Here’s a round-up of the ten best free downloads you can find elsewhere on the internet this week.
Passion Pit—‘Sleepyhead (Cassette Club Remix)’
This song is no stranger to remixes and remodels. From an acoustic piano version to several thumping nightclub remixes, we’ve heard it all. Check out what Cassette Club did when they got their hands on the track.
Phantogram—‘Mouthful Of Diamonds’
A boy-girl duo from upstate New York that record music in an isolated countryside barn, Phantogram’s organic, nature-inspired trance beats and soft female vocals have made them one of the bands to watch out for at next week’s SXSW.
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated upcoming releases for a band’s second album, MGMT’s “no singles” CD plans bewildered even their most loyal fans. While they made new song ‘Flash Delirium’ available for free download from their website, this track managed to leak onto the web too. Though not as peppy as we’re used to from the dynamic duo, it’s got a mellow charm that soothingly grows on you.
Free Energy—‘Dream City’
A simple and straightforward 70s rock tune with jolly T.Rex-like “nah nah nahs”, this is definitely a feel-good, clap your hands, dance your cares away sorta song.
After years of preparation, the release of Dr. Dog’s sixth album Shame, Shame is less than a month away and to celebrate, the band dropped this delightful new funk-folk track.
The Beatles—‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road (Tonovi Bootleg)’
Between the Abbey Road debacle and Paul McCartney’s announcement that he’s headlining Isle Of Wight festival and Hard Rock Calling, it’s been Beatles mania in the headlines lately. Of course, this is also an invitation for new remixes to be made, and Tonovi gave this old song a fresh and subtle tune-up.
Currently at the end of their ‘Viva La Vida’ tour, Coldplay have been unveiling live versions of some new, yet unreleased tracks in South America. ‘Don Quixote’ is, as Chris Martin describes, a song that celebrates the band’s Latin-American fanbase. Be sure to give this live sneak peak a listen.
These New Puritans—‘Attack Music’
Fashion retail chain Urban Outfitters puts together a weekly ‘Music Mondays’ downloadable playlist chock-full of treats, and this week they gifted us a free download of ‘Attack Music’. Earthy and raw, this is one epic battle song.
Harlem—‘Gay Human Bones’
Harlem’s debut album Hippies is due out in early April, and we’re loving this introductory taste. And what a great song title!
Grizzly Bear feat. Intuition – ‘Two Weeks’
By now, everyone’s heard ‘Two Weeks’, that brilliantly peaceful ditty from Grizzly Bear. We weren’t too sure how ‘Intuition’ could possibly fit rapping over the song – but it works, and it works well. It doesn’t kick off until about two minutes into the song, though, so be patient.