Here’s another batch of the ten best music downloads on the web this week.
1. Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi– ‘Tightrope (Organized Noize Remix)’
As if Janelle Monáe’s ‘Tightrope’ didn’t already make everyone want to get up and “do the tightrope” dance, Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Organized Noize produced this remix that really fits Monáe’s powerfully soulful vocals.
2. Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Vampire Weekend – ‘All Summer’
Converse are giving away this exclusive free download from Kid Cudi, Bethany Contentino (of Best Coast) and Rostam Batmanglij (of Vampire Weekend). An unlikely collaboration, but it works so well.
3. The Drums – ‘Forever and Ever Amen (Thieves Like Us Remix)’
Another hot remix to hit the web this week, Swedish-American trio Thieves Like Us slowed the original down, twisted it around and gave us a fresh new track from one of our favourite summertime bands.
4. Marina and the Diamonds – ‘Oh No! (Grum Remix)’
Marina’s latest release has just been wonderfully remixed by electro mastermind Grum. Be sure to purchase her single for some more remixes from Jaymo, Andy George, Steve Pitron, Max Sanna and Active Child.
5. Women – ‘Eyesore’
These four men from Calgary, Canada are releasing their second studio album, ‘Public Strain’, in August – and here’s a free download of the lead single. Twangy and raw and just in time for the sunshine.
6. Cults – ‘Oh My God’
The eighth and final free track from the Adult Swim/Kia Single Program, Cults have shared their latest single, ‘Oh My God’. The music video looks like a balloon animal party gone wrong, but it’s still a catchy song.
7. Holy Family – ‘Whatever There’s To Know’
Here’s a new electronic act from Sweden, and they seem to have brought a whole new breed of electronic music. Props to Stereogum for digging this track up.
8. Dylan LeBlanc – ‘If Time Was For Wasting’
Recently signed to Rough Trade Records, this 20-year-old from Shreveport, Louisiana is offering this beautiful, folksy Southern rock track from his forthcoming debut album ‘Paupers Field’ (due out August 23rd).
9. Black Milk – ‘Welcome (Gotta Go)’
Curtis Cross, aka Black Milk, is a hip-hop producer from Detroit and he’s got a new LP called ‘Album Of the Year’ due out in September. Check out the album’s first single for free – think it’ll be the album of the year?
10. Common Prayer – ‘Us vs. Them’
Music doesn’t get much more care-free sounding than this. Complete with whistles and “doo doo doo“‘s, Brooklyn’s Common Prayer are the latest antidote for a stress-free feeling.