Posts Tagged ‘Totally Free Music!’

Free Music Is Back… Again!

// May 2nd, 2010 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment, Totally Free Music!

It’s been 4 months since my last ‘Free Music Friday’ post. A long time, eh? I think the problem was the expectation to discover and write a post every Friday. So, the solution? No expectations. I’ll look for new music and when I find some that I want to share, I’ll share it. Sound Good?

This first band is called Magic Bullets. Very pop-alt sounding and would be a great fit for the Sirius station Alt-Nation. Album hits in June.

Magic BulletsMagic Bullets
“Lying Around” (mp3)
from “Magic Bullets”
(Mon Amie Records)

More On This Album

Next band is called MoneyBrother… another alt-pop band. The funny thing about the ‘new’ alt-pop bands is that it’s the 70 & 80′s mashed up all over again. It’s not a bad thing but the old school influence is definitely there.

Real ControlMoneybrother
“Born Under a Bad Sign” (mp3)
from “Real Control”
(Bladen County Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Lastly, The Mommyheads. A great band with some great melodies and an awesome alt-pop feel. This album hits May 18th.

Flying SuitThe Mommyheads
“Worm” (mp3)
from “Flying Suit”
(Dromedary Records)

More On This Album

Free Music Friday – End Of The Year Edition

// December 19th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

First off, apologies that Free Music Friday disappeared for a a month or two.  Please notice the tab up top!  You’re one click access to all the free music posts from my blog…  easier to find now.

Wanted to share some cool new indie music that I’ve ran across lately.  Download.  Enjoy.  Support Indie Music.  Simple right?

First up is Amy Millan of Broken Social Scene fame… this is her second full length and rides the folk/alternative roads. Very cool voice and easy to enjoy.

Masters of the BurialAmy Millan
“Bruised Ghosts” (mp3)
from “Masters of the Burial”
(Arts & Crafts)

Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Just to stay in the same folk/alt genre I give you Sharon Lang. She has the shy girl voice that reminds of early Juliana Hatfield. Very innocent but with plenty of depth. Cool, simple track.

Lovers and ThievesSharon Lang
“Name In A Color” (mp3)
from “Lovers and Thieves”
(Per Capita Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

From the first note played you know Late Night Condition is all about the punk-pop scene. Simple pop rock is all you need sometimes…

Give & TakeLate Night Condition
“Saviour” (mp3)
from “Give & Take”
(Deep Elm)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

The Kentucky Nightmare is a great little AAA/Alt Country band that I just like. Simple, right?

Take Her FavourKentucky Nightmare
“Caroline & I” (mp3)
from “Take Her Favour”
(Standard Recording Company)

Buy at Standard Recording Company Store
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Amazon MP3
More On This Album

Got some music I need to hear? Let me know!

Merry Christmas!

Free Music Friday : You Name It

// August 21st, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

It’s been a long week. I’ve been sick, pulled my back out (yes, I’m older than you think) and can’t get caught up with all the work I need to get done… so sad, eh? Nope! Friday is here and it’s time for free music so it’s all good.

Also had a few requests to link to the band’s website/myspace pages… done (when possible).

It’s been one of those up and down weeks like Emo music… it’s evil, it’s awesome.. whatever. This is from a compilation called Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2. The band is Sounds Like Violence and the track is “You Give Me Heartattacks”.

Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2Sounds Like Violence
“You Give Me Heartattacks” (mp3)
from “Emo Is Awesome Emo Is Evil 2″
(Deep Elm)

Buy at Deep Elm Records
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at DownloadPunk
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

So I saw this release by Andrew W.K. and thought this should be loud, off the wall anthems and decent… WRONG. Let’s talk about classical/Jazz improvisations. No joke, this guy is a classically trained musician and shows his skills on his first solo release on his new imprint label. Well done A.W.K.

55 CadillacAndrew W.K.
“Begin the Engine” (mp3)
from “55 Cadillac”
(Skyscraper Music Maker)

More On This Album

Found this track and thought it started nice… then heard the soulful raw voice of J. Tillman pop out in front of the mix and knew I had to share. It’s folky alternative and very hard to describe. It’s got a lot of depth and well.. just listen.

Year in the KingdomJ. Tillman
“Earthly Bodies” (mp3)
from “Year in the Kingdom”
(Western Vinyl)

More On This Album

If you have a band with the word jetpacks in it you automatically get included on here. Introducing We Were Promised Jetpacks and their profound song title “Ships With Holes Will Sink”. I’m not making fun, you know I like it a little bit to include it! Indie rock with a little bit of angst thrown in.. enjoy.

These Four WallsWe Were Promised Jetpacks
“Ships With Holes Will Sink” (mp3)
from “These Four Walls”
(Fat Cat Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic Delivery
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

Free Music Friday : Heading To Atlanta Edition

// August 14th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

I had no clever name for this week’s Free Music Friday and I’m heading to Atlanta this weekend with four of my good friends. We’ve decided to all have a mustache for the trip.. why? I don’t know. Bonus track at the bottom in honor of the ‘stache. On with the music.

I’m an absolute fan of this band right off the bat. Any Day Parade (from their own description) is Swaggering Jangly Punky Alt. Country — I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ll have more from these guys in a few weeks.

Broken LampsAny Day Parade
“Broken Lamps” (mp3)
from “Broken Lamps”
(Mint 400 Records)

More On This Album

Between The Trees is another new band I’ve yet to learn a whole lot about. The production is clean pop/punk with some heavy focus on piano and melodies… cool track.

The Story and The SongBetween The Trees
“White Lines & Red Lights” (mp3)
from “The Story and The Song”
(Bonded Records, Inc)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

Straight off the indie turnpike is a band called Fairmont. Really dig this track and think you will as well.

Wait & HopeFairmont
“Tuesday Night Danbury” (mp3)
from “Wait & Hope”
(Mint 400 Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

And for the road trip this band… Al’s Mustache. Great name for a band. Great punk attitude in the track. Enjoy and share the music.

Al's Mustache 7"Higher Giant
“See You Later, Chopstick” (mp3)
from “Al’s Mustache 7″”
(Black Numbers)

More On This Album

Free Music Friday : Proud Of Myself

// August 7th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

Checking in with some new tunes.  As usual it’s a mix of stuff! I like this mix of tracks so that is why I’m proud of myself. Are you proud of me? It’s cool. Enjoy!

Andy Yorke is a great singer/songwriter who has resurfaced after leaving the band Unbelievable Truth in 2000. He walked away from music vowing to never return… however the music had other plans.
SimpleAndy Yorke
“Rise and Fall” (mp3)
from “Simple”
(Chocolate Lab Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

And to continue to show my weak spot for Norwegian girl bands this week I’ve got a new one called Sissy Wish. Really don’t know a lot about them but the track is cool.

Beauties Never DieSissy Wish
“DWTS” (mp3)
from “Beauties Never Die”
(Afternoon Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

CYNE is just that hip/hop that flows, feels good and doesn’t beat you down. Very cool track that has potential to break the scene.
Water For MarsCYNE
“Pretty Apollo” (mp3)
from “Water For Mars”
(Hometapes)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

This track from Men Without Pants has been out for over two years but is starting to surface on some of the indie stations. Very catchy song.
Men Without PantsMen Without Pants
“And The Girls Go” (mp3)
from “Men Without Pants”
(Shelly Bay Music LLC)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at eMusic
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at Amazon MP3
Buy at appliedSB (Groupietunes)
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

Free Music Friday : It’s Been A While Edition

// July 17th, 2009 // 3 Comments » // Totally Free Music!

A lot of things going on this summer and I’ve been a super slacker on Free Music Friday.  I’m gonna try and make up for it now and hit you with some new stuff.

On a side note and NOT free note… check out The Dead Weather‘s new album Horehound out this week.  Amazing!!!

OK, let’s roll with this Free Music.

Out of the gate we’ll go with some super pop rock from Above Envy.  While not completely original, it is completely fun.  This track will be featured on ABC Family’s new show “10 Things I Hate About You”…  Have fun.

Start It UpAbove Envy
“Revolution” (mp3)
from “Start It Up”
(Louis Yoelin Music)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

Next up is the Schizoid Club from the UK. Some great downtempo/breakbeat/old school hip-hop mixtures on their debut self-titled release. Enjoy the sounds…

Schizoid ClubSchizoid Club
“Outlaw” (mp3)
from “Schizoid Club”
(Per Capita Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

Not sure how I missed this guy but this is an unreleased track from Kelly Joe Phelps… one of the most pure and amazing singer songwriters I’ve heard in some time…oh, and this stuff is 15 years old! Amazing slide player and raw vocalist. Really good.

Lead Me On (15 Year Anniversary Edition)Kelly Joe Phelps
“We Got to Meet Death One Day” (mp3)
from “Lead Me On (15 Year Anniversary Edition)”
(Burnside Records)

Buy at Allegro Music Direct
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

I know I do a lot of unknown indie music from all genres but this week I scored a track from one of my favorite bands Cake… actually one of my favorite tracks too, Rock and Roll Lifestyle. Enjoy!

Motorcade of GenerosityCake
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle” (mp3)
from “Motorcade of Generosity”
(Upbeat Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at appliedSB / Groupietunes
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

Free Music Friday : Hip-Alt-Hop-Ternative

// May 22nd, 2009 // 2 Comments » // Music & Entertainment, Totally Free Music!

Yo, Free Music is back today… Thought I’d change up from the average pop/rock stuff and hit you with some hip-hop/alternative… Great new tracks from Red Beretta, Brother Ali & CasOne. Check it out.

Red BerettaEcid
“Air Jordan Shoebox” (mp3)
from “Red Beretta”
(Fill in the breaks)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

The Truth is HereBrother Ali
“Real As Can Be” (mp3)
from “The Truth is Here”
(Rhymesayers Entertainment)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

LiberationCasOne
“Masked Moniker” (mp3)
from “Liberation”
(Clocktower Collective)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
More On This Album

Free Music Friday : I Didn't Forget You Babe

// April 10th, 2009 // 3 Comments » // Music & Entertainment, Totally Free Music!

Yeah, I know… I know. I’ve missed a few weeks and I do apologize! However, I’m back with some more new and free music! Enjoy.

First up is Rod Price, legendary guitarist from Foghat. He’s doing what he loves and that’s playing the blues.

OpenRod Price
“Sitting On Top Of The World” (mp3)
from “Open”
(Burnside Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at appliedSB / Groupietunes
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

In honor of my typo-blunder on Twitter yesterday (Thursday) I’m giving you a band called Ironweed. Get it? iron-WEED? Ok, nevermind. It was an honest mistake and I do not partake. This is pretty much in your face rock, sometimes it’s just good to let it rock.

Indian LadderIronweed
“A Penny For Your Prayers” (mp3)
from “Indian Ladder”
(Small Stone Records)

Buy at Small Stone Records
Buy at Emusic
More On This Album

I’m a sucker for girls with guitars… listen close and some of this young ladie’s tone will remind you of Edie Brickell. Good track from Stacie Rose.

Shotgun DaisyStacie Rose
“Find Your Way” (mp3)
from “Shotgun Daisy”
(Enchanted Records)

Buy at CD Baby
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

BONUS TRACK! Since I’ve been slack the past few weeks I wanted to share an extra track with you guys. I first shared this band a few weeks back with their song Freaks Up Front… really cool stuff. Low and behold in the inbox this week… another track from His Mischief called Roman Holiday. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

The Perfect LoverHis Mischief
“Roman Holiday” (mp3)
from “The Perfect Lover”
(Modern Radio Record Label)

Buy at Modern Radio
Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Free Music Friday : The Twitter Friend Edition

// March 5th, 2009 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment, Totally Free Music!

This week I’m featuring music from friends I’ve met on Twitter.  There are a lot of great bands on Twitter these days and some have figured out how to get their music out to new fans and listeners.  Here are a few.  Enjoy!

Joshua Armstrong Joshua Armstrong is a singer/songwriter from one of my favorite towns, Nashville, TN.  The track featured here is called To Your Rescue.

MP3- To Your Rescue : Joshua Armstrong

Buy:  Joshua Armstrong - Starting Over

Website

¤

Ethan WaldmanEthan Waldman is a singer/songwriter who wrote and recorded his album during the month of February for the 2009 RPM Challenge.  Featured song is called Isn’t It Strange.

MP3- Isn’t It Strange : Ethan Waldman

Download Album: Bandcamp

Website

¤

Dr. PantsDr. Pants is a bundle of joy, rolling power pop, funk and jam all into one.  The featured track is perfectly named Bootyfest.

Mp3- Bootyfest : Dr. Pants

Buy: Dr. Pants - The Cusack-Loggins - EP

Website

¤



Free Music Friday : Goodbye February

// February 26th, 2009 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

First off, goodbye February! Hello, March. My birthday month.. woohoo.

Free Music Friday is getting fun, I had an inbox full of indie labels/bands wanting to get on. That means you guys are reading and downloading!!! Very cool, glad to share new music with you all. As always, if you hear of some cool music please share!!!

First this week is a tex-mex, Beatles’ infused harmony alt band called The Krayolas. I’m really digging this track, it’s fresh and just feels good. The title track (not this mp3) of this album is also one of my favorites on this album, Long Leaf Pine.

Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum)The Krayolas
“Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag” (mp3)
from “Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum)”
(Talking Taco Music)

Buy at Talking Taco Website
Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

For the AAA lovers, the band Kentucky Nightmare has nailed this track. It’s got the slow groove you would love from Wilco, the edge you’d find from Steve Earle and maybe a little of that Cracker twang. Great track.

Take Her FavourKentucky Nightmare
“Caroline & I” (mp3)
from “Take Her Favour”
(Standard Recording Company)

Buy at Standard Recording Company Store
Buy at iTunes Music Store
More On This Album

Sometimes a track just grabs me… not sure exactly why I like it but I do. This is one of those tracks. I like the intensity in the chorus and the vocals… Maybe one of you can tell me why I dig this track so much? It’s good, enjoy!

Your TokyoMy Fiction
“Go” (mp3)
from “Your Tokyo”
(Sugar Rush – Sol Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at GroupieTunes / appliedSB
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album