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