At weeks end we thought we would highlight and share MP3's from some highly anticipated releases. Based on the past several days this late spring and summer should prove to be more than a little aurally pleasing.
Any week you get to hear a new song from Versus is well, in a word awesome. On August 3rd Versus will break their 10 year silence when the band releases On The Ones and Threes on Merge. The album will also mark the return of founding member Edward Baluyut. The Band have signed on to play shows in Brooklyn and Washington D.C. as part of Teen Beat's 26th Anniversary Tour on July 9th alongside the tour headliners, Unrest. The tour stops at TT The Bears on July 8th. Grab tickets while they last at Ticketweb.
[MP3] Versus - Invincible Hero
Dany Seim,Justin Harris,and Brent Knopf, collectively know as Menomena will release thier third LP on July 27th. Mines was recorded over the past 3 1/2 years between touring for the bands last record, Fried or Foe and various side projects. Danny Siem recently gave a description of the album in a press release with a less than serious quote: "Mines will blow off your limbs like an Italian VS-50!". The band has offered the album track Five Little Rooms for download at the price of your e-mail address.
Jose Gonzalez new trio Junip will kick off their U.S. tour right here in Boston with a show on June 8th at Great Scott. The bands new Rope and Summit EP will be released on May 25th, but if you register for the bands mailing list you will receive a free digital copy. The bands full length, Fields is slated for a September 14th release via Mute/City Slang.
[MP3/Stream] Junip - Rope and Summit EP
New York City's post-punkers, The Drums are set to drop their full length self titled debut for Universal/Island on June 7th. The band is offering It Will All End In Tears off their soon to be released new album in exchange for your e-mail address. Check the widget embed below to grab the song. It would seem that we've gone a little widget crazy, we're just happy for the free MP3's in advance of the release of these albums, enjoy.
[MP3/Stream] The Drums - Best Friend