Eoin But­ler’s guide to down­loads, sin­gles and free au­diostreams

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COURT­NEY BAR­NETT Bein’ Around Mom + Pop

Mu­sic On last year’s Avant Gar­dener from her A Sea of Split Peas dou­ble EP, Court­ney Bar­rett’s nasal vo­cals and ram­bling de­liv­ery made for a wildly un­likely yet orig­i­nal sound. (Think Muriel from Muriel’s Wed­ding fronting The Vel­vets or The Mod­ern Lovers.) Here the Mel­bourne na­tive dips into the past again, with a ro­man­tic ditty that first ap­peared on 1993’s C’mon Feel The Le­mon­heads al­bum. That’s right: Evan Dando is hip again. I can’t be­lieve it ei­ther.

THE WAR ON DRUGS ft JIM JAMES Mind Games (Live in Port­land)

The Philadel­phia rock­ers’ Lost in the Dream is one of the best new rock al­bums of the year so far. Here Adam Gran­duciel is joined by My Morn­ing Jacket’s Jim James for a frizz-tas­tic duet on an old John Len­non clas­sic. It’s like watch­ing Chew­bacca’s par­ents meet and fall in love.

JENNIFER LOPEZ ft FRENCH MON­TANA I Luh Ya Pa

Capi­tol “Why do men ob­jec­tify women in ev­ery sin­gle video?” muses J-Lo and her rent-a-crowd gag­gle of sassy girl­friends. “Why can’t we ob­jec­tify the men? Why can’t we be sur­rounded by naked dudes for no rea­son?” It’s a pro­found ques­tion, Jennifer. Why can’t all of us be sur­rounded by the naked people of our choos­ing, for no rea­son? I have a dream this af­ter­noon!

5 SEC­ONDS OF SUM­MER

She Looks So Per­fect

Capi­tol Mike, Luke, Calum and Ashton (be­low) are four Aus­tralian tod­dlers sent to earth specif­i­cally to hunt down and ter­mi­nate One Di­rec­tion. Their de­but sin­gle in­cludes a ma­jor prod­uct place­ment – not in the video, but in the ac­tual cho­rus of the song. Need­less to say, it’s next-level stuff. She Looks So Per­fect has al­ready gone straight in at No 1 in both Ire­land and the UK. What can we say, Harry, Niall et al? Clear out your desks by lunchtime.

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