iTunes: Free Stuff Tuesday

by Erica Sadun

US: In the Morning by Junior Boys
This track, which also happens to be the title of the Hamilton duo's stunning new album, is a loping little slice of electro-romance. Despite the fact that founding member (and rhythmic kingpin) Johnny Dark left the group (replaced by Matthew Didemus), vocalist Jeremy Greenspeen is able to drop into a hypnotic state, backed by some solid, but gently percolating synths. Shall we call this Single of the Week? Yes, indeed.


US: Nothing to Prove by Niyorah
NiyoRah is a reggae artist in his twenties coming straight outta Dominica. He was raised on a steady diet of roots reggae greats, from Robert Nesta Marley to Burning Spear. His understanding of the rhythmic dynamics of roots reggae and the spiritual drive underneath it - is on fine display on this track, "Nothing to Prove," our free Single of the Week.


US: Battlestar Galactica - The Story So Far (August 2006)
Before all new episodes of Battlestar Galactica arrive on October 6th, don't miss the chance to relive the entire first and second seasons as Sci Fi turns over 30 action-packed hours into one 44-minute adventure. This exclusive special traces mankind's fight for survival back to Battlestar Galactica's rebirth as a ground-breaking miniseries, and follows the last of humanity as they struggle to outrun their relentless enemy. Narrated by Mary McDonnell, Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far is an essential look inside the events and people that define life on the edge of extinction. Whether a series fan, or first-time viewer, this special will leave you up-to-date and prepared for the premiere of the third epic season of Battlestar Galactica, October 6th.


US: Million Hit Lowdown
Fans or first-timers, now is the time to catch up with television's biggest hits. ABC is offering one million free downloads of last season's finales of Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Lost.


Australia: You Know by Tyrone Noonan
Single of the Week.


Canada: Grand Champion by Les Trois Accords
Le groupe québéquois tant prisé a fait ses débuts en 2003 avec, à l'époque, Gros Mammouth Album, album qui avait remportait un gros succès grâce à des morceaux comme "Hawaïenne" et "Saskatchewan" (ce dernier avec le groupe déguisé en Ninjas !). Maintenant, ce groupe au rock mélodieux, s'engage dans un deuxième round avec un je-ne-sais-quoi en plus, en sortant Grand Champion International de Course. Le groupe a-t-il de nouveau réussi son pari ? Nous pensons que oui, mais à vous de juger grâce à notre Single gratuit de la semaine, "Grand champion".


UK: The Edge (Featuring Niara) by Akala & Niara
Akala is tired of the commercial rap game and he's about ready to see some new rules up on the board. The English MC has revolution on the brain and he's got the ambition and skills to make some changes. "The Edge" features Akala's lightning quick rhymes and inventive changes. The whole track is driven by a distorted blues riff, making for a great fusion of raw funk and hip-hop flow.


France: The Beauty Room by Soul Horizon
The Beauty Room constitue une collaboration entre Jinadu et Kirk Degiorgio. C'est ce dernier qui a créé les structures des chansons, en mettant l'accent sur une texture travaillée. Jinadu a ensuite imaginé les mélodies et les harmonies les mieux adaptées à ces structures. Bien que plus habitué à la musique électronique, le duo nous prouve que qu'il a plusieurs cordes à son arc avec ce superbe morceau folk. « Soul Horizons » est notre Single gratuit de la semaine.


6 Comments

Lumineux
2006-09-26 08:41:10
You forgot a couple in the US:
Million Dollar Listing (106),
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Making a Scene)
Erica Sadun
2006-09-26 08:55:24
Both the Million Dollar Listing and Sunny-in-Philly episodes are fairly old. They've been listed before.
Lumineux
2006-09-26 16:36:39
Ok, didn't know that. Thanks.
Erica Sadun
2006-09-26 16:42:02
Hey no worries. Thanks again for the tip.
myvideopodcast
2006-09-28 08:41:56
Thanks Erica.
Noticed the TV shows are only avaliable in the US iTunes store. Are other local TV shows,say in France etc available in their respective stores.
Erica Sadun
2006-09-28 08:57:27
So far no non-US shows are available. It looks like the UK may be the first, with content from the BBC