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Armitage_Shanks
May 16, 2004

Fear the aVICtar.

I would say http://www.mp3it.com/ which has lots of random mp3s from many San Diego based bands but looks like the download script is currently broken. I believe it was run by the ex drummer from Thingy.

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ManoliIsFat
Oct 4, 2002



Armitage_Shanks posted:

I would say http://www.mp3it.com/ which has lots of random mp3s from many San Diego based bands but looks like the download script is currently broken. I believe it was run by the ex drummer from Thingy.
Whoa, I'd never heard of this. Thanks!

Choppable
Mar 17, 2004



snyprmag posted:

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.
Nice, I didn't know this was free and legal. Binary Star is awesome.

Myanmar Future Generations is an anonymous group of musicians making hip-hop against the Myanmar/Burma military junta. It's all in Burmese so I have no idea what they're saying, but some of it is pretty good. Listen to Angel of Peace for instance.

Toe Rag
Aug 29, 2005



Boredoms - Seadrum
New Deerhoof EP (live songs and live covers)
A bunch more Deerhoof This isn't hosted on their website, but they link to it so I assume it's okay

hedgecore
May 2, 2004


To add on to the Bomb the Music Industry! idea, their sole member has started up a record label dedicated to free sharing of music. It's called Quote Unquote Records and right now there's one rock album up for free download by The Matt Kurz One, who plays five instruments simultaneously. At 11PM EST tonight, the new Bomb the Music Industry! album will be up for free download as well.

hoodrow trillson
Jul 15, 2001



A cool official "mixtape" of music released under the Creative Commons license. Old news, but some good songs:

http://creativecommons.org/wired/

Check out the Paul Westerberg song!

THE AWESOME GHOST
Oct 21, 2005



The End Records has a large sample of metal mp3 downloads, including bands like Agalloch, Ulver, Green Carnation, Peccatum, and Darkthrone

edit: oh yeah the link
http://www.theendrecords.com/label/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=17&Itemid=77

Floor Pie
Apr 17, 2002



KEXP's Song of the Day
KCRW's Today's Top Tune

Two radio station podcasts with free MP3s for download. Both are mostly indie rock with some other stuff now and then.

Byte Salad
Dec 20, 2005



(reposted from the Cock Rock Disco mailing list)

http://www.cockrockdisco.com/june.zip

12 free promo tracks from the experimental/IDM/wtf label Cock Rock Disco. The link dies on June 16th, so dl now. If you like that check out their 2006 Free Compilation too:

http://www.cockrockdisco.com/free.html

slagmatic
Apr 28, 2004

glowy melty swirling things!

Elephant 6 has been already mentioned, but if you go to Of Montreal's website you'll find this: http://www.ofmontreal.net/audiolounge.html, where you can download covers of The Shins and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. A whopping 24 of their tracks can be downloaded for free, that's like a double album.

Herman Smellville
Jun 5, 2006

by Lowtax


Here are two links to MP3s from my favorite songwriter of all time:

http://robertpollard.net/music.html

http://www.gbv.com/multimp3.html

My recommendations? Short of saying "all of it, and then buying every album Bob/GBV ever released"...

First link:
"Death of the Party", "Dancing Girls & Dancing Men", "Things I Will Keep (Demo)", "Look at Your Life"

Second link:
"Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)", "I'll Replace You With Machines (Acoustic)", "Choking Tara (Creamy Version)", "Sensational Gravity Boy", "Big School"

Dudemeister
Apr 7, 2005


Tiny Faye posted:

Old Time Relijun - I want to say this band is like a dancey Velvet Underground.

Check out Captain Beefheart if you haven't yet. Old Time Relijun is practically a Beefheart cover band.

AvidAcid
May 30, 2004

oh christ


There's an alternate mix of AFX's Box Energy remix (originally by DJ Pierre) on Rephlex's website:

http://rephlex.com/

Pigthe
Feb 24, 2006

on an incredible journey

http://tinyurl.com/njorh

Stadiums and Shrines II - Sunset Rubdown
(synth-y glam pop anthem with slightly unhinged vocal style)

From Spencer Krug (of Wolf Parade fame)'s 'other' band.

And I know I'm a Pitchfork fanboy for liking this.
Don't bother pointing that out.

Sock It
Feb 17, 2006

by Fragmaster


I think that the following would be awesome:

A two week long contest to make a totally free mix CD within NMD. The entries would either be compiled into a zip folder and hosted somewhere free, or listed link by link in a list format. There would be a 30-35 min-max. There could be a theme (rainy day, beach barbeque, rear end shakin'), and contestants could be required to write a description and provide cover art. The best 4 or 5 could be compiled and hosted, and then have a forum wide vote in GBS.

Any mods have opinions on this?

Disharmony
Dec 29, 2000


http://cruz.by.ru/music/artichoke/

The entire Artichoke discography. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work. It's either the downloads are for Russians only or I'm doing something wrong.

poppycock
Dec 5, 2004
load of poppycock lmao

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.

For those that don't know: this is all music by Steve Coleman, a very innovative saxophonist who has a back catalog full of albums that range from the transcendent to some of the worst poo poo you'll ever hear.

His one-time cohort, Greg Osby, has far more consistent recordings on his website,
http://www.gregosby.com/ There's a ludicrous amount of live recordings up here, some of which are better than most of his albums.

you can get some really neat live recordings from rudresh mahanthappa ( https://www.rudreshm.com ) and steve lehman ( https://www.stevelehman.com ) as well as tracks from their albums.

http://www.upbeat.com/lieb/private.htm has some of dave liebm an's live stuff, much of which is very neat.

http://www.drummerworld.com has short clips of very many drummers/solos/whatever.

Mr. Fictitious
Jul 8, 2002

by Ozmaugh


Check out John Vanderslice's website. You can download the entirety of his first album, sample tracks from all the others, and a bunch of live recordings & remixes. And be sure to follow the "MK Ultra mp3s" link, because it takes you to his old band's website, from which you can download all three of their albums too.

NicelyNice
Feb 13, 2004

citrus


Pigthe posted:

From Spencer Krug (of Wolf Parade fame)'s 'other' band.

And I know I'm a Pitchfork fanboy for liking this.
Don't bother pointing that out.

Speaking of Pitchfork and Sunset Rubdown, here's four live tracks, including one new song.

http://www.daytrotter.com/article/9...-sunset-rubdown

They sound absolutely amazing live, my favorite band so far this year

Also on that site are live sessions of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The M's, and that one Harry and The Potters band

Twiin
Nov 11, 2003

King of Suck!

Sock It posted:

I think that the following would be awesome:

A two week long contest to make a totally free mix CD within NMD. The entries would either be compiled into a zip folder and hosted somewhere free, or listed link by link in a list format. There would be a 30-35 min-max. There could be a theme (rainy day, beach barbeque, rear end shakin'), and contestants could be required to write a description and provide cover art. The best 4 or 5 could be compiled and hosted, and then have a forum wide vote in GBS.

Any mods have opinions on this?
I am not a mod, but this is a great idea, and I will happily organize it if no one else does.

DarkSol
May 18, 2006

Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.

I'm quite suprised no one has yet to mention http://www.legaltorrents.com/index.htm. They have some awesome electronic and indie music posted and it's through the Creative Commons license.

Juaguocio
Jun 5, 2005

egregium sanctumque
uirum si cerno,
bimembri hoc
monstrum puero


https://www.stonerrock.com

Click on MP3 Jukebox for a huge selection of (reduced quality) stoner, doom, drone, sludge, psychedelic etc. MP3s. Or K666 Radio if you're feeling frisky.

BUTTERWORBS
Oct 16, 2002



Danger Doom, the collaboration between Danger Mouse and MF Doom have a free EP available from Adult Swim here.

Oceakin
May 13, 2004

Cowabunga Bitches!

http://www.wearerayburn.com/

The band Rayburn from Columbus, Ohio. Anybody who reads the NMD Newsletter may recognize that name from the Interview I did on Daniel Erb, who is the lead singer, piano player, and occasional guiatarist. He also does a lot of solo stuff - http://www.danielerb.com/media/

Pillow Face
Jun 22, 2004



House:
Dirty Bird Records always has top notch mixes. Currently, they have Claude von Stroke and Justin Martin, both excellent.

Minimal Techno:
Eric Cloutier is good. Check out [http://www.elementeight.net/pages/downloads.htm]the downloads page[/url], particularly "the tension between..."

Mise A Sac
Sep 11, 2001

J'aime Le Gâteau

http://3hive.com/ is pretty cool.

They search the web for cool bands/artists offering free mp3s on their site and do a little write up and link to the files. They also stream the files and there's a fairly infrequent podcast which is also very good.

Professor Murda
Sep 15, 2002



Scorched Earth Tactics

SET was introduced to me in this thread. They have everything they've recorded (which isn't that much, unfortunately) up for download. Their reasoning is that, at the level they're at right now, exposure is worth more than sales. I don't know how to describe their sound other than saying that it's brutal, tight, technically brilliant metal.

I highly suggest signing up for their email list, which gets you access to another promo, because the first song on the promo is my favorite, and the fourth track is a Sepultura cover. Also, if for nothing else, "I'm Dreaming Of A Grind Christmas" is the best 40 seconds of Christmas music I've ever heard.

And if Metal isn't your thing, partially-goon-run Comfort Stand Recordings is an enormous source of free music (though they've stopped adding any new music.)

nickhalfasleep
Mar 22, 2005
zzzZzzzZz

http://www3.mercedes-benz.com/mixedtape/mixedtape.html

Mercedes-Benz mix tape, every two months or so they release a full album of jazz/pop/electronica to drive to in non DRM'd MP3's.

Sock It
Feb 17, 2006

by Fragmaster


Mods:

I've put together a mix from stuff mentioned in this thread. If I wanted to put it up on some free hosting would I have to include a list of sources of all the mp3s?

DarkSol
May 18, 2006

Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.

oh... I found a new site while browsing wikipedia

http://irdial.hyperreal.org/

looks to be definitely electronic related... ill edit my post more once i hear more of the music

zoso820
Jun 15, 2006



I just found http://www.jamendo.com/us/ the other day. I can guarantee you that you've never heard of any of the bands on there, but a lot of the stuff is really good. Lot of stuff from Europe.

torjus
Nov 22, 2005

I want YOU to MSPaint!

http://www.machinaesupremacy.com for music from Machinae Supremacy.
Click on discography for the MP3s.
I know a lot of you will get a kick out of their Sidology-tunes, music from several older games arranged in metal-medleys.
It's fantastic.

omg sunflower
Aug 23, 2005
not not a flaming young teenager

archive.org! lots and lots of free audio of concerts, completely legal.
http://www.archive.org/browse.php?c...on=etree&field=%2Fmetadata%2Fcreator

tombom
Mar 8, 2006


Posted by SlowlyChoking , but thought I'd had it here to make it easier to find. Drift Records, netlabel with mostly slower, ambient stuff

Jack Crosby
Feb 2, 2004

It's Fucking Nutritious

My friend has a pretty good band based out of Chicago called All Things Lucid. They just put out a sample EP with some alternate versions of their normal line up. Normally you'd only be able to get it at shows, but they let me rip it for you guys. It's an alt-country-folk-rock-blues band.

Give it a listen and kill my bandwidth here. Hey, it's free.

thamaht
Jul 31, 2003

G'NRRRRRRRRRh

http://www.theflashbulb.net/files.htm - Benn Jordan puts some of his stuff on his website for free. (Lawn Funeral EP, and a couple other songs)

lionlegs
Feb 16, 2005
Ask me about my lego spheres!

A very good remix of the Super Furry Animals song Hello Sunshine is available for free! Here

Budrick
Apr 19, 2005


Amazon in fact have a pretty good free downloads section that I discovered by accident one day. There's a lot of stuff there, sorted by genre. Quite nice just to browse through now and again.

obsequious
Dec 2, 2002

Don't worry, I have not hit your vital parts

I post nearly all of my work online for free. I'd rather people listen to it than make money off of it. It is in a pretty tight niche, as far as sound goes, so it isn't like I'd ever sell a ton. It does seem to hold up well to critical review. I'd love for people here to check it out. It is largely ambient and soundscape stuff:

Life Toward Twilight

*Edit to add more:

9.38khz has some great 8-bit albums for free download. Highly recommended.

Saskrotch video game breaks. Good stuff. Catch his live set if you can.

Minibosses 8-bit Nintendo covers. I assume most people have heard them by now if they are interested in this sort of thing. But if not, the Megaman 2 track is a must download.

Webbedhand Records one of my more favorite "net labels". Mostly abstract, experimental and ambient. Some of it is quite amazing if you are into that sort of thing.

--
Life Toward Twilight

obsequious fucked around with this message at Jun 27, 2006 around 14:11

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Borfo
Mar 25, 2002

cornsilk futurism

if you like norwegian rap, you'll love gatas parlament...

http://www.gatasp.no/content.asp?uid=259

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