Published May 23, 2011Being the end of the May long weekend, Canadians everywhere are busy making their way home from their cottages and flushing the beer out of their systems. If you want to listen to some great music while you're at it, head on over to the Exclaim! Click Hear section to get the latest songs, videos and album streams. Here's a little look at some of what you can find there.
Bon Iver (pictured) is gearing up to release the project's highly anticipated self-titled follow-up to 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago. If you can't wait that long to hear what Justin Vernon and the gang have in store for you, though, we have the first (legally) released track off of the album to keep you going until it's released on June 21.
But if one track isn't enough for you, we also have a bunch of full-album streams up for you to enjoy. First, we have the debut release from Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group label called Self Made Vol. 1. This album features Ross himself, as well as core MMG-ers Wale, Meek Mill, Pill and more. There are also a ton of guest appearances by artists including, but not limited to, Curren$y, Jadakiss, J. Cole.
In other debuts, we have those L.A. boys who brought us the hit "Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People. Their first full-length is called Torches and is available to stream before its May 24 release date. Also, we have Mike Feuerstack's newest Snailhouse album, Sentimental Gentleman streaming on Exclaim.ca before it's released on May 24 as well.
Next up, we have a song that could almost be considered album. Tera Melos have released a 51-minute, completely improvised track as a way to raise money to get the band to Ireland so that they can play the Forbidden Fruit Festival. You can stream the track, called "Echo on the Hills of Knebworth," for free or download it for a minimum donation of $5.
As for videos, we have Death Cab for Cutie performing their new single "You Are a Tourist" live on Light Night With Jimmy Fallon. That song comes off of their new album Codes and Keys, which drops on May 31. There's also a video of Broken Social Scene covering "The World At Large" originally by BSS favourite Modest Mouse. This video is part of a series of clips made to raise money for victimized women in Uganda.
Be sure to check out these, as well as many more, streams, downloads and videos, at our Click Hear section.