For Sound Sunday, I try to maintain a broad spectrum when selecting albums that make it to the list each week.
However, I can not deny that my personal taste determines the details. The only way this can be changed is if you give specific and constructive feedback. Name the music genres you enjoy, suggest bands or free albums you love, and I promise you will meet open ears.
In the meantime, please share what you love with your cherished circle and support the artists where you can.
Devi – Get Free
Genre: rock, alternative
|Isn’t it a shame that there not a lot of successful female voices in the rock / alternative music scene? If you feel that way, check out Devi. This New Jersey based rock band features female lead singer Debra, who JamBase described as “a supersonic fret-burner with a deep feel for the blues.”
Download Devi’s free album Get Free from Bandcamp.
Cloud City Classic – Brand New Kicks
Genre: hip hop
|From their Bandcamp profile: “The Vancouver based group is comprised of two grizzly mountain dwellers known by the names of Inkspill & Sadler. The pair has been working together since 2005 but ultimately decided on a partnership while stuffing their faces with local favorites Foundation nachos and Numero Uno pizza. Cloud City Classic’s debut album, Brand New Kicks, is a throwback to mid 90’s hip hop with nicotine beats and Palm Bay flows.”
Download the album free from Bandcamp.
Cloud City Classic Facebook.
Andrea Lewis – 5-4-3-2-1
Genre: rhythm & blues, soul
|Andrea Lewis is a multi talented invididual. She starred in several movies and TV series, e.g. along Diahann Carroll in the Natalie Cole Story. She is also a singer and has recently released her free album 5-4-3-2-1.
You can download the album free from Andrea’s Homepage. On Bandcamp you have to donate $1. It’s worth that and more!
Here Come The Birds – Young People Never Die
Genre: rock, indie, alternative
|Here Come The Birds is an Australian band formed in 2005. In their home country they have performed as headliners in sold out shows and major venues. After releasing independent demos in 2005 and 2006, they recorded their self-titled debut EP in 2008, followed by their album Young People Never Die in 2010.
Share their message on Twitter or Facebook (selection in top right) and get their album and EP for free from their.
Here Come The Birds MySpace and .
Third Place Victory – Kiss
Genre: alternative, pop, punk, rock
|Third Place Victory is an unsigned five man pop punk band from the UK. Anyone lucky enough to live in Kent, go see them at The Oranges in Ashford on November 19th. From the sound of this EP they could be a great live act.
The free two track EP is available from Bandcamp.
Muhr – Her Fall Themes
Genre: instrumental, ambient, experimental
Her Fall Themes is a very calming instrumental ambient music album, perfect for this time of your. Sadly, this is the final Muhr album. Muhr’s music is released by the netlabel
from MontrÃ©al, Canada.
With Maps&Transit we just recently featured a free download from this netlabel on Sound Sunday.
Download Her Fall Themes from Bandcamp.
Bentley and Groves – An Audible Jocularity
Genre: stew jazz
|Bill Bentley and Norman Groves are the pioneers of the UK’s Stew Jazz scene. This is a recording of the first live performance of the two after 25 years. The event took place at the Bentley Village Hall.
Download the album from Charming Yet III Records.
Bentley and Groves Facebook.
Co.exist – Project Pos
Genre: hip hop
|Co.exist is a Los Angeles Hip Hop duo consisting of Destruct and Isaid. Project Pos draws melancholic atmosphere from conversational TV / movie sound clips and the occasional use of classic instruments in the background. The album was produced by Pos-Tone.
The band has released the album for free through Bandcamp.
Helado Negro – Pasajero
Genre: covers, latin, experimental
|From Bandcamp: “This mini album from Helado Negro can be best understood as an empanada. On the outside are two original songs, t 2º Dia and Paz a Ti, wrapping what is inside. In between those are covers songs, making up the meat and filling.”
Download this very interesting free mix from Bandcamp.
Mortiis – Perfectly Defect
Genre: alternative, industrial, rock, gothic, black metal
|The Norwegian rock band Mortiis started as a solo project of lead singer HÃ¥vard Ellefsen in 1993. Over time it developed into a band. Mortiis has released their 12th album Perfectly Defect earlier this month.
The free album Perfectly Defect is available through what looks like Bandcamp, but is it?
Past editions of Sound Sunday are listed here. Feel free to mail links to (your) free music downloads to [tina at makeuseof dot com]. Feel free to post your comments below.