Once again, we’ve rounded up the ten best free song downloads we could find on the Web this week – a bit of rock, a bit of the ‘80s, there’s something for everyone.
1. Iggy & The Stooges – ‘I Got A Right’
Off the recently released ‘Raw Power Limited Deluxe Edition’, here’s a track from Disc Three: Rarities, Outtakes, & Alternates from the Raw Power Era Selections. From an early ‘Raw Power’ session, this outtake is packed with classic Pop punch and will make you want to jump around like a Stooge. Just stay away from any sharp objects.
2. Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Poker Face (Lady Gaga Cover)’
Yes, yet another Gaga cover. Sorry. But these boys make the song sound all indie and folksy and fun. Take a peek at their live session for Fluctuat.net.
3. Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (HaHaHa Mix)’
Is it possible to make Cyndi Lauper’s classic hit any more fun than it already is? When an electronic artist with the stage name HaHaHa makes a remix, it certainly is. You can also download 13 more of his remixes, from Florence and the Machine to Matisyahu, here.
4. Patrick Wolf – ‘Army Dreamers (Kate Bush cover)’
From an MP3 compilation of 180 exclusive new songs by artists from more than 50 countries, this fundraising project byPEACE directs all proceeds to preventing cases of human rights abuses worldwide. A great cause and some great music, including this Kate Bush cover from Patrick Wolf.
5. Love Amongst Ruin – ‘Blood & Earth’
After an 11-year run drumming for Placebo, Steve Hewitt has now formed his own band, this time taking the frontman role. With a self-titled debut album due out in September and an upcoming tour, we’re excited to see him back on the musical map.
6. Bloc Party – ‘Hunting for Witches (Crystal Castles Remix)’
Crystal Castles have just bumped up the digital release of their second album, after it leaked to the public. With that news and to prepare us for some new tunes, here’s a hot remix they made of Bloc Party’s ‘Hunting For Witches’ that has resurfaced on the Internet.
7. Ducktails – ‘Mirror Image’
Meet Matt Mondanile, otherwise known as Ducktails. Not only does he have a cool name that reminds us of one of our favourite American childhood cartoons, but he also produces some killer ambient beats. This one’s off his upcoming ‘Mirror Image’ 7”, due out in May.
8. Twin Sister – ‘All Around And Away We Go’
Off of the second EP from this New York-based experimental pop band, this song’s got a retro disco vibe mixed with some gorgeous milky vocals.
9. Kurt Vile – ‘Invisibility: Nonexistent’
This Philadelphia native and lead guitarist from The War on Drugs has a new solo EP in the works, and this taster has definitely whet our appetites. With a hint of Brian Jonestown Massacre psychadelia, you’ll feel like you’re floating on a cloud in no time.
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10. BLK JKS – ‘ZOL!’
Apparently a song about football (or soccer, whichever you call it), this South African quartet’s EP is due out when the World Cup reaches Johannesburg. Well, whatever they’re singing about, it sounds about as happy and cheerful as a song can sound.