January 27, 2012


Free Music: Eleanor Friedberger, Wild Nothing & More

Wild Nothing, “Nowhere”
Breakout Virginia haze-rockers Wild Nothing are preparing a new 7” for release this February, but as a preview the band have unveiled its a-side a few weeks early. The track, called “Nowhere,” features accordion, a departure for the reverb-wash guitar rockers, plus vocals from Twin Sister’s Andrea Estella. [Soundcloud]

Gangrene, “Dark Shades”
West Coast hip hop outfit Gangrene, a collaboration between the production duo of Oh No and the Alchemist, just dropped “Dark Shades,” a track from their new second full-length album Vodka & Ayahuasca. The track also features verses from rappers Roc C and Evidence. [SPIN]

Nneka, “My Home (Coki of Digital Mystikz Remix)”
In advance of the February 28 release of her third album, Soul Is Heavy, the Nigerian-German hip hop rhymer and soul singer has dropped a remix of single “My Home,” courtesy of Coki of the Digital Mystikz. [The Fader]

James Murphy Stars in New Movie
Well, it’s not music… but… hey, look, it’s a clip of a new film starring former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy! Called The Comedy, the film follows a character played by Tim and Eric star Tim Heidecker as he "whiles away his days with a group of aging Brooklyn hipsters, engaging in acts of recreational cruelty and pacified boredom." [Jagjaguwar]

Azealia Banks, “Bambi”
The rising New York City rapper-singer took to Twitter to post this bangin’ track, which she recently lent to the fashion line Mugler to use as the soundtrack for their runway show in Paris. Banks wrote that the beat was produced by Paul Epworth, who has worked with the likes of Adele, Cee Lo, and the Rapture, and who is working with Banks on her upcoming debut studio LP. [Pitchfork]

Eleanor Friedberger, New Video, Tour & EP
The sometime Fiery Furnaces singer unveiled a new music video for “Heaven,” from her debut solo effort, Last Summer, which was released -- ha! -- last summer. She’s also launching a short West Coast solo tour on February 2, and guest-starring on the Portlandia Live tour, which kicks off February 19 in Philadelphia. And there’s more: download Friedberger’s live EP, courtesy from Merge Records, in exchange for joining her mailing list. [The Awl]