10 MP3s You Need to Download for Free This Week: Interpol, Hype Williams


It’s Friday, which means that we still feel ill from eating our body’s weight in turkey yesterday — and also that it’s time for another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness from around the web. This week the music industry is starting to wind down for the holiday season, but never fear, because there’s still plenty of action worth your bandwidth: a hitherto unreleased Interpol demo, a free track from the excellent new Clinic album, lots of weird atmospheric music, Dave Sitek remixing Norah Jones, classic Gary Numan, and more. Since all this action costs precisely nothing, what are you waiting for? All the download links await after the jump.

Interpol — “Roland” (demo) Amusingly enough, we were just thinking earlier this week that if Interpol’s classic self-titled debut album was gonna get reissued, it was only right that this little slice of Internet genius deserved being revisited, too. Stylus’s tongue-in-cheek list of the most spectacularly awful lyrics on Interpol has had us giggling for years, and as if on cue, here’s an unheard demo of a song containing one of the best/worst. All together now: “My best friend’s a butcher, he has 16 knives/ He carries them all over the town, at least he tries/ Oooh, look! It’s stopped snowing!”

Hype Williams — “Galice” So apparently Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland are calling themselves Hype Williams again, and according to the Stool Pigeon, they have an album called London due out tomorrow (which is pretty much the first anyone’s heard of any such thing.) This track is taken from the aforementioned album, and it’s really rather excellent — a pretty post-R&B track that’s not nearly as headache-inducing as some of their other material. Get it via their Soundcloud (there’s a Mediafire download link under the track itself.)

Clinic — “Misty” As we wrote last week, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying Free Reign, the new album by Liverpudlian four-piece Clinic. If you’ve not got hold of the record yet, then you can grab opening track “Misty” via KCRW for today only — the download link is right here.

Featureless Ghost — Flash” The fact that our post a few weeks back about minimal wave didn’t include Atlanta’s Featureless Ghost got at least one Flavorpill staffer hot under the collar — we argue about this sort of thing at Flavorpill central, honestly — so here’s a standout track from their debut album Personality Matrix for you to make up your own mind. Get it via Pitchfork.

Norah Jones — “Take It Back” and “Good Morning” (Dave Sitek remixes) In which Dave Sitek remixes Norah Jones. Make of this what you will.

Goat — “Run to Your Mama” (Pinkunoizu remix) According to ye olde Quietus, Norwegian band Pinkunoizu make multi-faceted, folk and electronic-tinged “cocktail music” and are given to performing a cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?” live. This track finds them remixing psych-inclined compatriots Goat, and is well worth the download, which you can find here.

G Jones & Grimblee — “Blue Dream” This reminds us of a Dam-Funk tune strapped to a satellite and launched into space to bobble gently on solar waves off into eternity. This, clearly, is a Good Thing. Get it via XLR8R.

Hav Lyfe — “Aztek” Also from the good folk at XLR8R, who are always a reliable source of interesting downloads, here’s some quietly ominous atmospheric music from London-based producer Hav Lyfe. Apparently no one (including us) knows a great deal about Mr Lyfe, but this is a pretty great track. Download it here.

Isadora — “On the Rights” Slightly angsty ’90s-influenced rock ? Yeah, that’s about where we’re at today. Get this via Under the Radar.

Tubeway Army — “Uh Oh” And finally, the crew at 20 Jazz Funk Greats have been revisiting classic Gary Numan this week, and they’re hosting a free download of Tubeway Army’s “Uh Oh.” Go forth and download. You’re welcome.