New music updates

New music is always good news.  Here are a couple new selections available though the fine folks at Bandcamp.

Chandeen:

Rogue  

This is a 5-track digital only EP.

Chandeen Rogue

 

Black Tape For A Blue Girl:

Knock Three Times (2010 live with Nicki Jaine)

This is a 3-track digital only EP, priced as pay-what-you-want (even free).  Real supporters of course at least tip the artist, right?

Anyway, head over to Bandcamp.com, give a listen and support these artists – or some other artists.  New (to you) music is good for the soul.

More free music!

Who is up for some more free music?  Over at Bandcamp, Spotted Peccary Music has released Ambient Electronic Sampler 31.  This sampler, 70 minutes long, can be downloaded at name your own price, including free.  Why not check it out?

Followers of my blog know what a fan I am of Bandcamp, where artists can share and sell their music.  As of the date of this blog post, the Bandcamp web site says: Fans have paid artists $264 million using Bandcamp, and $6.4 million in the last 30 days alone.  Bandcamp is the place where you can help artists make a living creating the music you love to listen to.

Big Bandcamp News!

Anyone who follows this blog knows I have become a big fan of Bandcamp.com.  It is now my most frequent source of music downloads.  One thing that has been missing from Bandcamp has been an easy way to gift purchases on the site.  Problem solved.  Bandcamp now offers gift cards!

Gift cards can be used for downloads of music and also for purchases of many physical objects.  My guess is that over time, more and more artists will let you pay for physical CDs and merchandise.

Anyway, this is great news for music lovers that want to do more music giving.  And just in time for the holidays.  Thanks Bandcamp!

 

Free Music at Bandcamp! Yum!

Projekt Records, via Bandcamp, has a free digital download of Area’s Agate Lines, a best of/retrospective album with material from all five albums and previously unreleased songs.  Area is a darkwave/dreampop band and this album is available  at name your price (including free).  Of course the nice thing to do would be to pay something, think of it as a tip.  All the tracks can be previewed at the Bandcamp page.  Go for it!

Area-Agate Lines cover

Free Music! Projekt! Bandcamp! Darkwave!

It’s Saturday.  Why not treat yourself to some free music?  Today’s selection: The Collection, by Black Tape for a Blue Girl. This album is a collection of works by Black Tape for a Blue Girl, a Darkwave band out of Portland, Oregon.

Cover art for The Collection album

The band was formed by Sam Rosenthal, who also founded Projekt Records.  Projekt Records is one of many, many labels that can be found on the amazing Bandcamp.com website.  So, downloading this album will help introduce you to (possibly) Darkwave music, Projekt Records, and Bandcamp.  What a fabulous trifecta!  And yes, the album is really free, but you will notice the chance to pay what you want (which includes paying nothing) – may I suggest at least leaving a tip?  Totally up to you, no judgement.  I use PayPal there all the time, but that isn’t the only payment method available.

Be sure to browse around while you’re visiting Bandcamp.  Look around by band, album, or song, or best yet by genre.  I have found so much to love there.  Want to see the music I have acquired there, or have on my wish list? You can even see the bands and record labels I am following.

Anyway, why not get something fresh and new today?  Do your ears a favor.