Mumford and Sons, Weezer, Manic Street Preachers, Simian Mobile Disco - 10 Best Free MP3 Downloads This Week
We've rounded up the 10 best MP3 downloads available online this week. Share your thoughts/comments/critiques below.
1. Mumford & Sons – ‘Unfinished Business’ (White Lies Cover)
The band stopped by Australian radio Station Triple J recently, and recorded this beautiful acoustic White Lies cover. It fits so well with banjo.
2. Manic Street Preachers – ‘I’m Leaving You For Solitude’
The band will be releasing their next album, 'Postcards From A Young Man', on September 20th. To celebrate, they’re giving away an exclusive non-album track, which you can get below.
3. Weezer – ‘Memories’
By now, you’ve probably heard about/seen the cover of Weezer’s forthcoming album (it’s titled ‘Hurley’ and the cover’s a close-up image of the Lost character’s face). Well, more exciting Weezer news – Spinner’s got a free download of ‘Memories’, the first single from the album.
4. Silver Columns – ‘Always On’ (Caribou Remix)
Any musical convergence between Silver Columns and Caribou is almost certainly going to produce an awesome dance tune. Download this track for proof.
5. Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Nerve Salad’
One of our favourite production duos are releasing a series of new mix CDs as part of their quarterly residency at JDH and Dave P’s Fixed nights in NYC. This one's taken from ‘Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed’, which is out in October.
6. Goodluck Jonathan – ‘Broken Heart’
Club NME veterans Goodluck Jonathan are a five-piece band from Brighton, releasing their debut EP, ‘This Is Our Way Out’, on September 13th. They claim that the world “needs a soundtrack…with fucking big drums.” And we couldn't agree more.
7. Wildbirds and Peacedrums – ‘The Drop’
Head over to Stereogum for a free MP3 of ‘Iris’, from one of the two vinyl EPs released earlier this year by Wildbirds and Peacedrums. It doesn’t get much more summery-sounding than this steel pan-filled track.
8. Tweak Bird – ‘Lights In Lines’
These American brothers are about to release their self-titled debut album on August 30th. Here’s a free sample track, ‘Lights In Lines’. One half of the duo, Ashton Bird, says of the album: “I’m pretty excited about the positivity and heaviness of it…because we’re happy and we’re playing heavy music. And it doesn’t seem like people are doing that very much.”
9. Colbie Caillat – ‘Maria’ (Blondie Cover)
For this week’s free track from Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, Colbie Caillat recorded a cover of Blondie’s classic comeback track, ‘Maria’. Check out what the singer had to say about covering the song below.
10. Pacific! – ‘Narcissus’ (Jagz Kooner Remix)
Swedish “surf electro” duo Pacific! will be releasing their new single ‘Narcissus’ at the end of September, and below is a remix from producer Jagz Kooner (who has previously worked with acts including Primal Scream, Kasabian and Massive Attack). The band’s forthcoming album will be an “electro-pop ballet score concept album” and a ballet to the music has already been staged in their hometown of Gothenburg.
What do you think of the tracks?