Before I step away from the computer for a glorious three days of over-indulging in sun, booze, and fire-cooked meats, I wanted to share some free tunes that’ve found their way onto the Internet over the past few days. There’s some good stuff for you to play while in the car, at the beach, or next to the grill.
Although not a new track, this number from Cement Tomb Mind Control ought to further convince you to buy the LP, as well as whet your appetite for their upcoming single (singles, actually – they’ve got a couple coming out on Slovenly Records’ imprint Black Gladiator later this year, as well). More info about those releases, including tentative dates, is at the Evil Weevil blog.
Our second freebie is Early Winters‘ cover of that Independence Day standby, “Fourth of July.” Originally by X, this song always captures the fun and intense emotional outpourings that tend to come with the holiday, and Early Winters manage do X proud with their cover. The song’s pretty boss, and the organ really bursts out of the speakers.
Lastly, we’ve got the rap EP Ohio pop-punkers Mixtapes dropped overnight, Wooky Stax. Seriously. It’s better than Big D & the Kids Tables’ Porch Life, mainly because it’s short. If you listen to a lot of Top 40 radio, you’re going to get the joke.
Honestly, though, it’s pretty decent hip-hop pop, although the constant wash of AutoTune makes it a little annoying. Maura’d do well to see if she could get work singing the hooks for rap tunes, though. She sounds fucking boss on this.
Download Mixtapes’ Wooky Stax. (left click, Mediafire)