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      CommentAuthorWillH
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2009 edited
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    Some people will say Radiohead started it, and then Trent Reznor followed through. There are way more bands out there offering their stuff for free though - just look at <a href="http://www.spacescold.com/">Spaces</a> or <a href="http://www.inhergentlejaws.com/">The Depreciation Guild</a>.

    Girl Talk also comes to mind.

    Anyway, I'm sure you guys know about a lot of artist-provided free music. Anybody willing to share? (And if you have something you did you're particularly proud of, feel free to post it in that other thread)

    I hope I'm not reposting something somebody already did.
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    Wale released a great album last year for free
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    http://10deep.com/WALEMIXTAPE/
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2009 edited
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    Try Download.com

    Shitloads of free music there.
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    Artz+Pfusch have their album S.I.C.K. for free on their website since 2007.

    They're playing "noisebmstupidevildustrial" and have brilliant titles like "Cthulhu Supermarket" and "The Wheelchair Kommando Ate My Sheep Loving Baby".
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
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    Check out Dead Channel.

    Also a pay-what-you-feel mixtape at Cadence Weapon's site.

    Also, from my 2 bands, free Double Helix mix at Audiodacity, and free Chemical Poets set, and an Asthmatic Astronaut mix at Weaponizer.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009 edited
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    Ten City Nation (singer was previously in million dead) have their debut up for free download. It's good too. A bit like QOTSA doing punky garage numbers.

    My E.P can be got for free here if you like the sound of it.
    • CommentAuthorgjmiller
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
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    Quote Unquote Records, home of the everfun Bomb the Music Industry!, offers all of their releases up on a pay-what-you-want model.

    Harvey Danger also released their last album under the same model and later got a record deal out of it. I downloaded the album and proceeded to not only make a donation, but went and bought a bunch of their older stuff.
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    That Wale album is okay... The Morning Benders have a weird, free covers album that is interesting, if not as listenable as their other tracks... but then it's free, so who cares?
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    the Hype Machine is a music blog aggregator site. Put simply, you've got 100's of music blogs who post songs, remixes, live performances and mixtapes legally and allow them to be downloaded for a limited amount of time. This site simply collects all the posts and allows you to go to the site to download them, or to play the songs through the sites music player.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
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    This RSS feed comes from Australian station Triple J. All freebies, all the time.
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      CommentAuthorWillH
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2009
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    I'm really impressed by the stuff you guys posted here. Does anybody have any more?
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      CommentAuthorjeremiah
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
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    today i noticed that amazon has a free sampler from bjork's record label:

    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Indian-Amazon-Label-Sampler/dp/B001R20JI8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1234088269&sr=8-14
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    It would only be right of me to mention nerdcore hip-hop. It's a community I've been involved in for a while, basically rap about comics, video games, and computers. It's not all great, but a few notable artist worth checking out are ytcracker, MC Frontalot, and Benjamin Bear. The kinda homepage is rhymetorrents.org, where there are a series of free mixtapes, and links to all sorts of free music. The bulk of nerdcore is free and can be found through there one way or another.

    It's a growing genre, so while some of it rules, some of it is pretty terrible. But it's just about all free and worth checking out.
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      CommentAuthorjeremiah
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2009
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    http://www.barefiles.com

    this is were i like to get my free dubstep mixes & archived BBC radio shows mp3s.
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      CommentAuthorMIss K
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
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    Try my friends Copter's super free album "Can't Help It!": http://coptercentral.com/ if you like soul tinged 120mph garage psych punk with lots of "uh's" and "yeah's". Super graphics too.

    My band's patchy first EP from last year is free from Last.fm too: http://www.last.fm/music/Deathline/Rock+Noir+EP
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    Just came across this feed from the NME -- another mp3-a-day deal.

    http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=122&tempskin=_rss2.
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      CommentAuthorKernowdrunk
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    The link's been posted before , but you can still get a couple of free eps by Kemper Norton here
    @texture liking the Double Helix mix a lot.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    @ Kernowdrunk: Cheers man, drop me an email (texturemusick@gmail.com) if you have a chance. I am also still loving Wintervals. It's epic, in a quiet and intimate way.
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      CommentAuthorMedusa Jones
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009 edited
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    If anyone remembers Course of Empire, the band is offering legal + free mp3s of their albums at their website from here (in zip format).

    "Since 1998, Course of Empire's albums have gone out of print and the band members are no longer receiving compensation for these releases. Mike Graff and the webmaster of this site have decided to offer free downloads of all of the band's major releases below. These zip files contain mp3s encoded at 256kbps. "