Here’s a collection of the 10 best MP3 downloads out there on the Internet this week.
1. Robyn – ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’ (Alicia Keys Cover)
Robyn recorded this chillingly beautiful cover of Alicia Keys’s 2009 single for BBC’s Radio 1’s Live Lounge. She captures the simplicity of the song while really making it her own. Absolutely gorgeous.
2. Black Lips – ‘Before You Judge Me’
Another free song download from the Adult Swim Singles Program, this new track from Atlanta’s Black Lips is a fuzzy garage rock tune with some howling riffs.
3. Delphic – ‘Doubt’
Here’s a free download of Delphic’s third single from their forthcoming debut album ‘Acolyte’, set for release at the end of June. The track has already helped them gain notable attention, and we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.
4. Blonde Redhead – ‘Here Sometimes’
This is the latest single from NYC alt-rock trio Blonde Redhead, from the band’s forthcoming eighth album ‘Soundtrack: The Dungeon Masters’. It’s airy, peaceful and just about everything we could want from them, after the three-year wait since their last album was released.
5. Diamond Rings – ‘All Yr Songs (Green Go Remix)’
Toronto’s Diamond Rings is one of NME’s favourite new musical acts. We gave you a free download of ‘Wait and See’ a couple of months ago as an introduction to this make-up-wearing, shiny-legging-donning, deep-voiced pop singer, and now his fellow Canadians Green Go have remixed the gem that is ‘All Yr Songs’.
6. Drop the Lime – ‘Sex Sax (Sinden Remix)’
Brookyln’s DJ/producer Drop the Lime’s latest single ‘Sex Sax’ is out this week, along with some remixes from MJ Cole and Bart B More. It’s also got this hot remix from DJ/producer and Grizzly Records founder Sinden. Drop the Lime’s debut album is due out later this year.
7. Brite Futures – ‘Dog Eared Summer’
You might have heard of a band called Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. Well, that crazy mouthful of a band name is no more. Meet Brite Futures. The band told Myspace: “We chose our band name on a whim when we were still in high school, and ‘Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head’ has seen us through an unexpectedly amazing four years…No hard feelings Natalie. You remain +1 on every guest list.” (They also made a hilarious “break up” video with Natalie, which you can watch below.) And even though they’ve swapped the name, their music is still infectiously good pop.
8. Mount Carmel – ‘Livin Like I Wanna’
This band has drawn some comparison to the Black Keys, Black Sabbath and Cream, and we can hear it. But it’s also got a total Woodstock vibe to it, and we’d love to hear this Ohio-based band play at a festival this summer. They’ve got that soulful sound that would translate perfectly to an open-air venue.
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9. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Garden’
Give a listen to ‘Garden’ by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, featuring vocals from Orlando Dinosaur and Luisa from Lulu and the Lampshades. And if you’re looking for a comprehensive list of every extinct dinosaur, stop by the band’s Myspace page and check the ‘members’ section – we’ve never even heard of a ‘Confuciusornis’.
10. Peter Brown – ‘Dance With Me (Fake Moustache Remix)’
Fake Moustache have reworked this 1978 hit single ‘Dance With Me’ by Peter Brown (who also co-wrote Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’). Combining classic disco with modern electronic beats, this is a killer remix.