20 Great Songs That You Might Have Missed in 2013

Part of the pleasure of listening to music is tracking down the less obvious joys: obscure covers, remixes and deep cuts that didn’t get a whole lot of attention. There were plenty such songs kicking about in 2013, and it seems a shame not to draw attention to them just because they didn’t quite make it onto our albums of the year list — so here are 20 songs that you may or may not have read about elsewhere, and that your correspondent enjoyed greatly over the last 12 months. … Read More

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The 10 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Kirin J. Callinan, Julia Holter

It’s Friday, which means that everyone at Flavorwire central is a) melting and b) rounding up the best songs we’ve heard this week. Today such list of songs includes the suitably strange and wonderful new single from Kirin J. Callinan, triumphant returns from Fuck Buttons and Julia Holter, excellent new songs from Heliotropes and Gold Panda, a bunch of pleasantly laid-back new electronic tracks… and a weird old Hawaiian psych number that sounds very familiar indeed. All this goodness is streaming now, and it all awaits you after the jump. Click through to listen! … Read More

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10 New Tracks You Need to Hear This Week: Lower Dens, Oneohtrix Point Never

With the release schedule pretty much all wound down for the year, the stream of downloadable tracks has also largely dried up. Over the next few weeks, we’re therefore replacing our regular grab-bag of free MP3s with a more general roundup of new tracks that we reckon are worth hearing, downloadable or otherwise. Never fear, though — the downloads will be back in January! In the meantime, click on through to see what’s been floating our boat this week in terms of new music — there’s a pretty awesome Lower Dens remix, new stuff from Widowspeak and Foals, a free Oneohtrix Point Never rarity, Marnie Stern vs. Infinite Jest, a shitload of Lawrence English’s field recordings, why we love Bear Ceuse, and more. Click through and get listening! … Read More

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5 Albums to Stream for Free This Week: REM, Oneohtrix Point Never

Another week, and another Monday morning. Let us ease you into Monday with our selection of the best albums streaming for free across the web. It’s a real mixed bag this week, with everything from shouty Welsh popsters Los Campesinos! to the atmospheric electronica of Oneohtrix Point Never, from the smooth space disco of Trentemøller to the urban alienation of Childish Gambino. Oh, and three new REM tracks. It’s all after the jump, so click through and get a-listenin’. … Read More

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