Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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great thread btw

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

my two favorite brooklyn bands at the moment: archers of loaf/sloan sounding stuff pinback/modest mouse sounding stuff

my two favorite boston bands at the moment: progressive hardcore garage stuff

my fav philly band at the moment: dreamy jangly shoegaze pop - olympia band sounds like sonic youth & mbv

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

Ga'an is sick

billstevejim, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:13 (seven 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 -

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

that glitch piano one is actually kinda dope

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

nice shoegazey stuff from the Bilinda Butchers:

skip, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink
Ambient metal with electronic touches!
Mythological proto-metal!
Garage doom metal!
Shoegaze with black metal touches!
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 (seven years ago) Permalink

ooh that last one sounds good!!

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

i like Cloudkicker

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

Uruguayan psych rock, in my top 10 for the year:

Every album that's available at Bandcamp on this list is linked!

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

Sleestak - 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

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

^^^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 (seven years ago) Permalink

I made this
it's power pop

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

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

really like this album reviewed on pitchfork today:

Household - Items
(free to stream, $3 to download)

female postpunk with short catchy songs

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

great instrumental beat record:

sample-heavy but very musical, tracks go places.

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

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

kid steel (cajunsunday), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 23:27 (seven years ago) Permalink
Epic prog rock lock Muse (don't run away)!
Chiptune prog metal (?) concept album!
Russian post-space sludge! Maybe.
Heavy space rock from Ohio!
Post-hardcore from members of Pelican and These Arms Are Snakes!

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

This thread is the bizness.

Chief Queef (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:17 (seven 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)

This band from Argentina (instrumental stoner/psych) is a late discovery:
Poseidótica - Cronicas del Futuro (Aquatalan)

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

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

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

Greg Ginn would approve.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 13 January 2012 18:18 (seven 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.

Some great Kraut-ish jams from Indirect:

(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 (seven years ago) Permalink
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 (seven years ago) Permalink
Stoner/Sludge Metal, came out December 12.

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

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

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

James Murphy's nephew does electro shocka:

Pretty friggin' good, actually.

Kent Burt, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:10 (seven years ago) Permalink
80s-style Blade Runner synthpop!
French (Canadian) synthpop!
Chill glitch pop!

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

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

Nate Carson, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:15 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink
Deeply unsettling ambient music for moths! Also in the same series: grief and seahorses.
80s-style synth dance!
Ambient psych from a member of the metal band Millions!

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

Those were all good, thanks Jeff!!

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) Permalink
Hesper Payne, pretty solid death droom from the north of England.

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

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

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


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

hit those drooms

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

droom = dream in Dutch, makes total sense to me

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

I had too much to droom last night

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

droom a little droom for me

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

ten months pass...

May have been covered up thread but ... have we discussed the "correct" price to pay for a "name your price" album?

djh, Sunday, 30 July 2017 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel $4 and have no idea why

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

$6.66 hail satan

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Sunday, 30 July 2017 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I usually go with $5.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

$10 fugazi style

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 31 July 2017 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

The question was prompted by some "name your price" Ian William Craig downloads that I'd buy if they came out on CD.

$4 or £3.00 doesn't seem too shoddy.

djh, Monday, 31 July 2017 18:53 (one year ago) Permalink

If you're gonna spend money on Bandcamp this week, consider doing it this Friday:

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 03:28 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

All the Shinkoyo label back catalogue is NYP right now, including those brilliant Skeletons records.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:18 (one year ago) Permalink

A friend of friends of mine just passed away. His stuff is good:

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 27 October 2017 14:52 (one year ago) Permalink

mentioned on the post-fahey thread, but this is great:

tylerw, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

the excellent "weird times" by matt jencik is free/name your price today only for halloween: highly recommended if you're interested in drone music at all.

na (NA), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:35 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

One thing I don't understand about Bandcamp. Why does anyone pay for any of the music if everything - I ever saw on there - was streamable for free? Just to download the mp3 and have a file on the computer?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 30 April 2018 17:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

to download the MP3 in case it ever goes away, and/or to support the artist

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

at least once I've streamed something on BC a couple of times and then been informed I couldn't anymore without purchasing the album--not sure how standard that is though

rob, Monday, 30 April 2018 18:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The artist/label can set that, I'm pretty sure.

Also DJs still need downloads, which is why I really like Bandcamp for dance music.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Ok then but what I don't like is that you cannot download single songs (or can you?). On the other hand I like the album approach (in theory). I am torn in between the past and present.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 30 April 2018 19:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

You can! Just click on the track and it should open its own page, with a track-level price.

Although I have seen some jazz artists in particular making power moves where only a couple of the tracks are streaming, and so you have to buy the album to hear the rest.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 19:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Why does anyone pay for any of the music if everything - I ever saw on there - was streamable for free?

because they care about the artist

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 30 April 2018 22:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i mean why leave money in the hat of a street performer? you could use that money to pay your comcast bill. im sure they will appreciate it just as much.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 30 April 2018 23:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

BC has lossless album downloads (my preferred listening). I buy an album and support an artist I like rather than giving money to marketers.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 18 June 2018 06:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

I wish Bandcamp would offer Chromecast support. They claimed it was in the offing a couple of years ago but still nothing.

millmeister, Monday, 18 June 2018 10:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

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