Free Music Friday


When the mood moves us, we scour the web to find quality free downloads for your listening pleasure. Oh yeah, did we mention they are FREE?

We are always open to suggestions for songs that you may have discovered and you feel are worthy of gracing these pages and being shared with the fellow Rock And Roll Animals in our community. Now, some of these links expire, so act quickly, and rock on…


Free Rock Music Worth Sharing – so share!

09/12/14 We love these hard rockers with a little Southern Twist. This particular song is an absolute blast; a creative Justin Timberlake / 50 Cent cover: Ayo Technology
08/22/14 This is a great find. Red Hot Chili Peppers Live EP that kicks off with “Breaking The Girl” from their 2013 Tour. Classic stuff: RHCP Live 2012-2013
08/15/14 The Born Ruffians just do not make anything but good music and Luke Lalonde’s voice is as quirky and addictive as ever on this offering: Oh Cecilia
06/27/14 A bluesy rocker from The Amends, one of my favorite Indie bands. I don’t love this one, but it is the beginning of a very cool concept and most of their songs kick ass. Check it out and see, and seven more cuts are soon to follow: Reappear
06/13/14 Moab is about to release their new album, as a prelude, they share some killer, hard-edged garage rock, definitely worth a listen (courtesy of Scion): Whittled Away
06/06/14 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes continue to make extraordinarily creative Alt-rock. And, lucky for us, this one is for free, via Amazon: Give Me A Sign
05/16/14 Stumbled across this band via Twitter and love their unique, creative twist on Alt-Rock. Check out Under A Banner: When We Used To Dance
05/09/14 Eddie Vedder debuts a new song in Sao Paolo and has offered it up for our review. Honestly, don’t love it, but you decide: I Won’t Hold On
04/18/14 Foxy Shazam’s latest album depicts the band in their most penetrating and exposed form, their characteristic grandiosity clearly evident but captured in a severe new light: GONZO
03/07/14 A nice diverse sampler of new Alternative rock artists from Broken Circles Records: Why Would…
02/28/14 Manchester Orchestra is back and their new rock ‘n roll is great. Here’s the first offering and it’s free: Top Notch
02/07/14 Luke Dowler is one of our favorite singer-songwriters. He’s now making all of his musical available for free for a great cuase. Best of Luke Dowler
01/17/14 Seattle’s Special Explosion are 90’s indie rock revivalists with a catchy indie rock sound. Clotheslined
01/03/14 Twenty years of great alternative rock and still going strong. Check out the latest from Vertical Horizon, sounding as good as ever. Broken Over You
12/20/13 Merry Christmas! Fun. is gifting us all with a nice live EP with some hits and some deep stuff. Fun. Live EP
12/13/13 Garage rock at its best from Austin’s White Denim. Good stuff! Pretty Green
12/06/13 UK rockers Jupiter Falls are about to release their debut album. Hard rock with a classic feel. Here’s a cool demo: World War III
10/11/13 Leogun touts their sound as Alternative Rock – in truth, it’s just good old fashioned British rock! Leogun EP
09/13/13 This is truly more dance/pop than rock, but an interesting Fall Out Boy remix Alone Together Remix
09/06/13 This is quirky and catchy. A particularly adorable indie-pop duo from Portland, Oregon Gotta Love
08/30/13 You;ll like this one – Pearl Jam’s sound check from their Wrigley Field show – eight songs in total in a unique setting: PJ Sound Check
08/09/13 Summer vacation is over – here’s a good rocker from Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody: Boom!
06/14/13 This Stephen Kellogg song is fantastic, and a great sneak peek of the forthcoming album Blunderstone Rookery out next week (here’s our album preview): Thanksgiving
06/07/13 We reviewed this album earlier and it’s pretty damn good – now it’s free, too! Green River Ordinance: Under Fire
05/31/13 RARA’s FARM favorite Pete Yorn has teamed with J.D. King to form The Olms – check them out for free: Wanna Feel It
05/17/13 Luc found this one from 80’s pop-punkster Billy Idol. This one is good for Android users: White Wedding
05/10/13 Night Beds and their excellent acoustic guitar driven rock offer us up a beautiful rocker: Ramona
05/03/13 The Cayucas are offering up their super cool Alt-rock sound, with a fun summertime vibe: High School Lover
04/26/13 Kate Tucker is one of our RARA’s Farm favorites, she’s back with Sons Of Sweden, and is offering a nice sampler: Kate Hudson Sampler
04/19/13 This is a killer sampler CD: Old Crow Medicine Show, Alabama Shakes, Bobby Long and more… ATO Records Spring Sampler
04/12/13 The Presidents of the United States of America offer us a fun one: Tiny Explosions
04/05/13 They’re riding high with their current single “Stairway,” here’s something earlier from some kick ass rockers, Yukon Blonde: Choices
03/22/13 These quirky Canadian Indie Rockers are about to release a new album. Love the sound of The Born Ruffians & Ignite sessions: With Her Shadow
03/15/13 Earlier Fun. from before their huge Some Nights success. Good stuff off of the Aim & Ignite sessions: B-Sides and more
03/08/13 This is a nice sampler from a greatly anticipated Spring tour with AWOLNATION, Mother Mother and Blondfire: Tour Sampler
03/01/13 Check out the upcoming single from Mike Mains and The Branches and grab their first album. Contagious, addictive pop rock: Noises
02/22/13 This one is just fantastic. The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club covering the Call’s fantastic and under-appreciated: Let the Day Begin
02/15/13 A special Valentine’s Day offer from AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records: All I Need
02/08/13 New Strokes – good stuff with a cool new sound for the band: One Way Trigger
02/01/13 Pittsburgh native turned Nashville resident Brooke Anniabale offers up some nice folksy rock Middle of the Mess
01/25/13 Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, have created a cool new thing – Divine Fits: Would That Not Be Nice
01/18/13 Indie-Rock veteran Matt Ponds has been making good music for years – now he embarks on his first solo effort: The Natural Lines
01/11/13 The pride of Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs are back – and sounding ever so Black Keys-ish: The Way It Is
01/04/13 The Delta Saints have a smoking new album headed our way on January 14th. Here’s one to whet your appetite: A Bird Called Angola
12/28/12 This UK band has a great fresh sound. Here’s a song for the season from A Silent Film: The Christmas Song
12/07/12 From my old Philly stomping grounds, something fresh from the always creative G. Love: Fixin To Die
11/23/12 In honor of my current trip to Georgia – here’s Athens’ The Whigs – great Alt-Rock: Waiting
11/16/12 We stumbled across this band in Sanford last night. Fun, fun stuff! It’s a groovy, ska rock thing that you need to check out: UNRB – Take On Me (yeah, that song)
11/09/12 Free Live Metallica downloads, some great stuff here going back to the early 80’s: The Metallica Vault
11/02/12 A nice sampler from Glamour Kills: Yellowcard, State Champs, Action Item and more: Glamour Kills Winter Sampler
10/26/12 These guys are so under-appreciated. Some nice stripped down stuff from River City Extension: Welcome to Pittsburgh
10/19/12 Philly’s hip and cool Dr. Dog has a fun new offering: Exit For Sale
10/12/12 Young Rival, a young trio out of Canada offers up a fun free download: Nothing You Know Well
10/05/12 Paul Westerberg, the voice of the Replacements, and one of Rock’s classic voices offers up his latest single: My Road Now
09/28/12 The Pain of Being Pure At Heart, NYC Indie rockers who remind me of a guitar powered New Order offer a cool remix: Heart in Your Heartbreak
09/21/12 The Amends, Indie rockers out of Colorado are always fun. Some harsh language on this tune, but it’s still a fun listen: It’d Be Nice
09/14/12 Singer songwriter Aimee Mann, that sweet voice from Til Tuesday, is offering a free five song sampler on Noisetrade: Charmer
09/07/12 Green River Ordinance, a talented band out of Fort Wort (who we reviewed this week) offers an excellent track: Heart of Me
08/31/12 Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio releases two new dance tracks: The Silent and New You
08/24/12 A Sampler from Glamour Kills including some new stuff from All Time Low: The Reckless and The Brave
08/17/12 This is a pretty good find from last year, It’s The Greatest Hits from one of Canada’s finest bands, Sloan: Select Singles, 1992-2011
08/10/12 The Last Royals finally release their first single off their new album and definitely worth the wait: Only The Brave
08/03/12 AWOLNATION are about to hit the road for a big American Tour – here’s a free sampler: Kill Your Heroes
07/27/12 Late addition since I was on vacation this week – It’s Imagine Dragons: It’s Time (Jailbreak Remix)
07/20/12 Here’s another free album offer, this time from the talented Alt-Country rocker Rhett Miller of The Old 97’s: Live at Eddie’s Attic
07/13/12 This is like getting caught stealing. The entire latest Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist
07/06/12 We caught this band live a few weeks ago, excellent show – here’s one of the tunes they played at The Social: Brat Pack
06/29/12 The Cloud Nothings are an excellent new punk rock band, check out their latest: Stay Useless
06/22/12 River City Extension offers up some fine Alt-Americana – Here’s the opening track off of their new release: Glastonbury
06/15/12 The Cult are back with their new release Choice of Weapon and they still know how to rock: Lucifer
06/01/12 Joey Ramone – Some lost vocal tracks with a new backing band. Cool, stuff, ya know? The What Did I Do To Deserve You?
05/25/12 Sarajevo Rose – These Brisbane, Australie Alt-Rockers remind me a bit of 30 Seconds to Mars. Check them out: The Hardest Words
05/18/12 Another band I found via my Twitter account. The Gallery sounds like a modern day Tom Petty: Ballroom of Broken Hearts
05/11/12 Cool, cool stuff. Chappo covering Beck with a nice unique approach: Cyanide Breath Mint
05/04/12 Apex Manor is Russ Flournoy’s follow-up to Broken West. This one is a fun tune that actually channels some McCartney: Under the Gun
04/27/12 Lit’s back in the studio and still putting out great rock and roll. Here’s their latest Same Shit, Different Drink
04/13/12 Cuff the Duke – This is cool Alt-Rock/Country from Canada. Check out their hip cover of John Lennon’s Instant Karma
04/06/12 Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak collaborate for a fun free tune in honor of Journeys, and their cool tribute to classic Chuck Taylors: Warrior
03/30/12 Something groovy from our favorite Danish duo The Raveonettes: Night Comes Out
03/23/12 Loving this new stuff from Sleeper Agent. Download this one by Sunday:Get Burned
03/16/12 Great song from Neon Trees, Buick is offering a free download, today only. Get It!:Everybody Talks
03/09/12 Ohio’s Lovedrug has just released their new album, Wild Blood. Here’s a sample for you:We Were Owls
03/02/12 The Armstrong Family’s new band (Billy Joe’s crew) has some cool new stuff to share:I Want Revenge
02/24/12 Sleigh Bells has some new music just hitting the street. Here’s a link for their big hit from a few years ago:Ring Ring
02/17/12 Quirky power-pop.  This song is addictive. Something new from Team Genius:Ronald Reagan’s Cousin
02/10/12 Fresh hard rock from Queens.  It’s new stuff from Eve To Adam:Banquet For a Starving Dog
02/03/12 Revolution, I Love You. Found these guys via Twitter. A unique sound, and I like a few of their free downloads: Anthem Underground
01/27/12 I’m not really sure how to classify these guys? Surfish Punk, maybe?  Listen to Obits and decide for yourself: You Gotta Lose
01/20/12 Fresh from the Rockies. The Amends are music to our ears. Check out some fun stuff: Dance
01/13/12 Free EP from Akron native and Nashville transplant Kate Tucker. Good Americana Rock. We love Revolution
01/06/12 The first single from Atlas Giant, a hot band from down under: Trojans
12/30/11 Of Monsters and Men – Great new stuff from this young band out of Iceland:  Little Talks
12/16/11 Lykke Li – our Swedish songstress with the unique voice covers some Righteous stuff Unchained Melody
12/09/11 New stuff from Band of Skulls – a different sound for them: Devil’s Rug
12/02/11 Stumbled across this one flying over the Carolina’s – something cool from the other North of the Border: Rich Aucoin: “It”
11/25/11 A Cool Remix of “The Sun” from The Naked and Famous (near page bottom) The Sun Remix
11/18/11 A free sample from Vampire Weekend’s Latest: Horchata
11/11/11 A cool alternate version from The Last Royals: Backseat Lovers
11/04/11 Something to whet your appetite from the Drowning Men – Look for our album review shortly: Rita
10/21/11 Found this one from Nine Inch Nails: “Slip”: The Slip
10/14/11 Some good stuff from Matt Mays one of our favorite Canadian performers / song-writers: Matt Mays
 10/07/11 Download the Arcade Fire’s “Month of May” – this is a great song off of their last album: Arcade Fire
 09/30/11 Today a free one from one of the best live bands around: Flogging Molly
 09/23/11 Free Music Friday: I love this song from England’s The Vaccines – check it out: Vaccines
 09/16/11 Something new from San Fran’s Stroke 9. Check out some fresh stuff from these talented guys. Stroke 9
 09/09/11 Here’s our best find yet: Coldplay – Left Right Left Right Left, a live album gift for their fans: Coldplay
 09/02/11  The Sounds remix of “Something To Die For” not as good as the studio version, but it is FREE: Sounds
08/25/11 Handsome Furs are offering the two songs covered in our last update: What About Us and Repatriated

3 thoughts on “Free Music Friday”

  1. “Sarajevo Rose – These West Coast Alt-Rockers remind me a bit of 30 Seconds to Mars. Check them out: The Hardest Words”

    They’re actually from Brisbane, Australia. Amazing stuff, everyone needs to listen.

  2. Kris – thanks for the correction. I’ve fixed it above, and agree, this band is definitely worth a listen. Appreciate your comment!

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