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hoodrow trillson
Jul 15, 2001



Artists and labels often release free sample tracks on their websites. This thread is for posting links to good FREE mp3s you've found (legally!)

Please, no links to music blogs with unauthorized mp3s or to mp3s on your own hosting; this thread is for free mp3s officially released by bands or record labels.

http://www.matadorrecords.com/music/mp3s.html
Here's an amazing selection of mp3s from Matador Records (Check out "All My Friends" by Pavement! Rad!).

http://eyeballrecords.temp.powweb.c...tiny_closer.mp3
Here's a link to The Tiny's single "Closer" from Eyeball Records, which is a fabulous song and deserves to be heard.

http://www.weirdal.com
Currently has a sample of a new track by Weird Al, a parody of James Blunt's "Beautiful."

Populate this thread with links, squires! Remember: ARTIST/LABEL SITES AND LEGAL PROMO STUFF ONLY! No illegal stuff here! Please report posts which contain links you suspect of being not legal.

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OlympicHero
Aug 18, 2005
Cheer up!

http://www.elephant6.com/sound.html

Tons of great MP3s from Elephant Six bands (Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control etc). Full live shows as well as singles, including some unreleased material.

Elarah
Aug 31, 2005

I have seen 15 minutes of every movie and I hate them all.

Danny Manic posted:

Check out "All My Friends" by Pavement! Rad!

Dr. David Thorpe posted:

You can thank Pavement for basically starting the trend of obtuse, tuneless, incomprehensible American indie music. They couldn’t write a decent tune, their drummer was a burned out old punk nobody who couldn’t keep time, and their production values were bottom-of-the-barrel.
Hmmmmm...

Anyways, to contribute!

http://www.beggars.com/us/mclusky/index.html#audio
Two Mclusky MP3s and a couple other songs in different formats. Not their best songs, but still pretty drat good.

Thatoaklandkid
May 21, 2006


http://defianceohio.terrorware.com/audio.php

Defiance, Ohio; a great folk-punk band's full discography put up by the band themselves. I recommend the "Ghost Mice/Defiance, Ohio Split EP" and the "Shake What Ya Got" full length.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

Are you ready for an ORGAN SOLO?!


Awesome thread idea, Mr. Manic.

I'm in the mood to dance like a crazy white person. So here's some good music for that:

The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control : The typicaly simplified blues rock dance band goes quasi-disco and drat is it good.

Har Mar Superstar - Cry 4 Help: Trashy yet oh so funky.

Old Time Relijun - Vampire Sushi - I want to say this band is like a dancey Velvet Underground. If you like them more free tunes availbile here.


All taken from label sites and are free and legal.

barthelme
Jan 18, 2006
rising up rising down

http://www.strappingfieldhands.com/mp3.html
while all the songs are good check out the author in her ear its great

http://www.scatrecords.com/mp3s/Ele...s_Cyclotron.mp3
download this for a sampling from one of the scuzziest prepunk bands you giant dork

http://www.criminaliq.com/tunes.html
also i just thought of this site check it out it has a lot of great modern punk bands (the functional blackouts, krunchies and vee dee songs are especially good)

barthelme fucked around with this message at Jun 11, 2006 around 05:40

GOAT, CARRY ME
Feb 6, 2005

I don't know my way home.

CRAW posted:

Craw is an independent band from Cleveland, OH and have been together for over 13 years. Our 1st three full length recordings were recorded with the help of our good friend Steve Albini. The newest one, entitled Bodies for Strontium 90, was engineered by our good friend Bill Korecky at his fantastic Mars studios, and is available on Hydrahead Industries. You can order it direct from there.

Craw were/are an excellent band. Recommended for fans of Today is the Day, Keelhaul, and late 90's noisecore in general. This is their entire discography, free for the downloading. But consider buying the cds if you see them, they're worth the money. http://www.craw.com

Click the skull on this page to download Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Isis' excellent cover of Melvins' awesome song "Boris." http://agoraphobicnosebleed.com/

Australia's HALO has two or more of their records free for downloading, but I can't remember the site. If I can find it, I'll edit this post, or if someone else knows what I'm talking about, awesome. RIFYL Neurosis, noise in general, Godflesh or Jesu.

edit: Internet Archive has them, I can't find the original. Massive Corporate Disease and Degree Zero Point Of Implosion

edit 2: these are legal under creative commons, and were originally distributed by the label, I believe. They are out of print and so they made them available this way.

GOAT, CARRY ME fucked around with this message at Jun 11, 2006 around 05:49

GNUspeak
Jan 15, 2005

by Fistgrrl


https://www.gnuspeak.be

My musical projects and mp3s of quality. I upload as often as possible.

Juan Berenguer
Feb 21, 2006


http://www.archive.org/details/etree

Bootlegs, bootlegs as far as the eye can see, all live, all free to download (Except for the Dead SBDs, you can only stream those)

http://tinyurl.com/nxxw7

There's the band list. The numbers are all wrong, and the interface sucks, but look at all that free music!

schmitty9800
Feb 9, 2003



Bomb the Music Industry. The most inventive punk that I've heard in years. Click "Come Inside Us" to launch the small site, then at the bottom click "Album Minus Band" or "To Live and Die in Long Island" and scroll down a bit to download his two albums. His new one is out on June 13th (presumably for free download) and I can't wait.

Void of Infinite Nothing
Mar 26, 2001

TOO COOL FOR THE INTERNET MEN


http://www.theconnerbrothers.com/kittitas/

Kittitas is a band featuring Pat Conner, brother of the fat Conner brothers from the Screaming Trees, a guy from 90s grunge band Seaweed, and some other dudes from Seattle. They sound like a mix between the Screaming Trees and the Afghan Whigs (and by extension, Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli's solo projects, the latter especially).
I enjoy their music a lot and the great thing is there's the equivalent of 2 albums up there for completely free download. It's a shame this style of music isn't very trendy at the moment and they're unsigned because I think they would do well on an indie label. On the up side .. they're giving away the music instead!

Void of Infinite Nothing fucked around with this message at Jan 13, 2007 around 07:15

Doc Faustus
Sep 6, 2005

Philippe is such an angry eater

http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songs/

Humorist/Musician Jonathan Coulton has a number of his songs availible for free downlad. I highly recommend the song "First of May".

If you like his work, he releases one free song every Friday on his "Thing A Week" podcast.

zamin
Jan 9, 2004


OlympicHero posted:

http://www.elephant6.com/sound.html

Tons of great MP3s from Elephant Six bands (Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Olivia Tremor Control etc). Full live shows as well as singles, including some unreleased material.

Cool, I've heard great things about a lot of these bands, but I've never got around to checking them out. Will do so now, though.

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Tree Limbz
Dec 8, 2004

I am not a fucking hippie, god damnit.

http://www.m-base.org/sounds.html

Free Jazz, Very VERY funky, check out the album Tao of Mad Phat. Sick.

Warning, their servers go up and down a lot, and some of the albums on that page suck hard.

Slimchandi
May 13, 2005
That finger on your temple is the barrel of my raygun

Anyone into the IDM/electronic scene should check out https://www.monotonik.com. They have released loads of albums under the CC liscence and have a really wide range of material.

Puke Rock
Jul 23, 2005

drive my car into the ocean

http://www.blocksblocksblocks.com/releases/
There's two sample mp3s for each release for the BLOCKS Recording Club.

Puke Rock fucked around with this message at Jun 13, 2006 around 03:06

nugget of poo
Dec 26, 2003



http://www.dismembermentplan.com/

The Dismemberment Plan's old website, it has all their albums on Realplayer and certain choice songs of theirs on MP3. If you've never heard them before, I strongly, strongly recommend you do, as they are one of the best indie bands of the past decade and they have loads of fans on NMD.

ArgaWarga
Apr 8, 2005

dare to fail gloriously



http://www.quienesboom.com/listen.html

Excellent indie pop band called Quien Es, Boom! I highly recommend them.

zamin
Jan 9, 2004


Tree Limbz posted:

http://www.m-base.org/sounds.html

Free Jazz, Very VERY funky, check out the album Tao of Mad Phat. Sick.

Warning, their servers go up and down a lot, and some of the albums on that page suck hard.

Seconding this, some really great stuff here.

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inflames
Mar 1, 2004

6031769

Metal fans can grab singles and odd special tracks from the Roadrunner website.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/Music/

Mostly WMA but still a few mp3s.

Femme by Force
Nov 10, 2004
Each individual sees a different reality.

http://www.screamalongrecords.com

Underground Extreme Metal bands, I am guessing. My buddy tells people to download his album (or buy it at cafe press) from there on YouTube. His project is called Bwahck.

Link checker shows a domain match in FYAD. Take that however you would like.

Psychedelic Eyeball
Jan 10, 2006

Like it or not, we will build you a new civilization.


http://www.menomena.com/eisstable.mp3
http://www.myspace.com/mmmenomena (includes a full download of a tune)

Menomena is a quite particular band, with an even more particular (and disturbing) website. Really, check out the rest of their official website if you don't believe it.

They've got some really good music out, though. Some pretty experimental sounding indie pop music that somehow, manages to be likeable on the very first listen. After listening to some of their tunes, I think I'll be getting their first album.

almightyjimbob
Sep 6, 2004

I love pretzel day.

Well, since I'm listening to YMCK right now.

YMCK - Magical 8bit Tour
http://www.recordsofthedamned.com/y...l.8bit.tour.mp3

If you haven't heard it already, do yourself a favor and click the link right now. YMCK is this bizarre mix of chiptune, J-pop, and 50's/60's jazz music, that's catchy as all hell. This song alone convinced me to buy the album. Somehow, 30+ minutes of this sort of thing actually doesn't get old.

notthegoatseguy
Sep 6, 2005
I'm a petty asshole

http://www.archive.org/details/etree

Collection of live concerts.

Spiral
Dec 20, 2003



I may as well post myself here as well:

http://myspace.com/gentlemensgunclub
http://gentlemensgunclub.com

If you haven't seen my posts before, I write instrumental post-rockish music and record/produce/program/mix/master everything myself. So basically everything you hear on the recordings is me, Its all recorded in my bedroom and there are absolutely no mics or amps involved. 100% digital baby!

I also recently printed an EP of music which you can buy here or if you just want to listen to it and burn your own copy, you can get all the music from here. I'm not making any money on the album, I just printed it to legitimize the music in my own mind. But if you want to buy it that'd be cool as well. I think the artwork is kinda nifty. (PS. yes the spelling/punctuation errors are intentional, I wanted to see who actually reads liner notes)

I know a few people on the forums like this stuff, and hopefully a few more will find it from this thread.

screwy
Apr 16, 2006

by elpintogrande


http://www.theraped.net/music.html

Most of Sonoma County punk veterans AntiChris & The Raped's discography.

Hex Darkstar
May 28, 2004

I think I need another liver transplant.

If you're into trance http://djkristoff.com under his mixes section has a bunch of various euro/hard trance mixes that he made up for download. You can also catch him doing a live show called "Canadian Culture" on http://di.fm every so often, there is a link up on the top of the page titled "Radio" which lets you know when the next one will be and also linked to download previous installments of it.

di.fm is actually a pretty good mp3 goldmine if you enjoy trance/house/drum & bass usually up and coming dj's that get spots on di.fm's streams have web pages and the mixes they make will be on their page as well. So if you like a mix you can usually google the dj name and locate the mix you enjoy(most of the time).

NicelyNice
Feb 13, 2004

citrus


Insound.com is my favorite place to buy indie music online, and they have a shitload of free MP3s available for download -

http://www.insound.com/mp3/mp3s.php

Sugar Blaster
Dec 14, 2004

All ears, all eyes, all the time!

schmitty9800 posted:

Bomb the Music Industry. The most inventive punk that I've heard in years. Click "Come Inside Us" to launch the small site, then at the bottom click "Album Minus Band" or "To Live and Die in Long Island" and scroll down a bit to download his two albums. His new one is out on June 13th (presumably for free download) and I can't wait.
You beat me to this. "Album Minus Band" does feature a pretty neat cover of "Pike Street/Park Slope," though, which segues nicely into my addition...

Harvey Danger. They released their third album for free download last fall, and if you've ever even taken a casual interest in this band, I'd reccomend checking it out.

Threatis
Sep 28, 2005

congrats on figuring out how to use a machine with 4 buttons


Three amazing Sufjan Stevens songs for those uninitiated, right off his labels website:

http://www.asthmatickitty.com/mp3/s...n_-_holland.mp3

http://www.asthmatickitty.com/mp3/s...ame_-_Jason.mp3

http://www.asthmatickitty.com/mp3/s..._of_the_Dog.mp3

A couple Blood Brothers tracks from their webpage. the first one is a cover of the awesome Gang Of Four track "Anthrax":

http://www.thebloodbrothers.com/Anthrax%20-%20Blood%20Brothers%20Remix.mp3

http://www.thebloodbrothers.com/the%20blood%20brothers/The%20Blood%20Brothers%20-%20Peacock%20Skeleton%20With%20Crooked%20Feathers.mp3

http://www.thebloodbrothers.com/the%20blood%20brothers/The%20Blood%20Brothers%20-%20Cecilia%20And%20The%20Silhouette%20Saloon.mp3

http://www.thebloodbrothers.com/the%20blood%20brothers/the%20blood%20brothers%20-%20Birth%20Skin-Death%20Leather.mp3

http://www.thebloodbrothers.com/the%20blood%20brothers/The%20Blood%20Brothers%20-%20Mutiny%20On%20The%20Ark%20Of%20The%20Blood%20Brothers.mp3


I have a funny feeling I'll be posting alot in this thread.

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TheForgotton
Jun 10, 2001

I'm making a career of evil.

Time for some THRASH!
IntruderTech thrash from Tennesee. They strike me as Forbidden meets Among the Living Anthrax with a dash of Death Angel. They used to have their first album on there for free as well, but Psycho Savant is just as cool.

Heathen This is my new favorite band. Breaking the Silence is great except for the Sweet cover and Victims of Deception is practically perfect.

Anacrusis More tech-thrash. The first album rips and the rest of their stuff is inconsistant. Beware that the singer sometimes does the Death Angel six-year-old girl screams.

Slaughter Not the glam band, the tear-your-head-off-with-a-chainsaw one. STRAPPADO!!

MUNG
Apr 8, 2003



http://www.brianjonestownmassacre.com

They have .zips of just about all of their albums on their site for free download!

El Graplurado
Mar 24, 2004
I do backflips when you're not looking.

http://www.yourmother.com/music/mp3s.php3 The band that changed my life.

MrZodiac
Jul 19, 2005



Dinosaur Gum

Terrorfakt A big east coast powernoise/rhythmic noise/stomp stomp act out of NYC, provides clips and a fuckton of remixes he did. Personal favorites are his P.A.L - GELOBNIS remix and his Wumpscut - Wreath of Barbs remix.

Many of his remixes have appeared on remix CDs issued by the original artist so that leads me to believe they know he's offering these tracks for download, since him offering them here predates those CDs.

Twiin
Nov 11, 2003

King of Suck!

MrZodiac posted:

Terrorfakt A big east coast powernoise/rhythmic noise/stomp stomp act out of NYC, provides clips and a fuckton of remixes he did. Personal favorites are his P.A.L - GELOBNIS remix and his Wumpscut - Wreath of Barbs remix.

Terrorfakt has a pink painting of cute kittens playing with a toilet paper roll in his bathroom. True story. Some more industrial/noise MP3s:

Xorcist has released his entire discography for free downloading (including his cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit). If you're not a big electro-industrial fan, check out the XE/NON albums. It's all kinds of downtempo love.

Noise/Breakcore madman Iszoloscope has some full-length tracks up, some of which are unreleased.

...and lastly, an amazing free noise/shoegazer-rock album from Shane Whitbread.

Jackfruit
Apr 27, 2006

dem bones dem bones gonna walk around


http://www.metalchurch.com/mp3.shtml Metal Church is awesome and you all have to download their things (thrash/power metal).

Devil in the Kitchen is shredding with an electric fiddle so check them out because they are great http://www.devilinthekitchen.com/ there's an mp3 in the music section and a link to their myspace.

Maradonna Summer
Oct 22, 2005

Our love will last forever

TRP Post Of The Tournament Winner World Cup 2014


http://www.interdisco.net

http://www.stadtgruenlabel.net/

http://www.thinnerism.com/


Three netlabels specialising in electronic music, mostly techno. Good stuff

barthelme
Jan 18, 2006
rising up rising down

http://www.faust-pages.com/records.master.html
i would recommend any music fan who hasn't listened to faust before to check out this website. Faust is classified as a krautrock band but don't let that term scare you away, their sound is too expansive, odd and fluid to be assigned to one genre. While Can and Kraftwerk(both great) get tons of recognition Faust seems to lag behind despite the fact that they are just as influential. If you are any kind of fan of post punk, electronic music, noise, etc make sure you check out the albums Faust/So Far, Faust Tapes and Faust IV.

ManoliIsFat
Oct 4, 2002



I have a netlabel too!
http://www.sosimplerecords.com/

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snyprmag
Oct 9, 2005



Binary Star's Masters of the Universe
Binary Star's Water World
The two albums by the amazing Michigan rap duo. They were never payed for the copies of Master of the Universe that were sold, and Water World only so a limited production run (and has a lot of the same songs as the other). As a result both albums are now availible for free download. The duo has since split up.

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