Many of this week’s albums did not provide a widget I could embed. However, almost all of the music can be previewed at the respective download page, please click through. The upside is that few of them require an eMail in exchange for the download. As always, please share with your friends and donate if you find a piece you love.
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Katie Davis – Terrible, Terrible
Genre: indie, folk, pop
Terrible, Terrible is Katie Davis’ self-released 2004 debut EP, which earned her rave reviews. The album sent her on tour through the US and the Mediterranean during the following years, until 2009 saw her back in her hometown Seattle, Washington. In the following year she recorded the EP Three Songbirds in Los Angeles, California. Looks like she did go back.
Terrible, Terrible is a free download from Bandcamp.
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
Genre: rhythm & blues, soul
On his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra Frank Ocean lays his soulful voice over re-mixed songs from artists like MGMT (Electric Feel > Nature Feels), The Eagles (Hotel California > American Wedding), and Coldplay (Strawberry Swing). Frank’s own compositions like Songs for Women make this album a well-rounded masterpiece.
Nostalgia, Ultra is a free download from Frank Ocean’s Tumblr.
Sick of Sarah – 2205
Genre: indie, pop, rock
|Back in February Sick of Sarah partnered with BitTorrent Inc. to release their 2010 album 2205 via the Torrent network. Within 18 days, the album had been shared among one million users worldwide and set an epic record for the most-seeded Torrent ever. They also hold the record for the largest number of active seeders on a music album, currently at over 80,000.|
Download 2205 via your favorite Torrent client. The Torrent file is provided by.
Various Artists – Future Architecture
Genre: electro, goa trance
|Future Architecture is a compilation album from the leading new school Goa trance netlabels Neogoa and Underground Alien Factory Records. The album was released under a Creative Commons license for noncommercial usage and is made available through Ektoplazm.|
Future Architecture can be downloaded from the netlabel Ektoplazm.
Reckless Sons – selftitled
|From their press page: “Brainchild of Manhattan based writer/musician Matt Butler, Reckless Sons thrive on being one of New York’s most versatile and interesting up and coming acts. Inspired by a truly eclectic set of influences, Reckless Sons are the product of Butler’s vision of a brand new school of American Rockn’roll.“|
Preview and download Reckless Sons on their Homepage.
Jhené Aiko – Sailing Soul(s)
Genre: soul, hip hop
|Singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko calls the mixtape Sailing Soul(s) her “second child, conceived with Los Angeles based producers, Fisticuffs.” It features rapper Drake on the song July and tracks produced by Bei Maejor, namely Higher and You Vs. Them.|
Download the mixtape Sailing Soul(s) from Jhené Aiko’s Homepage.
[adult swim] – Warm & Scratchy
|The adult-oriented cable television nework [adult swim] provides several free albums on their website. Warm & Scratchy is rock compilation released in cooperation with Williams Street. [adult swim] was previously featured on Sound Sunday with their electronic compilation Ghostly Swim.|
You can preview and download Warm & Scratchy at the [adult swim] Homepage. The URL to the .zip file appears to be broken, but you can download the album one song at a time.
The Sovernty – Turning the Page
Genre: alternative, industrial, rock
|From their Facebook profile: “With a unique blend of sound, evolving melodic harmony, thrashing guitars, and deep rooted lyrics, The Sovernty creates a euphoric experience for the listener to evoke their emotions. With one thing in mind, The Sovernty allows the listener to determine the songs meaning, based on how the song makes them feel… Find out what The Sovernty means to you…“|
Preview and download Turning the Page on The Sovernty Homepage.
Stenobot – Sink or Swim We’ll Go Together
Genre: electronic, pop, chiptune, game music
|From the album profile: “Come on a beautiful journey through joy and sorrow in this poignant new release from Stenobot. Better known as the musical force behind Seattle’s Supercommuter, Stenobot brings a unique blend of quirky Game Boy sounds and dreamy pop melodies on his first solo album.“|
Preview and download Sink or Swim We’ll Go Together on.
AC/JC – Double Dare
Genre: indie, down tempo, drum & bass, instrumental, hip hop
From their MySpace profile: “AC/JC is a musical colaboration between brothers Andrew Cohn (AKA Anvil) and Jesse Cohn (Sound Syndicate Media). Their EP “Volcanic Message Output,” will be a limited release on 21 Balloons Productions in the spring. The songs on this page are still unfinished.”
Double Dare is a free download from Bandcamp.
AC/JC MySpace and Homepage.
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