Whether you are cranking some new songs this August 2012 as you slave over a grill in the late summer heat or you’re hiding out in the air conditioning listening to them as you watch the Olympics with the sound turned down, the month of August is packed full of fresh tunes to get you through the dog days of summer.

Grizzly Bear are certainly getting people excited for ‘Shields,’ their fourth studio album, due out on Sept. 18 from Warp. The “exceptionally enchanting” tune ‘Yet Again’ is the latest preview offering from the disc. The Walkmen offer up ‘Heartbreaker,’ the latest single from their latest album, ‘Heaven,’ which arrived in May.

Meanwhile, a handful of new tunes highlight Diffuser.fm’s expanded free MP3 downloads offerings, including Brothertiger’s ‘I’ve Been Waiting,’ Big Cat’s ‘One’ and Claire de Lune’s ‘Save the Day.’ Be sure to check out these hot downloads, then come back for more free MP3s and other new streaming tracks as they arrive throughout August 2012.

New Songs – August 2012

A$AP Rocky, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ (Foster the People Cover)’

Antony and the Johnsons, ‘Cut the World’

Big Cats, ‘One’

Ben Folds Five, ‘Do It Anyway’

Bloc Party, ‘Day Four’

Brothertiger, ‘I’ve Been Waiting’

Claire de Lune, ‘Save the Day’

Deadmau5, ‘Professional Griefers’

First Aid Kit, ‘Wolf’

Flaming Lips, ‘Smoke on the Water’ (Deep Purple Cover)

Grizzly Bear, ‘Yet Again’

Green Day, ‘Kill the DJ’

John Frusciante, ‘Walls and Doors’

Mumford and Sons, ‘I Will Wait’

Muse, ‘Madness’

Pussy Riot, ‘Putin Lights Up the Fires’

The Lumineers, ‘Stubborn Love’

The Walkmen, ‘Heartbreaker’

Tilly and the Wall, ‘Static Expression’

Youngblood Hawke, ‘We Come Running’