Sound Sunday is a feature offered every single week here at MakeUseOf where we promote free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. This edition contains several samplers and a remix album, embedded in a selection of full length albums and EPs. Dig in and pick what you like.
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!
We welcome you 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].
One Minute Millionaires – Drunkards and Fools
Genre: indie, rock, americana, alt-country, roots
One Minute Millionaires is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. Mark, Pete, Wayne, and Mike formed the band in 2008 and released their debut EP Drunkards and Fools in 2011. Their influences range from guitar oriented classic rock to hard rock. Subsequently, their sounds has been described as a mix of musicians like the Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Tom Petty.
Drunkards and Fools is a free download from SoundCloud (one song at a time). Alternatively, you can download a ZIP archive of the entire album, which was provided by the band via MediaFire: MP3 or WAV
Debeli Precjednik / Fat Prezident – Bruto Slavo / VBK
Genre: alternative, indie, hardcore, punk, rock
From their Facebook page: “DEBELI PRECJEDNIK / FAT PREZIDENT formed in 1993 as a four piece. The band’s first official release was 1996′s self titled 7″ on Dirty Old Town Records, followed by Rat (Her) Burnt His Record, a debut full length released through the same label. DEBELI PRECJEDNIK / FAT PREZIDENT then hit the road, and hailed through the Europe as a meteor shower outshining the moon. The release of the next EP titled Tribute To Zli Farmeri was a solid bridge that led the band to the sophomore album titled Fist From The East. Fist From The East was released in 2003 through Double Penetration Records.”
Bruto Slavo / VBK is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Talk To Angels – Enemies Closer EP
Genre: alternative, pop, rock
From their Facebook page: “Mickey and Craig met at a house party, and once everyone else had gone home, they sat up all night, talking about a mutual love of certain bands and figured out they should start a band, write some songs together, and make use of the recording equipment Mickey had laying around his basement.
The band were invited to play CMJ in NYC in 2008, and since then they have concentrated on completing their debut album This Broken Home, as well as gigging extensively.”
Enemies Closer EP is a free download from.
Scottish Fiction – April 2012 EP
Genre: alternative, indie,
From the blog: “As anyone will tell you those who cannot do, teach. Well in my case the saying should go, ‘those who cannot do, preach’. Scottish Fiction, aside from being an Idlewild reference, is my attempt at just that. Not content with the bland and money grabbing dross that fills our radio waves, and without the necessary musical ability to do anything about it, Scottish Fiction is one man’s attempt to promote, discover, and introduce new (and old) music. I attempt this through this blog which you are reading, and also via the means of community radio, where you can hear my ramblings on Pulse 98.4 FM (or online at www.pulseonair.co.uk).”
April 2012 EP is a free download from Bandcamp.
Riverview Studios – HarpoonFest 2012 Music Sampler
Genre: alternative, country, americana, pop, rock sampler
HarpoonFest is a music festival held by Boston based Harpoon Brewery. This year’s HarpoonFest is held on May 18th and 19th. From the album page: “While HarpoonFest 2012 will have stellar cover acts like Timberfakes, The New Originals and Dueling Pianos to name a few – here is an exclusive sampling of our outstanding original acts including 5 Boston Music Award winners. Take a second to share this free compilation on Twitter and Facebook. HarpoonFest is May 18th & 19th at Harpoon Brewery in Boston.”
HarpoonFest 2012 Music Sampler is a free download from Bandcamp.
Independent Music News – Alternative / Metal Artists 2012
Genre: independent, local music, unsigned, pop, rock
From their Facebook page: “IMN is independent and created with objectivity, whatever artist/band. We cut out the alliances ideologically created by mainstream magazines. If you’re sick of reviews that don’t transcend impartiality, read our music website.”
Their Bandcamp discography includes samplers from rock, folk, and indie artists.
Alternative / Metal Artists 2012 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Melody Sunrise Studio – Melody Sunrise Comp 2011
Genre: alternative, indie, acoustic, electronic, folk, jazz, reggae, rock, hip hop
From their MySpace page: “Melody Sunrise is less like traditional recording studio and more like a creative center to make those epic tracks you hear in your head. Many of the songs created here have been used on a number of different mediums including national/international television, major radio stations and independent movies.”
From the album page: “2011 was another great year for creativity. A lot of amazing songs finished and everyone really pushed themselves to be the very best they could be. As always it has been an honor to produce all these talented people. Please click on each song to find out more about the groups and their projects.”
Melody Sunrise Comp 2011 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Kotow – Escape Plan
Genre: electronic, rock, hard rock
Kotow is a music side project by British drummer and guitarist David Oakes. Escape Plan was released in 2008.
Escape Plan is a free download from SoundCloud.
Manny X – Songs About H.E.R.
Genre: acoustic, dance, pop, soul, rhythm’n'blues
From the album page: “In this life we seek, we find and along the way we experience that which defines us. For the past 2 yrs I’ve worked diligently to create audible accounts of the events that have occurred and the experiences they entailed. The culmination of this journey results in an album titled “Songs About H.E.R.”
H.E.R. = Having Experienced Relationships.”
Songs About H.E.R. is a free download from Bandcamp.
Genre: electronic, experimental, dance, electro pop, soul, rhythm’n'blues, hip hop
Tiara Wiles is a singer, songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Follow here on Twitter.
RE:Dux is a free download from Bandcamp.
– REMIXES VOL. 1
Genre: electronic, remix, soul, pop, hip hop, dubstep
From his Facebook page: “Eddy J. Free’s background in classical and church music, as well as his love for hip-hop, R&B and jazz, has paved the way for many opportunities: he’s composed music for MTV, worked with a variety of artists and co-produced with multi-platinum producer Kayo (LaFace Records, Toni Braxton, TLC). He’s had the opportunity to work with legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden and be in the studio with bassist/award-winning producer Andrew Gouche (Mary Mary, Warren G, The Winans and Chaka Khan) among others.”
REMIXES VOL. 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
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