Freeloader Friday: Johnny Aries, Katrina Leskanich, The Twilight Sad, Elliott BROOD, Iron Reagan, Souls of Mischief & American Hi-Fi
It’s a pretty quiet Summer Friday here in the New York office – and our second to last one! Along with that, we’ve got a short list of Freeloader faves from the week. So I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Just in time for the last days of summer, Johnny Aries (The Drums) premieres a full album stream of his lackadaisical, Smiths-sounding EP. It’s that totally recognizable melancholic, yet charming Brit rock. There’s a second full album to be streamed: that’d be from Katrina Leskanich – yep, of Katrina & the Waves. It’s her 2nd solo album, and it’s got all the Singer-Songwriter Pop you’d expect.
On to the track premieres! The Twilight Sad are back with a most excellent somber-sounding tune that includes some added electronic echoes that mix perfectly with the very Scottish bleak-Rock. To snap you out of that mournful headspace, there’s Elliott Brood’s danceable Country-tinged melody, filled with claps, bouncy rhythms, and harmonies that’ll melt your heart. If you’re more in the mood to melt your face off, though, there’s Iron Reagan’s Deathcore Metal track with guitar riffs and heavy chanting that’ll get you rallying.
That’s all for this week, folks — Just a few more days left in the summer, so get out there and enjoy!
Johnny Aries: Full album stream via Bullett
Unbloomed out August 26 on Frenchkiss Records
Katrina Leskanich: Full album stream via Pop Matters
Blisland out now on Katrina’s Web
The Twilight Sad: “There’s a Girl in the Corner” track premiere via Noisey
Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave out October 28 on FatCat Records
Elliott BROOD: “Jigsaw Heart” track premiere via KEXP
Work and Love out October 21 on Paper Bag Records
Iron Reagan: “Four More Years” track premire via Loudwire
The Tyranny of Will is out September 16 on Relapse Records
Souls of Mischief: “Ghetto Superhero” lyric video premiere via OK Player
There Is Only Now out August 26 on Linear Labs
American Hi-Fi: “Golden State” music video premiere via Vevo
Blood and Lemonade out September 9 on Rude Records