Here’s another batch of the ten best MP3 downloads on the web this week – download and enjoy!
1. Antony and the Johnsons – ‘Thank You For Your Love’
Antony and the Johnsons are releasing a five-track EP titled ‘Thank You For Your Love’ on August 30th via Rough Trade. The EP, also including covers of Bob Dylan and John Lennon songs, features this free single of the same title. The band’s fourth studio album, ‘Swanlights’, is out October 11th. You’ll also be able to purchase a special edition of the album, including a 144-page art book with paintings, collages, photographs and writings from Antony Hegarty.
2. The Shins – ‘Goodbye Girl’
Here’s the latest track from the Levi’s Pioneer Sessions – this one comes from The Shins, who recorded a cover of Squeeze’s 1978 single, ‘Goodbye Girl’. You can also watch some behind-the-scenes footage below.
3. Jamaica – ‘Short & Entertaining (Mixhell remix)’
Here’s a great remix that surfaced on the web this week. Brazilian husband-wife duo Mixhell have brushed up Jamaica’s latest single. You can get Jamaica’s debut album, ‘No Problem’, on August 23rd.
4. Victorian English Gentlemens Club – ‘A Biting Wind Followed By An Occasional Drift Of Snow (Was No Way To Cure A Hangover)’
This three-piece band from Cardiff have just been confirmed as the main support act on Archie Bronson Outfit’s forthcoming October tour, and they’re currently finishing their third album. The band describe this ridiculously-titled track as being “like the last album, but heavier, proggier, darker, louder, and fed through a meat grinder”.
5. Mouth’s Cradle – ‘Front Porch, Back Porch’
Mouth’s Cradle are a musical pop/electro/hip-hop duo that formed at Syracuse University in New York State. This single is off their debut full-length album, ‘The Next Big Thing’, which is out now. You can grab this fresh track, and another single ‘Summertime’, over at The Music Ninja now.
6. Bearcraft – ‘Hero Man Gets To The Castle’
Bearcraft’s debut album, ‘Yestreen’, is set for release on August 16th through Hottwerk Records. The album’s opening track, ‘Hero Man Gets To The Castle’, can be downloaded for free, thanks to Hottwerk Records. You can also download ‘The Longest Fronteir’ for free, a single he released in March.
7. Neon Trees – ‘Baby (Justin Bieber cover)’
Billboard recently got this rock band from Utah to record a cover of tween sensation Justin Bieber’s latest hit – and it’s actually pretty good. You might hate the Bieber, but give this cover a listen.
8. Gold Panda – ‘You’
It’s only got two words (“you” and “me”), but it’s such a tune. You might have already heard this one, but you can download it for free now, courtesy of Urban Outfitters. You can also grab free tracks from Baths, Soars, Houses and Ensemble Economique.
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9. Ludo – ‘Whipped Cream’
This alt-rock band from St. Louis are back with their forthcoming fourth studio album, ‘Prepare the Preparations’, in September. Here’s a single off the album – the video is full of whipped cream and dancing, and the song is full of dessert-love metaphors: “I want it with whipped cream on it” and “Yeah, you got sweet lovin’ still hot from the oven/All the muffins that a man could desire”.
10. Dustin Wong – ‘Talking Walking Cloud’
Dustin Wong (of Baltimore-based band Ponytail) is now pursuing a solo project, and he’ll be releasing his debut album, ‘Infinite Love’, in October. Released in two parts, each one will begin with the same 20 minutes, venture in different directions, and then end on the same bit. Sounds like ain interesting concept – download one piece of that below.