For every download of Maroon 5‘s “Is Anybody Out There” featuring PJ Morton, the soft-drink media giant Coca-Cola is making a donation on your behalf to provide access to clean water to thousands of people in Africa. Not only are you supporting a good cause, but you don’t even have to dish out your e-mail to help!
Free MP3: Holy Ghost – "Do It Again" Plus "Some Children" Feat. Michael McDonald (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers)Apr 1, 2011 4:59 PM by Anngie
Notably known for their remix magic on tracks from the likes of MGMT, Cut Copy and LCD Soundsystem, NYC’s production duo, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser aka Holy Ghost! are readying their self-titled debut album (April 5th) on James Murphy‘s DFA imprint. Not only does the new record include a few guest appearances from the likes of Luke Jenner from the Rapture, Chris Glover from Penguin Prison, but somehow managed to recruit Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers member Michael McDonald. Hot Damn!
People who say electronic music has no soul should listen to Mount Kimbie! Acoustic-guitar licks, post-rock, ambient, IDM and new-wave styles all collide in the UK musical landscape of the duo. Download a free remix of “Serged” from the equally obsessed beat-fiend FaltyDL (a.k.a. Drew Lustman) of New York.
Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen (pronounced AY-fee) sounds a little like the music you’d make if you spent too much time around Feist–which he surely has, spending three years touring internationally as Feist’s guitarist/pianist. His return to recording under the guise Bahamas is organic–a brew of classical folks strains interlaced with thoughtful storytelling. Great voice, and a “penchant for dark and peculiar,” this new artist creates music scented with the chill and cozy energy of the Bahamas, these acoustic-folk rhythms stick.
Miss the basslines of drum n’ bass, 2-step and dub emanating off grimy warehouse walls back in the rave days? Get your fix with a free song from the fearless leader of dubstep known as Rusko. Gangsta-funk basslines for days and days. No wonder M.I.A. hired him to produce her third album release, Maya.
Known for deconstructing rock, punk, and electronic, taking it to the garage and stripping its fancy parts, the math-rock supergroup Battles experiment with new blood–one with Chilean sweet vocals. His name is Matias Aguayo and on the first song from the forthcoming album Gloss Drop called “Ice Cream” we get sticky prog-rock gone haywire, a bonanza of vicious riffs and made-up words. What an interesting treat! But, that’s the Battles for you.
He can rock you or he can lull you with an unraveling tale, but either way, once you hear Thurston Moore‘s music (or even Sonic Youth for that matter) one thing is clear: You’re hooked, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
On May 24th, Matador Records will be releasing the Beck produced Demolished Thoughts, a 9-song collection described by the label as “achingly beautiful and amongst Moore’s most nuanced and personal.” Download the album’s opening track “Benediction,” featuring a Moore with a slightly wounded tone over some acoustic guitar love balladry.
“The Great Pan Is Dead” is the first track off of Cold Cave‘s forthcoming album entitled Cherish The Light Years (April 5/Matador Records). Recorded with Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), this synth-rock group crafts an album in the same spectrum as their musical compatriots, (Cut Copy, The Rapture), but tweaked with the aesthetic of Morrissey ‘s “How Soon Is Now” wailing over the dance angst of Nitzer Ebb .
Returning from a 14 year hiatus, electronic-rock outfit Seefeel restate their theories of abused sonic textures with their third self-titled album released on Warp Records. In exchange for an email, the appropriately titled “Dead Guitars” is available for free. Plus find out if this epic band is coming through your town as it’s their first ever tour to North America.
Marrying the experimental instincts and heavy bass instrumentation of math-rock outfit Battles, with the harmonious melodic breakdowns of Aphex Twin, Australian outfit PVT (formerly known as Pivot) creates powerful, concentrated electronic-rock on third full-length, Church With No Magic.
While we don’t have the original title track to giveaway, the Midnight Juggernauts remix breathes the same energy except this one moves more like a psychedelic-rock molasses: dark, thick, and smooth as can be.