Hot Press featured Since Monroe’s free track ‘Matchstick House’ as part of their Free Music Friday Feature
As FA Cup semi-final weekend approaches – Everton V Liverpool is a particularly sensitive issue in HP Towers – Free Music Friday is back with another selection of downloads, streams and videos, which are positively Nicica Jelavic-esque in their brilliance.
First to our old friends 3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html who have full album streams from Chromatics, Patrick Watson, Ben Caplan, Spritualized, M. Ward, Nicki Minaj, Deer Tick and Florence + The Machine; npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen which adds Horse Feathers, Sidi Touré and Amadou & Mariam to the mix and music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds#/1 which pitches in with newbies from Monica, Counting Crows, Giant Panda Guerilla and Taproot.
The hot streaming action doesn’t stop there, no siree! Jason Mraz has his Love Is A Four Letter Word set (reviewed in next week’s issue) available for your listening pleasure at music.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=1000424&showcomments=true while stereogum.com/997542/stream-battles-dross-glop-remix-album/album-stream is home to the Battles remix album and guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/mar/26/chemical-brothers-dont-think-soundtrack-stream?intcmp=ILCMUSTXT9384 lets you try the Chemical Brothers live LP – well, “live” might be stretching it! – before you buy.
We’re also loving the thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/listen-maps-atlases-beware-be-grateful stream of the Maps & Atlases elpee and the Dinosaur Feathers, Devin and Pelican albums residing at music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1.
There’s a whole lot of love directed towards Leonard Cohen at herohill.com/2012/04/herohill-vs-leonard-cohen-the-bard-of-montreal.htm which is home to a free tribute album, The Bard Of Montreal, featuring all manner of local alt. types.