Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition takes you on a sound journey. This week we explore genres that range from mellow to psychedelic and everything in between.
Note that name your price albums can be downloaded for free by entering 0 in the price field. That said, we strongly recommend you to donate a few dollars for music you enjoy!
You are mist welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres we haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com]. Thank you in advance!
Jack Wilkinson – Selftitled EP
Genre: folk, blues
According to his Facebook profile, Jack is “just a guy that likes to write tunes, and really digs it when people are into them.” Well, his songs are very easy to get into. While he is writing new songs, it is my pleasure to share these gems with you, in anticipation of new material.
Jack Wilkinson EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
oe FISCHER – SOMERSAULT
Genre: alternative, electronic, pop
From the album page: “Featuring Otto Fischer on guitar, keyboards, bass, drums & vocal. The late Derek Bailey’s Incus records also had a limited edition CD-R line called the Sideline Series. One of their releases was by British guitarist and singer Otto Fischer.”
SOMERSAULT is a free download from Bandcamp.
Johnny Cosmic – Shoulders of Giants
Genre: alternative, electronic, blues
Johnny Cosmic from Illinois is a nerd who likes music, space, philosophy, reading, learning, and listening. Besides that he also writes songs, performs and produces music (Twitter).
Shoulders of Giants is a free download from Bandcamp.
Blacks& – A Ghost That Follows Me
Genre: alternative, indie, pop, soul
From their Facebook Biography: “Blacks& started as a late night living room recording project, fueled by whiskey and head-nods in the summer of 2011. Donald Eley (The Sea of Cortez) and Tiger Smith (NazcarNation, The Sea of Cortez) passed instruments back and forth while vagabond (and spiritual guide) Jutty Shark gave the tracks a Midas sheen with sun inspired vocals. Blending island pop with refined, angular grooves, Blacks& are carving out their own nook in the LA music scene. The group rounded out its rhythm section by bringing on Jutty’s childhood friend Jules Bellin (POLLS) to play drums.”
A Ghost That Follows Me is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Mass Solo Revolt – EASY MARK
Genre: alternative, indie, experimental, hard pop, rock
From their Facebook Biography: “MSR mines the past for the best of the minor keys, bass lines, and angular drums that strike sympatico in your memory, then blends them with an intricacy that is as unexpected as a sucker punch to an old sweet wound. Not as much raised by, as catapulted from, the best of Fugazi, Superchunk and J Mascis, Mass Solo Revolt has taken a blueprint drawn years ago and built a sonic empire with it’s own unique laws, the first being this: without fail, you must always, always pay attention.”
EASY MARK is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Noise Exposure – Selftitled EP
Genre: alternative, psychedelic, dark, wave, pop, post-punk
From Music Fans Mic: “This is the sound of a Manchester band who seem to have discovered some kind of parallel existence underneath the Earth’s crust. Everything – bar tambourines and a guitar pedal – stems from an otherworldly location. Vocals are both lifeless and dead in the ground and yet, somehow, it’s these which hit the hardest, amongst Noise Exposure’s vast, expansive array of dark instrumentation. You learn to be lured towards the dark side, where there’s no way back.”
The Noise Exposure EP is a free download from Bandcamp.
Ratkiller – Estrange Tactics
Genre: experimental, psychedelica, progressive, synth rock, lo-fi, noise
The short Biography of this band from Talinn, Estonia: “Started in 2001 and gets worse with each year.” Judge for yourself!
Estrange Tactics is a free download from Bandcamp.
WaMoo Papez – We Float
Genre: experimental, electronic, psychedelic, dream, pop, instrumental, hip hop
From the project’s Facebook page: “Juan Alvarez, known as WaMoo Papez, is an American hip hop producer from New York City. He has released 4 solo albums and has produced one album with Warrior Monks.”
We Float is a free download from Bandcamp.
Tangram – Waning Gibbous
Genre: ambient, electronic, instrumental, progressive
Tangram is a favorite on Sound Sunday. His albums have been featured numerous times. In his own words: “I compose soundscapes and melodic electronica since 2005. Music for relax, for work, for chill. You can download my music in the wonderful pay-what-you-want model. If you like it, just buy me a beer. Thanks.”
Waning Gibbous is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Earlyguard – Continuo I-IV
Genre: electronic, drone, minimal, soundscape
Earlyguard is a composer of ambient music from Dortmund Germany. He writes about the album: “Continuo I-IV is the first album of a trilogy. The complete cycle will feature 12 interconnected longform experimental ambient recordings.”
Continuo I-IV is a free download from Bandcamp.
Free Song: LA Font – Sharks
Genre: alternative, indie, garage rock, punk
LA Font’s album The American Leagues was featured on Sound Sunday back in February. In this edition I am sharing a free song and the respective video for it. The video for Sharks was directed by Hank Friedmann.
Sharks is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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