The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 1.7 – 1.11.19

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Celebrate the New Year with a week’s worth of free daily downloads, picked just for you! We begin the week with folktronic master Nicola Cruz. After a 10-year hiatus, we hear from The Raconteurs, featuring Jack White on vocals. We hear sounds from the dark side, as Black Moth Super Rainbow prep for a run of SoCal shows. Future Generations begin their US tour this week with a pit stop in Santa Barbara and a show at The Troubadour.  And, we wrap it all up with brawny work from Nick Waterhouse.

Monday, Jan. 7 Nicola Cruz “Siete”

French-Ecuadorian artist Nicola Cruz has been busy concocting new work. On the track “Siete” (or Seven), he breaks out the sitar for a lush example of folktronica that explores the quality of the number, which represents both wisdom and consciousness and his birthday.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 The Raconteurs “Sunday Driver”

Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler better known as The Raconteurs are back after more than 10 years! We’re excited to offer “Sunday Driver” featuring Jack White on lead vocals. While they toil away knee deep in the trenches, we look forward to more from this genre-bending band.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Black Moth Super Rainbow “New Breeze”

Masters at skirting the periphery of evil, Black Moth Super Rainbow and frontman TOBACCO, apply warped melodies to “New Breeze.”

Thursday, Jan. 10 Future Generations “Landscape”

Playful and creative, Brooklyn-based Future Generations perform “Landscape,” born from their tight collaboration and reflecting the thousands of miles logged in a tour van.

Friday, Jan. 11 Nick Waterhouse “Song for Winners”

A producer and player, Nick Waterhouse’s fourth album is self-titled, hinting at a time of self-reflection through a batch of muscular songs. “Songs For Winners” is full of passion.