It’s Friday, and we’re back with another installment of our regular roundup of downloadable MP3 goodness, both from around the web and from our own servers. This week there’s a new eardrum-rupturer from A Place to Bury Strangers, along with new stuff from Led Er Est and White Denim, interesting remixes of Burial/Four Tet and Spank Rock/Santigold, the return of Tom Jones (yay!), and, um, a disco version of Sonic Youth. 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.
A Place to Bury Strangers — “You Are the One”
Yay, a new A Place to Bury Strangers track! We hope you have steel-reinforced headphones if you’re gonna click here.
Led Er Est — ”Kaiyo Maru”
Freshly signed to the mighty Sacred Bones Records, Led Er Est have a new album, The Diver, due out next month. This is the first taste thereof, a suitably coldwave-y piece of moody synthpop that’s available for your downloading pleasure right now via Pitchfork.
Burial and Four Tet — ”Nova” (Drvg Cvltvre remix)
A rather blissed-out remix of last month’s Burial and Four Tet collaboration, which transports the track out of a dimly lit South London street and places it in a deep house party on a temperate beach somewhere in the Mediterranean. We’re not entirely that Burial’s work really lends itself to being further Balearicised, but still, this is an interesting interpretation — get it via the ever-excellent XLR8R download section.
White Denim — ”Get Back to Love (Street Joy)”
A slice of ’80s-influenced late-night cheese from White Denim — that electric piano is pure Hall & Oates! Apparently the b-side to this track is an R. Kelly cover, which, as Gorilla vs. Bear — who are hosting this mp3 — point out, makes perfect sense. If such things excite you, download right here.
Tom Jones — ”Evil”
It’s not unusual to be excited about a new Tom Jones song. It’s not unusual at all. You’ll want to be quick on this one, though — it’s only up for download today, via KCRW.
SpaceGhostPurrp — “No Evidence”
4AD haven’t exactly been known as a hip-hop label over the years, but by the sound of this track, they’ve chosen well in signing exotically monikered Florida producer/MC SpaceGhostPurrp. The whispered hook of “No Evidence” alludes to the chorus of “No Diggity,” while there’s something very Tricky about SpaceGhostPurrp’s vocals. Get the track here.
Visions of Trees — ”Expressway to Yr Skull”
A cheesy disco version of Sonic Youth’s head-melting epic? Um, sure, why not? Listen (and download, if you’re feeling brave) via RCRD LBL.
Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and The Congos — “Happy Song”
Thinking about it, it’s a surprise that Sun Araw hasn’t gone dub long before now — his echo-laden soundscapes share an awful lot in common with the genre. This is the first taste of his collaboration with M. Geddes Gengras and dub producers The Congos — there’s a whole album coming, apparently, but in the meantime you can get this track here.
Spank Rock feat. Santigold — “Car Song” (Shabazz Palaces remix)
We heart Shabazz Palaces, and while we’re not entirely sold on Spank Rock or Santigold, we do like what Shabazz have done to this track, lending a certain ominous atmosphere to what’s otherwise a straight-up pop tune. Check it out via Fader.
Squadda B — ”Never Understand”
We also heart Clams Casino, so we’re always interested to hear what he’s up to. He tweeted the link to this “old track” yesterday — we can take or leave the rapping, to be honest, but the production makes for interesting listening. The track is available via Pitchfork.