5 Albums to Stream for Free This Week — Radiohead, Feist


If it’s Monday, it must be time for our weekly wrap-up of five notable records streaming for free over the interwebs over the next seven days. The big news this week is undoubtedly the fact that Radiohead’s remix LP is streaming in full — if like everyone else you missed out on tickets to the band’s NYC shows, then you can console yourself with the surfeit of new(ish) material after the jump. There’s also Feist’s new album (if you can convince the stream to work), along with excellent records from Walls, Prince Rama, and Modeselektor. What are you waiting for?

Radiohead — TKOL RMX 1234567

If you’re a Radiohead fan, you’ll doubtless already be aware of the series of remixes that have been trickling out on limited edition 12″ singles over the last few weeks. The remixes are now being collected on a double-CD compilation called TKOL RMX 1234567 (the last part of the title referring to the fact that there are seven singles in the series). There’s some fascinating stuff here — our picks include the reworking of “Separator” by Four Tet (who’s already responsible for one of the best Radiohead remixes in 2003’s “Skttrbrain”), Jamie XX’s brief take on “Bloom” and Modeselektor’s deconstruction of “Good Evening Mrs Magpie.” Anyway, the whole album is streaming at Spinner — you can hear it by clicking right here.

Feist — Metals

To be honest, we’ve never been massive fans of Leslie Feist, but we’re well aware that we seem to be in the minority, so we’re including her new album here as a kind of gesture of good faith. The album is streaming via various outlets this week — you have to enter your email address into a widget thingy, and you eventually get redirected here, where you’re rewarded with a series of videos and, allegedly, the full album plus liner notes. We couldn’t get the damn thing to work, but still, if you’re a fan, then enter your email address below and see what happens:

Walls — Coracle

We went and saw the most excellent Factory Floor when they played in NYC this week, and while we thoroughly enjoyed their set, we were perhaps even more impressed by support act Walls. So it’s good news, and good timing, that the band’s excellent new album Coracle is streaming at Drowned in Sound this week (with a track-by-track commentary penned by the band, to boot). Click here, and rejoice.

Prince Rama — Trust Now

Brooklyn psych sisters Prince Rama are now working as a duo, and they’ve got a new album called Trust Now out tomorrow. If you’re familiar with the band’s work, then the album won’t hold any surprises — there’s plenty of tribal drumming, chanting and eastern-influenced on show, all of which is absolutely fine by us. The album’s streaming at Stereogum — click to listen.

Modeselektor — Monkeytown

When they’re not remixing Radiohead, Berlin duo Modeselektor make some fascinating electronic music of their own, and they have a new record out today — it’s entitled Monkeytown, and it’s streaming in full via a website called The Wild City. The duo obviously get on well with Radiohead — Thom Yorke guests on two tracks — and since the music is the sort of glitchy Warp-y chopped-and-screwed stuff that Yorke seems to adore, we can certainly understand the connection. Anyway, we also like Monkeytown a lot, and we suggest you click here to get in on the action.