October 29 2012
This week's free download comes from the band Django Django. You have a week to download their song "Firewater."
If the self-titled debut from Scotland's Django Django sends one clear message, it's that the '80s are back and bigger than ever. It's all in there: the angular analog synths and choppy new-wave guitars and dance beats, all painted in flamboyant bursts of sonic joy.
But Django Django, while undeniably catchy, is more complicated and layered than the totally tubular pop you might have heard 30 years ago, and it's got the momentum of a runaway rocket. The album's 13 cuts pass by so quickly, and grab from so many styles and genres, there's scarcely enough time to make sense of it.