Category Archives: MOJO PRESENTS

MOJO Presents… The Best Of 2014 (2014)

frontThe Best Of 2014 (Jan. 2015)

Better late than never. Is this really the ‘best’ of 2014, or the best of what MOJO could get the licensing for? You be the judge. Besides… does it really matter if it’s free? Hit the archives to find all 153 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE, dating back to 1997. See the complete list, HERE.

Beck Blue Moon (4:00)
Jack White
Lazaretto (3:38)
Robert Plant
Turn It Up (4:03)
Sharon Van Etten
Nothing Will Change (3:12)
Temples
Keep In The Dark (4:37)
Ty Segall
The Faker (4:05)
Steve Gunn
Milly’s Garden (5:31)
Sturgill Simpson
Turtles All The Way Down (3:06)
Julie Byrne
Holiday (2:36)
The War On Drugs
Under The Pressure (8:48)
Kasai Allstars
Yangye, The Evil Leopard (7:05)
Wild Beasts
Wanderlust (4:51)
Caribou
Your Love Will Set You Free (5:45)
Sleaford Mods
I Keep Out Of It (3:00)
The Bug
Dirty (2:55)

MOJO Presents… Brain Damage (2014)

FrontBrain Damage (Dec. 2014)

The latest free CD from the December, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Compendium Of Mind-Blowing Heavy Psych, Space Jams & Astral Chants.” Do you really need a hard sell? If The Coffin Daggers’ cool version of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” (below) doesn’t seal the deal, nothing will. This one’s a keeper. Find all 152 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

THE COFFIN DAGGERS Interstellar Overdrive (8:33)
PONTIAK Ghosts (3:18)
ANTHROPROPHH Crow With Sore Throat (2:50)
FOXYGEN Star Power II: Star Power Nite (2:14)
THE WYTCHES Digsaw (3:19)
GOAT Gathering Of Ancient Tribes (6:13)
DEAD SKELETONS Dead Mantra (4:27)
GNOD Visions Of Load (8:25)
HOOKWORMS On Leaving (6:00)
HILLS Master Sleeps (8:54)
LAY LLAMAS We Are You (7:18)
WHITE MANNA Acid Head (7:21)
THEE OH SEES (Featuring Chris Woodhouse) Penetrating Eye (3:17)
ELECTRIC WIZARD Sadiowitch (4:08)

MOJO Presents… It’s A Wonderfull Life (2014) – Compiled By Siouxsie Sioux & Steven Severin

FrontIt’s A Wonderfull Life (Nov. 2014)

The latest free CD from the November, 2014 issue of MOJO is subtitled “A Journey Into Sound, Compiled For MOJO By Siouxsie Sioux And Steven Severin,” and features a baffling array of music. It happens to be right up my alley, with lots of film & TV music, buoyed by seemingly disjointed selections ping-ponging from The Shadows to Bernard Hermann to Frank Sinatra to an exclusive track from Siouxsie & The Banshees. Though… I’m hard pressed to understand the connections or theme here, but it’s a great listen. No track is representative, so you get to hear a couple of oddities from a playlist of fun sore thumbs, below. Find all 151 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

MARTY MANNING & HIS ORCHESTRA The Twilight Zone (2:07)
DMIITRI MITROPOULOS/NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Suite One: Romeo And Juliet/Montagues and Capulets (5:08)
THE SHADOWS Man Of Mystery (1:59)
LOTTE LENYA Surabaya-Johnny (4:23)
BARRY GRAY Zero G (2:30)
BUDDY MORROW & HIS ORCHESTRA The Perry Mason Theme (2:15)
FRANK SINATRA Night And Day (3:57)
THE JOHN BARRY SEVEN The James Bond Theme (1:45)
FRANK IFIELD Whiplash (1:38)
BERNARD HERRMANN Vertigo – Prelude And Rooftop (4:36)
FRANCIS POULENC Gymnopedie No. 1 (2:49)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES Trust In Me (4:02)
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI A Night On Bare Mountain (7:20)
CLIFF EDWARDS AND THE DISNEY STUDIO CHORUS When You Wish Upon A Star (3:15)

MOJO Presents… The Dreamers (2014)

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The latest free CD from the October, 2014 issue of MOJO is a 15 track collection of “Kate Bush-inspired dream pop,” which is totally outside my field of knowledge. So, it surely says more about me than this collection, that this is the first time in MOJO history I don’t recognize the name of a single artist listed here. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying MOJO’s 150th. Find all 150 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

PINKUNOIZU Great Pacific Garbage Patch (6:32)
HALEY BONAR Last War (3:58)
CONNAN MOCKASIN Do I Make You Feel Shy? (3:10)
CARIBOU Can’t Do Without You (3:54)
THE WAR ON DRUGS Red Eyes (4:57)
WHE Shriek (3:38)
POLICA You Don’t Own Me (3:15)
I BREAK HORSES Denial (3:37)
LIA ICES Thousand Eyes (4:02)
JULIA HOLTER Don’t Make Me Over (3:03)
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Mountains Crave (3:34)
SMOKE FAIRIES Your Own Silent Movie (3:18)
NITE JEWEL In the Dark (4:18)
SNOWBIRD Porcelain (3:58)
HAIKU SALUT Sounds Like There’s a Pacman Crunching at Your Heart (4:56)

MOJO Presents: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (2014)

FrontCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live 1974 Sampler (Sept 2014)

The latest free CD from the September, 2014 issue of MOJO is as co-promotion for MOJO‘s 250th issue interview with each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, busy promoting their latest live box set, CSNY 1974. It’s a five track, 20 minute plus sampler from the box. Perhaps we can use this opportunity to plug our C, C&N, CS&N and CPR hidden archive posts, HERE. Find all 149 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

Almost Cut My Hair (6:47)
Change Partners (3:28)
Pre-Road Downs (3:18)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (3:18)
Carry Me (4:43)

MOJO Jack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (2014)

FrontJack White Presents The Best Of Third Man Records (Aug 2014)

The latest free CD from the August, 2014 issue of MOJO is as advert for Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records. It also happens to be one of MOJO‘s better and more diverse offerings of late. Find all 148 of MOJO‘s free CDs, HERE. See the complete list, HERE.

BLACK MILK Brain (4:27)
JOHN & TOM Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (2:23)
THE GORIES Train Kept A Rollin’ (2:13)
POKEY LAFARGE Central Time (2:57)
MICAAEL KIWANUKA You’ve Got Nothing To Lose (3:14)
THE RACONTEURS Broken Boy Soldier (3:00)
THE WHITE STRIPES The Hardest Button To Button (3:32)
ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS People Save The World (3:30)
THE DEAD WEATHER Blue Blood Blues (3:22)
GIBBY HAYNES You Don’t Have To Be Smart (1:38)
KELLEY STOLTZ Are You My Love (3:22)
DUANE Postcard From Hell (2:43)
THE HADEN TRIPLETS Slowly (3:33)
FRANK FAIRFIELD Duncan & Brady (4:19)

MOJO Presents… Heavy Nuggets III (2014)

FrontHeavy Nuggets III (July 2014)
The latest free CD from the July, 2014 issue of MOJO is loosely tied to the magazine’s promotion of their Led Zeppelin/Jimmy Page interview, parodying the cover of LZ-III. It’s a righteously heavy collection that’s better than it looks on paper, largely because the material isn’t typical MOJO fare. This is the mag’s third “Heavy Nuggets” collection, which means you can find the first, from December, 2007 (HERE) and Vol. 2, from June, 2013 (HERE) in the archives… along with all 147 MOJO‘s HERE. See the complete list of MOJO CDs, HERE.

ATOMIC ROOSTER Sleeping For Years (5:25)
BANG Keep On (3:37)
FREEDOM Going Down (4:43)
PENTAGRAM Little Games (2:54)
JOSEFUS Situation (1:53)
MORGEN Welcome To The Void (4:45)
ROG & PIP Why Won’t You Do What I Want (2:44)
MORLY GREY Peace Officer (5:45)
CAIN Born Of The Wind (3:10)
BULLET The Orchestrator (3:22)
AIR Twelve O’Clock Satanial (3:21)
CROW Evil Woman (3:09)
HEAVY JELLY Bio Blues (5:03)
ANCIENT GREASE Freedom Train (4:01)
MEDUSA Transient Amplitude (9:18)

MOJO Presents… The Black Keys And Friends (2014)

MOJOThe Black Keys And Friends (June 2014)

The latest free CD from the June, 2014 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tie-in with The Black Keys, boasting their newest single, “Fever,” and a live studio version of, “Gold On The Ceiling.” Also… some cool tracks from friends and influences, including Dr. John, Black Lips, RL Burnside and others. This is the second MOJO freebie to highlight The BKs. Three years ago, the June 2011 issue CD, entitled Brotherhood (HERE), featured six Keys cuts. Find all 146 MOJO‘s HERE.

THE BLACK KEYS Fever (4:04)
DR. JOHN Revolution (3:26)
HANNI EL KHATIB Head In The Dirt (3:17)
BOMBINO Azamane Tiliade (4:06)
BLACK LIPS Do The Vibrate (2:27)
STEPHEN DALE PETIT Holla (3:55)
THE SHEEPDOGS Feeling Good (3:09)
PETE MOLINARI So Long Gone (3:30)
JUNIOR KIMBROUGH Everywhere I Go (4:48)
BO DIDDLEY Who Do You Love (2:28)
VALERIE JUNE Wanna Be On Your Mind (3:55)
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD Our Hearts Are Wrong (3:05)
TENNIS It All Feels The Same (3:23)
RL BURNSIDE Skinny Woman (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Gold On The Ceiling (Live in Studio) (3:38)

MOJO Presents… Death Disco (2014)

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The latest free CD from the May, 2014 MOJO Magazine is subtitled, “A Compendium Of Post-Punk Grooves,” and features tracks from Public Image LTD, Sonic Youth, The Fall, Throbbing Gristle and similar sonic troublemakers. I can honestly say I’ve never liked the majority of this era (except for some of the names I just mentioned), but what do I know? I still listen to Tony Conrad and have Metal Machine Music posted somewhere around here. Give a listen to the always satisfyingly obnoxious Pere Ubu, below. Find all 145 MOJO‘s HERE.

FELT Primitive Painters
ORANGE JUICE Simply Thrilled Honey
BUSH TETRAS Too Many Creeps
SONIC YOUTH Shaking Hell
KLEENEX Ain’t You
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD Deeper Water
THE NIGHTINGALES Dumb & Drummer
PERE UBU 414 Seconds
THE FALL Loadstones
THE RAINCOATS Shouting Out Loud
THE MONOCHROME SET Fun For All The Family
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS Searching For Mr. Right
CABARET VOLTAIRE Sly Doubt
THROBBING GRISTLE Hot On The Heels Of Love
THE DURUTTI COLUMN A Silence

MOJO Presents… Purple Soul (2014)

Purple SoulPurple Soul – MOJO Presents A Compendium Of Futurist R&B (Apr 2014)

The latest free CD from the April, 2014 MOJO Magazine celebrates the magazine’s exclusive interview with his Royal Purpleness, Prince. This audio collection features no Prince, and no Prince songs, but it’s clear that among these 15 “futurist” soul numbers, a handful of these artists have taken a few cues from P. Others, not so much. Find all 144 MOJO‘s HERE.

POLICA Warrior Lord (4:28)
BLOOD ORANGE You’re Not Good Enough (4:20)
ARABIAN PRINCE Strange Life (6:52)
LUKE TEMPLE Florida (4:25)
GAYNGS The Gaudy Side Of Town (7:07)
TOTO Y MOI So Many Details (4:43)
JAMES PANTS We’re Through (3:33)
THE STEPKIDS Sweet Salvation (4:55)
ARTHUR RUSSELL Get Around To It (4:57)
DARONDO Sexy Mama (3:52)
MUSIC, LOVE & FUNK Stone Lover (7:08)
THE GIRLS I’ve Got My Eyes On You (4:01)
HOW TO DRESS WELL & It Was U (3:04)
PYRAMID VRITRA Tea & Lemonade (2:40)
THE NEW YEAR My Bleeding Wound (3:31)

MOJO Presents… Small Faces & Friends (2014)

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The latest free CD from the March, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an excellent Brit-centric psych/pop collection of music that loosely orbits the Small Faces’ universe. Overall, a fun listen, but then… I’m partial to this sort of thing. Find MOJO‘s previous Small Faces trib, from May 2012, HERE. Find all 143 MOJO‘s HERE.

SMALL FACES Here Come The Nice (French EP Version) (2:48)
BILLY NICHOLLS Girl From New York (3:12)
NICO I’m Not Sayin’ (2:43)
CHRIS FARLOWE My Way Of Giving (2:27)
THE NICE The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (2:46)
THE FLEUR DE LYS Circles (2:57)
NICKY SCOTT Backstreet Girl (2:23)
HUMBLE PIE Wrist Job (4:08)
AMEN CORNER Hello Susie (2:28)
DUNCAN BROWNE On The Bombsite (2:40)
TWICE AS MUCH Green Circles (2:36)
PP ARNOLD (If You Think You’re) Groovy (3:11)
MURRAY HEAD She Was Perfection (2:41)
ROD STEWART So Much To Say (3:09)
SMALL FACES All Or Nothing (Live) (3:29)

MOJO Presents… The Bad Seeds Jukebox (2014)

FrontThe Bad Seeds Jukebox (Feb 2014)

The latest free CD from the February, 2014 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the interests of Nick Cave, compiled by Nick & The Seeds. Truly strange cross-section of artists, ranging from Moondog to Betty Davis to Max Roach to Alan Vega, Alex Chilton & Ben Vaughn to one of my faves, The Dirty Three (featuring Bad Seen violinist, Warren Ellis). Overall, an excellent and entertaining listen. Find all 142 MOJO‘s HERE.

THURSTON MOORE Benediction (5:12)
KAREN DALTON Something On Your Mind (3:21)
ALAN VEGA, ALEX CHILTON & BEN VAUGHN Lover of Love (5:00)
MAX ROACH (featuring Abbey Lincoln) Driva’Man (5:13)
MOONDOG (with London Brass & London Saxophonic) Bumbo (2:21)
ELSE TORP & CHRISTOPHER BOWERS BROADBENT My Heart’s in the Highlands (8:29)
BILL CALLAHAN One Fine Morning (8:40)
DIRTY THREE Everything’s Fucked (5:30)
SHILPA RAY Lessons from Lorena (4:17)
XYLORIS WHITE Darvish Two (5:41)
MARTIN REV Mari (4:22)
ADRIAN YOUNG PRESENTS VENICE DAWN Something About April (5:01)
THE CALLAS Anger (2:35)
BETTY DAVIS They Say I’m Different (4:09)
CHAIND & HIS AFRICAN PERCUSSION SAFARI Torture of the Mau Mau (2:15)

MOJO PRESENTS 2013 – The Best Of The Year (2013)

frontMOJO Presents: 2013 – The Best Of The Year (Jan 2014)

The latest free CD from the January, 2014 MOJO Magazine is an editorial board selection of various artists representing the best tracks from 2013. This is the kind of freebie CD that most magazines traffic in, so it lacks any of MOJO‘s usual themes or uniqueness. Though, for some of us that remain out of touch with what the rest of the music world is up to, this will serve as a quick cheat sheet. Find all 141 MOJO‘s HERE.

PRIMAL SCREAM 2013
JOHN GRANT Glacier
GOLDFRAPP Annabel
PHOSPHORESCENT Song For Zula
CHARLES BRADLEY Victim Of Love
BILL CALAHAN The Sing
JULIA HOLTER Hello Stranger
DEERHUNTER Monomania
JOHN MURRY The Ballad Of The Pajama Kid
MARK KOZALEK & JIMMY LAVALLE Gustavo
FOXYGEN San Francisco
VILLAGERS Earthly Pleasure
LOW Just Make It Stop
ROY HARPER January Man
BILLY BRAGG Goodbye, Goodbye

MOJO PRESENTS 20 From 20 (2013)

20From20MOJO Presents: 20 From 20 (Dec 2013)

The latest free CD from the Dec, 2013 MOJO Magazine celebrates the mag’s 20th anniversary with a various collection of 20 tracks from 20 artists. Nothing unusual here, but a solid gathering of modern indie rock, if you like this sort of thing. I’m always up for Teenage Fanclub, and 1995’s Sparky’s Dream” is represented here, as is a contribution from The Raconteurs’ debut album. Hear them both below. Find all 140 MOJO‘s HERE.

ARTIC MONKEYS Teddy Picker (2:40)
THE BLACK KEYS Set You Free (2:44)
TEENAGE FANCLUB Sparky’s Dream (3:12)
THE RACONTEURS Steady, As She Goes (3:33)
MIDLAKE Roscoe (4:40)
MERCURY REV Opus 40 (5:01)
FLEET FOXES Sun It Rises (2:41)
PALACE BROTHERS (I Was Drunk At The) Pulpit (3:48)
BILL FEY Be At Peace With Yourself (3:00)
MY MORNING JACKET Golden (4:28)
JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Johnny Appleseed (4:01)
JACK WHITE Take Me With You When You Go (4:04)
JOHN GRANT Marz (3:38)
AIMEE MANN Save Me (4:31)
RY COODER & ALI FARKA TOURE Soukora (6:00)
BJORK Mouth’s Cradle (3:59)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE My Girls (5:36)
BOARDS OF CANADA Roygbiv (2:22)
CORNERSHOP Candyman (3:48)
ERIC MATTHEWS Fanfare (2:51)

MOJO PRESENTS Songs In The Key Of Paul (2013)

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Songs In The Key Of Paul
(Nov 2013)

The latest free CD from the November, 2013 MOJO Magazine is a tribute to the songwriting style of Paul McCartney, featuring a mix of McCartney covers and tunes that might be considered in his “power pop” style. I’m not sure where that close-but-different “Shake Some Action” comes from, but it’s not the same as the Flamin’ Groovies’ LP version. Lots of unfamiliar, outside-the-box pop for fans of the genre. One of the more enjoyable MOJO’s in recent memory. Hear for yourself. Find all 139 MOJO‘s HERE.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK Let Me Roll It
REDD KROSS Hazel Eyes
FLAMIN’ GROOVIES Shake Some Action
THE NERVES When You Find Out
NICK PIUNTI It All Comes Down
SQUEEZE Pulling Mussels from A Shell
JIM NOIR Tea
KELLEY STOLTZ I Am Your Singer
COTTON MATHER Lily Dreams On
KEVIN TIHISTA On My Way
CHRIS STAMEY & YO LA TENGO The Summer Sun
THE GOLDEN DOGS Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
EUROS CHILDS Good Time Baby (Talk to Me)
NICK CAPALDI First of the Runaways
DAVID ELLIS Wake Up Smiling