Thread for awesome stuff on Bandcamp that costs money but is still awesome

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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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link - 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. - A more danceable take on 80s-style synth soundtracks. Jury's out on it but it's only a buck. - 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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) link


Wait. This isn't Twitter...

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


And I am so not kidding.

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


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

Free Ka-Spel/Pink Dots:

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

Suspicious. I might even know that band.

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

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

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:25 (seven years ago) link

*newsflash* bdeep bdeep!

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


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.


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.

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

I know right? So classic.

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

those grunge jerks ruined EVERYTHING

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

Link for the previous post:

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

one month passes...

Mogwai-esque post-rock from Vietnam:

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 07:48 (seven 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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven 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:

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

that sounds cool. Thanks!

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

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 (seven 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:

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05 (seven 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:

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

sort of

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

or thereabouts

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

four months pass...

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

two months pass...

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

(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 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

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

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

three weeks pass...

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

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

three weeks pass...

Collaborative album btw Small Wonder and Sharpless:

Small Wonder:

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 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm into Night Burger right now

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

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

this is a REALLY good ambient/noise album:

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

an old pal's album from a few years back is up on bandcamp now
he's great

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

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

Good selection of a couple of recent releases to check out:

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:28 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Please mention Bandcamp pages that have RSD deals on today.

Medical Records is doing 40% off.

Armand Frippanino (Noel Emits), Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:51 (eleven months ago) link

This sounds way too good to be true, from an artist pov:

Wonder what the costs/thresholds will be, and if they can possibly keep up with demand?

(also possibly bad in the 'wasting physical resources' sense, but probably a drop in the bucket?)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

G.S. Schray - First Appearance -

saw mention of this on the pitchfork "great records you might have missed in q1 2019" list, but didn't check it out 'til now. holy mother of god is it good, incredible atmosphere. talk talk drums, durutii guitars--it's obv not on that level but it's as absorbing a headphones listen as i've heard in a long while

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 16 May 2019 19:23 (ten months ago) link

akron power!!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:46 (ten months ago) link

reminds me of Lanterna
love it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:48 (ten months ago) link

It’s from last year, but the Young Scum s/t is a very pleasant slice of neo-mope pop indie, a la Smiths.

o. nate, Friday, 17 May 2019 13:52 (ten months ago) link
I'm only three tracks in but this is enchanting

willem, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:07 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...


Bandcamp Record Store in Oakland


We recently opened a record shop and performance space, and hope you’ll come visit. We’re at 1901 Broadway in Oakland, California (right by the 19th Street BART station), and open Monday-Friday from 12pm-7pm.

The space features a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums available on Bandcamp, and we host free, all-ages shows and events (we’re launching a video series around those performances a little later this year).

If you’re heading our way and would like to get on our events mailing list, sign up here.

Hope to see you soon!

Ambient Police (sleeve), Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:28 (ten months ago) link

I popped in there last month, it’s kinda neat. Only a couple/few dozen titles for sale. I left right away because I didn’t want to talk to the salespeople.

brimstead, Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:36 (ten months ago) link

lotta international titles iirc

brimstead, Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:37 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

love this -

devvvine, Friday, 21 June 2019 22:03 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

pay what u want for 42 new tracks by Legendary Pink Dots and friends:

sleeve, Saturday, 3 August 2019 17:49 (eight months ago) link

The "Sad About the Times" comp from Anthology get mentioned somewhere else but I feel like a bunch of people would enjoy it.

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Saturday, 3 August 2019 19:07 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

My catalog - probably not awesome to some but, hey, it's somethin'! - is 50% off thru end of March. Checkout code is 303.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 14 March 2020 04:42 (three weeks ago) link

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 14 March 2020 04:44 (three weeks ago) link

very cool of them to do this

frogbs, Thursday, 19 March 2020 03:41 (two weeks ago) link

Definitely lining up some purchases for Friday. Been so stuck on secondhand bargains lately, so it's time for some new music.

cooldix, Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:13 (two weeks ago) link

good timing! three hr Harvey mix up for $1or more, proceeds to charidee

Neil S, Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:22 (two weeks ago) link

With Bandcamp taking no cut and giving everything sold to artists on Friday 3/20, and me without kids and without losing my job so far, I've got the itch to support artists.

So over at Twitter, I'm doing a thing where I'm buying one of my favorite albums on Bandcamp by working artists, for the first 20 people to retweet one of those albums.

So, amazing music that normally costs money on Bandcamp but will be free, if you participate:

With all proceeds at @Bandcamp going to artists on Friday 3/20, Musicophilia is BUYING YOU the independent music we love.

FIRST 20 PEOPLE to retweet (1) of the albums linked below (+ DM me your choice + email so I can send it to you): the album is yours!

thru 9pm 3/20 EST!

— Musicophilia (@musicophiliamix) March 20, 2020

Soundslike, Friday, 20 March 2020 00:46 (two weeks ago) link

Pye Corner Audio has made “Five Years in the Dark” available as a digital download for a very modest amount.

Jeff W, Friday, 20 March 2020 01:20 (two weeks ago) link

Bstep, Friday, 20 March 2020 07:43 (two weeks ago) link

well that was a lot of purchases

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 20 March 2020 12:16 (two weeks ago) link

Please be patient with us today as there may be slowness and availability issues on the site. We’re working on them. Keep supporting artists!

— Bandcamp Status (@bandcampstatus) March 20, 2020

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Friday, 20 March 2020 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it's creaking a bit, hope it doesn't go under! It's a nice vibe on twitter atm with everyone sharing links and repping for others.

emil.y, Friday, 20 March 2020 15:03 (two weeks ago) link

here are the archives of the Bandcamp Monday thing I've been doing for years now if you need any recommendations!

tylerw, Friday, 20 March 2020 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

Nice! I'm trying to RT and recommend stuff, twitter is m1ss3kawasak1 de-leetified (not entirely sure why I'm google-proofing it but I often feel weird cross-pollinating)

emil.y, Friday, 20 March 2020 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

good shit soundslike, i bought the vinyl for that yves jarvis album today (my fav of 2019). also bought lots of other stuff (gonna have to chill on my media spending for the time being lol)

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 20 March 2020 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

I like going to bandcamp's home page sometimes and look at the "selling right now" feature out of curiosity, but it moves so fast today you can't see anything and it made my browser crash

Dinsdale, Friday, 20 March 2020 22:58 (two weeks ago) link

I think I spent about $220 on my and my daughters' favourite artists - I had a few downloaded things which needed paying for.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 21 March 2020 02:43 (two weeks ago) link

bought four albums today. mostly took chances on four new bands.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:10 (two weeks ago) link

A good a time as any to link the all star cast for a certain ex Auxerre manager's nutmeg and rabona into the world of conviviality

saer, Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:38 (two weeks ago) link

spent $300ish, last purchase competed at 11:57 p.m. Pacific time.

two things sold out while they were sitting in my basket, tho.

i immediately regret not grabbing the alabaster deplume.

alpine static, Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:35 (two weeks ago) link

I bought some stuff, would've bought more except the site was down until nearly my bedtime and when it came back you couldn't preview audio (it's good that it was so busy though!) and also the tax which gets added on after you go to the checkout was bumming me out a little

e.g. sweet, I have a voucher code and can get someone's complete discography for $27, may as well throw them $30 which is £25, good deal! *click* *type* *click* *login to paypal* oh, now it's £32. well... eh

anyway, this was a good thing to do, hope they do it again sometime, and also I really need to get my wishlist more organised for such events because my mind went blank

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 21 March 2020 10:20 (two weeks ago) link

^this, for the most part

Nice to be overwhelmed by all the recommendations on twitter but in the end just went with things that have been on my wish list for a while.

Jeff W, Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:28 (two weeks ago) link

i immediately regret not grabbing the alabaster deplume.

― alpine static, Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:35 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I bought this! Mostly thanks to the ilx praise (though I'm a bag fan of that label)

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:37 (two weeks ago) link

I actually couldn't buy much as my financial future is pretty uncertain, so I made up for it with enthusiastic posting. Still need to check out the Alabaster Deplume, we have a gazillion mutual friends but I've never knowingly heard his stuff.

emil.y, Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

Bought some stuff from Little Axe Records. Nicely transporting me elsewhere during isolation.

tomorrow, Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:27 (two weeks ago) link

I didn't give away all 20 albums on 3/20--so I'm going to keep this going! Check out the artists I tweeted below, share them, and DM me and the album is yours FREE.

Thanks @natepatrin @noisyspoon @GeekWayne @jeremy_okai @missekawasaki for joining in so far!

— Musicophilia (@musicophiliamix) March 21, 2020

Soundslike, Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

here's a question: who's the biggest artist legitimately on Bandcamp? like, giant pop stars aren't on there (that I know of) ... J Balvin put a cassette up there a while back but he doesn't have an artist page or whatever.

Wilco seems to be legitimately on Bandcamp. in lieu of anything better, maybe that's a reasonable starting point - who's bigger than Wilco and also on Bandcamp? some DJs I've never heard of, maybe?

define "big" however you like, of course.

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 09:40 (yesterday) link

Maybe too similar to J Balvin, but...

fauci wally (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 09:47 (yesterday) link

Not as big as Wilco but Car Seat Headrest was built up from Bandcamp and everything including early and Matador eras are up

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:29 (yesterday) link

Peter Gabriel's on there.

mirostones, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:38 (yesterday) link

I started searching for names I knew and there is an “artist” selling “8D audio” versions of albums which sound like he/she played them in a large empty room and recorded it.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 13:10 (yesterday) link

I don't know about bigger than Wilco, but there are indie artists who focus on Bandcamp and sell many hundreds of records (milo/R.A.P. Ferreira comes to mind), and legacy indie artists (Low is on there too). Although I wouldn't be surprised if some of the best selling records are, like, video game soundtracks / metal bands / some corny electronic music I've never heard of.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:06 (yesterday) link

this is the one I've been digging the past week: (the whole label is pretty happening)

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:33 (yesterday) link

oh totally ... there's some video game music maker from Seattle that outsells everything else from that city on Bandcamp.

big on Bandcamp is one thing - and it's an interesting thing, for sure! i'm talking more like "big in real life but also on Bandcamp"

Peter Gabriel is an interesting one. i'm thinking more like that - lots of success in real life and somewhere along the line decided to post all or most of their albums to BC.

(also, i feel terrible, but when I mentioned J Balvin putting a cassette up a while back ... i was mixed up. that was actually Bad Bunny. my bad. if he maintains that presence and posts future albums there, he'd count.)

alpine static, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:40 (yesterday) link


alpine static, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:40 (yesterday) link

I'd think not many "legacy" guys like Gabriel would own the digital rights to their big albums.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:58 (yesterday) link

And of course once you get to a certain level sales-wise Bancamp's commision probably starts to look high compared to operating a web store.

I've got my bidet and my pills (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:02 (yesterday) link

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