Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

"this is scary"

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

loving the teenage strangler stuff

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

oh i should have mentioned friend's band Dallas Orbiter

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 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

& Rita Coolidge

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

a couple of recent melbourne things

heavily reverbed screamy 60s garage thing

entertaining lofi garage thing, drummer is a friend of mine

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Sunday, 29 January 2012 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink
Swedish garage rock!
Spacey psychedelicy stonery jams!
Beepy dance music!

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

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

sleeve, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:42 (seven years ago) Permalink
British JAMS collective (but like psychedelic and good, not like Phish)!

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

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

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:50 (seven 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 (seven 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.

kid steel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:31 (seven 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

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

that PG song is SO DAMN GOOD.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:51 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink
Next-level intelligent French hardcore!
Noisy Krautrock!
See band name!

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

australian indiepop. crunchy in a darling buds sort of way

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


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 (seven years ago) Permalink




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

I should note that veldon is NOOOOOOOISE

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

Links to the stuff Raymond mentioned:

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

Got that Verma stuff a while ago. Very good.

Wandering Boy Poet, Friday, 3 February 2012 14:11 (seven years ago) Permalink
Droning shoegaze psych and other buzzwords that you will like!
Electrorock en Espanol!
Epic dystopian breakbeat instrumentals!
Female-fronted downer postpunk!

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

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

nice dreampop/shoegazy stuff featuring a member of the prids

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

the Dada Trash Collage is A+ fun

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


^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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

Garage rock from Champaigne, IL

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

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

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

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

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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink
Live album from the descriptively-named Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble!
Exquisite noise caused by our own crut!
Krautrock jams from the turn of the century!

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

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

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

ok that Dark Sun link is AWESOME!

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

so do i! it was only a 'slightly'

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

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