What's better than music? Free music. Music director Tyler Laporte has scoured the interwebs to bring you the best free downloads featured on this week's Altered Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m.
The Ting Tings: Hands (Passion Pit Remix)
Are you reading this blog at work right now? Are the TPS reports starting to bleed together? Well, this Passion Pit remix of The Ting Tings' "Hands" will turn your drab little cube into a hip Brooklyn discotheque. Just don't clap your hands too loudly, it's not 5 o'clock yet.
Ringo Deathstarr: Imagine Hearts
Pretty girls singing over abrasive beats are nothing new, but Ringo Deathstarr changes the playbook a bit. "Imagine Hearts" beats hit hard, but they have a slight western twang. It's a new twist on an established genre. Check it out.
Tim Kasher: I'm Afraid I'm Gonna Die Here
Beneath every happy power pop song, there is a melancholy core. "I'm Afraid I'm Gonna Die Here" sounds like a sunny day. Trumpets blare and hands clap, but Tim Kasher is too busy worrying about the next phase of his life to bop his head.