Another week passes by, and we creep ever closer to the heart of summer. Is it just us, or does something happen to all of our music preferences when the mercury rises and sun basks us in her rays? I mean it summer. It is time to jettison any music pretentiousness, pick up the accessible record in your collection instead, and just let go. All I ask from music over these next music is that it be fun. So that is what is on my mind as I select this week’s offering of free music to satiate your downloading needs. A few of these have appeared in prior installments of Free Music Friday, but in honor of summer’s approach I had to include them. However, don’t fret. To make up for the repeats, we are making this our largest collection of free music downloads to date.
Twitter has proved to be a surprising tool in finding new music and connecting with a wide variety of artists we likely never would have found if it weren’t for the social media website. For instance our first offering today from the Blackout Beat Production Company was sent to us via Twitter. While we have received a fair number of excellent projects via Twitter, expectations are always low. The Blackout Beat Production Company simply left me dumbfounded. I would have never come to know this fine group, if it was not for Twitter. Their 2011 release, The Circus House, is a solid release that overflows with fun. Even better, the Blackout Beat Production Company are local to Denver. Does it get any better than finding great local music right up your alley? We recommend a lot via Free Music Friday, but if you download one thing from any installment of Free Music Friday, let it be this album.
Next, we have three spectacularly fun releases from Elm & Oak. We offer up the 2009 release, Baker’s Dozen, from Two Fresh featuring the excellent tracks “My Friend the Genius”, “You Are Too”, and “Not The Same”. While we are at it, we might as well toss in a mix from Two Fresh. Obviously, if we are including Elm & Oak releases, Cherub had to make the cut. Honestly, has there been a more quintessentially fun album of 2012 than Cherub’s Mom & Dad? I think not. Last from Elm & Oak is a release from Leonard Dstroy, an hour of seamless hip hop beats.
To round out this week’s installment for Free Music Friday we give you two EPs, one from Opal Block and the second from Deft. I enjoyed both, but will save time and let you fine Fridge readers come to your own conclusions rather than attempting to provide my own description/summary.
Dig in and enjoy these tunes as you drink beers, grill burgers, and engage in all sorts of Memorial Day shenanigans.
Cherub | Mom & Dad