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This year has offered us some amazing tunes so far, so we thought we would stack up a bunch of freebies for you to get a taste of what’s out there at the moment with bands playing on the Crossfire Sound System. Just follow the red links to where the tracks are hosted and download them.


Stoner rock Crossfire favourites Black Mountain are giving away a free track over at Stereogum this month. This epic track ‘Mary Lou’ is an 8 minute psychedelic jam that is part of the apocalyptic surfing movie Year Zero that is out in April. Grab it now.


Diamond Rugs are a new indie supergroup with members of Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Deer Tick and others. This tune ‘Gimme A Beer’ is probably the best tune we have heard so far this year, in fact, nothing else comes close. If you like your rock and roll with a filthy country and garage edge then grab this now, it’s here for you to take away this month for free.


Back with a new album out on Matador Records on March 5th titled ‘Zoo’, these US punks have changed their sound slightly and become more 80’s punk than the hardcore they were stomping about town on their last full length. Regardless, Zoo still has its moments and is worthy of a listen. Ceremony are giving away a track called ‘Adult’ this month, so get a taste of what’s coming from here and download it.


Remember their epic debut album ‘Fire On Corridor X’? If not, then you are about to discover an essential album if you are into stoner/indie rock. Atlanta three piece All The Saints have a new album out this year called ‘Intro To Fractions’ that is mellower than their first offering but still one of this year’s finest. They are giving away a free download of ‘Half Way Red’, click here for the goods.

Fat riffs and tonnes of psychedelic rock is usually associated with Belgium’s Creature With The Atom Brain. They have a new album out in April called ‘The Birds Fly Low’ and this offering that you can take away for nothing is a good introduction to how they jam out those 70’s solo’s. Look out for them supporting Mark Lanegan on tour in the UK from March 4th.

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Black Mountain to release Rollercoaster

blackmountainThe mighty Black Mountain celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday April 16 by unleashing the third single from their third LP Wilderness Heart on seven inch vinyl.

Rollercoaster” showcases the band’s trademark psych-metal sound, with the interchanging vocals of Stephen McBean and Amber Webber in full force. The song was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood with Dave Sardy. The B-side to this single is entitled “In The Drones” and is previously unreleased. It features Webber’s haunting vocals at the forefront, accompanied by reverb-drenched picking and shadowy synth stylings underneath.

Get hyped as this album is one of the best ever.