Published Aug 12, 2013Whether it's the Boomtown Rats, Garfield, or the average office worker, everyone seems to hate Mondays. So step away from the vicious cycle and start the rat race right by checking out our picks for the past week's coolest album streams, music videos and songs on the Internet in our weekly Music/Video roundup. Read on to discover all the latest and greatest digital tracks available, then don't forget to check out our Music/Video section every week for even more new tunes.
Chillwave auteur Washed Out (a.k.a. Ernest Greene) turned heads back in 2011 with the dynamic songwriting and hi-fi production of his debut LP, Within and Without, but now the synth-based songwriter is moving in a different direction, focusing on lush instrumentation and organic sounds. You can hear the fruits of his labour by checking out Paracosm in full ahead of tomorrow's (August 13) release date.
Next, ex-City Streets frontman Rick Reid and bassist Matt Leddy unveil their first release as Eternal Husbands with the Terrence Malick-inspired, self-titled EP, which you can listen to in its entirety before tomorrow's (August 13) drop. Meanwhile, West Coast hip-hopper Madchild follows the August 6 release of his debut LP, Lawn Mower Man, with a neon-tinted video for the album's title track.
Folk-tinged songwriter Neko Case has given us another taste of her upcoming full-length The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You with a lyric video for the beautifully arranged "Night Still Comes," while hip-hop hero and sometimes-R&B crooner Drake shares another track from his highly-anticipated third LP, Nothing Was the Same, with the mid-tempo banger "Hold On We're Going Home."
Finally, Brussels-based producer Jolan Koks (a.k.a. Loden) shows the preparation and execution of a night out in L.A., along with its accompanying metropolitan isolation, in the music video for "An Evening with Open Mike Eagle," the second single from his fourth studio album, The Star Eyed Condition. Watch the video ahead of the album's official release on August 20.
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