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Free Music Friday!
Kick-start the weekend with Reggie Watts, The Rapture, Lana, Gaga and many, many more...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 29 Jun 2012
Copulate with our ancient footwear! The weekend is nearly upon us and there’s a yellow coloured thing in the sky radiating heat. Un-Irish or not, we’re celebrating this curious phenomenon with another bursting out of its trousers Free Music Friday.
When not in comedian mode, Reggie Watts human beatboxes up a very funky storm, as evidenced by this session which can be viewed and then downloaded from http://www.npr.org/event/music/155311057/reggie-watts-tiny-desk-concert
El Mariachi El Bronx – that’s LA punks The Bronx smeared in salsa verde – have the same deal running at http://www.npr.org/event/music/155309965/mariachi-el-bronx-tiny-desk-concert as does the ledge that is Daniel Johnston at http://www.npr.org/event/music/154589998/daniel-johnston-tiny-desk-concert
http://www.npr.org/event/music/152902718/regina-spektor-in-concert also has the whole of Regina Spektor’s recent visit to NYC’s Le Posson Rouge to gawp at (yay!) but sadly not add to your iTunes (boo!)
Finally from our NPR friends we have this short, but very sweet http://www.npr.org/event/music/151275999/now-now-indie-pops-new-threads footage of Threads who are going to be stoopidly huge by the time you sit down for your Christmas dinner.
Ditto Sylver Tongue, the Charlotte Hatherley one-woman band who has two songs previewing at http://soundcloud.com/sylver-tongue
All that time hanging out with Natasha Khan has paid dividends!
To http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 now where you’ll find new album streams by R. Kelly, The Offspring, Kenny G and, ahem, the Broadway cast of Evita.
http://www.noisetrade.com/thebegoodtanyas is home to a free The Be Good Tanyas album, though they wouldn’t say “no” to a few yo-yos; Foxygen do their very fine Beggars Banquet-era Rolling Stones impression at http://soundcloud.com/jagjaguwar/waitin-4-u/s-Gp5xh; http://soundcloud.com/gibbstack/set-yourself-on-fire-gibbstack finds Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard covering Stars with much resulting gorgeousness; Best Coast, New Pornographers and Billy Gibbons get their Fleetwood Mac on at http://soundcloud.com/concordmusicgroup/sets/just-tell-me-that-you-want-me; Likewise Lykke Li at http://soundcloud.com/deccarecords/08-silver-springs; Duke Ellington is the subject of Joe Jackson and Iggy Pop’s amorous attentions at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mp3-download-joe-jackson-and-iggy-pop-it-dont-mean-a-thing-if-it-aint-got-that-swing-20120625 and http://thisaintnocowtown.bandcamp.com/album/this-aint-no-cowtown-vol-1-comedy-poetry-nsfw suggests Colorado could be the next American indie buzz state. They’ve got some fine comedians and poets too judging by this 22-track freebie.