Free music from Tokyo Police Club, Roky Erickson and Okkervil River


1. Tokyo Police Club: "Breakneck Speed"
Anyone who's seen Ontario's Tokyo Police Club (with bassist Dave Monks, pictured) can attest to the band's frenetic energy, monstrous melodies and quirky percussion. All of those elements, along with an entrancing guitar line, punctuate "Breakneck Speed," which will find a home on this spring's full-length release "Champ." For those who've yet to hear the experimental outfit, consider the sound to evoke a less polished version of Weezer.

2. Roky Erickson and Okkervil River: "Be and Bring Me Home"
As a leader of the iconic 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erickson will go down in history as one of psychedelic music's preeminent pioneers. After revitalizing his career on tour, the singer/songwriter turns in "True Love Cast Out All Evil," featuring an already famous backing band comprised of Okkervil River members. On this new version of a previously released rare cut, the legendary singer/songwriter turns towards the alternative country motif, sounding weathered but rugged, while the band breaths new life into the golden great.

3. Camera Obscura: "French Navy (Jim Noir remix)"
Indie poppers Camera Obscura have released four albums since debuting in 1996 and last year's "My Maudlin Career" (4AD) was amongst its most critically acclaimed to date. On this remixed track from that collection, expect to hear the Glasgow-bred band soaring with airy harmonies akin to Belle & Sebastian or Peter Bjorn and John.