Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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A City Safe From Sea, 2010

I was roommates with one of the dudes in this band while they were writing/recording it, so I always felt weird about talking about it on ILM, but what great chaotic Unwound/Meneguar-influenced stuff, with trumpets and pitch-shifted riffs and big choruses. Still love it, still wish they'd ever play out.

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 20 February 2012 06:36 (five years ago) Permalink
Hippy dippy psychedelic rock!
Modern hardcore with a stoner groove!
Cyberpunk synthpop!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

billstevejim, Thursday, 1 March 2012 05:00 (five years ago) Permalink
Creepy synthy dancy stuff! I've been enjoying Paris.
Grimes' Halfaxa. Hipstery dance chick!
Big chunk of metallic hardcore pioneers Integrity's discography!

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 2 March 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

wonderful dreampop/shoegaze thing with female vocals, lovely atmosphere

some crap (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:51 (five years ago) Permalink

insanely good early 90s perth janglepop

some crap (electricsound), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 04:52 (five years ago) Permalink

liz phair / dinojr stuff

billstevejim, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 06:41 (five years ago) Permalink

OK, sent The Rainyard some money.

Wandering Boy Poet, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:30 (five years ago) Permalink

This thread is amazing - that Luger album is so good right now

I'm not going leftfield on you... (hypehat), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

uh r. stevie moore has 200+ of his albums up for streaming on bandcamp

this is amazing

congratulations (n/a), Saturday, 10 March 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

need to explore this thread more! this sounds pretty cool, instrumental psych-y groove things:

tylerw, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

got damn... hooking up & speedy ortiz are like got damn

billstevejim, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:19 (five years ago) Permalink

good old fashioned indie/slacker/post rock that i have found myself enjoying :

mark e, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:21 (five years ago) Permalink
Dude screwing around with a modular synthesizer!
Cosmic drone! (Bonus: everything on this label is free!)
You got your Kraut rock in my post rock! No, you got your post rock in my Kraut rock!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

rubber city noise -- hometown homies!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 16 March 2012 01:08 (five years ago) Permalink

more top hole early 90s noisepop from the aussie archives

some crap (electricsound), Friday, 16 March 2012 01:10 (five years ago) Permalink
Swedish hard rock! Band name and album title (Do Androids Play Electric Guitars?) of the day!
"Kill You in the Face!"
NSFW awesome throwback metal!
Eastern European garage rock!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:09 (five years ago) Permalink

That Gypsyhawk is all kinds of awesome. I bought the CD back when it came out. Love the Thin Lizzy influence, can't wait for the new one!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha, looks like Gypsyhawk had to raise money in order to take their new label Metal Blade up on their last-minute invite to SXSW. Sounds like the album is due around June.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 16 March 2012 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Just out now!
Ice Dragon's 3rd album. Creepy stoner/doom from Boston.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip off on the Ice Dragon. Found some good stuff linked from them as well:
South American Stoner metal!
South American psychedelic slag!
Torche-ish! Not from South America.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, just in time to miss St. Patrick's Day: a crazy archive of obscure Irish metal bands. I've been enjoying Trojan and Blackwych.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

White Triangles - the Night Is Ours
Icy ambient!

Icy maybe but definitely not forbidding. Like playing in the snow at night in a nice fur-lined parka and mittens.

lukas, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Aww man, loved this band back in the day. It's an old record (2002), but apparently it's getting release on vinyl and is available on Bandcamp.

Ashrae Fax, from Greensboro NC. A lot of Cocteau Twins in their sound (a LOT, singer has a similar voice for sure) but done really well: textured synths, guitars, and programmed drums etc. Really love this record:

grandavis, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

guy i went to college with -- pretty good!

tylerw, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:58 (five years ago) Permalink

just switched my 2010 record to free/name-your-price:

it's a weirdo kitchen-sink electronic record. all live instruments, elements of jazz, dub, dance, breaks, morricone rock, etc.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

This record is one of the best things I've heard all damn year. Instrumetal doom of the highest order (yes, I dropped the n from instrumental on purpose). Feel the riffage of Iron Mtn:

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 17:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Fantastic Finnish psych/kraut dudes with a hilarious made-up bio that claims they've been around since 1970 and that Andreas Baader plays bass for them.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:43 (five years ago) Permalink

really like that album cover

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

or album art. I guess it's not really a cover for anything.

gimme prizza (crüt), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the recommendations, guys, this stuff is great!

Meanwhile, I have a request – anyone find any good Zombi/Goblin type stuff for free download on there? I've been looking for some.

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 20:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Fresh crop!
Nerdy folk-prog!
Jazzy psych!
Throwbacky metal!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 13 April 2012 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink
Sludge/doom EP

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:37 (five years ago) Permalink
live new orleans-style brass band

40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, 16 April 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink
Scandinavian shoegaze! With a sitar!

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 April 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

My friend has been running a twitter account called audiocloud based around a very similar idea to this thread - he personally curates a selection of bandcamp links to freely available independent music that he's enjoying, laying it out nicely using the album art embedded in each tweet and the twitter 'favourites' facility. Although he doesn't use ILX, I have shown him this thread for interest & inspiration and because it fitted with what he'd been doing for a while, and thought that you folks might enjoy his take on it too...

only NWOFHM! is real (krakow), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 08:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Only tangentially related question: Is there a way to adjust the volume when streaming on Bandcamp pages?

Walter Galt, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:11 (five years ago) Permalink
live new orleans-style brass band

― 40oz of tears (Jordan), Monday, April 16, 2012 12:54 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

^^ post-rave/droney improvisations

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

New Roswell Incident track up today for those who wish to drone.

There's probably one in there I missed, too.

Does Bandcamp do subscriptions/notifications and I just missed that?

Matt M., Tuesday, 1 May 2012 01:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i finally remembered to listen to this and it's great

thanks nick! i think it's pretty representative of how the band sounds live, warts & all (lots of warts).

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Talk about sleeping on a band for nearly 20 years! Snail recorded their debut at Razor's Edge in SF, where Sleep recorded Holy Mountain, put out an EP, disbanded, got back together and released Blood in 2009, and now Terminus. Only available at name yr price temporarily.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 May 2012 15:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Blood was great! Have to give Terminus a go.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:01 (five years ago) Permalink

That's pretty good, though on the busy side, at least the intro track. I'm still much more into the languid/doomed side of the stonerverse.

Matt M., Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink
French stoner/psych. Really kicks on on "Nail King".

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink
St Albans band Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight formed in 2006, and play bluesy stoner rock with a touch of sludge/doom, along the lines of Wo Fat. 2009 album Movin On is worth hearing too.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, it's not free unless you stream, but it's fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. 70s-80s SF synth soundtrack paradise.

Matt M., Friday, 25 May 2012 15:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoa, it's been a while. Here's some good stuff:
80s John Carpenter/Zombi-esque synth soundtrack stuff! Name is dumb, music isn't!
Epic, repetitive Kraut jams!
Chill, glitchy electronica!

The Devil's Panini Machine (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:09 (five years ago) Permalink

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