Each week, Playlist’s Glenn Peoples looks at special tracks offered by the iTunes Music Store and other select online music merchants. Here are the selections for the week of May 30th.
Oasis is back with their first new album in three years,
Don’t Believe The Truth. iTunes has an exclusive track, “Pass Me Down The Wine,” that can be acquired if the entire album is purchased.
A British band that is often hyped as much as Oasis was in the ’90s, Bloc Party are among the best of the current wave of young British guitar bands. iTunes has two live songs,
“>“This Modern Love,”
that were recorded at San Francisco’s Syklopps Studios.
Buyers of the
(out on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records and Record Collection) at iTunes will get some additional and exclusive content: a video for the song “Butternut” by the Sprout House Band, a digital booklet and exclusive songs.
Brian Eno is back with a new album and iTunes has an exclusive download,
The song is from
Another Day On Earth
, out June 14th on Hannibal. Gomez also has an exclusive single at iTunes,
“Make No Sound,”
from the upcoming live album
that will be out next week on ATO Records.
Two hip hop legends have singles at iTunes (and other online stores as well). Kanye West’s
“Diamonds from Sierra Leone”
is out there. Missy Elliot’s
single was released a few days ago.
Another iTunes exclusive is
“Workin’ It Out”
by rapper Mos Def. It’s the third single from the
National Vinyl Association
compilation put out by
iTunes free download of the week is
by Acceptance, a post-emo power ballad that is primed to be a big slow dance number at high school proms across the country. The song comes from the album
that came out in April.
has Four Tet’s Everything Ecstatic on Domino.
The free download at
is “Zenda” by Congo’s Mose Fan Fan. Says the website: “This song showcases Mose Fan Fan’s talent as a maker of fantastically original Samba-Rumba music.”
There are more MySpace.com pages to check out. Black Eyed Peas have their upcoming album Monkey Business on
their MySpace page. Adam Richman has four songs from his album Patience And Science streaming at his page. Irish four-piece Ash are stars in Europe but still trying to break in America.
Their MySpace page
streams their single “Meltdown” from their recent album of the same name.
The Gorillaz MySpace page
streams four songs from their new album Demon Days and has the video for the song “Feel Good Inc.” Even labels have MySpace.com pages.
“>Kemado Records’ page
streams four songs from the label’s catalog.