1. Los Campesinos! – ‘Too Many Flesh Suppers’
Here’s something a little bit different from the usual sugar-coated pop of Los Campesinos! This track was released as a B-side to their single ‘Romance Is Boring’ in February, but it didn’t sell as well as they’d hoped. So to ensure people hear ‘Too Many Flesh Supper’s, the band have decided to give it away for free.
2. Noah And The Whale – ‘Wild Thing’
From the band’s hotly-anticipated March 2011 album ‘Last Night On Earth’, here’s ‘Wild Thing’, which they’re giving away over at noahandthewhale.com. Drawing heaps of comparisons to The Velvet Underground’s ‘Take A Walk On The Wild Side’, it’s hard to ignore this one.
3. Snoop Dogg – ‘Wet’
Here’s Snoop Dogg’s new single, from the forthcoming album ‘Doggumentary Music’, which drops in March 2011. Rumours are that he wrote this for Prince William, in honour of the royal wedding. Sure beats sending some flowers.
4. Fountains Of Wayne – ‘Song Of The Passaic’
Well they’ve certainly come a long way since ‘Stacy’s Mom’. Now they’ve recorded a song about a river in their state of New Jersey, which was slagged off a bit by NPR. While Jersey gets a bad rap, Fountains Of Wayne stepped up and defended it with some lyrics written in 1890 by author John Alleyne Macnab.
5. Brother – ‘Time Machine’
This four-piece was recently featured as a Radar Band Of The Week, and for good reason. Their “gritpop” sound is catching on as they release more tunes. You can purchase their debut single ‘Darling Buds Of May’ on February 28th, but in the meantime get this.
6/7. DJs From Mars – ‘Duck Sauce vs. Taio Cruz – Barbramyte’ and ‘Faithless vs. Rihanna – Only Insomnia In The World’
Here’s a double whammy of mash-ups from DJs From Mars, featuring Duck Sauce, Taio Cruz, Rihanna and Faithless. Equally good, equally worth downloading.
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8. The Golden Filter – ‘White NIghts’ (Psychic TV cover)
Don’t get sick of the seasonal tunes yet. Christmas time is just around the corner, and NYC’s The Golden Filter are giving away their cover of this 1983 holiday track for free over at their official website. The duo’s debut album, ‘Voluspa’, is available now.
9. Everything Everything – ‘Photoshop Handsome’ (Sunday Girl Mix)
You’re probably already aware that most of us at NME love Everything Everything, but here’s something new from Sunday Girl. If you want to learn more about this up-and-coming songstress, check out NME’s video interview with her. You can also get her next single, ‘Stop Hey’, on January 16th.
10. Patrick Stump – ‘Spotlight’
So Fall Out Boy’s frontman has got a solo gig going on, and he’s asking the internet to help pick which version of this song should be included on his next album. You can download both of them for free, then vote on his website for your favourite. We’re partial to the “New Regrets” one – which track do you want to see on the album?