Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. My personal favorite song of this week is A Multiple Party Perspective by the punk rock band Rain Over Battle.
Before you dive into this edition, download the free songfrom Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson.
Please share your thoughts and post your feedback in the comments. Album submissions, suggestions, and genre requests via email [tina at makeuseof dot com] are most welcome!
The Slakadeliqs – The Other Side of Tomorrow
Genre: alternative, experimental, pop, new wave, funk, soul
From the album page: “The Other Side of Tomorrow by Slakah the Beatchild’s alter ego The Slakadeliqs is the result of four years writing, experimenting and exploring different groups of musical influences than most would expect. If you like it… Share the Good Vibrations. :)”
The Other Side of Tomorrow is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence
Genre: rhythm and blues, soul
The two man band project from Toronto, Canada signed a deal with Drake’s label Young Money earlier last year. Echoes Of Silence is their third album since the debut release House Of Balloons, which was featured in a previous edition of Sound Sunday.
Echoes Of Silence is a free download from SoundCloud.
Rain Over Battle – These Rocks In Our Bodies
Genre: indie, punk, emo, post-rock
From their Bandcamp page: “We are just four kids who grew up together and love playing rock and roll. No gimmicks or explanations. We want to play your basements, your garages, your hometowns, your granny’s attic, whatever.” Don’t let the intro song to the album stir you away, this band rocks punk!
These Rocks In Our Bodies is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Revolution Time
Genre: alternative, blues, folk, psychedelic, rock and roll
Lit On The Flash is the York, Maine based rock and roll band of Jake Roche, Kerry Ryan, and Matter Reignkin. Revolution Time is their 2011 debut album.
Revolution Time is a free download from Bandcamp.
Stone Throats – Darkest Days
Genre: hardcore, metal, doom, thrash
According to their Facebook page, they are loud, abrasive and discontent. What else would you expect from a metal band? The five guys from Indianapolis, Indiana deliver nothing less.
Darkest Days is a free download from Bandcamp.
Sacub & Co. – Opus 1
Genre: electronic, jazz, psychedelic
Opus 1 is a collaboration album that came together between April and August 2011. For artist links, please see commentary on the Jamendo album page.
Opus 1 is a free download from Jamendo.
Revolution Void – Thread Soul
Genre: instrumental, electronic, breakbeat, jazz
Revolution Void is the solo project of Seattle, Washington based producer and jazz pianist Jonah Dempcy. His 2006 album Thread Soul features guest performances by Lucas Pickford and Cochemea Gastelum.
Thread Soul is a free download from Jamendo.
Radioactive Sandwich – A World of Delights
Genre: electronic, dub, downtempo, chillout
From their SoundCloud page: “Radioactive Sandwich is proud to announce the release of their 5th album ‘A World of Delights’. The album is 10 tracks of driving electronic music that is sure to be enjoyed both in the club as well as in the comfort of your own home. Radioactive Sandwich has created a striking combination of organic sounds, world influences, and electronic trickery to create a modern soundscape of music. Their strong musical backgrounds, wide range of musical influences, and genre-busting composition style helped shape “A World of Delights” into a truly unique album.”
A World of Delights is a free download from SoundCloud.
Sublamp – In Our Hiding Voice
Genre: ambient, experimental, minimal
From the album page: “In Our Hiding Voice is centered around the kind of listening you might engage in whilst hiding from something or someone, perhaps hiding in empty buildings, underground tunnels or dark rooms in abandoned houses… The initial intention was to create an album based around warm and fuzzy guitar tones but it was after Connor had watched Tarkovsky’s ‘Stalker’, that he began to explore darker and scratchier territory. Connor kept returning to his imagined visuals of children playing hide and seek in a decayed world like that of ‘Stalker’ and it is through this inspiration that the murky textured drones on offer throughout this album were constructed.”
In Our Hiding Voice is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– BROKEN CURSES for the STREETS VOL. I
Genre: pop, gospel, r&b, soul, hip hop
From the album page: “This mixtape by DavesOn gives you the hype beats of the industry with even hyper lyrics and uplifting melodies
Purposefully pushing the Gospel R&B/Hip Hop envelope,
DavesOn is set on breaking the curses that are being fed to the youth of today, Not sparing any vulnerabilities or compromising the message of Jesus Christ, you can sense the passion and heart of his intent.”
BROKEN CURSES for the STREETS VOL. I is a free download from Bandcamp.
New to Sound Sunday? Past editions of Sound Sunday are available here.
Feel free to get in touch with me [tina at makeuseof dot com] to share free material, suggestions, and feedback or simply add your comments below.