Sound Sunday is a weekly feature sharing free albums in various genres of artists from around the world. The music is free, yet valuable. Many hours of hard work and creativity went into each and every song. Please consider donating to artists whose work you enjoy.
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– Future Tidings
Genre: indie, electronic, dance
From their Facebook Biography: “Gemini Club is Dan Brunelle, Tom Gavin and Gordon Bramli, a three-piece indie-electronic dance band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique live shows have been tearing up the scene for the last two years. Far from the conventional live performance, Gemini Club have a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs meaning each Gemini Club show is different from the last. This has resulted in them being asked to the support the likes of Chromeo, A-Trak, Two Door Cinema Club, Who-Made-Who, Dj Falcon and Chateau Marmont.”
Future Tidings is a free download from the Gemini Club.
Cabeza De Vinil – Selftitled
Genre: alternative, latin, rock
Cabeza De Vinil is a rock band from San Jose, Costa Rica. Their motto is “trabajamos por su rock“, which my limited Spanish and Google Translate into ‘we work for your rock’.
Cabeza de Vinil is a free download from Bandcamp.
Sung Park – Upcoming 2012 Release
Genre: acoustic, blues, funk, rock soul
From his Bandcamp page: “Seattle singer-songwriter Sung Park plays a blues and soul infused blend of acoustic rock. Heavily influenced by singers such as Bill Withers and Al Green, he combines his own unique vocal styling with intricate and groove oriented guitar, along with smart, sarcastic lyrics that often tell demented stories.”
Upcoming 2012 Release is a free download from Bandcamp.
– Poor English, Pt. 1
Genre: chamber, folk, pop, rock
Prussia is a five man band from Detroit, Michigan. This is the first part of Prussia’s three part album Poor English, released in August. Parts two and three, released in September and October respectively, are available on Bandcamp.
Poor English, Pt. 1 is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Fer Isella – Doña Furia Gaucha
Genre: alternative, jazz, folklore, instrumental, post-rock
From his homepage: “Fer Isella is a serial cultural entrepreneur, music producer, composer, pianist and a digital music strategist for marketing, online distribution, 2.0 communication and digital development of the music industry. After producing albums for Sony Music (+2 million records sold and +15 platinum albums), Fer was awarded by the U.S. Department of State with a full Fulbright Scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, Boston. In 1999 was awarded with the “Clare Fischer Award” for composer of the year, then earning a cum laude diploma in Jazz Composition. (…) In 2005 Fer moved back to his homeland, Buenos Aires, and founded Limbo Music, an integrated 360 ° record label and music production house specializing in contemporary music from Argentina from diverse musical genres.”
Doña Furia Gaucha is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
B Willing James – B WILLING
Genre: americana, folk
From his Facebook Biography: “Folk/Americana singer songwriter. A unique and dynamic tenor, B Willing James sings original music that covers several genres, including folk, rock, pop, and country.”
B WILLING is a free download from Bandcamp.
Petri Lahtinen – Origami
Genre: alternative, indie, electronic, pop, progressive
Petri Lahtinen is a singer-songwriter from Tampere, Finland. His one and only social media outlet is Twitter.
Origami is a free download from Bandcamp.
Labirinto – Anatema
Genre: experimental, progressive, instrumental
Labirinto was formed in São Paulo, Brazil in 2003. From their Homepage Biography: “Labirinto develops sounds, timbres and dynamics that are all equally blended, avoiding the predominance of a unique sound source. Their harmonics constructions – done by guitars, bass and drums, followed by analogic and digital synths, cello, violin, piano e other instruments – prioritize the emotions aroused by running through the whole aesthetic labyrinth.
Labirinto is acknowledged as a pioneer in developing its musical style in Brazil. Their references are based on post-rock, progressive rock, experimentalism, minimalism, classical and Brazilian popular music. After some years of career consolidation, the band is one of the most respected and renowned in the indie scene, getting good reviews from the public and the press.”
Anatema is a free download from Labirinto’s Homepage.
Genre: r&b, pop, soul
From her Biography: “Alexandria Marjorie Smith, better known by her stage name Alyxx Dione, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, born in Buffalo, New York (…). Alyxx, currently based in Los Angeles, is set out on making a name for herself in the entertainment industry not just as a singer, but an artist, actress, and creator. She writes, records, and mixes a lot of her own music, does photography, as well as directs her own videos. This young lady is destined for greatness, was born to entertain, and she will not stop until she reaches her ultimate goal.”
September is a free download from Alyxx Dione’s.
Kareem Manuel – Until Then
Genre: hip hop
From Kareem’s Facebook Biography: “Hailing from Chicago, Kareem Manuel embraces the cultural sounds he grew up around in one of America’s most diverse cities. He not only incorporates the golden elements of complex classical chords, heavy guitar rifts of rock, bass grooves of funk, and the feel good energy of pop into his music, but he does so while staying true to hip-hop and fully submitted to God’s leading and creativity.”
Until Then is a free download from Kareem Manuel’s Homepage.
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