1. British Sea Power – ‘Zeus’
New British Sea Power! They’ve got a new seven-track EP out on October 4th, and you can download the title track, ‘Zeus’, for free now. The EP is the band’s first release since ‘Man Of Aran’ in 2009, and serves as a preview to their fourth studio album, which will be released in 2011.
2. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Cauliflower’ (PRDCTV Remix)
The electro-hip-hop duo are releasing new single ‘Cauliflower’ on October 11th, via Sunday Best. To kick it off, PRDCTV have released a remix of the track, which will be available on the single, along with mixes from SB, Telepathe, Does It Offend You, Yeah? And Mark E.
3. M.I.A. and Diplo – ‘4thepeopleontheboat’ (Demo)
Cheers to Diplo for Tweeting this demo he made with M.I.A. He wrote: “a lost/new/crazy song i did with @_M_I_A_ -this is only demo... i might leak the real version if u guys want”. We certainly hope he does.
4. Travis Barker feat. The Cool Kids – ‘Jump Down’
The Blink-182 drummer’s got his own record, ‘The Drummer Some’, coming out this fall via Interscope, and it features cameos from Lil Wayne, T.I., Bun B, and more. Download ‘Jump Down’, featuring The Cool Kids, for a mini preview of the album.
5. Fujiya & Miyagi – ‘Sixteen Shades Of Black and Blue’
The latest release from Fujiya & Miyagi has a bit more rough rock than we’re used to from the Brighton band, but we’re loving it. The single is from ‘Ventriloquizzing’, their forthcoming album due out in January 2011. Bandmate David Best says of the album “We wanted to make a record that was musically darker and had more going on than our previous LPs…This record is its own thing. It's far less indebted to any past influences than our previous records and in my opinion is all the better for it.”
6. School Of Seven Bells – ‘I L U’ (Phantogram Remix)
SVIIB’s new single, ‘Heart Is Strange’, is out now. Grab it for a few extra remixes from Pantha Du Prince, White Sea and this lovely one from fellow Brooklyn band Phantogram. And don’t forget to check out SVIIB in November on their UK tour!
7. Diamond Rings – ‘Something Else’
And here’s a new track from the tall, modern-day glam-man, Diamond Rings. It’s a little less peppy than his previous releases, but a quality free download you should check out. He’ll finally be releasing his full-length debut album, ‘Special Affectations’, on October 26th, via Secretly Canadian.
8. Family Of the Year – ‘Summer Girl’
This week’s beautifully mellow tune comes from Family Of the year, a Fleetwood Mac-inspired quartet from California. Their new EP is out this October, but you can download this track for free right now.
9. Mother Mother – ‘Body Of Years’
This free download comes from Canadians Mother Mother – the single is out now, via Last Gang Records. Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Guldemond says the track is ”a rock anthem about reconciling with, or perhaps NOT reconciling with one's dirty little secrets from one's sordid past, and of course, all the inherent guilt that comes along with all of that. Something we learned from our parents and good friends.”
10. Japanese Voyeurs – ‘Smother Me’
This thrash-metal/grunge band from London have just finished recording their debut album, which will be out in early 2011. Download free track ‘Smother Me’, and check them out supporting Against Me and Fucked Up next month on their UK tour. Here’s what singer Romily Alice says of the free track: "We wanted to give away 'Smother Me' as an introduction to the record because it's both brutally heavy yet very tender - it's one of the slower tracks of the record influenced by some of the doom bands that we're very into like Witchsorrow, The Melvins, Sloth and Earth.”