1. These New Puritans – ‘Hologram’ (Live at Hidden Live Berlin)
These New Puritans recently completed a set of shows with a 14-piece orchestra and a children’s choir, and they digitally captured some of the magic from the Berlin performance. Check out this brand new video from the night, featuring reworkings of ‘Irreversible’ and ‘En Papier’. And if you visit TNP’s official website, you can download their live version of ‘Hologram’ as an mp3 and check out their updated listing of summertime gigs.
2. Burial Hex (Feat. Zola Jesus) – ‘The Far’ (Horrid Red Radio Remix)
We haven’t heard much from Zola Jesus lately, but she’s popped up as a guest vocalist on Burial Hex’s latest release, ‘The Far’. Looks like this remix is a shortened version of the original 20-minute song (which will be released on a 12” via Holiday Records) – and if this is anything to go by, that’s gonna be one hell of a tune. Grab it over at Stereogum now.
3. Robert Plant – ‘Central Two-O-Nine’
If you head over to Spinner, they’re offering up a free track from Robert Plant’s latest solo album, ‘Band Of Joy’ (out now). If you’ve been looking for a bit of Mr. Plant’s insight into the song, he told the website: “It’s a bit like ‘Hats Off to Harper’ on ‘Led Zeppelin III’ – it’s a throwaway of every great blues line I could think of at the time.”
4. Tyler, The Creator – ‘Seven’ (James Pants Remix)
This week’s beloved cover star of the NME is none other than the outrageous and outspoken Odd Future man Tyler, The Creator. He’s been remixed by James Pants, in a slowed down, jazzed up take of his track ‘Seven’. Grab it from rcrdlbl.com, and pick up a copy of this week’s mag for some more of The Creator.
5. Domo Genesis – ‘Cashmere’
Let’s not forget about the rest of Odd Future/OFWGKTA, though. Tyler’s bandmate Domo Genesis just dropped this track on Odd Future’s Tumblr account, in honour of his “favorite holiday” 4/20. And if you haven’t already downloaded it all, there’s loads more free music to download from Odd Future at oddfuture.com/musics.
6. Scissor Sisters VS Boys Noize mixtape
Want an hour of mixtape, dripping with Scissor Sisters? Their buddy Boys Noize just put together this release full of Sisters remixes, as well as sounds from Strip Steve, Erol Alkan, Para One and more. In the words of the Sisters, “hop on the treadmill and enjoy!”
7. Tellison – ‘Collarbone’ (Rolo Tomassi Remix)
Check it. London four-piecer Tellison have been remixed by Rolo Tomassi. ‘Collarbone’ is taken from their forthcoming album ‘The Wages Of Fear ‘ (out June 13th ). So if you fancy hearing some Eva Spence without all the screaming, take a stab at her band’s lovely new remix. Click here to order the ‘Collarbone’ 7” (which comes with a free tee and a few other tracks).
8. Com Truise – ‘Polyhurt’
Watch out Dananananakroyd. Looks like there’s a new play-on-an-actor’s-named band out in town (although admittedly, this one’s a bit less fun to say out loud). Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) is releasing his next album, ‘Galactic Melt’, on July 5th through Ghostly International. Stop by his website for some more sounds, as well as another free download of his ‘Cyanide Sisters’ EP.
9. Explosions In The Sky – ‘Trembling Hands’
Be sure to pick up the weekly free five-track download over at urbanoutfitters.com – this week featuring Delicate Steve, Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross, Dam Mantle, Extra Classic and, in honour of their album release, Explosions In The Sky. ‘Trembling Hands’ is taken from ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’, out now via Temporary Residence.
10. Motopony – ‘I Am My Body’
Here you go, folks. Your feel-good tune of the week. Well, it sounds perky and fun, despite the fact that he’s singing about being fed to cows and chickens. You can find this track on the Seattle-based band’s self-titled debut album, out May 24th through tinyOGRE.