So who doesn’t love the weekend and free music? We dig both and want to share the love. PopWreckoning is proud to present ‘Free Music Friday’ — we’ll give you a quick rundown on a band and have an mp3 streaming and available for download. We think it’s a solid idea and hope you do, too!
Juliette Commagére of LA outfit Hello Stranger will be releasing her first solo effort, Queens Die Proudly, on October 24th through Aeronaut Records. Joining her are Ry and Joachim Cooder, as well as up-and-coming songwriter & brother, Robert Francis.
She’s already toured with the Foo Fighters and now she’s got residencies with the likes of Joachim and Petra Haden in LA and NYC. Listen to the title track from her forthcoming album.
“Queens Die Proudly” (download)
Whales and Cops
We just reviewed Whales and Cops’ EP, but it should be pretty obvious by now that we love anything with any sort of relation to Philadelphia’s Man Man, and since Whales and Cops boasts former members of the chaotic rock group as well as a similar sound , we’re enamored.
Today, we’re bringing you “Bosuns of the Yard,” a heavily electronic track with lots of beeps and boops layered under deep, raspy vocals reminiscent of their former act.
“Bosuns of the Yard” (download)
Emanuel and the Fear
Here we have a newly recorded track from Emanuel and the Fear’s debut album. The Brooklyn ten-piece lists influences from John Coltrane to The Shins to Daft Punk. This tune is a bit mellow but some electronic flourishes and a lovely violin and flute melody.
“Alright (We’re All)” (download)
Nicole Atkins & the Sea
Rock and roll chanteuse Nicole Atkins lent a previously unreleased track to the Choke soundtrack. PopWreckoning fell in love with Nicole at Austin City Limits and we’re pretty sure you’ll dig her, too. This song is pretty sultry, fitting for Choke, and shows off a bit of Nicole’s darker side.
“Crystal Ship” (download)