Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Album Streaming: New CDs from Gomez and Dave Alvin; Buddy Holly Covers; & More

The latest album from British rock band Gomez is one of the new CDs available for free preview this week.

The new album by British band Gomez and a couple of collections featuring big names highlight the free album previews available this week.

"Rave On Buddy Holly" features cover songs of the rock pioneer by the likes of Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple and Jon Brion, The Black Keys, Florence and The Machine, Patti Smith, Cee Lo Green, and more.

And "Red Hot + Rio 2," the latest in the series of HIV benefit records, features performers including John Legend and Bebel Gilberto, as well as intriguing collaborations between American and Latin musicians such as Beck and Seu Jorge, Of Montreal and Os Mutantes, and Mia Doi Todd and José González.

NPR First Listen:
  • "Rave On Buddy Holly" by various artists
  • "Red Hot + Rio 2" by various artists

KCRW Album Preview: 
  • "Sound Kapital" by Handsome Furs - the duo of Wolf Parade frontman Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry (streaming until July 20) and AOL Music Listening Party:
  • "Whatever's on Your Mind" by Gomez
  • "Eleven Eleven by Dave Alvin
  • "We Are the Champions" by Jeff the Brotherhood
  • ... and many more, including albums by artists I don't know but am listening to this week, including Bobby, FM Belfast, Skysaw (featuring former Smashing Pumpkins member Jimmy Chamberlin), the Parlotones, Crossfade, Danko Jones, the Emily Zuzik Band, Pixikill, Noise by Numbers, Priory, and Miracle Parade

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