Sound Sunday is feature each week to promote free album downloads. Every edition lets you explore genres and artists from around the world. This edition presents a balanced mix of punk, rock, pop, folk, hip hop, and electronic music.
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It’s All Happening – Home Sweet Home
Genre: pop, punk, rock
Four great dudes from the Midwest playing pop punk. It’s All Happening is presently touring somewhere in the US. Details can be caught on their Twitter.
Home Sweet Home is a free download from Bandcamp.
Biblical – Selftitled
Genre: heavy, rock, proto-metal
From their homepage: “Formed in the spring of 2010, BIBLICAL is the sound of mountains splitting and oceans parting. Uniting members of The Illuminati, The Bicycles and The Old Soul, BIBLICAL is a ferocious beast of a band that deftly reconciles Motorohead swagger with Bad Seeds dread. Their debut self-titled EP offers a thoroughly satisfying listen that will enthrall and delight any fan of guitar-based rock music with a filthy tone that moves between tense, fast paced burners and sludgey organ-drenched breakdowns.”
Biblical is a free download from Bandcamp.
Tyler Lyle – Notes From The Parade
Genre: folk, rock
From his homepage: “In a very honest and challenging presentation, Lyle fights his ghosts in the open- on stage- revealing his doubts and shortcomings, disarming the listener and preparing them a place in the caravan into the dark. “It’s a hallowed scene, but we don’t know what it means” says Lyle in “Pinewood Chests.” In another song he sings “go deep down brother, feel it all/ cause there’s peace at the bottom, if there’s peace at all.” This is what separates Lyle from his peers- he wants to take us on a journey- he says “I’m not happy unless there has been some sort of transformation between point A and point B. By the end of the song, I want the listener to be in a different place altogether than where she first entered.””
Notes From The Parade is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Brian Bergeron – Hourglass EP
Genre: acoustic, rock, folk, indie, pop
From his homepage: “Brian Bergeron is a folk-rock acoustic singer-songwriter currently residing in the Bay Area. His music is a blend of folk-rock and alt-country drawing on influences from many critical darlings and established commercial performers including: Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Van Morrison, and The Rolling Stones. Brian performed over 125 shows in 2011 and released his newest EP, Hourglass, this past December.”
Hourglass EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Adios Nine – Sleepers And Dreamers EP
Genre: pop, avant garde
From the album page: “The songs in Sleepers And Dreamers are singing about sleeping in dreams, dreaming about sleeping, and the stories that revolves around it. From the moment you wake up, the way you mourn, the blessings of mournings, to the desire to travel with someone you love. It’s about the dreams that moves us and the sleep that helps us, it’s about the things we do to stay alive. We can’t live forever, but we believe the balance of both sleeping and dreaming can lead each and everyone of us to a better life.”
Sleepers And Dreamers EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Past Fragments
Genre: alternative, indie, instrumental, art, rock, post rock, ambient, minimalism
From the album page: “The Past Fragments EP is a collection of semi-improvised minimal piano works. Tiny pieces that were conceived around loose melodic ideas or vague notions of ‘character’ and then captured immediately as they were written with little attention paid to production or perfection, in some cases fully extemporized as they were laid down. Recorded over the course of a few days, they imbibed the essence of the moments they emerged from, and are presented here – lo-fi and sparkling – with all of their inherent fragility, ephemera and imperfections intact.”
Past Fragments is a free download from Bandcamp.
– Passion Mark
Genre: pop, rhythm and blues, hip hop
From her homepage: “Natalie Imani says, “Music is the mark of my passion.” And when Natalie Imani hits the stage, all hearts listen!! (…) When she performs, her passion exudes from the stage. It’s no wonder her debut EP is entitled “Passion Mark”. Her musical style can be described as eclectic R&B as it covers a wide array of artistic expression and emotion. (…) Natalie’s conquest has landed her a myriad of gigs, tours, national contests and television air time. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the most prominent recording artists in the industry such as John Legend (Columbia), Shaggy, Ne-yo (Universal Def Jam), Jennifer Hudson (J records), Jazmine Sullivan (J records), Keri Hilson (Universal), and Nicki Minaj (Universal). (…) Although her life of experience says a great deal about her talent, Natalie Imani knows that this is just the beginning for her. Check out her debut EP entitled, “Passion Mark” for a taste of the sweetest voice. With her beautiful sophisticated style and her strong but sweet voice (…)”
Passion Mark is a free download from Bandcamp.
– New Dance
Genre: indie, pop, big beat, dance, electro, new wave
From their Bandcamp page: “Put The Rifle Down is an electronic dance band from Toronto, Canada. Since 2004, they have released three albums, played festivals like Pop Montreal, NXNE, SXSW, and CMW, alongside Crystal Castles, Kidstreet, POWERS, New Young Pony Club, and The Teenagers.”
New Dance is a free download from Bandcamp.
Various Artists – MIND EXTRACTION
Genre: break, beats, electronica, instrumental, hip hop
Mind Extraction is a mix tape of the Japanese DJs Henji Katafuta and Shinshock.
MIND EXTRACTION is a free download from.
Invisibles – The Law Of Mutual Exchange
Genre: alterantive, ambient, dance, pop
From their Facebook page: “Invisibles is an international collective conceived by JP Reid of Sucioperro and Marmaduke Duke. It is based on the idea that everyone is an artist and that there is magic to be found in the everyday. JP Reid has had previous commercial success as co-performer, co-writer and producer with Marmaduke Duke on the album Duke Pandemonium and the single Rubber Lover (14th Floor Records), both of which achieved a top 20 position in the UK singles and album charts. Sucioperro are currently signed to leading independent label Xtra Mile.”
The Law Of Mutual Exchange is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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