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Field Days – Projector
Genre: folk, indie, alternative
Projector is the debut album of Patrick Damphier, aka Field Days and the bassist for The Mynabirds. Patrick recorded the album in the basement of his parents on a 4-track reel-to-reel machine he previously acquired from a former staff writer of Loretta Lynn.
Projector is available for free until March 1st only. Get it now! Preview three tracks on Bandcamp above and download the entire 11 track album until March 1st on New York Groove.
Zachary Gray – MontrÃ©al I/II
Genre: ambient, electronic, idm, experimental, melancholic
From Bandcamp: “Zachary Gray’s latest ‘ MontrÃ©al I/II’ is dear to our hearts. We’re fascinated by this album and by Gray’s rapid understanding of our city. Living in Montreal only since July 2010, the album is ‘ the product of a tryst between dissolution and frustration ‘, he says on his website. Much like the city it takes its name after, MontrÃ©al I/II is an eclectic mixture of influences; often polarized between the warm & festive tones of summer to the deeper and more solitary moments of winter.”
You can download MontrÃ©al I/II for free from SoundCloud (one mp3 song at a time).(.zip archive) and
Zachary Gray MySpace and .
Sounds of ASTEROTH – The Inventors
Genre: pop, glitter rock
If you can trust the Facebook profile of LA glitter rockers Sounds of ASTEROTH, this is a band from outer space. “Alien musicians with one common goal, to rock the planet Earth.” And as they state on their Bandcamp page, the above record is “made completely from glitter, construction paper, paste, sugar, and magic dust.” The music, however, sounds a lot more profound than that!
The Inventors is a free download from Bandcamp.
Casa Castile – Vake
Genre: experimental, pop, psychedelic
Vake is the debut album of Casa Castile. The Nashville, Tennessee based band consists of Andrew Nabuco, three micorphones, and a bedroom full of toys. The live band, however, counts six more members. And if the reviews are any indication, recent live performances must have been awesome.
Listen to the song Time Machine below to get a taste of the album.
Download the entire EP Vake from Mediafire.
Thunderstorms – Self Titled
Genre: instrumental, indie, emo, pop, punk, post rock
Thunderstorms is the project of Ben Adler, a very talented artist from Canada’s capital Ottawa, Ontario. Self Titled is the second album, produced and written entirely by himself. Both Thunderstorms albums consist of powerful instrumental compositions with a focus on bass and guitar.
Al-Fatir – Robots and Skylines
Genre: hip hop, rap, rhythm & blues
|Danbury, Connecticut artist Al-Fatir lives for his music. On his Bio he is quoted “Hip-Hop is where the heart is you know, without it only God knows where I’d be but when im looking for that inspiration nothing does it for like R&B.” He has been making hip hop since 1985.|
Download Robots and Skylines from Al-Fatir’s Homepage.
Astronautalis – The Toil Of A Wrecked Man
Genre: experimental, indie, hip hop
|Astronautalis aka Charles Andrew Bothwell recorded a four track Daytrotter session on February 22nd. A rough voice introduces us to the session with the words “I hope you are all well-fed, wealthy, and wise.” And then Astronautalis washes his mesmerizing vocals over us. You would never guess that the man was born in the 1980s.|
Preview and download The Toil Of A Wrecked Man on and from.
The Consulate General – Remixes Volume Three
Genre: indie, pop
From his Facebook profile: “The Consulate General is the new solo project from Alexander Chen of Boy in Static, formed from a set of songs written and recorded after relocating to Gothenburg, Sweden.” The Taiwanese-American multi-instrumentalist often performs live on viola. His first recordings were released in 2004 by Markus Acher of the Notwist.
Tyler James – It Took The Fire
Genre: classic rock, indie, pop, soul
It Took The Fire is the debut album of Nashville, Tennessee musician Tyler James. Hisstates: “I’m part of a restless generation known more for its apathy than for its voice,” and “My songs are about the struggle to find my own truth.” With his heartfelt approach and raspy croon, James sounds like an old soul.
It Took The Fire is a free download from NoiseTrade.
Green River Ordinance – Out of My Hands
Genre: rock, pop
If this band sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Green River Ordinance has been around for over a decade and especially during the past two years they have made quite an impression: over 20 songs on TV shows, two Top 40 radio singles, music videos on MTV and VH1, and tours with bands like the Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Lifehouse, and many more. Needless the say that Out of My Hands is one great album.
Out of My Hands is a free download from NoiseTrade.
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