Freeloader Friday: Windhand, The Dap-Kings & More

781676730926Hey, everybody! I’m back again. For those of you I didn’t get to meet last week, my name is Adam DeAscentis and I’ll be stepping in as host of Freeloader Fridays over the next few months. This week is jam packed with great new music — here are my favorites!

Let’s first check out Windhand’s latest album release, Grief’s Infernal Flower. This gritty, Psychedelic Rock band has delivered some seriously grungy new material and thanks to our friends at NPR, you can stream the whole album right now. Reminiscent of Nirvana and other down-tuned, over-driven rock bands, this music tends to the darker side of the spectrum. But keep your ears open! Pockets of Acoustic serenity on tracks like “Sparrow” and “Aition” provide a pleasant balance.

Next, dig this soulful from The Dap-Kings, the iconic Funk band that you’ve probably heard on recordings with artists like Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Sharon Jones. Their new track, “Thunderclap” is a Funky Instrumental recording that builds into a driving groove, complete with a Soulful horn section, vibraphone and percussion. Whether you know all the Classic Soul of James Brown and Aretha Franklin or you just know that you like a good horn solo, do yourself a favor and get down with The Dap-Kings.

Midwest Indie-Pop band, Maritime, rounds out this week’s collection with an uplifting and energetic new song,“Roaming Empire”. With Classic Pop harmony and dreamy, melancholy vocals, Maritime has crafted a catchy tune well-suited for, say, the cab ride home at the end of a night that went on an hour too long. Let it wrap you up and get you home safe and sound.

Now get to listening! Catch you next week.

Windhand: Grief’s Infernal Flower full album stream via NPR
Grief’s Infernal Flower out September 18 on Relapse Records

Apollo Brown: “Triple Beams” track premiere via Mass Appeal
Grandeur out September 25 on Mello Music Group

The Dap-Kings: “Thunderclap” track premiere via Okay Player
Daptone Gold II out 9/18 on Daptone Records

Young Galaxy: “Factory Flaws” track premiere via Stereogum
Falsework out October 30 via Paper Bag Records

Maritime: “Roaming Empire” track premiere via Radio Milwaukee
Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones out October 16 on Dangerbird Records

Iiris: “Iridescent Love” track premiere via Pigeons and Planes
Hope EP will be released on Hand In Hive

Younghusband: “Waverly Street” track premiere via CMJ
Dissolver out October 30 on ATP Recordings

The Dears: “Here’s To The Death of All The Romance” track premiere via The Current
Times Infinity Volume One out September 25 on Dangerbird Records

Shana Halligan: “So Crazy” track download via Shana Halligan
Back To Me out October 16 on Plug Research Music

Helen: “Covered In Shade” music video premiere via Pitchfork
The Original Faces out now on Kranky

For Today: “Broken Lens” music video premiere via YouTube
Wake out October 2 on Nuclear Blast Records

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