5 Albums to Stream for Free This Week: Death Grips, Battles


Welcome to another edition of our regular Monday stream-a-thon, wherein we hunt down the best and/or most notable records streaming for free over the Internet. This week, we’re all thoroughly excited about the arrival of Death Grips’ debut album, even if it isn’t exactly the most gentle way to welcome Monday morning. Elsewhere, there’s a new and surprisingly listenable album from the Dandy Warhols, the lovely new record from Sidi Touré, the soundtrack to Daniel Johnston’s new iPad application (no, really), and Battles’ remix record. And also, the details for Jack White’s new album, which is streaming at some point this evening. Click through and listen to your heart’s content!

Death Grips — The Money Store

Yes! Start your Monday with an album that sounds like a large angry man punching you in the head repeatedly! Result! Click here to get in on the action.

The Dandy Warhols — This Machine

If you’re after something a little less intense, you could do worse than the surprisingly good new record from The Dandy Warhols. We rather lost interest in this band circa Welcome to the Monkey House, but while This Machine isn’t life-changing, and the occasional lyric is a bit ropey, it’s a pleasantly laid-back listen for a Monday morning. It’s streaming via Rolling Stone.

Sidi Touré — Koïma

We mentioned earlier this month how much we were looking forward to hearing the new record from Thrill Jockey’s resident Malian, and Koïma doesn’t disappoint at all. Considering New York felt rather like sub-Saharan Africa last night, it’s probably a fine time to get into some African blues — check out the record via Spinner.

Daniel Johnston — Space Ducks OST

If the idea of a Daniel Johnston iPad game sounds like your idea of a good time, then you can knock yourself out with Space Ducks, a comic and application that’s based around the concept of, yes, ducks in space. The project comes with an accompanying soundtrack album — as ever, Johnston’s music is an acquired taste, but if his ingenuous outsider sounds are to your liking, the album is streaming right here.

Battles — Dross Glop

And finally, if you were one of the people who listened to Gloss Drop and thought that Battles sounded just fine without Tyondai Braxton, you may well also be interested in the remix version of the band’s second album. The cunningly titled Dross Glop features remixes from some pretty fine producers, including Kode9, Shabazz Palaces, Gui Boratto, and Qluster. It’s out tomorrow, and it’s streaming right now via Stereogum.

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Jack White — Blunderbuss

Apparently Jack White’s new album is going up on iTunes for pre-release streaming at some point this evening. Exactly when this will happen is unclear, but you can follow White’s official website for details.