unfold, summer is well on its way. Can you feel it in the air?! And with the summer months, we’ll be seeing plenty of backyard BBQ’s, beach parties, concerts under the stars… you name it. Along with all that, there’ll be plenty of summer jams to sift through, and we’ll lead you through them all summer long.
First up this weekend are the full albums that are up for grabs. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah comes back full swing with their first album since 2011, laden with glorious Indie Rock and seesaw synths. King Buzzo (known for his all-out Metal sound with The Melvins) is also out with an album, but its contents may come as a surprise. He’s taken the Hardcore, heavy-Metal sound and laid it down on a completely unplugged, Acoustic LP.
As for tracks, there are plenty of those to be had, too. My Iron Lung has new shreds and Hardcore melodies on their single, while Blackburner fumes over into a bass rager. Also try: Riverwild’s mellow-fueled, swirling syncopation of an Indie track and Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens’ rough-around-the-edges rhythmic soul.
And finally, those much adored music videos. Within Temptation teams up with Xzibit for their version of a much shorter Lord of the Rings-themed dystopian anthem, Racing Glaciers pairs their triumphant horn-filled track with a love-lost story, and Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas put a face to the name as the songstress takes to a darker side of the Cali coast with her Demon Friend.
Get into a first of many summer grooves with this stellar lineup, and enjoy your weekend, Freeloaders!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Full album stream via NPR First Listen
Only Run out June 3 on CYHSY
King Buzzo: Full album stream via Dangerous Minds
This Machine Kills Artists out June 3 on Ipecac Recordings
My Iron Lung: “Day Dream” track premiere via Alternative Press
Relief out July 8 on Pure Noise Records
Blackburner: “Butterfly Ghost” track premiere via Spotify
From Dusk to Dub out June 24 on Hypnotic Records
Riverwild: “Bodega” track premiere via Noisey
Bodega out now on Dead Stare Records
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: “Sinner” track premiere via Soundcloud
Cold World out July 29 on Daptone Records
Within Temptation: “And We Run (Ft. Xzibit)” music video premiere via YouTube
Hydra out now on Nuclear Blast
Racing Glaciers: “First Light” music video premiere via Vevo
First Light out now via Lab Sounds Limited
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas: “Demons” music video premiere via Baeble Music
Demons EP out now on Instant Records