Want some free music? We’ve rounded up the best free downloads from across the blogosphere so you can download all in one place, guilt free. Hear new jams from Miike Snow, Beach House, Blakroc and more.
1. Miike Snow – “Black and Blue” (Savage Skulls remix)
Singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt teamed up with Bloodshy & Avant, the Grammy-winning production duo behind Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” (That song is still badass and you know it!). Here Savage Skulls give the group’s “Black and Blue” the remix treatment.
Download track via RCRD LBL
2. Alex Bleeker and the Freaks – “Animal Tracks”
The guitar riffs alone are enough to warrant repeat listens, but we also dig the lilting vocals about simple summer times.
Download track via The FADER
3. The High Wire – “Leave Me in Love”
For all the times when you feel like tossing pride out the window, throwing caution to the wind and calling up that old flame to confess your continued love. If only it were that simple.
Download track via IM//UR
4. Pink Skull – “When Falling Straight Through a Goat”
Not only does this weirdness feel like a movie score (always a good thing in music), but it also wins the award for craziest song title of the month.
Download track via Feel My Bicep
5. Blakroc featuring Raekwon – “Stay Off the Fucking Flowers”
This one comes in a close second for crazy song title, but once the beat drops and the bass kicks in you’ve long forgotten it has anything to do with flowers, euphemism or not. Blakroc is, of course, The Black Keys’ collaboration with hip-hop artists. And it’s no fluke; the Ohio boys are true heads.
Download track via Pop Tarts Suck Toasted
6. Beach House – “Norway”
Yes, it’s the song everyone’s been talking about, but don’t let the blogosphere hype scare you away from their dreamy sound. The band was also kind enough to offer a .wav file for all the audiophiles out there (yes, you).
Download track via Stereogum
7. CFCF – “Big Love”
What’s with resurgence in Fleetwood Mac fascination? Must be something in the air; we’ve been blasting “Rhiannon” non-stop lately. Here Montreal DJ CFCF takes a stab at their ’80s joint “Big Love.”
Download track via My Old Kentucky Home
8. Lykke Li – “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”
The Swedish singer appears on the New Moon soundtrack alongside fellow UI artist Hurricane Bells. Here she provides a sweet take on The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.”
Download track via Gorilla vs Bear
9. Johnny Holiday – “Nobody Loves Me but My Mama”
Think you’ve heard dirty garage rock? You ain’t heard dirty garage rock.
Download track via Soul Sides
10. Drop the Lime – “Devil’s Eyes” (Diplo’s B-Live Mix)
Both Drop the Lime and Diplo are seemingly omnipresent, but with trunk-rattling, ass-shaking joints like this, who can tell them to stop?
Download track via XLR8R