Another weekly round-up for you: we’ve gathered the ten best free downloads on the Internet, including Oasis, Gorillaz, Lissie, Here We Go Magic and more. Share your thoughts below!
1. Oasis – ‘Wonderwall (Questions Version)’
Oasis may be no more (for now), but that doesn’t mean that one of their most famous tracks is off limits to new remakes. It’s hard to touch such a classic and get away with it, but this remix is surprisingly good. What do you think?
2. Wavves – ‘Post Acid’
PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew is not just a green carbonated beverage – it also runs the exclusive singles record label Green Label Sound. They’re offering some free track downloads from acts like Neon Indian, Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Matt and Kim and The Cool Kids. The mixtape also includes this new track from punk-pop band Wavves, taken from their forthcoming LP King of the Beach (due out in August).
3. Gorillaz – ‘On Melancholy Hill (She Is Danger Remix)’
London-based production duo She Is Danger have done wonders with the second single from Plastic Beach. You can also download their remix of Deadzone’s ‘Gangster’ and their cover of ‘Who’s That Girl’ by The Eurythmics.
4. Elf Power – ‘Stranger In the Window’
Elf Power are preparing for the September release of their self-titled tenth studio album. Elf Power is dedicated to the late singer-songwriter Vic Chestnutt, who collaborated with the band on their 2008 album Dark Developments. Here’s a beautiful single off the new album.
5. Lissie – ‘Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)’
The Gaga covers may never stop rolling in, but this might be one of the best. Lissie turns the song from a poppy dance tune to one with a stripped-down, raspy-voiced rawness.
6. Here We Go Magic – ‘Casual’
New Yorkers Here We Go Magic released their second album ‘Pigeons’ last week. In this track, Luke Temple sings “It’s casual, not heartbreaking” while a cheerfully laid-back beat persists in the background.
7. Sunglasses – ‘Whiplash’
Last week, we introduced you to the crazy dance-filled music video for this song (which we’ve posted again for you below). And now you can download it for free, courtesy of Urban Outfitters. The self-titled EP from this Georgia-based duo drops this week.
8. Japandroids – ‘Younger Us’
This musical duo from Vancouver are releasing a series of previously unreleased singles this year (the first of which was ‘Art Czars’). And now this garage-rock single, which is set to be released on 7-inch in July, has hit the Web. It’s perfect for a little in-your-room headbanging session.
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9. Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek – ‘You And I’
American adult-comedy television station Adult Swim is currently running a singles promotion, with a free weekly song download. This week, they’ve got a track from the super mellow Washed Out, featuring Caroline Polachek of Chairlift.
10. Peggy Sue – ‘Watchman’
This three-piece band from Brighton have recently released this animated video for the folksy song from their debut album, Fossils & Other Phantoms. Check it out, and download the track below for free.