Posts Tagged ‘mp3s’
Okay, I found the coolest site a few weeks ago. RCRD LBL -
is a network of ad supported online record labels and blogs offering completely free music and multimedia content from emerging and established artists.
The music for download on the site is free and legal. Check out the FAQ for more information. Plug in your email and get a free mp3 everyday or browse the site and choose your favorites. You can also get band specific widgets for your blog or website as well as a widget for RCRD LBL radio. If you are musically inclined you can reuse and remix the tracks on the site as long as you follow the liscensing guidelines.
The FAQ page also has the guidelines for submitting a link to your own demo tape/mp3s.
Hey, you may have hours tomorrow while everyone is passed out from eating. RCRD LBL is great way to pass some of that time.
I picked up a free mp3 ‘Ships in a Bottle’ off Butch Walker’s new Cd, Sycamore Meadows from RCRD LBL. It is good, but I like ‘The Weight of Her’ and ‘Ponce de Leon Ave’ even better.
Butch is a great songwriter and of course that is reflected here, but I also love the musical arrangements of the songs. Definitely worth the price of a CD. However, you can listen and decide for yourself.
Listen to several tracks from the cd on Butch’s Myspace Page - where you can also watch a video of ‘Ships in a Bottle’
You can keep up with Butch and his projects over on his blog, Maybe It’s Just Me.
See, I did not set out to find a new band today. I am crazy-busy so I only meant to log in and maybe clean up a few links, then glance at a few sites.
When I popped by Suburban Home Records I found a free mp3 Curse of the Drunk by a band called The Takers. So I snagged it.
(It is like some horrible compulsion. If it says free and it is legal, I HAVE to download it.)
But then I liked it, so I went over the band’s site and listened to some of their other stuff. They have kind of a country-rock sound with little bits of southern rock here and there.
I like their tracks, but I absolutely love Drift. It is so gorgeous it makes my fingers itch. I spent nearly thirtly minutes trying to find somewhere to buy a copy. Just when I was about to give up and get a myspace account (hey, it is a -really- good song) to leave the band a message the track appears for d/l on the Suburban site. Customer service by telepathy – who knew?
Suburban Home Records free Fest 7 LP – contains ‘Drift’ and some other cool stuff from different bands.
You all go download. I will be loading Drift on my mp3 player. Shoo.
Way back in the depths of time, when I was Kit Somebody-else, jazz was for listening to on Sunday mornings while nursing a hangover . While I outgrew the behavior leading to hangovers, jazz still remains my comfort music. Curled up on the sofa with a cup of hot tea, a soft blanket and Coltrane on the CD player and no matter how sick, I magically feel better.
If Scooter is any gauge, jazz is good for teething babies as well. This has promted me to go out and hunt down new jazz. I picked up Live From Berlin by Megaphone Man. Slow as Hell is nice and Three Part Nothing is wonderful. This is only available on Emusic, but you can d/l a couple of free tracks off the CD even if you are not a member.
The first two CDs have more of an experimental sound while this last one is very big band jazz.
I would recommend any of them (like go -now- and pick up Three Part Nothing and Purple Flowers) but not everyone digs jazz so just give them a listen, then decide. You can pick them up over on Emusic, amazon.com or from the artists’ websites.
Check out their MySpace page for concert dates, times and venues. They are updated through Nov 18th.
November 18th is a busy day. The new DVD from The Black Keys, Live at the Crystal Ballroom, is set to release on the 18th. You can pre-order a copy from the Black Keys Website. Over on Emusic, John Morthland profiles the Black Keys in New Blues Rising:The Black Keys and reviews some of their older releases.
Finally, Blind Pig Records announces that Albert Cummings will be in Montgomery, AL at the Down the Street Cafe on Saturday, November 12th. The Cafe has a nice atmosphere and the food is pretty good. You can also download a free mp3 from Cummings’ Feel So Good cd over on the Blind Pig website.
Just in time for halloween:
Bruce Springsteen has put a halloween song, A Night With the Jersey Devil, up on his website for free download. Head over to Bruce Springsteen and d/l a copy.
The new installment of Better Zombies through Physics is up at Tor.com. Tor also has a new short story (haven’t had a chance to read it yet) and some other halloween-themed goodies.
Finally The Hambone Art and Music Festival 2008 runs Oct 30th – Nov 2nd in Clarksdale, MS. For more information about times and events check out the website.
Army Navy – Army Navy
This is a lot of fun. but it is pop though, not punk. (Emusic classifications make my head hurt)
Of course I picked up the Maxine Nightengale cover ‘Right Back Where We Started From’ ’cause I am just like that, but the original material is pretty good as well. I especially like Sleight of Hand and Snakes of Hawaii.
You can pick up a copy on Emusic or Amazon.
I also added a link to my video/song/free mp3 of the day.
(you may have to refresh the page for the Emusic free mp3 to show. I have been with tech support to try and fix the issue but apparently, -they- never have a problem with it loading)
Five Horse Johnson – The Mystery Spot
Rock, with just a little blues slipping through. Not bad, and they get bonus points for the slide. They have kind of a rough sound. A little raw, and with kind of an early ZZ top feel. I guess my favorites would be The Mystery Spot and Of Ditch Diggers and Drowning Men. (I love the opening)
Beyond that, we crash into the subjective. The rest of the cd is sort of a ‘party down on the river’ thing and while that is cool, I am old enough that entire cd’s about guy parts and what they do with them are just not that interesting.
Look, this is actually a pretty good band. I just happen to like my Texas blues-rock with a little more blues and a little more subtleness in the lyrics. If you like more of a raunchy, party sound you will probably love the CD. I did put ‘Ditch Digger’ (which is awesome btw) on my mp3 player but I still can’t recommend the rest without you all giving it a listen first.