Here's your weekly round-up of the top ten mp3 downloads available on the Web this week.
1. of Montreal – ‘Coquet Coquette’
of Montreal have finally revealed some more details about their forthcoming tenth studio album – ‘False Priest’ will be released in the UK on September 13th, and you can download the first single ‘Coquet Coquette’ from Polyvinyl’s website. Kevin Barnes has said that this album was inspired by ‘70s funk and R&B music, and this first single is making us so excited to hear the rest of ‘False Priest’.
2. Passion Pit – ‘Tonight Tonight’ (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
This is one of the best covers we’ve heard in a while. And apparently Billy Corgan agrees – he wrote on his Twitter: “I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Passion Pit's version of my song 'Tonight, Tonight'. Well done lads!!!! Check it out if you can...” Give the song a listen and hear what all the buzz is about.
3. The Roots – ‘Dear God 2.0’
From The Roots’ recently released album ‘How I Got Over’, here’s their emotionally revamped version of ‘Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)’ by Monsters of Folk and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Their latest album also features a whole slew of guests, including Joanna Newsom and John Legend.
4. Eminem feat. The Roots – ‘Won't Back Down' (Live on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon')
Want some more of The Roots? Check out their recent television performance with Eminem. He's back, and he's better than ever with his exceptionally well-received comeback album. If you can handle a few annoying censory beeps throughout the song, then download this awesome live version.
5. Kelis – ‘4th Of July’ (Calvin Harris Remix)
When you pair up Kelis and Calvin Harris, you’re guaranteed to have a smash summer dance hit. And it’s here right in time for July 4th (for any American readers out there).
6. Fucked Up – ‘Walking On Sunshine’ (Katrina & the Waves Cover)
Music blog Brooklyn Vegan have compiled a short EP of Katrina & the Waves covers, and it includes this screamo-version of the summertime classic track. You can also grab covers from Sam Amidon, Deer Tick, tUnE-YarDs and Doveman.
7. Violens – ‘Acid Reign’
New Yorkers Violens have a debut album ‘Amoral’ due out in September, and they’ll be touring with MGMT this summer. They’re also offering a free download of ‘Acid Reign’ on their website for a limited period. So if you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets to see MGMT in the States this summer, give this track a listen and prepare yourselves for a killer opening act.
8. Electric Tickle Machine – ‘Part Of Me’
We were initially drawn to this for the band’s name – how can something that sounds like a Tickle Me Elmo not be good? And the song isn’t too shabby, either. From their debut album ‘Blew It Again’, ‘Part Of Me’ is full of energy and is a great introduction to this NYC-based band.
9. We Are Hex – ‘Birthplace Of the Mystics’
It’s shrieky and shrilly and it sounds like something you would hear during a stabbing in an old horror film. This band from Indianapolis recently opened for AFI on tour, and Davey Havok is said to be a big fan. We Are Hex’s second album, ‘Hail The Goer’, is out August 3rd on Roaring Colonel Records.
10. Orphan Boy – ‘Remember’
Head over to rock/pop trio Orphan Boy's official website for a free download of 'Remember', from their new album ‘Passion, Pain and Loyalty’ (out August 2nd). If you want to hear more and can't wait for the album, the band are playing a few UK gigs at the end of July.