Our favorite funk-savant Francis and the Lights has just posted two new tracks for download through his tumblr, francisandthelights.com (a must-follow for both the aurally and visually-inclined.)
DOWNLOAD :: Francis and the Lights – “Eiffel Tower”
If you’ve got four minutes, watch Francis Farewell Starlite perform “Tap The Phone” in his basement studio:
Ohio natives Kevin Bayer and Yusef Quotah are an electronic audio-visual collaboration that releases music under the name You, You’re Awesome. What makes this project so special is the duo’s ability to combine analog/digital synths, with the sounds of videos games, and LIVE drums. After recording three six-song EPs over the last few years, You, You’re Awesome are releasing their debut LP, Good Point, Whoever Said That, for FREE!
To give you a taste of what YYA’s debut has to offer, we have included the opening track “She Appears All The Time.” If you are a fan of Holy Fuck, then YYA is right up your alley.
Also, it should be noted that while Good Point, Whoever Said That is available for free, you can also purchase the album, and you will receive three bonus tracks, along with PDF artwork for each track.
ALBUM STREAM :: You, You’re Awesome - Good Point, Whoever Said That
Fucked Up have released “Queen of Hearts,” the fourth and final free single from their upcoming 18-track opus David Comes To Life. The record drops June 7 Stateside, but those who choose the Buy Early Get Now option can start downloading it in 4 parts on May 10. You can snag all four mp3′s, lyrics and “cast bios” on the very thorough David Comes To Life splash page.
DOWNLOAD :: Fucked Up – “Queen of Hearts”
TOUR DATES (w/Dinosaur Jr., OFF!, and Jeff The Brotherhood) ::
Sat-Jun-4 Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
Sun-Jun-5 Austin, TX – Mohawk – Chaos in Tejas
Thu-Jun-23 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
Fri-Jun-24 Boston, MA – Royale †
Sun-Jun-26 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church †
Mon-Jun-27 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel †
Tue-Jun-28 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade †
Wed-Jun-29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl †
Thu-Jun-30 Nashville, TN – Exit / In †
Fri-Jul-1 St. Louis, MO – Firebird †
Sat-Jul-2 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall †
Sun-Jul-3 London, ON – Call the Office
Sun-Jul-31 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
* with Dinosaur Jr. and OFF!
† with JEFF the Brotherhood
VICE-powered Georgia bro’s The Black Lips have a new record coming out on June 7 (the same day as Fucked Up’s David Comes To Life. Be still, my boner.) Mark Ronson sashayed into the producer’s booth for Arabia Mountain to tighten up their jangly, southern-fried sound with a lick of his trademark vintage suave. Yep. This guy helped these guys make a record. And it’s gonna be good.
Our favorite thinking man’s plus-sized punk band have a new LP out on June 7 entitled David Comes To Life. They’re feeding the beast by teasing free mp3s almost weekly, the latest being “Ship of Fools.” Grab “Fools” below, then head to davidcomestolife.com to snag two others. The next track, “Queen of Hearts,” will be posted May 3.
Fucked Up assign more value to their vinyl than anyone this side of Jack White. Really looking forward to picking up this heavy-duty double disc come summer.
DOWNLOAD :: Fucked Up – “Ship of Fools”
It seems as though it was just last month that songstress McKenzie Eddy released her first free mixtape, A Prelude to My Next Excursion, and now, we have her second effort, which is titled McKenzie Eddy’s Greatest Hits. Featured on the release is an intro from Wiz Khalifa, production by Ski Beatz, recording/mixing from Sean O’Connell, some additional vocals from Nicole Wray, and cover art by Raquel Horn. My personal, favorite track is the Syzzup remix of the Prelude single “Retrograde”, which takes the original, mellow track, and transforms it into a killer electro jam that showcases Eddy’s beautiful voice. For a complete tracklisting, click here.
DOWNLOAD :: McKenzie Eddy – McKenzie Eddy’s Greatest Hits
You might recognize Joseph Pruitt as a member of the band Family Trees, whose 7” is currently available through the Father/Daugther Records ’21 Days of Holidaze’ sale. Let us not forget, however, that in the past, we posted the track “Triple Eyed” from Mr. Pruitt’s side project Son of Rams, which features fuzzed-out, psych pop jams.
Today, we have Son of Rams’ recently released EP, Frolics in the Pink, for download. “Triple Eyed” serves as a solid jump off point for the EP, making its way to the top of the tracklist as the opener.
DOWNLOAD :: Son of Rams – Frolics in the Pink EP
B. COX: Clock Repair, Honesty1. FARMLAND FANTASY2. TERRARIUM3. SPECTRE (ROYAL TRUX)4. TALENT SHOW AUDITION TAPE, WINNEPEG 1975 +5. WIRE BRUSH STOMP6. EX-PRODIGY (FOR NORBERT WIENER)7. MOONLIGHT ON VERLAINE8. HOW TO PASS THE TIMERECORDED AT HOME NOV. 24 2010+ RECORDED IN THE BASEMENT OF TOMMY’S PARENT’S HOUSE, APRIL 1975
To celebrate the selling out of PS I Love You‘s Starfield 7″, Paper Bag Records is giving away the title track/A-side through their Online Store until December 2nd! When you download “Starfield,” you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a prize pack that includes a PS I Love You “Figure It Out” shirt, a poster, and record bag, all designed and hand silk-screened by drummer Benjamin Nelson!
LISTEN :: PS I Love You – “Starfield”
B. COX: Harmonica, Synthesizer, Drums, Vocals, Computer
W.A.B. II: Maracas, Other Vocals
1. GREEN GLASS BOTTLES +
2. THESE WERE MY WALLS +
3. WILD LOVE +
4. LANTERNS ^
5. NEW ROMANTIC +
6. CYNIC’S RECOURSE +
7. FREAK TRAIN (KURT VILE) *
8. AFTERNOON DRIVE *
9. HOTEL ORLANDO +
10. THIS WHEEL’S ON FIRE (DYLAN) +
11. POSTCARD ^
+ Recorded at Home November 15-22, 2010 on TASCAM DP-08
^ Recorded on Computer Oct. 2010
* Recorded at Home August 2010 on TASCAM DP-08
DOWNLOAD :: Atlas Sound – Bedroom Databank Vol. 1
Next year, Gang of Four are set to release Content, their first album of new material in 16 years. As a taste of what to expect, here’s a three-track EP to stream or download (if you don’t mind parting with an email address).
Featuring a reworked version of the classic Glass (from their debut album Entertainment!), a brand new song (Sleeper) and a remix of the Content track I Party All the Time, we could tell you a bit about how they came about. But then, why do that when Andy Gill and Jon King can do it for us?
A few weeks ago, Gorillaz dropped a new single called “Doncamatic (All Played Out),” which predominantly featured the vocals of Daley. After one listen through, you should understand why this track was not a good fit for Plastic Beach. Regardless, an official video has been released for the single. Check it out below ..