10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Dam-Funk, Mountain Goats


It’s Friday, and we’re back with another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness from around the web. The most notable piece of action this week is the return of Dam-Funk and his download-sharing ways, but there’s also the new Stars single, Mountain Goats doing the Weeds theme song, and Jason Lytle doing Talk Talk, several interesting remixes, the correct link to a new Thurston Moore track and various other goodness. In other words, there’s plenty of interesting sounds awaiting you after the jump, and since they won’t cost a penny or land you an RIAA lawsuit, as your attorneys we advise you to start downloading immediately.

Dam-Funk — “Happy” It’s been a relatively long time since there’s been any downloadable goodness from the ever-prolific Dam-Funk’s SoundCloud page, but happily that little hiatus has come to an end with the arrival of this instrumental jam. We heart Dam-Funk, and we suggest you click here to grab a piece of this action, which is all squelchy bass and keytar-y awesomeness. Yay.

Mountain Goats — “Little Boxes” In which the Mountain Goats cover the theme to Weeds. Stoners of the world, rejoice.

Stars — “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” Fans of Canadian indie, rejoice — Stars have a new album out soon, and for today only, you can download this track via KCRW’s Track of the Day feature. What are you waiting for? Get clicking!

Matthew Dear — “Her Fantasy” (Poolside remix) We’re very much looking forward to the new Matthew Dear record, and in the meantime, we’ve rather enjoyed this pleasantly cruisy remix of “Her Fantasy,” courtesy of Poolside.

Blood Diamonds — “Phone Sex” (Lemonade remix) Also on the remixing tip, here’s a pleasantly spaced-out reworking of the Blood Diamonds/Grimes collaboration “Phone Sex” from San Francisco trio Lemonade. We actually like this better than the original, perhaps because it’s less dance floor and more morning after-oriented. Anyway, it’s pretty great, and you can get it at The Fader.

Lemonade — “Softkiss” (Hyetal remix) And, shit, while we’re discussing Lemonade, here’s one of their tracks, remixed by UK producer Hyetal. The original version of this song comes from the trio’s recent album Diver — get the remix via XLR8R.

Lawrence Grey — “A” Also at XLR8R is this grinding and rather oppressive track from LA producer Lawrence Grey — it’s taken from an album rather appropriately entitled Claustrophilia, and it totally sounds like being at a party in a stuffy tin shed that’s too small for everyone who’s turned up to dance. It’s not bad at all, in other words. Get it here.

Two Fingers — “101 South” Venerable UK label Ninja Tune has been the source of interesting sounds for the best part of two decades now, so it’s nice to see it’s not letting up any. This is from the upcoming album by Amon Tobin’s hip-hop side project Two Fingers, which is due out on the label in October — you can download the track now from Pitchfork.

Jason Lytle – “Tomorrow Started” There was such a glut of downloadable action last week that we kinda overlooked this, but it’s definitely worth hearing — Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle covering Talk Talk for a new compilation of, y’know, Talk Talk covers. Get it here.

Chelsea Light Moving — “Frank O’Hara Hit” And speaking of last week, as per Stereogum, whose link to this track we shared last Friday: “Last week, Matador treated us to another song from Thurston Moore’s excellent new post-SY band Chelsea Light Moving called ‘Frank O’Hara Hit.’ Or so we thought. Turns out, the song posted was not ‘Frank O’Hara Hit’ but a different CLM song called ‘Empires Of Time.'” The correct link is here!