January 31, 2012


Free Music: Flaming Lips, M.I.A., Frank Ocean & More

Mark Metcalfe
Mark Metcalfe

The Flaming Lips: “Now I Understand (Feat. Erykah Badu, Siri, Biz Markie)
This trippy track spotlights the singing voice of Apple’s Siri. She sounds so tranquil, and that’s how you’ll feel listening to this one. [Stereogum]

M.I.A.: "Bad Girls" 
Rabble-rousing MC insists, "Live fast, die young / Bad girls do it well" on this first single from her upcoming fourth album. [Pitchfork]

Frank Ocean: “Voodoo”
Odd Future’s resident R&B singer is out with this intensely-felt, lyrics-heavy jam. It’s only a minute and 38 seconds long. [Huffington Post]

White Hinterland: “Teenage Dream”
Massachusetts crooner delivers a heart-rending cover of Katy Perry’s invincible Teenage Dream. [Disco Naivete]

Scuba: "Flash Addict"
B-sides aren't supposed to be this good, but this British expat has a hypnotic way with minimalistic dubstep. [Pitchfork]

Fiend: “Aqua Flow”
90's stalwart Fiend raps over a totally unchanged version of Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around”. [Stereogum]

Seapony: “Just Like Honey” 
Off an 11-track compilation of covers of the song “Just Like Honey” by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Seattle’s Seapony drops the sweetest, jangliest one. [Bandcamp]

Feed Me & Gemini: "Whiskers"
The squealing 8-bit synths on this IDM delight manage to evoke a dank, underground club—even on computer speakers. [Filthy Friday]

Lil B: “Pussy On My Face (Based Freestyle)” 
Bay Area stream-of-consciousness drawler put this tune up on YouTube and then almost immediately made it private, but we're hearing it thanks to a fan who reposted it. [The FADER]