Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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There is a lot of wheat amongst the chaff on Bandcamp, but there's a whole lot more chaff. Sometimes it can be intimidating to dig through all of it. So why not get ILM to help? Some of these are free downloads, some of these are "name your price" with no minimum (although if you want to throw them a few dollars, I'm sure they'd appreciate it). Here's a few to get you started:

Witch Mountain - South of Salem
http://witchmountain.bandcamp.com/releases
Rad female fronted doom metal courtesy of our own Nate Carson (not the aforementioned female)!

Hypatia Lake - Ouroboros
http://hypatialake.bandcamp.com/album/ouroboros
Psychedelic space rock of the highest caliber

Jake Kaufman - Mighty Flip Champs/Mighty Milky Way OST
http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/mighty-milky-way-mighty-flip-champs-ost
Super cheery 8-bit music!

Sedan - Sedan
http://sedan.bandcamp.com/album/sedan
Melancholy piano rock!

Sudden Death of Stars - Getting up, Getting down
http://suddendeathofstars.bandcamp.com/
French shoegaze!

White Triangles - the Night Is Ours
http://whitetriangles.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-is-ours
Icy ambient!

More to come, feel free to offer your own suggestions.

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

some earworm/gps related things

melodie du kronk / melodien

http://melodiedukronk.bandcamp.com/

kösmonaut

http://kosmonauten.bandcamp.com/

back in gloom (electricsound), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys made my #5 album of the year--although they took half of it down :(

http://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/

Blah Sabbath (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

one more - nice psychy folky thing by snails

http://snails.bandcamp.com/album/7

back in gloom (electricsound), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

neat beat happening-esque pop from melbourne, both EP and single are free

http://woollenkits.bandcamp.com/

back in gloom (electricsound), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ - Glitch Piano
http://music.torley.com/album/glitch-piano
Half a gigabyte of what the title promises!

Butchers - Watch Your Back
http://butchers.bandcamp.com/album/watch-your-back
Noisy garage psych!

Corrupt Autopilot - inside the Crystal Palace
http://corruptautopilot.bandcamp.com/album/inside-the-crystal-palace
Psychedelic indie rock!

Kong - What It Seems Is What You Get
http://kong1.bandcamp.com/album/what-it-seems-is-what-you-get
Dutch instrumental metal!

Disasterpeace - Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar
http://disasterpeace.com/album/rise-of-the-obsidian-interstellar
Epic videogame soundtrack!

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://themarshhens.bandcamp.com/

Marsh Hens (both EPs free)

post-punky band with oddball vocals, sometimes compared to pere ubu

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grindcore Karaoke (label page)
http://grindcorekaraoke.com/
All the free grindcore you could ever want! Gigantic Brain's Invasion Discography is fun, I've heard good things about Robocop, and I love the cover of the Contraception record. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine. If anyone wants to dig through this and single out the good stuff, it would be appreciated. It's a little too much grind for me, though.

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

excellent irish psych

http://united-bible-studies.bandcamp.com/album/the-kitchen-session-dv039

sleeve, Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

japanese punk in the dillinger four sense, highly recommended, my favorite record of 2009

http://fourtomorrow.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

mutant slow drum (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, I'm going to need another iPod because of this thread…

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of my most-played albums of 2011, instrumental/psych/space/kraut/doom. Sabbath meets Hawkwind meets Neu!, very catchy and incredibly concise for a bunch of psychedelic instrumentals.

http://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/

A. Begrand, Saturday, 7 January 2012 09:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thx for this thread J3ff T! Have been enjoying Sudden Death Of Stars this afternoon.

pandemic, Saturday, 7 January 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

A great EP in the NNF/Emeraldsy neo-retro-synth vein:

http://riteswild.bandcamp.com/album/rites-wild-ep-2011

questino (seandalai), Saturday, 7 January 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah Rites Wild is way cool

ILXor-related psych:

http://theroswellincident.bandcamp.com/

Blah Sabbath (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 7 January 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, great idea for a thread. This needs to be a constant resource.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 January 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

And agreed re: the Roswell Incident, made up in part of longtime I Love Comics poster Matt M. Transantarctic was done in my old garage...

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 January 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and I should mention that this doesn't have to be just a list thread, people should feel totally free to post their thoughts on stuff they've downloaded. I'm listening to the Melodien album right now (Melodie), and it's GREAT.

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lüger - Concrete Light
http://luger.bandcamp.com/
Spanish Krautrock par excellence!

Ga'an - Ga'an
http://recordsonribs.com/artists/gaan/gaan/
Not Bandcamp, but free download of superb psychedelic prog! (Initially recommended by emil.y, so she deserves the credit)

Across Tundras
http://acrosstundras.bandcamp.com/
Complete discography of awesome psychedelic prairie rock! Pick one that looks cool, they're all good!

The Holy Roman Army - Lazerians
http://theholyromanarmy.bandcamp.com/album/lazerians
Electronica shoegaze? Why not!

Mega Beardo - A Mega Man 2 Guitar Tribute
http://beardomusic.bandcamp.com/album/mega-beardo-a-mega-man-2-guitar-tribute
Instrumental metal guitar covers of Mega Man 2 songs? Why not! Also, he has a guitar that looks like an NES.

J3ff T., Saturday, 7 January 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't even know where to start with this thread!

reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

psychedelic prairie rock sounds interesting tho.

reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should probably clarify that it's DARK, heavy psychedelic prairie rock. Reviewed their latest release for Decibel, but it's one of those weird outliers that they occasionally cover, not actually metal.

J3ff T., Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah they wont be metal enough for jbr

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

*shrug*

reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think you mean to say that JBR is so metal that most bands shouldn't even try music, period.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this has been posted but great work from Joel Ford (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) and John Shields. Name your own price.

Shiels and Lopatin 'S/T'

Doran, Monday, 9 January 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

across tundras is great!

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Teenage Strangler!
http://teenagestrangler.bandcamp.com/album/dark-sun

great album, a little garage, a little like if you wished 90s GBV was more like Superchuck or vice versa

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

great thread btw

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

my two favorite brooklyn bands at the moment:
http://diehard.bandcamp.com/ archers of loaf/sloan sounding stuff
http://passengerperu.bandcamp.com/ pinback/modest mouse sounding stuff

my two favorite boston bands at the moment:
http://grassisgreen.bandcamp.com/ progressive hardcore
http://fathistorymonth.bandcamp.com/ garage stuff

my fav philly band at the moment:
http://petmilk.bandcamp.com/ dreamy jangly shoegaze pop

http://brokenwatermusic.bandcamp.com/ - olympia band sounds like sonic youth & mbv

billstevejim, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ga'an is sick

billstevejim, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

This isn't on bandcamp but it is free and also AWESOME

The Runnies are a rock'n roll organ trio hailing from Chicago. Fronted by vocal extraordinaire Mary McKane. Their sound is gnarly, the beats are totally slammin, and the leads are freaky-deaky.

The Runnies - http://www.candydinner.com/album/the-runnies-you-cant-win/

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

that glitch piano one is actually kinda dope

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 9 January 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Non-bandcamp free downloads are also welcome, as long as they are AWESOME.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 9 January 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice shoegazey stuff from the Bilinda Butchers: http://thebilindabutchers.bandcamp.com/album/regret-love-guilt-dreams

skip, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com/album/beacons
Ambient metal with electronic touches!

http://axxicorn.bandcamp.com/album/war-of-the-giants
Mythological proto-metal!

http://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/the-burl-the-earth-the-aether
Garage doom metal!

http://airs.bandcamp.com/album/gloomlights
Shoegaze with black metal touches!

http://ktroneb.bandcamp.com/
Ridiculously prolific Tangerine Dream-style electronic guy! My favorites of the many, many albums he has available are Game over and Tiresias Show, but if you find any other good ones, let us know!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 9 January 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh that last one sounds good!!

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like Cloudkicker

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uruguayan psych rock, in my top 10 for the year: http://ufesas.bandcamp.com/

Every album that's available at Bandcamp on this list is linked! http://www.fastnbulbous.com/2011-stoner-doom-psych-metal-rock.htm

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sleestak - Altrusian Moon - A Lo​-​Fi Collection Of Psychedelia and Space Rock
http://sleestak.bandcamp.com/album/altrusian-moon-a-lo-fi-collection-of-psychedelia-and-space-rock

You can get it free, but if enough people pay something, it will fund their recording of a new album this year.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://fofmusic.bandcamp.com/album/pop-massacre-2

free comp of pop covers by electronic musicians from a dope label

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 9 January 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/8743-you-can-find-this-on-the-internet-mixtapes-you-might-have-missed/

^^^this, co-written by a certain ilxor, is a v. good guide to hip-hop stuff on bandcamp/similar websites from last year.

unattractive on the g side (a hoy hoy), Monday, 9 January 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I made this
http://themartialarts.bandcamp.com/
it's power pop

Peas, Ants, Pigs & Astronauts (PaulTMA), Monday, 9 January 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

this SEDAN record is v. pretty, ty jeff

unattractive on the g side (a hoy hoy), Monday, 9 January 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Bewersdorf - Slow Dudes
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_Bewersdorf/Slow_Dudes/

A friend of mine's RISD classmate (please don't let this repel anyone). Glitchy, cheesy, MIDI pop goodness. Favorites: "Hi Hi Hello" "The Last Seinfeld" and "1989 Toyota Camry"

scottfree, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

really like this album reviewed on pitchfork today:

Household - Items
http://household.bandcamp.com/
(free to stream, $3 to download)

female postpunk with short catchy songs

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

That thing I linked to is a 'spoof' of some sort apparently. I thought it was pretty good to be honest.

Doran, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

great instrumental beat record:

http://manmantis.bandcamp.com/album/cities-without-houses

sample-heavy but very musical, tracks go places.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

been listening to this constantly since @mountain_goats linked to it on twitter yesterday. it is lovely!

http://veryfresh.bandcamp.com/album/2011-demos

kid steel (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://battlecircus.bandcamp.com/
Epic prog rock lock Muse (don't run away)!

http://c-jeff.bandcamp.com/album/preschtale
Chiptune prog metal (?) concept album!

http://cosmonautsday.bandcamp.com/album/paths-of-the-restless
Russian post-space sludge! Maybe.

http://eyemusic.bandcamp.com/album/center-of-the-sun
Heavy space rock from Ohio!

http://sanangelus.bandcamp.com/album/soon-well-all-be-ghosts
Post-hardcore from members of Pelican and These Arms Are Snakes!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://cosmonautsday.bandcamp.com/album/paths-of-the-restless
Russian post-space sludge! Maybe.

i played tracks from that in outloud a few months ago

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread is the bizness.

Chief Queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

The band just told me they have their page up now. They are something special. My #6 album of 2011!

Ever crave a band that's so downtuned that you can actually track the motion of the strings and feel the vibrations in your internal organs? Chile's At Devil Dirt has a doozy for you. It's hard to believe it's just two guys, as their debut self-titled album has a mammoth sludgy fuzz sound worthy of Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, Kyuss and Floor/Torche, with some pretty inventive psychedelic vocals with harmonies. On "Rocknrolla" they even bring to mind T. Rex!

At Devil Dirt (Corvus Discos)
http://atdevildirt.bandcamp.com/

This band from Argentina (instrumental stoner/psych) is a late discovery:
Poseidótica - Cronicas del Futuro (Aquatalan)
http://poseidotica.bandcamp.com/album/cronicas-del-futuro

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://compilationforacat.bandcamp.com/album/compilation-for-a-cat

Charity drone/ambient/goth thing! For a cat! (Cool background story, actually -- poor kitty.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 January 2012 07:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Greg Ginn would approve.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 13 January 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I upload stuff to bandcamp. Older stuff - guitar based sadcore or jangle pop. Newer stuff - more new wave. Most of it is free if you want it.

http://lingereffect.bandcamp.com/

Some great Kraut-ish jams from Indirect:

http://indirect.bandcamp.com/album/2010-direct-from-w-k-a-f-compilation

(They aren't free/name your price so I won't link them, but Fang Wizard has a fun album from TeenBeat available for download on bandcamp, and there are a couple of great post-punk-type singles by Friends for dirt cheap from the Lucky Number label on the site as well.)

Kent Burt, Saturday, 14 January 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://worstward.bandcamp.com
This being the hub for all things Steven R. Smith (formerly of Mirza, Thuja, Hala Straana and solo artist). His latest OLD SKETE is a must-listen for rustic drone types.

And thanks for the kind words WRT The Rowell Incident upthread. There will probably be some more solo synth/drone stuff going up in the nearish future.

Matt M., Saturday, 14 January 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://blackaciddevil.bandcamp.com/
Stoner/Sludge Metal, came out December 12.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 16 January 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i contributed a track to this (#8), pretty happy with how it came out:

http://worldaround.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-world-around-vol-2

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 16 January 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the Airs record that I linked to up above as "shoegaze with black metal elements." There is no black metal in this that I can ascertain. So if that scared you off, have no fear – this is pretty straight up staring at footwear.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 January 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Murphy's nephew does electro shocka:

http://m-o-o-n.bandcamp.com/

Pretty friggin' good, actually.

Kent Burt, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://heavystrife.bandcamp.com/album/synth-tiseur
80s-style Blade Runner synthpop!

http://lecouleurmusic.bandcamp.com/album/origami
French (Canadian) synthpop!

http://giraffage.bandcamp.com/
Chill glitch pop!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 20 January 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the Sedan and Witch Mountain shout out, J3ff!

Nate Carson, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that Sedan record you recommended is great, I've been introducing a bunch of people to it.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 20 January 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://uncertain.bandcamp.com/album/aether-musick-for-moths
Deeply unsettling ambient music for moths! Also in the same series: grief and seahorses.

http://lematos.bandcamp.com/album/coming-soon
80s-style synth dance!

http://donovancoreylyons.bandcamp.com/album/0b11111011011demos
Ambient psych from a member of the metal band Millions!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 05:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those were all good, thanks Jeff!!

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://hesperpayne.bandcamp.com/album/the-strange-tale-of-samuel-gonzalez
Hesper Payne, pretty solid death droom from the north of England.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha @ "death droom", "death doom" i meant

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

drooooooooom

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I need to go record an album so I can make the ultimate droom album that all others will be judged by.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

hit those drooms

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

droom = dream in Dutch, makes total sense to me

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had too much to droom last night

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

the moth music was hella creepy. scott walker should get with whoever did it.

Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

droom a little droom for me

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I can't listen to the moth music, freaks me out too much.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the moth music was hella creepy. scott walker should get with whoever did it.

― Aesop Rizzle (a hoy hoy), maandag 23 januari 2012 20:38 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

awesome recommendation tbh, will check it out

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

currently enjoying moth music
fyi

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, which one is the moth music?

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn i didnt know le bateau ivre was scott walker

flopson, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://bakedgoods.bandcamp.com/

flopson, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, my ship is coming in, flopson, baby baby

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

thought my user name gave it away

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yay! Unleash the smoke machine! ;)

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't find the sample song scary at all, but maybe the rest is terrifying. i'll find out soon.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds more like soothing ambient than scary to me. I, being Scott Walker, will not be associated with such half-witted muzak. They could have at least punched some pig meat, you know, to show they mean it.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

That kind of overpowering, claustrophobic drone always gets to me for some reason.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the little fluttering wings. Do not want.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

It seems to lean a lot on effects, like the wind blowing over an icy polar landscape. But I do like it, yes.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the little fluttering wings. Do not want.

― Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:36 AM (43 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Oh no, wrong attitude, want Jeff, want!

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Album gets better along the way, but it still sounds fairly sad-ambient-cliché to be honest

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man, are you listening to ambient for innovation and excitement? Because I think you might have the wrong genre for that.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I've been to Indio, if I lived there I would probably be making music that sounded like that.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

would you find this more appealing if it were called music for butterflies? they're just moths with prettier clothes.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man, are you listening to ambient for innovation and excitement? Because I think you might have the wrong genre for that.

― Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:46 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I'm an ambient man, have been so for 10+ years. The opposite of "innovation and excitement" - which is what I guess you are getting at in your definition of ambient - does not make for (good) ambient, per sé. At least not in my book. Ambient can be unsettling, unnerving as anything else. Ambient itself shines all around the spectrum of what most people call "ambient". From great snoozer-ambient to unsettling, scary ambient.

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Butterflies don't eat your clothes. At least I don't think they do. Although that would explain a lot…

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think moths wear their outfits with pride, and rightfully so

future debts collector (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry man, cheap joke. I've just recently started getting into ambient, and I dig it a lot, but I guess I have trouble recognizing when ambient is cliché. I'm still at the stage with that genre where my critical insight basically comes down to "I like this" or "I don't like this."

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"this is scary"

uncle acid and the absquatulators (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

loving the teenage strangler stuff

‘Banksy bacon burgers’ and ‘Shepard Fairey Bread’ (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i should have mentioned this...my friend's band Dallas Orbiter

http://www.dallasorbiter.com/

did a thing in 2011, where they released a free digital "single" each month...a-side was new original, b-side was a cover

i think they have a unique sounds...i dunno, kinda of an odd yet poppy space rock...like somewhere between a less-chopsy walt mink and can or something?

the originals are all great and the cover selections are cool and diverse, include songs by Blue Oyster Cult, Al Stewart, Brian Eno, an unreleased song by a former member of Punchdrunk (Punchdrunk's rhythm section became the original Hold Steady rhythm section), Glen Campbell, Baader Meinhoff, Love & Rockets, John Cooper Clarke, Bombay Sweets, The Zombies

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

& Rita Coolidge

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

a couple of recent melbourne things

heavily reverbed screamy 60s garage thing

http://rayonmoon.bandcamp.com/

entertaining lofi garage thing, drummer is a friend of mine

http://bidetmate.bandcamp.com/

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Sunday, 29 January 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://huggorm.bandcamp.com/
Swedish garage rock!

http://threedimensionaltanx.bandcamp.com/
Spacey psychedelicy stonery jams!

http://jessevalentinemusic.bandcamp.com/album/free-mega-album-30-tracks
Beepy dance music!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://dreamlandrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-around

substantial compilation of experimental/drone/acoustic/electronic stuff, mostly but not entirely australian, lots of really good things

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey look name-your-price stuff from my favorites!

http://legendarypinkdots.bandcamp.com/

http://edwardka-spel.bandcamp.com/

sleeve, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://recordsonribs.com/artists/strapthebutton/
British JAMS collective (but like psychedelic and good, not like Phish)!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Think when I downloaded the free Cosmic Dead record last year it gave me Three Dimensional Tanx as a recommendation (or maybe it was vice versa). That was a very good day.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

the new elephant micah album is name your price for the digi version

http://productofpalmyra.elephantmicah.com/releases

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird. Pre-ordered the vinyl of the Elephant Micah before Xmas, & at the time, rather than getting the whole thing to download, they only gave you one track (& that was the one that was already free on the site). Thought they were just trying to stop people spreading it around before the release date, but now on release it turns out it's Name Your Price thing anyway. I must be missing something about this strategy.

Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

last year I wrote 242 songs as part of a song-a-day project. going on holiday and moving house put a stop to getting 365 but anyway... these are my favourite ones. http://kidsteel.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-of-magical-thinking

kid steel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

huggorm and three dimensional tanx -- yes!

also everyone should dl this excellent peter gordon song seandalai (i think?!) played in outloud the other day (yesterday? i have no idea what day) it! is! the best!!! it builds and builds and then AGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH 8 min of totally awesome
http://soundcloud.com/pglolo/machomusic-76

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was two days ago
whatever day it was, (and hell, whatever day it is) that song totally rules and is available for free/legal dl

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

that PG song is SO DAMN GOOD.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much everything that fastnbulbous has been linking to has been gold.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://vitriolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/collected-lp
Next-level intelligent French hardcore!

http://verma.bandcamp.com/
Noisy Krautrock!

http://www.nuclear-death-terror.com/music.html
See band name!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

(The first band is called Birds in Row, see my review of their record in the latest issue of Decibel)

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

australian indiepop. crunchy in a darling buds sort of way

http://scalemodels.bandcamp.com/

flagsteban postez (electricsound), Friday, 3 February 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

COMPILATION FOR A CAT

Noise/drone/out/showtunes/everything. Really for a cat! So pay something.

(sorry can't post the link right now but google it)

Also: DADA TRASH COLLAGE, who kinda sound like the name

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also?

ELIZABETH VELDON

Trust.

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should note that veldon is NOOOOOOOISE

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 05:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Links to the stuff Raymond mentioned:

http://dadatrashcollage.bandcamp.com/

http://elizabethveldon.bandcamp.com/

Any recommendations as to good Elizabeth Veldon records, Raymond? She's quite prolific.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!
Start with "could you please stop raping me" - not for the politics (tho most of her stuff is political) but because it's gnarly.

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also check: "Iona" and "flow my tears" off the top of my head

Some of this stuff is more "experimental " than noise, per se

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 3 February 2012 12:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got that Verma stuff a while ago. Very good.

Wandering Boy Poet, Friday, 3 February 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://spoekraket.bandcamp.com/
Droning shoegaze psych and other buzzwords that you will like!

http://schwarz.bandcamp.com/album/esp-ritus-del-desierto-yo-os-invoco-2
Electrorock en Espanol!

http://humanerror.bandcamp.com/
Epic dystopian breakbeat instrumentals!

http://thecitykill.bandcamp.com/album/days-full-of-joy
Female-fronted downer postpunk!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://lowt-ide.bandcamp.com/

billstevejim, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice dreampop/shoegazy stuff featuring a member of the prids

http://wemisstheearth.bandcamp.com/

regal xenophobe (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Dada Trash Collage is A+ fun

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

OOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH BADNESS!

http://st37.bandcamp.com/album/glare

^spacerock classic. Orig. released in '95; I discovered it last year; it's one of my favorites.

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had hit up the band on MySpace and they seemed to imply that this was going to get a physical CD release too; as much as it goes against the grain of this thread, I really really really really hope that comes to pass...

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, that Peter Gordon song IS amazing! Thanks so much for that, definitely never heard it before.

Also, really excited for that ST37 link. Thread is gold.

grandavis, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Garage rock from Champaigne, IL
http://thedirtyfeathers.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavenly dreampop/powerpop thing from sydney, EP out in march, this song is totally beautiful

http://dayravies.bandcamp.com/

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sonoi: most recent band of Adam Busch, formerly of Manishevitz (early Jagjaguwar band, truly great):

http://sonoimusic.com/album/tropics-of-holland

Really cool, atmospheric rock. Occasionally a little "out" but always stately and well-crafted. Both Verlaine and Robert Wyatt influences evident (to me at least).

grandavis, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like how the Dirty Feathers has a "do not play on your shitty laptop speakers" warning.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://shop.tkde.net/album/live-i-forsee-the-dark-ahead-if-i-stay
Live album from the descriptively-named Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble!

http://fuguguffu.bandcamp.com/album/darker-rooms
Exquisite noise caused by our own crut!

http://abunai.bandcamp.com/album/round-wound
Krautrock jams from the turn of the century!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Saturday, 11 February 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome psych rock, sounds like something rockadelic would have put out

http://darksun.bandcamp.com/

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never thought to look up Abunai! on Bandcamp. Great band, sadly the band member's post-Abunai! material has been pretty much ignored. Joe had a really good record out on Camera Obscura & Brendan has had a couple of great outfits & recorded a solo album or 2, but don't think any of it has seen the light of day yet.

Wandering Boy Poet, Monday, 13 February 2012 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok that Dark Sun link is AWESOME!

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

crut stuff is dope but imma get all rockist and say slightly mo songs, slightly less noize plz

a hoy hoy, Monday, 13 February 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like the noise! and the songs, but i appreciate the ability to do both (well) a whole lot.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

so do i! it was only a 'slightly'

a hoy hoy, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

LL otm; i listened to the first five tracks of the fuguguffu album and it sounded p incredible.

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

another vote for dark sun here too, while we're at it -- it was perfect to listen to while i puttered around in the early evening and tried to forget about work.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://papir.bandcamp.com/album/papir
Recommended when you download one of the Dark Suns albums! Basically sounds like you'd expect!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 01:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://istimerealrecordings.bandcamp.com
Homemade psychedelia!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 04:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH THIS IS CONVENIENT:

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/

^ Just went live. Cover art by me.

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

But seriously. "Label" comp; feat. Sharpless, Bellows and Small Wonder (and some other stuff inc. Maxo, who is a 8-bit dude and weirdly prolific)

Sharpless:
http://jackgreenleaf.bandcamp.com/

Bellows:
http://bellows.bandcamp.com/releases

Small Wonder:
http://smallwonder.bandcamp.com/

Maxo:
http://maxoisnuts.bandcamp.com/

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've actually kinda stopped writing pop songs :/ I recorded all those vocal tracks when I was 20.

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

crut, your voice was a truly delightful surprise. much deeper than i expected!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^

I have to admit, I thought a few of the 'pop' songs were inspired by John Maus

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 16 February 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wiht - The Harrowing of the North
http://wihtleeds.bandcamp.com/album/the-harrowing-of-the-north

Stoner/psych, two long instrumental songs. I'm torn between feeling like a fuckwit for missing this year (I saw the good reviews in blogs, just totally spaced on checking it out) and being delighted to have found something new and great.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 17 February 2012 05:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

this PAST year

Brotherhood Of Sleep - Dark As Light
http://brotherhoodofsleep.bandcamp.com/album/dark-as-light

Stoner/psych. This one was on my list, but may not have been on Bandcamp when I checked previously.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 17 February 2012 05:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the same tip as Brotherhood of Sleep:

http://spelljammer.bandcamp.com/album/inches-from-the-sun

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 17 February 2012 07:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://threemileisland.bandcamp.com/

^played with these guys last night. Their set was a wildly hallucinatory mix of drone-metal and sampled film dialogue (mostly from obv sources: Network, og Willy Wonka, etc) but now am listening to Transcendental Hamburger and there's a bit of that (along with a modicum of slap bass) but it is much more straightforward stripped down stoner metal. No guitars; only bass and drums. Digging it quite a bit. Hella nice guys, too.

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guadalupe Plata (2011)
http://guadalupeplata.bandcamp.com/album/guadalupe-plata-2011

Spanish blues/surf. Check out their video for "Serpiente Negra" that comes with the download. Most gorgeous dancer I've ever seen, like Elena Anaya from Sex And Lucia!

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 18 February 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Taking their name from Samuel R. Delany's apocalyptic sci-fi classic, Chicago-based Dhalgren's sound is rich and textured, with all four members contributing to a complex base of synth drone and processed vocals, under which a driving rhythm section occasionally appears to propel the music from dense ambience to ecstatic motorik synth rock.

couldn't say it better myself, super recommended if that description appeals to you

http://dhalgren.bandcamp.com/album/042210

america nova sounds good too from what's available for listening, but idk where to get it since apparently they don't want me to pay to download it.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Sunday, 19 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Father Costume, 2010
dhalgren-related feelies/felt inspired pop (i'm guessing here, but it's kinda obvious i think?) EP
cute cassette-era art too
listen to "i need to be told" if you want a representative sample

http://thefathercostume.bandcamp.com/album/the-mismade-girl-ep

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Sunday, 19 February 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

A City Safe From Sea, 2010
http://acitysafefromsea.bandcamp.com/

I was roommates with one of the dudes in this band while they were writing/recording it, so I always felt weird about talking about it on ILM, but what great chaotic Unwound/Meneguar-influenced stuff, with trumpets and pitch-shifted riffs and big choruses. Still love it, still wish they'd ever play out.

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 20 February 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://badindians.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-from-the-big-room
Hippy dippy psychedelic rock!

http://thehoaxprogram.bandcamp.com/
Modern hardcore with a stoner groove!

http://featurelessghost.bandcamp.com/album/projections
Cyberpunk synthpop!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://hookingup.bandcamp.com/

billstevejim, Thursday, 1 March 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://zxz242.bandcamp.com/
Creepy synthy dancy stuff! I've been enjoying Paris.

http://www.arbutusrecords.com/?page_id=247
Grimes' Halfaxa. Hipstery dance chick!

http://www.holyterror.com/downloads/
Big chunk of metallic hardcore pioneers Integrity's discography!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 2 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://rexorregina.bandcamp.com/

wonderful dreampop/shoegaze thing with female vocals, lovely atmosphere

some crap (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

insanely good early 90s perth janglepop

http://therainyard.bandcamp.com/

some crap (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

liz phair / dinojr stuff
http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com/

billstevejim, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 06:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, sent The Rainyard some money.

Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

This thread is amazing - that Luger album is so good right now

I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh r. stevie moore has 200+ of his albums up for streaming on bandcamp

http://rsteviemoore.bandcamp.com/

this is amazing

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 10 March 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to explore this thread more! this sounds pretty cool, instrumental psych-y groove things: http://capesuites.bandcamp.com/

tylerw, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

got damn... hooking up & speedy ortiz are like got damn

billstevejim, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

good old fashioned indie/slacker/post rock that i have found myself enjoying :

http://gates.bandcamp.com/album/the-sun-will-rise-and-lead-me-home

mark e, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://zackdagoba.bandcamp.com/
Dude screwing around with a modular synthesizer!

http://rubbercitynoise.bandcamp.com/album/cinco-de-mayo-in-space
Cosmic drone! (Bonus: everything on this label is free!)

http://kanoi.bandcamp.com/album/blisterfinger-with-tankstellenproleten
You got your Kraut rock in my post rock! No, you got your post rock in my Kraut rock!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

rubber city noise -- hometown homies!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 16 March 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

more top hole early 90s noisepop from the aussie archives

http://trucktraintractor.bandcamp.com/

some crap (electricsound), Friday, 16 March 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://crucifixinadeathhand.bandcamp.com/
Swedish hard rock! Band name and album title (Do Androids Play Electric Guitars?) of the day!

http://hotfog.bandcamp.com/
"Kill You in the Face!"

http://gypsyhawk.bandcamp.com/
NSFW awesome throwback metal!

http://vlastapopic.bandcamp.com/
Eastern European garage rock!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Gypsyhawk is all kinds of awesome. I bought the CD back when it came out. Love the Thin Lizzy influence, can't wait for the new one!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, looks like Gypsyhawk had to raise money in order to take their new label Metal Blade up on their last-minute invite to SXSW. Sounds like the album is due around June.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just out now!

http://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/tome-of-the-future-ancients
Ice Dragon's 3rd album. Creepy stoner/doom from Boston.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip off on the Ice Dragon. Found some good stuff linked from them as well:

http://thesandcollector.bandcamp.com/album/lord-of-the-sun
South American Stoner metal!

http://domoband.bandcamp.com/
South American psychedelic slag!

http://exemption.bandcamp.com/album/public-cemetery-party
Torche-ish! Not from South America.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, just in time to miss St. Patrick's Day: a crazy archive of obscure Irish metal bands. I've been enjoying Trojan and Blackwych.

http://irish-metal.bandcamp.com/

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

White Triangles - the Night Is Ours
http://whitetriangles.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-is-ours
Icy ambient!

Icy maybe but definitely not forbidding. Like playing in the snow at night in a nice fur-lined parka and mittens.

lukas, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aww man, loved this band back in the day. It's an old record (2002), but apparently it's getting release on vinyl and is available on Bandcamp.

Ashrae Fax, from Greensboro NC. A lot of Cocteau Twins in their sound (a LOT, singer has a similar voice for sure) but done really well: textured synths, guitars, and programmed drums etc. Really love this record:
http://ashraefax.bandcamp.com/album/static-crash

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

guy i went to college with -- pretty good!
http://martinroyle.bandcamp.com/

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

just switched my 2010 record to free/name-your-price:
http://chants.bandcamp.com

it's a weirdo kitchen-sink electronic record. all live instruments, elements of jazz, dub, dance, breaks, morricone rock, etc.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

This record is one of the best things I've heard all damn year. Instrumetal doom of the highest order (yes, I dropped the n from instrumental on purpose). Feel the riffage of Iron Mtn:

http://ironmtn.bandcamp.com/album/iron-mtn

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fantastic Finnish psych/kraut dudes with a hilarious made-up bio that claims they've been around since 1970 and that Andreas Baader plays bass for them.

http://hiskodetria.bandcamp.com/album/static-raw-power-kraut-demo

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

really like that album cover

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

or album art. I guess it's not really a cover for anything.

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations, guys, this stuff is great!

Meanwhile, I have a request – anyone find any good Zombi/Goblin type stuff for free download on there? I've been looking for some.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fresh crop!

http://quilt.bandcamp.com/
Nerdy folk-prog!

http://thehangedmanandthemoon.bandcamp.com/album/just-one-shot
Jazzy psych!

http://witchescoven.bandcamp.com/
Throwbacky metal!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 13 April 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://witchstone.bandcamp.com/album/ep
Sludge/doom EP

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://digdown.bandcamp.com/album/live
live new orleans-style brass band

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://talesofmurderanddust.bandcamp.com/
Scandinavian shoegaze! With a sitar!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

My friend has been running a twitter account called audiocloud based around a very similar idea to this thread - he personally curates a selection of bandcamp links to freely available independent music that he's enjoying, laying it out nicely using the album art embedded in each tweet and the twitter 'favourites' facility. Although he doesn't use ILX, I have shown him this thread for interest & inspiration and because it fitted with what he'd been doing for a while, and thought that you folks might enjoy his take on it too...

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only tangentially related question: Is there a way to adjust the volume when streaming on Bandcamp pages?

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://digdown.bandcamp.com/album/live
live new orleans-style brass band

― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, April 16, 2012 12:54 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://olivetroopsos.bandcamp.com/album/atol

^^ post-rave/droney improvisations

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Roswell Incident track up today for those who wish to drone.

http://theroswellincident.bandcamp.com/album/high-orbital

There's probably one in there I missed, too.

Does Bandcamp do subscriptions/notifications and I just missed that?

Matt M., Tuesday, 1 May 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

thanks nick! i think it's pretty representative of how the band sounds live, warts & all (lots of warts).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Talk about sleeping on a band for nearly 20 years! Snail recorded their debut at Razor's Edge in SF, where Sleep recorded Holy Mountain, put out an EP, disbanded, got back together and released Blood in 2009, and now Terminus. Only available at name yr price temporarily.

http://snailhq.bandcamp.com/album/terminus

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blood was great! Have to give Terminus a go.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty good, though on the busy side, at least the intro track. I'm still much more into the languid/doomed side of the stonerverse.

Matt M., Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://sunpreachers.bandcamp.com/album/faces-of-ashes
French stoner/psych. Really kicks on on "Nail King".

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://trippywicked.bandcamp.com/album/going-home
St Albans band Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight formed in 2006, and play bluesy stoner rock with a touch of sludge/doom, along the lines of Wo Fat. 2009 album Movin On is worth hearing too.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://drokk.bandcamp.com

Okay, it's not free unless you stream, but it's fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. 70s-80s SF synth soundtrack paradise.

Matt M., Friday, 25 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, it's been a while. Here's some good stuff:

http://perturbator.bandcamp.com/album/terror-404
80s John Carpenter/Zombi-esque synth soundtrack stuff! Name is dumb, music isn't!

http://biomass.bandcamp.com/
Epic, repetitive Kraut jams!

http://animalweapon.bandcamp.com/album/good-luck
Chill, glitchy electronica!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://guacho.bandcamp.com/album/vol-i
Toasty stoner jams, man!

http://weareape.bandcamp.com/album/the-dirger
Heavy stoner jams, man!

http://re-stoned.bandcamp.com/album/vermel
Instrumental stoner jams, man!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perturbator is the winner in the bunch so far. Perfect flipside to the DROKK record.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they really nail that 80s soundtrack vibe without turning into "chill wave" or whatever.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 05:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha perturbator is sick

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The EP is pretty good, too – eight bit cover of "I Ran!"

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dreamgazewavechillbaton. Core.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish people would stop naming things that I might actually want to listen to things that make me never want to listen to them.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

namegate.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

namewave

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

in that vein, I also wish "bandcamp" was called something better than "bandcamp," b/c it really is a good platform

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

word

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

namename

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alpha Boy isn't bad so far, but it's not the instant smash hit that Perturbator was. I want to say there's something twee about it that's keeping me from diving in entirely, but that's ridiculous, right?

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I feel the same way. I think that that's the "wave" part.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been scouring Bandcamp for stuff they really scratches that John Carpenter, synthesizer itch, and Perturbator (God, I wish they had a better name) are one of the only ones I found that really do it in a satisfying way. A lot of the others feel like they have this kind of indie/hipster sensibility to them that puts a layer of distance between the music and the listener. of the three I linked above, I feel like the Adderall Canyonly captures that sense of digital dread the best.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

And DROKK. DROKK is mighty.

Perturbator is a pretty awful, but fitting name. And I passed them along to Benjamin Marra, who does a comic called NIGHT BUSINESS which bleeds this stuff. He seems to dig it.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adderall Canyonly isn't bad, though. I'm officially calling this digitaldreadwave, even though it's trying to sound like it was recorded on analog equipment.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

in that vein, I also wish "bandcamp" was called something better than "bandcamp," b/c it really is a good platform

― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:34 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

i was talking to someone recently who confessed to being turned off by the name Band Camp, which kind of surprised me because while it's not especially ideal or inspired, it's a good functional name and not something i had to grudgingly get used to saying/hearing constantly the way i did with "myspace" or "twitter" or a hundred other obnoxiously named web platforms.

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

(1) it reminds me of American Pie
(2) it makes me picture all of the bands using it as chubby dorks

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i played in school band and went to band camp (thankfully for the last time just after American Pie was released) and got horrendously sick of hearing "one time at band camp" jokes, and that association still doesn't really occur to me or grate that much re: the site's name

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i mean, if that's the first website you've seen that you imagine being populated by chubby dorks...

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there's a larger problem with internet music marketing of removing too much of the mystery and danger from music. Posting your album on a site called "band camp" definitely contributes to that kind of result.

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I could care. I've found more music out of Bandcamp this year than any other single source. Not to mention publishing my own work.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

bandcamp is OK but i really miss myspace & wish something with more of its functions would replace it instead of this slick stubbornly minimalist thing. drifting through bands through their friend bands, getting in touch with cool bands to play out of town shows, were really positive aspects & good uses of the internet

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, imagine encountering Anal Cunt for the first time on "band camp," then joining their facebook group and shortly thereafter getting an enthusiastic message from their lead singer asking you to contribute to their kickstarter fund.

this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's weird, i do kind of underestimate music on bandcamp sometimes, or expect not to be good. even though everyone uses it, i put my own stuff there, and i've certainly found (and paid for) great records on it.

xp

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I guess this thread has some of that stigma inherent in its premise – "why would I actually *pay* for something from bandcamp?"

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there's a larger problem with internet music marketing of removing too much of the mystery and danger from music. Posting your album on a site called "band camp" definitely contributes to that kind of result.

― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:20 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

you're not wrong about that (although i really hate when people say things like "mystery and danger" as if bands used to jump off the record and stab people in the vinyl era), but pointing to Band Camp as a chief example of that x years after MySpace is like saying VH1 rather than MTV made the music industry more image-conscious.

plus there's been a whole raft of 'mysterious' new acts who conceal or obfuscate their identity and imo it's become a much more gimmicky and pretentious than the approachable transparency of acts who embrace social networking and DIY modes of selling their music.

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

w0rd

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

in that vein, I also wish "bandcamp" was called something better than "bandcamp," b/c it really is a good platform

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just listen to the music and buy what I like. But I'm a simple guy.

Matt M., Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I vastly prefer bandcamp to myspace. I mean, for one thing, they make it easy to listen to and download music, and give the artist donations. For another, minimalism beats terribly designed band websites any day.

That said, there is a thread for the discussion of bandcamp in general (Kickstarter / Bandcamp / etc - C or D?), and I would like to keep this thread dedicated to the discussion of the music found therein if you guys don't mind.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

- I went to irl band camp, there were very few chubby dorks there iirc, and have no problem with the name Bandcamp for this website.
- Perturbator is pretty good, you guys are right. Dread the day I have to say this band's name out loud though.
- I have paid for things from bandcamp because I wanted to listen to them while I was away from the computer (ie while exercising or w/e) (Cosmic Dead live stuff, a couple of cheap tracks from a local band) and it kinda makes me happy to contribute $5 to a band I like, don't see what the big whoop is

game of crones (La Lechera), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

That said, there is a thread for the discussion of bandcamp in general (Kickstarter / Bandcamp / etc - C or D?), and I would like to keep this thread dedicated to the discussion of the music found therein if you guys don't mind.

don't threadpolice it's rude

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

(imo)

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm with Jeff, I'd say.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I vastly prefer bandcamp to myspace. I mean, for one thing, they make it easy to listen to and download music, and give the artist donations. For another, minimalism beats terribly designed band websites any day.

myspace was definitely atrocious and somehow got increasingly inefficient and bogged down ads or widgets over time. nowadays if i unwittingly get linked to myspace i rush to close the tab. i just would have expected that by now something with the minimalism/simplicity of bandcamp would have incorporated the connectedness of fb/tumblr/twitter would have come up. myspace was a cool way to find out about music outside of any media- or blog-driven discourse; you just click on a band voluntarily linked to a band that you like. imo that was a great idea and a useful function of the internet

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I found a lot of great stuff through both band recommendations and clicking through their meta-tags. That's how I found Adderall Canyonly – they did a split with Kosmonaut, who someone linked to above.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i've started noticing those, definitely a step in the right direction

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i put the last album of my old-old band up on bandcamp, think it holds up p well as late 90s-ish indie in the archers/superchunk/pavement inspired vein

http://unbelievablejollymachine.bandcamp.com/

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

myspace was always rubbish

bandcamp utterly rules, both as a music buyer and musician.

hamburglr (electricsound), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

did you ever use myspace to book tours/get in touch with bands in other cities though?

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

think it holds up p well as late 90s-ish indie in the archers/superchunk/pavement inspired vein

^^burning airlines vibez for me

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

once or twice xpost

hamburglr (electricsound), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

these days i facebook them instead

hamburglr (electricsound), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think bandcamp would be ideal if it caught on and added a more links across artists' profiles & some simple ways to communicate with/across artists. for all its elegance people rarely link to bandcamp pages (aside from artists themselves), ime they're far more likely to link to a youtube, & i think that has a lot to do with how the pages just exist in isolation. i don't know anything about this but like, has facebook bought bandcamp yet?

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe soundcloud is more what im looking for but i only ever see electronic artists there

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, yeah we would take that as a huge compliment! Thanks! We were big fans!

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://kinntarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-lemon-tape
http://kinntarecords.bandcamp.com/track/hvordan

great compilation of psych-pop/hippie music & my fav song off of it

flopson, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

some simple ways to communicate with/across artists.

it's not super obvious, but they did add (or maybe it was always there?) a way to contact the artist. it says "for all other inquiries, click here" on the right and it brings up a contact form.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, yeah we would take that as a huge compliment! Thanks! We were big fans!

me too man...it's weird, i never listened to those other bands you mentioned much or indie rock in general, but the first burning airlines record is all-time for me.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish bandcamp had a way to "favorite"/save/organize your favorite bands/artists/etc for later listening

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would be copping to the fact that most people just use it for streaming a la spotify or youtube, not for buying.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

pay what you want or don't pay :) http://dominiqueleone.bandcamp.com/track/blue-hair-demo

Dominique, Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Esteemed underground metal label Relapse Records has unleashed their prestigious 20+ year catalog on the leading independent digital music site Bandcamp at this location http://relapserecords.bandcamp.com/. The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including BARONESS, DYING FETUS, PIG DESTROYER, RED FANG, NECROPHAGIST, REVOCATION and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering their albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.

Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including MASTODON, NEUROSIS, AMORPHIS, NILE, HIGH ON FIRE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and over 20 additional artists at this location http://relapsealumni.bandcamp.com/releases. Each of these albums are also available as high quality downloads with select songs streaming. Stay tuned to each of the Relapse Bandcamp pages for new releases and rarities constantly being added!

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 31 May 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://flavorcrystals.bandcamp.com/

Not free to buy, but really good for slow psych. Hat tip to Elvis Telecom for digging this one up.

Matt M., Friday, 1 June 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd been listening to a DROKK a lot thanks to a friend, so thanks for the Perturbator tip.

In the "wow, everything's on Bandcamp now" tip (even if it's not free, but you can stream etc etc):
the Dead C's Bruce Russell cherry-picks the Flying Nun back pages for
Time To Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment 1981-1986
http://flyingnun.bandcamp.com/album/time-to-go
The Bilders' "Russian Rug" is all-time, and really nice to see Mary Heney get prominence w/the tracks from 25 Cents/the Shallows/Scorched Earth Policy/Victor Dimisch Band/etc alongside the Clean/Chills/Gordons/&c.

etc, Friday, 1 June 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice!

EZ Snappin, Friday, 1 June 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not free to buy, but really good for slow psych. Hat tip to Elvis Telecom for digging this one up.

^lovely

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://laster.bandcamp.com/album/wijsgeer-narreman
Atmospheric Dutch black metal!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Friday, 1 June 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

DROKK is seriously in album of the year contention for me. It tickles my lizard brain in ways I'm afraid to examine too closely.

Matt M., Friday, 1 June 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everything on the Relapse site is $10. They have three releases I liked enough to order the CDs at close to the same price - Christian Mistress, Royal Thunder and Baroness. The rest I'm on the fence about but definitely won't be paying $10 for downloads. Don't any of these labels have people who know anything about marketing and sales? How about helping their customers get a sense that they're getting some value? Name your price for newer bands they're breaking, package deals, sales on freakin' new releases? This is basic shit with proven results that go back to ancient times when we were selling livestock and wives.

Similarly, does anybody get the reasoning behind pricing this Small Stone comp $26?

http://smallstone.bandcamp.com/album/small-stone-jukeboxxx

People who already know and like Small Stone bands usually have half the stuff, and those who don't are probably not inclined to drop $26. Doesn't seem the ideal way to expand an audience, unless they started putting up actual albums for reasonable prices.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 1 June 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

$10 seems reasonable for full albums, and $26 seems reasonable for 96 (!) tracks?

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Did you buy the comp?

I've bought a couple dozen albums this year on Bandcamp that were $7 and less, often on impulse. None for $10 or more. Doesn't seem reasonable to me if I can buy a CD for close to that and sell the disc back for $4. I have a short list of favorite albums I will drop as much as $18 for imports, but anything outside my absolute favorites, I just can't afford to buy more unless they're cheaper. I'd think more competitive pricing would sell more music.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 1 June 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, but only because i'm not interested in that kind of music. if it were a huge stone's throw or alpha pup comp then yeah, i would definitely buy it.

Doesn't seem reasonable to me if I can buy a CD for close to that and sell the disc back for $4

see at this point i just cannot have anymore CDs in the house, they just take up space. can you really still sell them back? i've got boxes and boxes that i've been too lazy/sentimental to get rid of.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway i don't think you have to worry about competitive pricing, i'm sure music will keep losing value

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 1 June 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I understand about space. I keep certain CDs that qualify as all-time favorites, and sell the rest to Reckless or Dusty Groove. Depending on what city you're in, there are still some music stores that do robust used CD business. I think more widespread use of platforms like Bandcamp will help music regain some value, as it offers a full spectrum of formats including lossless, as long as most bands and labels continue to stick to reasonable pricing, the sweet spot seeming to be between name your price and $7.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 1 June 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://flavorcrystals.bandcamp.com/

Not free to buy, but really good for slow psych. Hat tip to Elvis Telecom for digging this one up.

― Matt M., Friday, June 1, 2012 11:34 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

flavor crystals have been one of the most underrated mpls bands for a long time! check out their previous album too (produced by kramer)....played w/them live a few times and they are great.

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 June 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

^twin peaks vibes at times.

so btw i released an ep this week and it is streaming on bandcamp
http://duttyartz.bandcamp.com/album/night-after-ep

40oz of tears (Jordan), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Please note: if there is a numerical monetary value required to download the album, IT IS NOT FREE/NAME YOUR PRICE. *Shakes fists impotently, goes to post on Irrational Anger thread*

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

do we have a "not free but still worth your time and money" Bandcamp album compendium thread?

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember jeff is a music critic so doesn't want to pay for anything unless its $1!

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

its part of the code, you dont want him kicked out of the union

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't mind paying for things. But this thread has a very clear, simple point. I would appreciate it if we could stick to it, you know? I'm psyched that the thread has so much activity, but I feel like it's gotten way off topic.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://duttyartz.bandcamp.com/album/night-after-ep

― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, June 1, 2012 8:14 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark

dope stuff, dude

some dude, Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://whydontyoubelieveme.bandcamp.com/album/emu-parade

charity comp for stew & jen boyracer, details at bottom of page. download is 'name your price' but i gently suggest that you should not name it zero

hamburglr (electricsound), Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

also 40 tracks, mostly australian, and mostly v good

hamburglr (electricsound), Saturday, 2 June 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I'm the main offender. I'll knock it off.

Is there a "Bandcamp releases with a price that you should listen to for free at least" thread?

I'll note that almost all the Roswell Incident stuff on Bandcamp is still free. Charging for "Sleep of the Lloigor" as that one's actually for sale on iTunes, etc. http://theroswellincident.bandcamp.com

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I've been loving the Roswell Incident stuff I've downloaded. Made good background music for writing.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which is supremely ironic as I write but don't ever listen to it while writing.

I also liked http://thegluhen.bandcamp.com/ as an instrumental doom sort of thing. And it is name your price. Worth a look.

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice find! That one is weird, but strangely appealing.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, in all seriousness, is there an "albums for a buck" or somesuch thread? Just found something worth listening to for a buck, in that 80s soundtrack vein. But it's no Perturbator...

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a new UK-based site similar to bandcamp which has mostly pay-what-you-want/free downloads: http://www.aurovine.com/.

It just started recently so there aren't a lot of bands on there yet.

Kent Burt, Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

A new Het Droste Effect EP - Lingerland! I loved last year's self-titled debut, and, listening to the first song off this one as I type, I think this will be just as loved. Spacey fuzz rock of the highest order.

http://hetdrosteeffect.bandcamp.com/

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 2 June 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Too bad they broke up. I've been working on a long list of stuff, but it won't post. I'll have to remove the Het Droste Effect.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

This should keep you all busy. Note that all bands have a limited number of free downloads. So when it's name yr price, it's best to at least chip in $.25 (I usually do at least a dollar) so as to not use up their freebies. Many of these were discovered by the amazing Bill Goodman at The Soda Shop. Sorted roughly in order of my own personal excitement on first listen or three.

http://fellwoods.bandcamp.com/album/wulfram
Originally called The Moss, Portland's Fellwoods play garagey psych with 70s proto-metal/prog influences. New EP Gyromancer also available, just for streaming at the moment. Fans of occult rock (Ghost, Devil's Blood, Uncle Acid) and Witchcraft/Graveyard, be intrigued!

http://colornoise.bandcamp.com/track/time
Costa Rican female duo play post-punk and stoner/garage. Brilliant new track "Time" is one of my favorites this year. 2011 album Fake Apocalypse available for $.99.

http://zeitgeist.bandcamp.com/
Pittsburgh female punk band. First track "Alone" really perked my ears up, melodic like the best Avengers stuff.

http://boyjazz.bandcamp.com/
A more flamboyant take on NOWOTHM focusing on the likes of Def Leppard, with some other hard rock elements. Fans of The Darkness and Rival Sons take note.

http://acidcosmonautrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dust-storm-warning
I don't know much about this band yet, just that there is an EP floating around that I haven't heard, they're from Italy, and this just became available on Bandcamp via Acid Cosmonaut records, which may or may not be their own label. Some nice, bone-dry sounding desert jams.

http://speedyortiz.bandcamp.com/album/the-death-of-speedy-ortiz
Female-lead fuzzy indie from Northampton

http://dodaren.bandcamp.com/
Polished Swedish stoner influenced by Clutch, Graveyard, Thin Lizzy

http://theheavyeyesmemphis.bandcamp.com/album/2
Two track preview of Memphis heavy blues band's second album

http://pinatathc.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Very promising stoner from Alicante, Spain

http://thenexthundredyears.bandcamp.com/
Vancouver stoner rock influenced by QOTSA, Fatso Jetson

http://steakmusic.bandcamp.com/
London stoner influenced by Kyuss, Monster Magnet

http://buey.bandcamp.com/
QOTSA influenced stoner from Spain

http://lavagoat.bandcamp.com/
2010 album by Saskatoon metal band with elements of stoner, doom, NWOBHM, sci fi

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://fister.bandcamp.com/album/violence
St. Louis doom

http://fearlesssons.bandcamp.com/
Heavy psych, shoegaze from NYC

http://denzil.bandcamp.com/
UK stoner, alt rock

http://doublestone.bandcamp.com/
Stoner/psych from Copenhagen, Denmark

http://lostentakills.bandcamp.com/album/summer-of-glycon
Lo-fi garage/surf/psych from Glasgow, large discography

http://thesouldiggersband.bandcamp.com/
Russian bluesy stoner

http://vagiantownsyourmom.bandcamp.com/
Russian noise rock

http://buffalowitch.bandcamp.com/
Stoner/doom from Grand Rapids

http://whiteyusa.bandcamp.com/
Bluesy stoner from Boston

http://skrogg.bandcamp.com/
Heavy bluesy boozy rock from New Hampshire

http://lostdawn.bandcamp.com/album/come-to-good-ep
Blues garage/psych like Black Keys from UK

http://aquanaut1.bandcamp.com/album/sunken-ark
Vancouver stoner/psych/doom

http://menhirband.bandcamp.com/
Dutch stoner/southern rock

http://music.thisisautomata.com/
Chicago female-lead gauzy psych rock with bits of dub, blues, electronica

http://canibales.bandcamp.com/album/mercenario
Bluesy Mexican stoner/doom. This EP is free. New album Doom Blues is not free, but worth checking out too.

http://majorkong.bandcamp.com/album/orogenesis
Polish instrumental doom. Free Ep, album Doom For The Black Sun is $3.

http://tuber.bandcamp.com/
Greek desert/stoner

http://motionstudies.bandcamp.com/album/hearts-will-beat
Brooklyn indie chillwave

http://pitysex.bandcamp.com/
Ann Arbor indie/emo

http://jslashq.bandcamp.com/
Heavy indie rock from Boston

http://brujasdelsol.bandcamp.com/album/moonliner-vol-2
Desert/space/psych from Columbus, OH

http://isawthedeep.bandcamp.com/
Dutch sci-fi prog metal - Mars Volta, Tool, Mastodon

http://somaliyachtclub.bandcamp.com/
Ukranian stoner/psych/shoegaze/post-rock

http://fuzzly.bandcamp.com/album/radio-c-o
Brazilian desert/stoner

http://suneatertacoma.bandcamp.com/
Stoner/psych from Tacoma

http://lamprey.bandcamp.com/album/ceremony-of-sludge
Portland seems to have quite the stoner/doom/psych scene going. Stoner/doom with drums and 2 basses. They cover Pentagram's "Queen of My Heart." Full-length Ancient Secrets (2010) is $2.

http://sonicmass.bandcamp.com/
UK psychedelic doom

http://burnpilot.bandcamp.com/
German heavy psych

http://oceangarden.bandcamp.com/
UK alt punk/grunge/stoner

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://thefirstborn.bandcamp.com/
Avant metal from Lisbon, Portugal

http://legalfingers.bandcamp.com/
70s boogie and 80s glam from my hometown of Dubuque, IA

http://enchantress.bandcamp.com/album/volume-ii-her-womb-hear-war
Stoner/doom from Toronto

http://stubb.bandcamp.com/
London retro hard rock

http://seaofzyn.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-key-of-sinners
Detroit duo tackle odd mix of sounds, stoner/doom with trip-hop beats

http://raindoggs.bandcamp.com/
Odd conceptual mashup of Tom Waits with Snoop Dogg. Basically bluesy noir with some beats

http://hydromedusa.bandcamp.com/album/hydromedusa-s-t
Australian desert/sludge

http://thereptilians.bandcamp.com/
Epic 27+min prog/psych track from Idaho

http://cabrocordero.bandcamp.com/
Doomy droned out sludge. Attn Melvins fans

http://thybalam.bandcamp.com/releases
Doom/psych demo from Newport

http://wizardofstonemountain.bandcamp.com/
Fuzzy stoner doom from Croatia, circa 2004

http://evilcosmonaut.bandcamp.com/
Russian garage rock

http://gravedisgrace.bandcamp.com/
Russian doom

http://stonemagnum.bandcamp.com/album/stone-magnum
Doom from Michigan City

http://cuervo.bandcamp.com/
Aussie alt rock

http://fireinthecave.bandcamp.com/album/fire-in-the-cave
Florida metal from remnants of Bad Actor

http://treeofsores.bandcamp.com/album/a-cry-of-despair
Leeds doom/sludge/post-metal

http://xozo.bandcamp.com/
Maryland sludge/hardcore

http://theunbeheld.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-arms-of-mother-chaos
Memphis stoner/psych

http://39thieves.bandcamp.com/
Atlanta folk rock

http://ennead.bandcamp.com/
Swedish prog metal

http://heavyvoodoo.bandcamp.com/album/messiah-demo-ep
Portland stoner/doom

http://ohhowitended.bandcamp.com/
Ontario stoner

http://abunai.bandcamp.com/album/round-wound
Space psych from broken up Boston band

http://aetiology.bandcamp.com/
Instrumental heavy psych from Chicago

http://bachelorsgrove.bandcamp.com/
Bluesy stoner from Chicago

http://juddmadden.bandcamp.com/album/doomgroove
Groovy instrumental doom with bits of post-rock from solo musician in Melbourne

http://theyyearnforwhattheyfear.bandcamp.com/album/the-infernal-plains
Energetic Kentucky sludge punk

http://rozamov.bandcamp.com/
Boston stoner/doom EP

http://madamfuntoo.bandcamp.com/album/chow-tama
Guatemalan garage/trash rock, all over the place. "We are thick for strawberries, but very hollow for rockers, are heavy for hipsters, but very “pussy” for metalheads, we are very aggressive for those who like reggae or dub, are very tough people from pop and are very simple progressives."

http://theblackoilbrothers.bandcamp.com/releases
Chicago blues rock

http://wildjesus.bandcamp.com/album/family-party-band-lp
Chicago exuberant bluesy rock with horns

http://satellitebeaver.bandcamp.com/album/trip-outside-your-mind
Polish stoner. New EP The Last Bow is €3

http://oldgods.bandcamp.com/
Noisy sludge from Detroit

http://godsownprototype.bandcamp.com/album/fall-apart-every-time-you-feel-like
Polish ambient post-metal

http://waning.bandcamp.com/album/broken-path
Sacramento ambient metal/psych

http://youyoudarkforest.bandcamp.com/
Ambient prog

http://ironwitch.bandcamp.com/
UK sludge/doom

http://astroll.bandcamp.com/
Polish bluesy stoner

http://poweredwigmachine.bandcamp.com/
Arizona desert/stoner

http://abyssrva.bandcamp.com/album/abyss-ep
Southern stoner metal

http://bardus.bandcamp.com/
Sludge, hardcore from Philadelphia

http://wolvescarrymyname.bandcamp.com/
German sludge with some trippy/mellow post-rock/metal/prog passages

http://bloodredwater.bandcamp.com/
Stoner/sludge/doom

http://burningmanvc.bandcamp.com/
Portuguese sludge

http://captivesrva.bandcamp.com/
Richmond, VA noise/sludge

http://slutmachine.bandcamp.com/album/from-blind-to-blue
Stoner metal

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://wortedsnout.bandcamp.com/
UK sludge

http://deadsouthernbishop1.bandcamp.com/
Georgia southern sludge

http://itheunlord.bandcamp.com/
German sludge

http://mrgavinsmeatfarm.bandcamp.com/
Solo wackadoo bedroom project, possibly genius

http://hetdrosteeffect.bandcamp.com/
One track preview of death/doom solo project by German Pierre Laube (P.H.A.I.L.)

Slipping in a few not-quite-freebies:

http://goddessrocks.bandcamp.com/
One-man prog/psych project from Bucharest, Romania. Not free, but only €.99 and well worth it.

http://earthmassband.com/album/lunar-dawn-keep-relic-ritual
UK instrumental prog/stoner/doom, ₤1.50

http://ancientwarlocks.bandcamp.com/
"Superwizard" 7" single for $2, this band has been touring hard, and have some very promising proto-metal/doom songwriting chops. They completed first album and are shopping for a label.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good grief. How the hell am I supposed to keep up on even half of that?

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa

game of crones (La Lechera), Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right? Just like when I go into a record store. How am I supposed to listen to all that?

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

*jaw drops* I guess I know what I'm doing this afternoon.

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's a thread for you guys to post stuff that costs money: Thread for awesome stuff on Bandcamp that costs money but is still awesome

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

if it's not free noone will read it!

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't mock me. I frighten easily.

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the ones that are like (location) (descriptor/descriptor) -- like if you don't like Poland, doom, or sludge, do not even read band name, keep moving

game of crones (La Lechera), Saturday, 2 June 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wound up downloading only Fellwords, Zeitgeist, Lavagoat, Wizard of Stone Mountain, Dodaren, and Dust Storm Warning out of all that, but, you know, it's like a buffet – take what you like, don't take what you don't want, it's all good.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't been keeping up, Fastnbulbous but have you listened to the Hollow Mirrors album yet? That stuff is great. It's on bandcamp too; hollowmirrors dot bandcamp etc

thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Sunday, 3 June 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://firstsecond.bandcamp.com/

Let me interupt the Metal fest for an Irish deep house label that's kinda cool.

Josiah Alan, Sunday, 3 June 2012 06:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://finalzinhochegando.bandcamp.com/

And this is a Brazilian guy who's got some cool drums.

Josiah Alan, Sunday, 3 June 2012 06:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Roswell Incident track up. It's black metal. Well, not really. But it's more metal than what usually goes up there. Name your price. Free is a price.

http://theroswellincident.bandcamp.com

Matt M., Sunday, 3 June 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

In FNB's defense, there is some not-metal in his list. It's just surrounded by, yes, a lot of metal.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Sunday, 3 June 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

in penance for derailing, here's some free music:

http://dietrichgosser.bandcamp.com/
amazing record of acoustic singer/songwriter + layers and layers of junkyard percussion

http://wedidit.bandcamp.com/album/starbase-1
20 min live lo-fi beat tape stuff

http://nortesonoro.bandcamp.com/album/norte-sonoro-ep-1
cumbia/nortena/etc collabs & remixes

http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/51
kool ad (das racist) solo joint

40oz of tears (Jordan), Sunday, 3 June 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

dope stuff, dude

― some dude, Friday, June 1, 2012 7:36 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thanks man, emailing u

40oz of tears (Jordan), Sunday, 3 June 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

is bandcamp streaming not working today or is it just me?

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 4 June 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seems to be working fine, if a bit slow.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Monday, 4 June 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

It appears to be doing a new thing where it loads the entire song before playing, as opposed to before when it would play while it was loading.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Monday, 4 June 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah good call

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 4 June 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://ryanhemsworth.bandcamp.com
damn, lots of good beats here

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got a hankering for some quality old-school heavy metal?

http://devicemetal.bandcamp.com/

Great song...RIYL Judas Priest, Helstar, Diamond Head, Dawnbringer

A. Begrand, Thursday, 7 June 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

one pound is almost free, and it has 49 songs on it

http://indietracks.bandcamp.com/

sissy space echo (electricsound), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Indietracks Compilation 2012)

sissy space echo (electricsound), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://andrelafosse.bandcamp.com/

Two new solo records from get bent's significant other!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, thanks for the plug!

thumbs.db (get bent), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw shucks, thanks youse guys!

May I (very humbly) suggest:

The stoner-riff dungeons and dragons jam:
http://andrelafosse.bandcamp.com/track/twelve-sided-dice

The three-movement new wave synth-punk Krautrock ordeal:
http://andrelafosse.bandcamp.com/track/siren-song-yawning-abyss-the-turing-test

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

assuming he won't mind:

http://reverenddollars.bandcamp.com/
rev's new ep, with a remix from me

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh hey I didn't realize he had a bandcamp page

freebroheem (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh cool i was just going to post that

they loooovin the crut (The Reverend), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

decent shoegazey/placeboey kinda thing from the UK

http://thelamedeer.bandcamp.com/album/disguise

mousy dong (electricsound), Monday, 18 June 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://kong1.bandcamp.com/
Linked earlier on this thread, but they've opened up their entire back catalogue from 1990 onwards to "name your price." (Also, this thread is actually a pretty high-up hit when you search for their bandcamp page!)

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 22 June 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moody desert psychedelia
http://camelheads.bandcamp.com/album/camel-heads

shaane, Friday, 22 June 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks J3ff, I like Kong muchly.

Gotye Sports (It's In The Name) (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Friday, 22 June 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's Titan's new album Burn, some doom/sludge greatness from Canada:

http://hypaethralrecords.bandcamp.com/album/burn

A. Begrand, Saturday, 23 June 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://svartby.bandcamp.com/
Pagan folk metal from Russia! RIYL: alcohol, accordions, trolls

http://hotelwreckingcitytraders.bandcamp.com/album/black-yolk
Heavy-ass psych jams.

http://eideticseeing.bandcamp.com/album/eidetic-seeing
Also heavy psych jams. Lots of effects pedals. I remember someone on Outloud (RIP) being really into these guys.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Sunday, 24 June 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah so do I (re: EI)--it wasn't you?

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 25 June 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

err, ES, I mean.

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 25 June 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it was Mordy?

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Monday, 25 June 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That makes sense. I was thinking maybe Hurting but I think you're right.

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 25 June 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://arcadehigh.bandcamp.com/album/the-art-of-youth
He loves the 80s!

http://solotechne.bandcamp.com/album/mr-ashe
He loves late 90s-early 2000's electronica-heavy movie soundtracks!

http://testsite.bandcamp.com/
They love progressive stoner metal!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 29 June 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't believe this isn't on here already, now i can't remember where i heard of it, but it's fantastic

http://literature.bandcamp.com/album/arab-spring

fantastic c86ey indiepop with marr-ish guitars, one of my favourites of the year

beater drummer (electricsound), Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

fucking loving this 4 tracker that is free.

http://thedirtynil.bandcamp.com/

mark e, Friday, 6 July 2012 09:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Been too long, the fields have grown fallow.

http://outofprintmoncton.bandcamp.com/
A whole bunch of out-of-print (as the label name would imply) punk/hard rock/metal from Canada! Been enjoying Mood Cadillac and Earth A.D..

http://radarmenfromthemoon.bandcamp.com/
Heavy instrumental space rock!

http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/huxwhukw
Crazy heavy/mathy post-rock/metal!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Monday, 23 July 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://toldslant.bandcamp.com/album/still-water

Just dropped now. Felix is the reason I know 90% of the bands I love

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 6 August 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

WARNING: L0-F1

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 6 August 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

self-promo - finally finished uploading my old band's entire back catalog to bandcamp:

http://fakefictions.bandcamp.com

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 6 August 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Where would you recommend we start with The Fake Fictions?

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Monday, 6 August 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

these are not free but whatever

http://freelunch.bandcamp.com/album/window-mirror

http://batcave.bandcamp.com/album/batcave-ep

billstevejim, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 07:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ damnit fuck these are so good

billstevejim, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 07:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha thanks for asking - I'm proudest of the Oja Kodar EP and the Krakatoa album.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

great moody/expansive beats:
http://snaaacs.bandcamp.com/album/whenever-ep

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://locrian.bandcamp.com
Complete discography of drone/noise/ambient terrorists! (Except for their latest album, the rest of it is free)

http://drabmajesty.bandcamp.com/
Next-level post punk/goth stuff featuring members of The Nocturnes!

http://nemabarikada.bandcamp.com/album/revoluce-bez-emoc-2003
Czech crust punk!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Fresh meat!

http://monobrowmanband.bandcamp.com/album/bennington-triangle-blues
Heavy instrumental psych!

http://carterusm.bandcamp.com/
Cheeky British indie rock legends' live album!

http://spamtron.bandcamp.com/album/d-pad
Chiptooooooooooons!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 September 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know I've talked up this guy on here before, but I feel the need to proselytize his latest composition, the soundtrack for Double Dragon Neon – super awesome 80s action movie/video game synth/party guitar soundtrack radness!

http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/double-dragon-neon

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 21 September 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

i've talked to a number of people lately who have haven't heard of bandcamp, and it always surprises me...i think of it as being ubiquitous now, but it seems like there's a real divide between music nerds (who will google "[band name] bandcamp" as a matter of course) and normal folks who have never encountered it.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Friday, 12 October 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well when you say 'music, online, purchase directly' most people will think "Oh iTunes." Maybe Amazon.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 October 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think of Bandcamp kind of like the non-rap equivalent of Dat Piff, if you listen to certain stuff that's not going to be on iTunes, you familiarize yourself with site(s) like that, if not you're good w/ iTunes.

some dude, Friday, 12 October 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Darren Hayman's field recordings of outdoor swimming pools: http://darrenhayman.bandcamp.com/album/field-recordings-for-lido

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Saturday, 13 October 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

^that made for some excellent decompression after a day working on music stuff.

i released a free single last week: http://chants.bandcamp.com/album/kid-colossus-hourglass

heavy synth vibes on the A side, 8 bit arpeggios + bata samples + shifting beat feels on the B side.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Monday, 15 October 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm enjoying Monobrow's latest slice of instrumental doom:

http://monobrowmanband.bandcamp.com/album/bennington-triangle-blues

It's not going to change the world, but sometimes you just need big down-tuned riffs without anybody growling or caterwauling over them.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

*points seven posts up* :P

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was above my bookmark. Ces't la vie.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

ace slacker/garage rock from perth via melbourne

http://miningboom.bandcamp.com/

bansplain (electricsound), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Here's two from me. Enjoy!

Minimal dark electro
http://4-4-2music.bandcamp.com/album/the-master-drummer

Female-fronted electro metal
http://cherry2000.bandcamp.com/

moley, Saturday, 10 November 2012 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, also:

Ambient/dub inflected weird stuff from the early 90's - fans of Demdike Stare may like.
http://4-4-2music.bandcamp.com/album/bliss

All 3 links are pay nothing / pay what you want.

moley, Sunday, 11 November 2012 00:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

on a label but great, w/e:

http://redvenicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/wakegaze

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 02:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Most of) this great punk/hardcore/metal label has gone "name your price" for the time being. I recommend everything by Ghoul, Vitamin X, ANS, and Voetsek.
http://downloads.tankcrimes.com/

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 05:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://owlbrotherhood.bandcamp.com/album/owl-demo-tape
Psychedelic doom demos! Sound quality is pretty rough, but the potential is there.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Thursday, 15 November 2012 02:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mates of mine:
http://greyhairs.bandcamp.com/
(supergroup of a bunch of different bands going back to old-school rock fun)

emil.y, Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Also the picture for the track 'Ship' features me, hahaha.)

emil.y, Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

that Red Venice label is local to me, I'd not thought abt it for years until he emailed me the other day, seems he's been busy issuing cassettes of noise with gross songtitles

this is also on a label but not out yet, it's Irish and rules hard, best hardcore-at-the-pace-of-early-Swans horridness I've heard in a while: http://artforblind.bandcamp.com/album/w-lfbait

Joanna Motorhead (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 15 November 2012 17:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Half Dissolved single: http://randomchild.bandcamp.com/

It's on the punkier side of metal

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

I-F's Viewlexx label is on here and thru it you can get most of the great releases from Legowelt's defunct StrangeLife Records. http://shop.intergalactic.fm/

Loo Reading (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://necronomicon.bandcamp.com/album/the-queen-of-death
Occult psychedelic stuff!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 19 November 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha, I was just listening to the Necronomicon! From Brazil!

Love Owl, they just played Chicago last Thur but sadly I couldn't make it. Their potential is indeed fulfilled on their recent album (and single from earlier in the year), not free but you do get a vinyl LP with the dl: http://owlbrotherhood.bandcamp.com/album/first-album

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://maradoom.bandcamp.com/
Swedish stoner doom demo!

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's some awesome Nirvana shirt action there, emil.y!

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://therandomkids.bandcamp.com/
Indie pop duo. They grew up playing in bands together in Oak Park, went off to different colleges and record together during breaks. I was impressed by their first album in 2010 (also free on their page), but this is something else. Seriously great stuff.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 2 December 2012 23:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://xinaxurner.bandcamp.com/
Self-described "cunty noisy drag-diva-opera house". They're even better live.

Fetchboy, Monday, 3 December 2012 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://replenishrecords.bandcamp.com/
Young record label, everything free (for now)! Seems to specialize in post-rock and post-metal, currently enjoying Bio Crisis's hybrid of post-rock and D-beat hardcore.

http://estramonio666.bandcamp.com/
Attention Fastnbulbous! Spanish throwback doom!

http://cosmonauttransfer.bandcamp.com/album/icons-of-sci-fi-cd-remasters
Kraut-style ambience!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 3 December 2012 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tempted to throw a SPIN style wrench in the works and name "Bandcamp" as my album of the year.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not really, but found so much great stuff there this year.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

YOU'RE WELCOME

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 3 December 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

<i> Bio Crisis</i>

this is (unintentionally) kinda hilarious, like naming your band EARTH HAZARD or something

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 3 December 2012 22:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or Earth Crisis!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 3 December 2012 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

brb, getting my BIO CRISIS head tattoo

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 22:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

i put a couple songs on bandcamp today: http://westernblot.bandcamp.com

some dude, Monday, 10 December 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ha, the one thing that bugs the shit out of me about Bandcamp is there's no volume setting. It's set so much louder than my Mediamonkey, and I sometimes forget. So I just scared the Krampus out of my workmates with the blood curdling scream that opens up Estramonio!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 10 December 2012 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Magicicada - Pre

http://primitivepatterns.bandcamp.com/album/pre

not free on bandcamp, but available for free download here: http://magicicada.com/

rooster in my raggett (crüt), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://perturbator.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-the-night
New album from awesome 80s cyberpunk synthmaster!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Sunday, 23 December 2012 03:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Christmas deals, jump on these before they end!

http://beastwars.bandcamp.com/album/beastwars
Awesome sludge metal!

http://fuckthefacts.bandcamp.com/
Awesome Canadian grind!

http://tommy-music.bandcamp.com/album/outer-space-adventurer
Retro synth goodness!

http://burningworldrecords.bandcamp.com/
Heavy psych/doom vinyl label, all of their Live at Roadburn releases are name your price! And they're all great! White Hills, Wolves in the Throne Room, Wino, Church of Misery, Yob!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

A couple Christmas selections from the "video games" tag:

http://music.oneeyeddoll.com/album/something-about-a-dragon
Videogame girly metal! Attention Mordy!

http://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/sword-sworcery-lp-the-ballad-of-the-space-babies
Epic soundtrack to a nonexistent epic game!

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

I totally missed this release. I liked their 2011 album.

http://midnightzombiealligator.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 7 January 2013 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

New comp from my cronies; new cover by me!

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/album/the-epoch-is-now-volume-2

#spam

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

My Dick "Let us show you."
http://mydickband.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 January 2013 13:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

@ J3ff that game exists and is celebrated!

This is another dude from Toronto who just released an 20 minute track of snippets and outtakes that rules, riyl Beak, Tangerine Dream

http://zachtautomaat.bandcamp.com/album/theres-nobody-home

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 1 February 2013 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I guess I misread the text on their band camp page. That said, I still refuse to acknowledge the game's existence.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 1 February 2013 17:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

i put a couple songs on bandcamp today: http://westernblot.bandcamp.com

― some dude, Monday, December 10, 2012 10:57 AM (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Loving "Button Masher." Great stuff, sd!

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, 1 February 2013 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is there another bandcamp thread for more general stuff? Wondering if anyone's joined the social network thing yet...

emil.y, Friday, 1 February 2013 17:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Kickstarter / Bandcamp / etc - C or D?

keef qua keef (Jordan), Friday, 1 February 2013 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, thanks.

emil.y, Friday, 1 February 2013 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://cyamites.bandcamp.com

Mykill, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 21:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Loving "Button Masher." Great stuff, sd!

― Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, February 1, 2013 12:58 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just saw this, thanks so much!

luaka boppa flame (some dude), Saturday, 23 February 2013 03:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://music.sharplessmusic.com/track/summer-2012-spring-fling-version

New Sharpless single -- I can't describe how much I love this band

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://outergods.bandcamp.com/album/beneath-the-marred-and-blackened-hand

The Outer Gods - Beneath the Marred and Blackened Hand

Heyman (crüt), Thursday, 28 March 2013 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

http://guazuncho.bandcamp.com/

Argentine folktronica -- Atlas Sound/Caribou/Elephant 6-sounding stuff

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Really raw 2-piece black metal.
http://rudemas.bandcamp.com/

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Thursday, 29 August 2013 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

New home for Identify 9 and The Roswell Incident memorial vault.

http://highway62.bandcamp.com

Drone/rock/space/gaze/minimal synth/whatever

Matt M., Tuesday, 3 September 2013 01:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

my new EP:
http://hushhushrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dont-miss-u
electronic/r&b/bass/dark/whatever

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 September 2013 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

San Francisco hardcore outfit Vulgar Trade:

http://vulgartraderock.bandcamp.com/

Loving this.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:37 (8 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://music.sharplessmusic.com/track/gemini

New Sharpless single; album this year

Bringing the mosh (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 13:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

This is good stuff -- recommended for fans of storm and stress, shipping news, june of 44, slint etc

http://lionshead.bandcamp.com/releases

'arry Goldman (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 15:22 (3 months ago) Permalink

New Radiator Hospital album!!!

http://radiatorhospital.bandcamp.com/

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:02 (3 months ago) Permalink

Also CRYING!! Fun chiptune punk! But not nearly as awful as that sounds!

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 9 July 2014 20:03 (3 months ago) Permalink

An old recording I upped: http://leeshedden.bandcamp.com. It's an album of rocked-up old folk tunes. The price is right, tho.

a lot of really bad records changed my life (staggerlee), Thursday, 10 July 2014 01:49 (3 months ago) Permalink

My mostly-on-hiatus band (minus a show w/ Circulatory System this month) recently uploaded our 6 albums as pay-what-ya-want/free: http://everythingnowmusic.bandcamp.com/

RIYL: Psych-pop-garage a (Rolling) Stones' throw away from Elephant 6.

Peep that shit fo' free.

dronestreet, Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

Which album would you recommend?

J3ff T., Thursday, 10 July 2014 22:47 (3 months ago) Permalink


http://thedustbunnies.bandcamp.com/album/night-terrors-hd

This is my stuff, first time doing a solo album of original material in a long time. I don't know how to describe it other than psychedelic. Some of it is punk/no wavey, some of it is more lofi pop.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 11 July 2014 00:07 (3 months ago) Permalink

I would recommend Bible Universe. A little more lo-fi aesthetic paired with some of the best songwriting: http://everythingnowmusic.bandcamp.com/album/bible-universe

dronestreet, Friday, 11 July 2014 14:16 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

since a lotta epoch stuff is bandcamp i guess this belongs

http://www.imposemagazine.com/features/the-epoch

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Monday, 22 September 2014 17:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

forgot to mention this earlier but if you're hungry for a little droning/drumming/guitar playing this is a great and free (for today at least) option

http://kwaidanband.bandcamp.com

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://www.freaksvillerec.com/album/freaksville-mostla-tape

Worth it alone for the Laetitia Sadier / Loved Drones cover of "Contact"

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:34 (1 week ago) Permalink


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