Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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

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

that PG song is SO DAMN GOOD.

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

australian indiepop. crunchy in a darling buds sort of way

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




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

I should note that veldon is NOOOOOOOISE

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

Got that Verma stuff a while ago. Very good.

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

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

nice dreampop/shoegazy stuff featuring a member of the prids

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

the Dada Trash Collage is A+ fun

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

Garage rock from Champaigne, IL

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

ok that Dark Sun link is AWESOME!

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

so do i! it was only a 'slightly'

a hoy hoy, Monday, 13 February 2012 22:41 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink
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 (six years ago) Permalink
Homemade psychedelia!

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


^ Just went live. Cover art by me.

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:15 (six 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)



Small Wonder:


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

Wiht - 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 (six years ago) Permalink

this PAST year

Brotherhood Of Sleep - 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 (six years ago) Permalink

On the same tip as Brotherhood of Sleep:

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

^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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six 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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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