Do you like Amy Winehouse? Adele? Love that old-fashioned, classic sound but wish that they made your toes tap a little harder? Then you're going to adore this week's iTunes free single of the week from We Are Twin. I honestly can't stop dancing to this one - it's been on repeat all morning.
Is this what happens when you pair a Germany-raised Sri Lankan and a New York soul singer? If so, can we get more of these collaborations please? The fusion of minds and of styles works on every level. In fact, you could say that they are creating their own little language, just like twins do. The band name makes perfect sense.
Enough ramblings from me. Go download the single. You won't regret it:
The Way We Touch - Single - WE ARE TWIN
And check out the full EP here:
We Are Twin - EP - WE ARE TWIN
We focus a lot on music here on Free iTunes Music, but iTunes has a lot of free media including books and tv shows. Honestly, there's enough free stuff there to keep the frugal person entertained for ages.
Inside Out Girl by Tish Cohen is the iTunes Free Book of the Week. Cohen is better known for her children's books, but this for-adults novel focuses on the pursuit of of a perfectionist single mother. The Amazon reviews are incredibly positive (nearly 5 stars), so it seems like it's worth a download.
If you like it, she also wrote a great book called Town House that you can check out at the link below:
Town House - Tish Cohen
I have been obsessed - OBSESSED with Imagine Dragons this year. The debut album for this Las Vegas based band has been insanely huge. You know who they are, you haven't been able to escape their music on the radio, and you are probably sick to death of 'Radioactive'.
But the rest of their album is really fantastic. And it's a steal at $7.99 on iTunes right now. Check it out:
Night Visions - Imagine Dragons
There are always some great albums on sale for $7.99 on iTunes every week, but this week they are having an awesomely vast sale on classic albums that everybody should have in their music collection.
Here are some of the highlights:
1. Sublime - Sublime
Unfortunately, they aren't making any Sublime albums anymore. And this 17-track album with summertime masterpieces like 'Santeria', 'What I Got', and 'The Wrong Way' is just an unstoppable force for rad.
2. Late Registration - Kanye West
It makes me feel old to call out Kanye's Late Registration as a classic album. After all, it only came out eight years ago. But it is a classic already, isn't it? For a starter, 21 tracks for 7.99 is a pretty good deal, but then you get hits like 'Touch the Sky', 'Heard 'Em Say', and 'Gold Digger'. Will any of us ever listen to Gold Digger in the same way now that Kanye has procreated with Kim K?
3. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
If you were born in the 90's, you might think of Counting Crows as an old-school band that your parents listen to. And you'd be right. But back in 1993 when this album came out, it rocked the world of everybody who listened to it. Give 'Anna Begins' a try. Listen to the lyrics. If you hate it, don't get the album, but I very much doubt that will happen.
Dozens more classic albums are for sale on iTunes right now! Give it a look:
I must admit, as a huge David Tennant fan, I squee'd a bit last week at the free Doctor Who download. And this week, iTunes is bringing us his latest project for free - the pilot episode of Broadchurch.
Playing a brooding detective (I love a brooding Tennant) that is trying to solve the murder of a young boy, this 8-episode series is showing right now on BBC America. The first episode has already aired, but you can download it for free on iTunes right now! Here's the link:
Broadchurch, Season 1 - Broadchurch
AMC has a new show out this fall called Low Winter Sun, a seedy cop drama starring Mark Strong. You probably know Mark Strong as the bad guy from Sherlock Holmes or Kick-Ass. He's a fantastic, beautiful actor and this new AMC script looks like a compelling character vehicle for him.
The show itself starts off a bit slow, but the writer's have hinted that this is a long-burn plot with many twists and turns to come.
You can download the pilot of Low Winter Sun for free on iTunes presently:
Pilot - Low Winter Sun, Season 1
It's hard not to immediately fall in love with the nu-wave stylings of HAIM, free on iTunes this week. Featuring three sisters from Los Angeles, Haim seamlessly merges classic rock stylings, fantastically blended harmonies, and even some 90's-style R&B hip-hop influences into a sound that is irresistibly their own.
Definitely worth a download.
The Wire - Single - HAIM
And if you like them as much as I do, check out the full album "Days are Gone" here. It's only a $7.99 pre-order and the full album will be out on September 30th.
Days Are Gone - HAIM
From Season 4 of Doctor Who, when David Tennant reigned supreme and the lovely Catherine Tate was his companion, was produced a FANTASTIC Doctor Who episode called The Fires of Pompeii.
If you have been thinking about trying out Doctor Who, but you haven't been quite certain whether you'd like it, this episode is a great way to test the waters. It has everything you could want in British Sci-Fi: Rome, aliens, volcanoes and adventure!
And best of all, it's free this week on iTunes. Give it a peek:
Get The Fires of Pompeii - Doctor Who, Season 4
Good news - Free iTunes Music is back from hiatus! Meaning that we're going to get back to the business of giving you pointers to the best free stuff you can get on iTunes on a daily basis.
Three songs, one music vid this week.
Aṣa (pronounced Asha) is a great artist hailing from the new wave of Nigerian hip-hop. The song itself has a timeless feel, reinterpreting that old adage of reaping what you sow. Asa is huge in Africa these days, and is starting to get her music heard in the US. Definitely worth checking out.
I'm not a huge country music fan, but I acknowledge that there is good country and bad country. Johnny Cash, good country. I'd even admit Carrie Underwood sometimes forces me to grudgingly acknowledge that maybe all country music doesn't rupture my ear drums.
Adam Gregory is so boring, I'm not even willing to classify him as bad country. He's more "meh" country. "Crazy days" is a pretty harmless pop song with a little twang thrown in. I think it's the ludicrous music video that makes me crazy. He has to leave his beautiful girlfriend to drive across Florida in a giant Hummer SUV and then his own private yacht, and this makes him so sad. Lame.
The track is fine, I guess. En español. I would recommend downloading it just because you can't not have a song in your collection from a band called "Doctor Krapula". That's just made of win. I wonder if Krapula means something different in spanish?
This download is a music video. The video alternates between a girl running and the band playing on a beach. Not exactly cinematic excellence.
The band is a standard alt-rock group from Oklahoma making their chart debut with a song about unrequited love. The lead singer has a more emotive voice than most standard rock bands (Nickelback: I'm subtlely dissing your gritty monotone), so it's a nice track to have in your collection.