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By popular request on the Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium thread, here's a place for you to tell us about great stuff on Bandcamp that can be had for the price of a reasonable donation to the artist. Have at it!

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

the only thing that youre free from in this thread is music critics?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:45 (nine years ago) link

http://jesu.bandcamp.com/album/jesu-picture-disc-mix-unreleased-original-vision

This is the master that was NOT used for what became the Picture Disc Mix, this was intended to be the master, but was shelved last minute; this master was intentionally sampled at a higher rate, so as to achieve a 'pop' sound / production, unlike the mix to be found on the 'actual' jesu Self Titled, a move which would be an absolute travesty for some! And a move that was decided against at the last minute, so the master was resampled back to the original pitch and sent to be pressed as the Picture Disc. So, this master is unreleased, and available here for the first time, the 'actual' Picture Disc master, is also available here at Bandcamp.

The Picture Disc of the Self Titled Jesu album, was remixed entirely for the LTD ED Picture Disc version (1000 copies), released in 2006. An Alternative mix with quite significant differences to the original album mix; the concept was to remix it more 'cleanly', due to the original mix containing a lot of distortion. There are still clicks, etc in this mix though due to the nature of the original recording. Here, the album is now remastered in 2012, since the original Picture Disc master was intentionally mastered flat.

The catalyst for this entire remix of the album was the pressing plant who were to cut and press the picture disc - with the original master of the S/T, they claimed the original was to max'ed out and distorted to be cut to an picture disc! I was, at the time, intrigued by the concept of a cleaner, and even 'poppier' mix of this album, anyway, so set about cleaning the the thing up. Hence the re-sampled higher speed version; attempting to go even further with this 'pop' concept.
For the record, my personal favourite mix of this album IS the original mix, which is known, universally, as the debut jesu album 'S/T', the mix that made it to CD/Vinyl, etc, etc.

Justin K Broadrick. May 2012.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:46 (nine years ago) link

http://drokk.bandcamp.com - A Portishead bloke and a soundtracks bloke take on JUDGE DREDD with Carpenter-esque synth stylings. In contention for album of the year. Yes, I already talked about this one in the free Bandcamp thread and I wasn't supposed to.

http://pilotpriest.bandcamp.com/ - A more danceable take on 80s-style synth soundtracks. Jury's out on it but it's only a buck.

http://worstward.bandcamp.com - Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Kohl/Halaa Strana et al. TABLELANDS is one of the best works of the new century.

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:51 (nine years ago) link

http://forleejacksoninspace.bandcamp.com/

Surprised Ned hasn't posted this here already. 96 space rock/psych/electronic/experimental/what-have-you tracks from folks like Roy Montgomery, Windy and Carl, ST37, Primordial Undermind, Subarachnoid Space, et al. Thirty bucks for I don't know how many hours of music. This was conceived as a tribute recording to critic/fan/good egg Lee Jackson, who died earlier this year at a very young age.

Disclaimer, The Roswell Incident (featuring the full original lineup of myself and Elvis Telecom) is on the album. Money from the sales price goes to funding ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) research.

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:15 (nine years ago) link

Ha, I'd missed the thread until now!

It's just under twelve hours of music.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:18 (nine years ago) link

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? #12hours

Wait. This isn't Twitter...

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:23 (nine years ago) link

Hahah.

And I am so not kidding.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:26 (nine years ago) link

$1
http://xxyyxx.bandcamp.com/album/xxyyxx

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:25 (nine years ago) link

Free Ka-Spel/Pink Dots:

http://legendarypinkdots1.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-denver-19-may-2012

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:47 (nine years ago) link

Dammit, free thread is here: Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

Come on, people!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:54 (nine years ago) link

Suspicious. I might even know that band.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:57 (nine years ago) link

"long player" is overstated, as it's like 9 tracks in 20 minutes

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:04 (nine years ago) link

yes ned i think you might. so lets hope more people click on it.
i bought it!

*newsflash* bdeep bdeep!

NEW FROM STORMSPELL RECORDS (this came to Mr Veg's email inbox and it was too good not to share)

TAARGA

Authentic 80s Sunset Strip Hair metal. You get both volumes which basically contain all strudio recordings the band made between 1986-1989, plus tons of selected live cuts, some of which exclusive and never published previously:

CD1: Lost & Archives Vol.1 CD
CD2: Lost & Archives Vol.2 CD

Both CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, liner notes, lyrics, archive photos, and tasty custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/10/75/1075820329-1.jpg

http://stormspell.bandcamp.com/album/lost-and-archives-2cd-set

STUTZ

Cult 80s melodic metal from Ohio. The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...
This is a massive 3CD box set basically featuring close to everything the band has recorded during their existence (1981-1990):
CD1: Killer CD - contains their "Made in USA" LP 1983 album, originally self-released in miscroscopic quantites and impossible to find nowadays, plus 7" EP 1981, plus bonus tracks
CD2: Marching Into Hell CD - contains "Tearin' Up The Night" 1986 album (previously self-released on cassette tape only) + Bonus tracks.
CD3: Keep Runnin' CD - contains previously unreleased songs, recorded from 1988 to 1990.
All 3 CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, lyrics, archive photos, and killer custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.

http://f0.bcbits.com/z/15/57/1557918734-1.jpg

http://stormspell.bandcamp.com/album/blood-sweat-and-tears-3cd-box-set

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:38 (nine years ago) link

The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:43 (nine years ago) link

I know right? So classic.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (nine years ago) link

those grunge jerks ruined EVERYTHING

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (nine years ago) link

I just heard a bunch old time jazz dudes sitting around grumbling about that very thing

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 June 2012 19:40 (nine years ago) link

Christ. 's albums are available on bandcamp for dirt cheap. The guy that's associated w/boards of canada. some good tracks in there

Lowell N. Behold'n, Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:45 (nine years ago) link

Link for the previous post: http://christmusic.bandcamp.com/

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:17 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Mogwai-esque post-rock from Vietnam: http://timekeeper.bandcamp.com

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 07:48 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

LOVE this band. Live they're more violent than on the album, which I think is the way I like things, in general

http://bellows.bandcamp.com/album/as-if-to-say-i-hate-daylight

also every once in a while he puts up stuff to DL for $ because he is in college and poor.

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 06:44 (nine years ago) link

http://humankindnessoverflowing.bandcamp.com/album/eskimeaux

Good friends wrapping up their first tour in DC as we speak;

A portion of proceeds go to charity...

"For the $5 dollars you will spend on this album $2.50 will provide 5 meals for those in need through Philabundance. $1.50 will go directly to the artist and the other $1.50 will go to future funding of charitable projects with HKO. Additional payment is sincerely appreciated and is distributed in the same ratio."

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:09 (nine years ago) link

Talking last weekend to someone about DROKK, and on a similar Carpenter/etc tip he recommended Matthew Akers' The Elders Of New Detroit:

http://matthewakers.bandcamp.com/album/the-elders-of-new-detroit

etc, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:45 (nine years ago) link

that sounds cool. Thanks!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:47 (nine years ago) link

http://randomchild.bandcamp.com/album/trials

M0AR BRO-HYPE. Random Child's 3rd album. Metal ahead. 5 buxx0r

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:32 (nine years ago) link

Because Shooting Guns' "Down and Out in Detroit" 7" has sold out they've made the track available as a name-your-price:

http://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/shooting-guns-cult-of-dom-keller-split-7

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05 (nine years ago) link

friends of mine + i helped out a little with the recording of this one. modest mouse/mountain goats influenced fun indy pop stuff. i really really love this record:

http://megagemdenver.bandcamp.com/album/colors-of-the-west

sleepingbag, Sunday, 2 December 2012 09:17 (nine years ago) link

is anyone else doing the social media thing they have going?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:03 (nine years ago) link

sort of

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:12 (nine years ago) link

passively, then?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:13 (nine years ago) link

or thereabouts

http://bandcamp.com/electricsound

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:17 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

Multi-split single-ish EP thing from Small Wonder, Bellows n Eskimeaux

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/album/walk-away-from-me

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:27 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

i don't think i've mentioned saadi. saadi.

http://saadinyc.bandcamp.com/

(dodecahedron from clotheslines was the first track that really grabbed me, if you want a place to start)

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:28 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

Hawkeyes! Canadian psychedelic doom that just pile riff upon riff upon riff until you get crushed.

http://hawkeyes.bandcamp.com/

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 18:08 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone else suddenly getting loads of emails from Bandcamp along the lines of "New album from Arovane"? Started getting them this week with no recollection of ever having signed up to or bought anything from the site.

djh, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:03 (eight years ago) link

Not that I can see; just the 2-3 new releases a week from R. Stevie Moore (SLOW DOWN DUDE JESUS)

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 20 September 2013 22:12 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

My buddy Sam made this analog synth record that I think is lovely

http://vaald.bandcamp.com/album/terminals

polyphonic, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:33 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Collaborative album btw Small Wonder and Sharpless:

http://theepoch.bandcamp.com/album/second-place

Sharpless: http://music.sharplessmusic.com
Small Wonder: http://smallwonder.bandcamp.com

The Dance Twerking Was MADE So (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 19:28 (eight years ago) link

http://sunstonerevolvers.bandcamp.com/

was going to post this on the psych/drone thread but suspected it would be ripped apart for it being too close to brmc, warlocks, dead meadows etc, albeit in a more ramshackle, self produced, jam band kinda groove.
but given this thread has been revived ..
i have listened to this album more this week than anything else, and enjoy it more with each spin.

oh, and i seriously love the artwork as well.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 20:00 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm into Night Burger right now

http://nightburger.bandcamp.com/album/burnin-fast

Mmm yes hello (crüt), Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:55 (eight years ago) link

http://canary-records.bandcamp.com

tylerw, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:00 (eight years ago) link

smooth age, from that night burger comp, is very cool. i like the faraway tribal drums and overall menacing vibe. good recommendation.

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:34 (eight years ago) link

this is a REALLY good ambient/noise album:
http://droneclone.bandcamp.com/album/droneclone

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 December 2013 17:05 (eight years ago) link

an old pal's album from a few years back is up on bandcamp now
winter-vacation.bandcamp.com/album/blue-coaching
he's great

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (eight years ago) link

http://winter-vacation.bandcamp.com/album/blue-coaching

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (eight years ago) link

Haven't really weighed in on the Bandcamp/Epic thing yet because I'm trying not to be negative. I do wonder where it will put people like me who put stupid amounts of bedroom recordings on there for free without the option to pay. Seems like that's something that will not stick around.

RE: cassettes — Donuts is indeed a fine choice. This is a recent favorite.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 4 March 2022 20:29 (two months ago) link

The mighty Horse Lords have a cassette on there: https://horselords.bandcamp.com/album/horse-lords-expanded

Position Position, Friday, 4 March 2022 20:33 (two months ago) link

The Bitchin Bajas Sun Ra tribute album on cassette is great: https://bitchinbajas.bandcamp.com/album/switched-on-ra

Also enjoy Dan Melchior's guitar instrumentals on cassette: https://cudighirecords.bandcamp.com/album/other-odes-and-further-excursions

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 4 March 2022 20:40 (two months ago) link

love that Bitchin Bajas one

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 4 March 2022 20:42 (two months ago) link

it's cool that it's not some super limited thing, yeah it's great

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 4 March 2022 20:46 (two months ago) link

also Sonic Youth just reissued Sister on cassette

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 4 March 2022 20:46 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Anyone know of an app that can compare one's music library to Bandcamp and generate a list of matches? I've been trying to go through artist-by-artist and it's tedious...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 20 March 2022 20:29 (one month ago) link

Add to your #BandcampFriday shopping list with this handy tool - takes your mean green music machine 2021 wrapped playlist and finds the albums on @Bandcamp https://t.co/FVvOLECUOa

— john jervis (@wiaiwya) February 26, 2022

this looks at your spotify playlists and finds matching bandcamp entries

koogs, Sunday, 20 March 2022 22:29 (one month ago) link

Ooh, I need to try this.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Sunday, 20 March 2022 22:45 (one month ago) link

so, any lawyers want to unpack these new user terms for me? has anything actually changed?

thinkmanship (sleeve), Thursday, 24 March 2022 00:42 (one month ago) link

I don't understand the covers thing. You don't have to get permission to cover a song as long as you pay royalties to the songwriter.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 24 March 2022 02:04 (one month ago) link

For more than a year I haven't been able to create an account in bandcamp because my email was linked to a defunct account that I couldn't access, so all my purchases were made as a guest and download only. I finally reached out to customer support, and they very helpfully unlinked my email from the old account. I set up a new account, and like magic, all my guest purchases got automatically linked to it, so I can now stream them whenever I want.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Thursday, 24 March 2022 04:04 (one month ago) link

Is the covers thing retroactive? If you've previously uploaded a cover, do you now have to remove it unless you have the artist's permission?

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 24 March 2022 08:14 (one month ago) link

Hmm, if you read the changelog at the end of the terms of use page, it seems nothing much has changed. The covers thing was already there.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Thursday, 24 March 2022 08:21 (one month ago) link

I don't understand the covers thing. You don't have to get permission to cover a song as long as you pay royalties to the songwriter.

This differs wildly depending on where you are. It appears that in the USA you need to get a license from the rights holder, whereas in Australia you just need to register it with AMCOS so that the royalties can be collected.
It's very weird and confusing and something I suspect is frequently ignored.

raven, Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:20 (one month ago) link

Things I bought this Bandcamp Friday:

Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo, Early-Mart (rare South African jazz reissue)
Torn, Exit (Russian drum 'n' bass)
Beastmaker, Left For Dead (one-man biker doom project from California)
Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink, Jazz in der Kammer 1974 (Euro free improv)
Alastor, Onwards and Downwards (psychedelic biker doom from Sweden)
Black Sky Giant, End of Days Pilgrimage (instrumental psych/stoner doom from Argentina)
Sirone, Artistry (reissue of an album by legendary free jazz bassist)

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 1 April 2022 22:16 (one month ago) link

new Charalambides (single 36-minute track)
new albums by Legendary Pink Dots and Edward Ka-Spel
and this on the Optimo label: https://rudolfabramov.bandcamp.com/album/losing-perspective?from=fanpub_fb

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 1 April 2022 22:27 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Anyway we have Bandcamp Friday in two days and as I'm apparently now the king of Bandcamp I'm here to help.

https://48hills.org/2022/05/ned-raggett-the-king-of-bandcamp-shares-tips-on-discovering-new-music/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

This may be inappropriate to ask, but do they give you credits of some kind or do you have to buy everything yourself?

There are people i follow who seem to purchase an astonishing amount, and it's not like they're trading in VG+ Steely Dan LPs for exchange

.xlsm (P. Flick), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 21:55 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, the article def does not ask the burning question of how Raggett stays so caked up

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

https://miro.medium.com/max/720/1*ZvHgvo-YQLf6PLDwXcF9VQ.jpeg

tylerw, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

This may be inappropriate to ask, but do they give you credits of some kind or do you have to buy everything yourself?

Totally fair question. I've never received anything like that from Bandcamp itself, just the payments for my freelance writing and I of course do whatever with that. There's a small clutch of promo releases I've received download codes over time that are part of the collection but we are talking, say, a couple of hundred releases at most. Otherwise the rest of it, I'm just purchasing away.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

Very nice interview Ned.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

honestly stoked that Ned has answered a question i have long wondered about! good on ya for supporting artists, etc.

alpine static, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:25 (two weeks ago) link

i see Ned in Bandcamp more than i see my own family.

alpine static, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

This is a vision.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

that is a nice article featuring you Ned, and it's a great picture! and through you I've discovered 48 hills

Dan S, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 22:45 (two weeks ago) link

Glad to know!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 23:26 (two weeks ago) link

always nice to see Neds bandcamp icon on a release page & know I'm on the right track

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 5 May 2022 11:46 (one week ago) link

remembered to buy things from bandcamp on a bandcamp friday before teh americans wake up...

https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/places-for-peace

Home Normal guy(s?) back from japan. have a couple of their earlier releases, mainly for the Isan tracks, but i like their aesthetic and this is for charity

might buy the aforementioned hydroplane compilation later

koogs, Friday, 6 May 2022 08:37 (one week ago) link

KING! OF! BANDCAMP!
I'm so glad you exist, Ned, so that there's at least one person who buys (much) more than I do.

raven, Friday, 6 May 2022 12:41 (one week ago) link

From a running list, Bandcamp Friday buys this afternoon: The Aluminum Group - new s/t, Sigur Ros' first Liminal sleep release, Caroline Loveglow - Strawberry, some back catalog Film School, Lucid Express, Flyying Colours, The Bathers' new non-album comp, Pjusk, and probably something spur of the moment.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 6 May 2022 12:43 (one week ago) link

lol I considered starting a "bump this thread when you see Ned's face on a bandcamp page" thread a while ago and it hadn't even occurred to me this would be a universal BC experience. Shufl looks pretty great, already overwhelmed by the African stringed instrument guide

rob, Friday, 6 May 2022 12:50 (one week ago) link

This hasn't left my headphones since buying last week:
https://paltoflats.bandcamp.com/album/kiren

+ +, Friday, 6 May 2022 14:31 (one week ago) link

xpost -- Glad you like Shfl! It's been a really great experience all around, for reasons exactly like that.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 May 2022 14:36 (one week ago) link

xp yeah that one's good

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 6 May 2022 14:37 (one week ago) link

shameless plug for my opus https://wiaiwya.bandcamp.com/album/getting-stranger-by-the-month-ep

PaulTMA, Friday, 6 May 2022 15:51 (one week ago) link

EAST's discography is on sale for €17.66, which is 85% off. As far as I can tell, this is Seraphim Rytm under different guises. A bunch of E.P. and small compilations.

I also noticed Delerium released remasters of their old work, and bundled it, for $70. Though I am only really familiar with the Spheres albums and Syrophenikan, just skipping around it sounds like there are some more gems.

beard papa, Friday, 6 May 2022 16:57 (one week ago) link

Speaking of spotting Ned, I have a copy of this I bought a bit impulsively at CommendNYC's recent popup. It's like twee-pop ambient with great sound design, but the kiddie vocals are a bit too cloying for my tastes, wondering what others think. I'll probably let go of my copy (the LTD version) at some point. TBH it really is lovely stuff overall; I am giving it a chance to sink in more.

https://isikkural.bandcamp.com/album/in-february

Evan, Friday, 6 May 2022 17:04 (one week ago) link

March: Epic buys Bandcamp, fears of change minimised by reassurances and thinkpieces
May: "yeah we're not doing Bandcamp Fridays any more lol"

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:48 (one week ago) link

yeah that didn't take long.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:52 (one week ago) link

Well they'd been going back and forth on that for a while, honestly. The whole idea was to try and bridge things over until shows were back to 'normal' but then again who knows when that'll be!

What'll be obnoxious is if they ditch the Juneteenth fundraiser. (Which, I should note, I have not heard they're going to do.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:31 (one week ago) link

a fair insight, ned. thank you for the reminder.

would also be bummed to see other normal/semi-normal "fundraisers" become less normal/not there. that's like, the reason to mess with bandcamp tbw.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:23 (one week ago) link

I wouldn't be surprised if they extended them for awhile, but yeah, it's been clear for awhile that they don't want to make Bandcamp Fridays permanent.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:35 (one week ago) link

True, but in this case it's clear they don't care about the optics either.

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:41 (one week ago) link

did they say that's the last one? i haven't seen them say that.

they announced Feb, March, April and May, and that's the last word i've seen on it. and that's in line with what they've been doing for 18 months ... basically announcing a handful as they go.

alpine static, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 07:07 (one week ago) link

i can see BCF distorting things the way RSD does

koogs, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 08:10 (one week ago) link

i can see BCF distorting things the way RSD does

― koogs, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:10 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Any number of thinkpieces recently have covered how its bad to have a single day all your promo and releases are based around, so its good for both artists and bandcamp that this is going away.

If you dont want Epic to mess with something it's bought, keep it as profitable as possible, and a single day which gets all the sales but make the platform no money is not sustainable.

dont get me wrong, Seeing the titles fly across the screen on the first Bandcamp friday as people were going crazy, was a joyous experience in the early months of covid.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:21 (one week ago) link

Preorder for the new Ghostkeeper just dropped. This is my Album of the Year so far, just a delight. Indigenous indie rock with influences from Otis Redding to Can to Pavement. Much hookier than their previous albums. https://ghostkeeper.bandcamp.com

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:24 (six days ago) link


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