This Milwaukee-bred, NYC-based rapper SigNif dropped her new album, The Transition, as a free download for fans. Haven’t heard of SigNif? This would be the time to check this rapper out! Download the album here. You have many audio options!
Shortly after the announcement of Ben + Vesper’s sophomore album, and first full-length in four years,HONORS, the husband and wife duo gave listeners a hint of what was to come by sharing the track “My Father’s Eyes”. Now, with just three weeks to go before the album’s January 25th release on Sounds Familyre, the pair is unleashing another track, “Knee-Hi Wall”, which shows a slightly different, peppier side of their collaboration. Ben’s earthy baritone and Vesper’s sweet, yet confident alto warmly combine on the forefront, backed by their ever-unusual and strangely danceable freak-pop arrangements. Ben explains it best below…
“My favorite thing in the world is to hear my songs in the hands of people I can trust. They do the necessary violence to my writing until something new emerges. It’s like an awkward teenager threshold right before the voice change, or a dog on a walk with a new owner. ‘Knee-Hi Wall’ was a stretch for me to record because it is an ancient song and I’m generally skittish about approaching old material. I never expected to make a disco-phonic/bloodhound-gang number, but that’s what happens when you let go of your own agenda in the studio surrounded by the likes of John Mosloskie, Steve Oyola, Josh Stamper and Sufjan Stevens. It’s wonderfully freeing.” – Ben Stamper
Ben + Vesper Online:
January 11, 2011 (Los Angeles, LA) – Kraddy announced his 2011 Winter tour in promotion of his latest EP release, Labyrinth. Fresh off recent appearances with Pretty Lights and a sold-out CD release party that packed L.A.’s infamous Low End Theory nightclub to fire brigade levels, listen for the Kraddy “Led Zeppelin 3000” sound at clubs and festivals through North America in 2011.
WIN WIN (XXXchange, Devlin, and Ghostdad) tapped forward-thinking duo Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom) to reinterpret RELEASERPM, the lead single from their self-titled debut on Vice Records. The remix is in the style of Moombaton, the micro-genre created by Nada himself, and will be featured on the 12″ and digital single that drops January 18th. WIN WIN full-length comes out on Feb. 15th.
WIN WIN RELEASERPM Remix
Free Music Monday: Girl Talk’s full album “All Day,” Salem, The Waylons, Balmorhea, Botany, Callers, Glass Ghost, & Wires Under Tension
It’s Free Music Monday! It’s also Cyber Monday, but why spend money on music when you have Free Music Mondays right? Ok…you should go out and buy music but here are some artists that are letting their fans download some of their newest singles and/or albums for free.
If you haven’t downloaded the new Girl Talk album already this would be the time to do it! We also have downloads from the Waylons, Glass Ghost, Callers, Wires Under Tension and more… Just click on the download link and the tracks are all yours! Enjoy and Happy Monday!
Girl Talk finally took a break from touring, festival dates, & college shows, in order to create this album. While posting the album as a free download on the Illegal Art label’s site allows All Day to reach his fan-base quickly and with minimal cost, Gillis spent more time on this album than any previous release and considers it the most fully realized and evolved manifestation of the Girl Talk aesthetic.
Anna Calvi’s “Jezebel” is haunting to say the least. It’s dark and romantic with an opening to get your heart pumping.
Check it out, it’s all yours!
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The Green Children have teamed up with Amazon to offer their brand new single, “Dragons,” as a free download. The European duo, known for their blend of ethereal pop with post-modern dance beats, is featured in the Emerging Artist Playlist for the month of September, where fans can download the track free of charge. [Read more…]
Check out the Hyper Crush remix of California Gurls HERE!
Hyper Crush also did a brand new video for their track Ayo produced by none other than Diplo. If you haven’t checked it out…now’s your chance!:
PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY OFFER FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD OF “GOING TO THE CASINO (TOMORROW NIGHT)”
TOO PURE RECORDS TO RELEASE SECOND SINGLE IN MAY 2010
Australia is shipping us more musical goodness thanks to Philadelphia Grand Jury. Two childhood friends, Berkfinger and MC Bad Genius, add some 20 years and one observes a strange, tedious and sometimes very complicated relationship that always manages to somehow end up in a smart and ruff pop song.
Berkfinger hadn’t seen Bad Genius for 6 years when one day last year the curious bearded fellow just strolled into one of his solo shows with a bass and plugged himself right back into the singer’s life. From there, these two childhood buddies – and a rotating ensemble of drummers – have been writing, recording and touring their own indie punk soul hits around the country and winning fans everywhere they go.
2009 was a busy year for The Philly Jays (as their fans affectionately refer to them as).Yet even amidst relentless touring they managed to squeeze out a self-produced, self-engineered and self-released hit EP on their own label called Normal People Making Hits, which remained in the top 10 of the independent charts for months after its Australian release. Similarly on the release their debut album Hope Is For Hopers, which went to number 1 on the charts. They were also handpicked by Kasabian & Franz Ferdinand to support them and became one of the most played artists on Australian radio.
Taken From His New LP The Alphabet of Hurricanes Out March 16th On Cooking Vinyl
Announces UK Winter Tour, US Tour To Follow
“…boasts erudite songs yet avoids the usual singer-songwriter manner of “interesting” lyrics or streaming confession.” Rolling Stone
“…a deep well of hidden wisdom” Drowned In Sound
“…McRae seeks solace in plucking out the pain, leaving old wounds to heal without much care, but molding his soul into something more rough-edged and knowledgeable.” All Music Guide
Please join Cantora recording artists Savoir Adore and their ever-changing cast of musical guests this February during their weekly residency at Manhattan’s Cake Shop.
February 4 – Cake Shop – 8pm
w/ Cameron Hull, Pocketknife, and French Horn Rebellion
February 11 – Cake Shop – 8pm
w/ DJ Pop Tarts Suck Toasted, We Are Country Mice, North Highlands, and Uninhabitable Mansions
February 18 – Cake Shop – 8pm
w/ DJ I Rock I Roll, Red Wire Black Wire, Ennui, The Bloodsugars
*All Cake Shop nights Savoir Adore perform at 11.
RELEASE NEW CD ‘LOSING ALL’
JANUARY 26 VIA RAZOR AND TIE
BAND LAUNCHES NATIONAL TOUR WITH COLD AND NONPOINT FEBRUARY 16 AS FIRST SINGLE “LATELY” BUILDS AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO
Nashville-based rock band DAY OF FIRE have just released their third CD LOSING ALL–a powerful hard-rock record that explores the meaning of rebirth–January 26 via Razor And Tie. After four special CD release shows in the Southeast, DAY OF FIRE will join Cold and Nonpoint on the road February 16 for a run of U.S. shows.
LOSING ALL’s first single “Lately” is currently at #35 and climbing on R&R’s Active Rock Monitor chart. Drummer Zach Simms, who wrote the chorus during a time of turmoil surrounding the band, reveals that the song is about “letting go of the things that have been clouding your mind.” He continues, “hopefully it will give people a reason to chase their dream that may have been shattered by someone telling them that they could never achieve it.”
Emerging artist Mayaeni’s track “The Right Way” embraced by radio stations nationwide
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) single out Mayaeni as one to watch in 2010
Target and Converse One Star showcase Mayaeni
in their upcoming print, TV, instore and online campaigns
NAB’s new “Radio Heard Here” campaign as part of their New Music Push
Free download at over 1,200 AM/FM and HD radio stations across the country in January.
Mayaeni’s 30-second and 60-second spots can be heard here or at www.radioheardhere.com
Listen to The Right Way HERE!
Mayeani is currently in New York City recording her next album.
SUGAR RED DRIVE GIVEAWAY FREE MP3 FOR “ONE MORE TIME”
Self-titled In Stores Now!
Up-and-coming rockers Sugar Red Drive want to offer their fans a free download of their single “One More Time.” To get the song, simply click “Download Mp3” inside the band’s new widget, which also showcases the “One More Time” music video, and fill in the prompts.
Moneypenny Offer Free Holiday Single Download
And Holiday-Themed Mixtape
Chicago-based electro duo Moneypenny are putting the finishing touches on a great year by offering up a FREE holiday single AND special holiday mixtape to the masses. The 2-sided single features Moneypenny’s reworking of the classic “Peanuts” Christmas song “Christmas Time Is Here” as the A-Side and a cover of the much-loved Joy Division song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” as the B-Side, while the mixtape comes as the final installment of Moneypenny’s Spandexxx monthly mixtape series of 2009, complete with yule tide
cheer to keep you warm this holiday season.
SIDE A: “Christmas Time Is Here” (MP3)
SIDE B: “Love Will Tear Us Apart (MP3)
Scotland’s Twin Atlantic will soon hit us stateside. The band will release their critically-raved album Vivarium in the US in early 2010. For such a young band, the group is making people take notice. They’ve slowly built up a presence overseas as one of the best new live bands. Scoring them opening spots in UK tours for the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Circa Survive, and Taking Back Sunday.
They’ve yet to officially tour the United States but were met with rave reviews at last year’s South By Southwest festival that put them on many music fan’s “must see” lists at this year’s CMJ Marathon.
Priscilla Renea’s single “Dollhouse” is currently available for free download on MTV’s Discover and Download!
Did you download your free and 100% legal copy of Nine Inch Nails’s The Slip yet? I just downloaded mine a few minutes ago. I don’t know why it took me so long to just go download it from the NIN site.
The greatest feature of downloading the album was actually before downloading it. A smart move on Trent’s half was offering multiple format options. Fans have the ability to choose from High Quality MP3, FLAC losseless, FLAC High Definition 24/96 (24bit/96kHZ audio), M4A Apple Lossless, and High Definition WAVE 24/96. Now that’s what I call shopping for music!
There are always the people who are against artists giving their music away for free. I think some artists need to realize music was devalued by the free-for-all Napster. It’s very hard to take something that was on the market for free, and still is, to value again. The industry won’t recover from that and everybody has to move on. When I say move on I mean lets come up with some solutions that benefit everybody. I know my wheels are always turning and already have ideas in the making.
I’ll review The Slip in a couple days…keep your eye out!
UPDATE: It’s funny I mentioned the formats that are available to download for the NIN album, here’s an article about the push for higher quality formats online.