Entries tagged with: free album
by Andrew Sacher
Milano-via-Greece producer Larry Gus has a few releases out already, and he just teamed up with DFA Records for his latest, a free album called Silent Congas. The album weds psychedelic soul hop beats with otherworldly rhythms and soundscapes in a retro-futuristic kind of way that should appeal to fans of Gonjasufi or of the collaborative album by Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, and The Congos. You can stream the entire thing and download it for free below.
We know there are always tons of free albums/mixtapes released all the time, but this week has been an especially good one with free albums from Cities Aviv, Action Bronson and the Alchemist, and more. Any other good ones you've grabbed recently?
Tim Fite is releasing Watch Your Mouth, the third album of his Halloween trilogy (for free) on October 31. He's also playing that night with The Woes and Via Audio at Union Hall. Tickets are still on sale. More info on the album and show below...
Four free shows at Castle Clinton in NYC this summer...
July 16 - Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra Plays the Music of Sly & the Family Stone: "It's a Family Affair"It's a four-part series in honor of Woodstock's 40th Anniversary called "Four Nights of Peace, Love & Music: A Castle Clinton Tribute to Woodstock".
July 23 - Richie Havens
July 30 - Arlo Guthrie
Aug 06 - John Kelly Sings The Joni Mitchell Songbook: "Songs for a Shiny Hot Night"
After celebrating Halloween with two free digital albums, 2007's Its Only Ketchup and 2008's ding dong Ditch, Tim Fite is adding Valentine¹s Day to the short list of holidays that warrant free LPs with the February 14th release of Change of Heart. The record will be available on Fite's websiteValentine's tomorrow, but no need to wait... you can get the free EP right now right HERE.
Fite writes: "Change of Heart is a group of songs that I wrote over the past year alongside Fair Ain't Fair in an effort to come to terms with a broken-heart. The songs on this album are about longing and pain. They are about sorrow and loss. They are about heartache and tenderness. But, most of all they are songs about love. There is a rich history of recordings made in the name of love, and a beautiful tradition of exchanging hearts in the form of music. Change of Heart is my small contribution to that exchange, and if you can excuse its broken state, my heart is yours."
While the rest of us are home, crying into our boxes of chocolate listening to Change of Heart, Fite will be setting out for his first ever headlining tour supported by fellow genre-defiers Benjy Ferree and DeLeon which kicks off February 19th in Cambridge MA.
Tim, Benjy & DeLeon play the Bell House in BK on Feb 20. Tix are on sale.
by Black Bubblegum
NIN in Atlantic City, NJ (more by Zach Dilgard)
Got a few weeks to kill? Time to break out that new hard drive that you got over the holidays.
"The internet is full of surprises these days.And in the forum....
I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent". -Trent Reznor
There is about 405gb of HD footage available. It was recorded with multiple consumer HDV cameras during three shows: Victoria 12.05.08, Portland 12.07.08, and Sacramento 12.12.08.The release of these torrents has PC World asking if NIN is the first "open source band". If so, there's more proof that open source is the way to go, because despite giving away their album Ghosts I-IV for free, it was Amazon's best selling digital album of 2008.
This is raw, unedited, un-color-corrected HD footage. It will be primarily of interest to advanced users, who may wish to attempt to edit it together into something. It could be really interesting to see what creative users can put together using this and other fan-recorded footage. These guys are off to a great start already.
...The footage is available as a free download via bitTorrent. If you don't know what bitTorrent is, please go to this link and read every word of it before you ask anyone on the forums what to do with the torrent files. [NIN Forum]
In related news...
NIN's other new album "The Slip" is still available as a free download.
NIN keyboared player Alessandro Cortini has left the band "to concentrate on his own projects".
Marilyn Manson wants Dita Von Teese and Trent Reznor to testify in court.
Jim DeRogatis says the Trent-produced Saul Williams album Niggy Tardust was one of the best of 2008.
NIN are playing some shows in Australia in February. No other tour dates at this time.
DOWNLOAD: Matt Pond PA - Amazing Life (MP3)
Mister P. and his party have taken themselves captive to become the their own producers, manufacturers, and distributors. It was a deferential revolt against inertia, a clearing of the throat to answer the quiet. Or maybe it was an inevitable reaction to seeing Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.Download the entire 9-song album at Matt's site.
In adherence to their demands, these songs were recorded in a cabin in Bearsville, NY, as a simple sonic manifestation of their opinions concerning the arguable value of a waterlogged paperback.
A Free EP prospectively titled: The Dawn before the Dark Leaves or Water off a Black Dog's Back or Amazing Life or Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons or May we never go go mental, may we always stay stay gentle or The Fear of not Being Afraid or The Warmth Within the Warren or Dreaming of Sleeping or Saying It to Keep It From Happening or This is not the Dark Leaves or Living for Liv Ullman or The Odds of a Sunrise or Whispering Pines or You'll be the Rhythm and I'll be the Beat and I'll be the Rhythm and You'll be the Beat or The Grass Harp or Goodbye Barcelona or Why is my copy of the Moviegoer Floating in a Puddle Beside the Car.
Or simply, The Freeep.