The Decemberists @ Pure Volume
Pure Volume is a site that lets bands post songs for download and stream. The site, which caters mostly to punk & emo bands, has become real popular since the demise of MP3.com.
I always assumed that the actual band or label signed up for pages at Pure Volume. That’s probably true most of the time, but the sign up process must not have many checks in place. I say that because I find it hard to believe that it was the Decemberists who created their page.
What’s really weird about it is not just that the three posted songs are unreleased/bootlegs, but they also happen to be the exact three MP3’s I posted on this site. That includes the version of Sporting Life I recorded in Atlanta.