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Thibault Rivrain – Snow Gold
Genre: alternative, pop
Paris-based singer songwriter Thibault Rivrain presents the EP Snow Gold, a musical diptych for long winter nights. Enjoy quietly.
Snow Gold is a free download from Bandcamp.
Rebekah Todd – Forget Me Not
Genre: indie, acoustic, blues, folk
From Rebekah’s ReverbNation artist bio: “Rebekah Todd, from Raleigh NC, has been singing since she learned to walk. Rebekah’s influences range from Lauryn Hill to Susan Tedeschi and allow her to create smooth melodies and catchy lyrics that will have you humming her tunes for days.”
Forget Me Not is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
We Are The Wild Things – Just For A While
Genre: alternative, indie, pop
From their Bandcamp profile: “We Are The Wild Things stands apart from the crowd. Hailing from the suburbs of Toronto they have created a sound that is both passionate and genuine, allowing them to quickly establish themselves as one of the most talented and hardest working young bands in Southern Ontario. And all of the blood, sweat and tears is starting to pay off for the guys.”
Just For A While is a name your price download from.
Lausch – Friend Of The Captain
Genre: alternative, rock, post-rock, noise rock
From the press kit: “Three Austrian guys decided to carry parts of the alternative-rock heritage of the 90s into the new millennium and make it a new post modern bunch of well structured, tight and powerful music. Their slow and pumping style is disarming and hijacks into a world of weird, impulsive vocals. Lausch impress with professional performance and special sense for slow, powerfuland progressive music. There is no doubt about these musician’s appeal to bring rock with only three classical instruments to a higher level. Their music is definitely far away from current stereotypes and hypes.”
Friend Of The Captain is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Kate’s Party – Back Down
Genre: alternative, indie, acoustic, pop, punk, rock
Kate’s Party is a four piece diet punk band hailing from Dublin, Ireland. Sarah, Niamh, Ste, and Fiach love Burritos. From their homepage: “Their influences span from 90s skate punk, to mainstream indie pop with each song having an exciting energy, pumping guitar riffs and driving bass lines! Kate’s Party make their own music videos, design their own artwork and release through their own record label [Toast Office Records].”
Back Down is a free download from Bandcamp.
The Skyes – Glare EP
Genre: metal, progressive, punk, rock
From their Facebook page: “The Skyes formed in August of 2008. After recording 2 previous EP’s, and their single “The Leading Edge”, the Skyes have now released their ‘GLARE EP’ a 7 track piece recorded at Euphonic Studios by Engineer/Producer James Pew.”
Glare EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Ludicra – The Tenant
Genre: avant garde, metal, black metal, grey metal
From their Bandcamp profile: “Ludicra was a metal band from San Francisco. They originally formed in 1998 as a quartet and later expanded to five members. On July 26, 2011, the band announced on their official website that they had disbanded.
Ludicra’s sound has been described as black metal and avant-garde metal.”
The Tenant is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Forgotten – The Taste of The Unrequited
Genre: metal, death metal, doom metal, gothic metal, melodic metal
Forgotten was a metal band formed in Spain in 2006. The Taste of The Unrequited was recorded and produced in 2006 and 2007. The official release was delayed until November 2012, three years after Forgotten had disbanded. Dissolved, but not yet forgotten.
The Taste of The Unrequited is a free download from Bandcamp.
sammy. – The Soundtrack
Genre: electronic, grime, electronic, gospel, sountrack, remix, hip hop
The Soundtrack is a four track EP with soundtrack remixes of the movies The Matrix, The Soloist, The Harder They Come, and The Pursuit of Happyness.
The Soundtrack is a free download from Bandcamp.
The Bad Tenants – Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 1
Genre: blues, soul, hip hop
From their Facebook page: “Based in the Pacific Northwest, The Bad Tenants is what happens when hip-hop and blues get drunk on whiskey and wine and make a baby. (…) The Bad Tenants is the shared culmination of all three member’s lives. With lyrics that highlight real-life; from bounced rent checks to the dangers of mixing alcohol and women, and a renowned live show that has taken them to stages both small and large, the boys have turned heads at every move.”
Eloquent Scoundrels Vol. 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Dragonfly Lingo – Morningside
Genre: alternative, electronic, dance, idm, industrial
From the project’s Bandcamp profile: “Dragonfly Lingo is an electronic industrial act, started in 2009 by the music and film sound engineer, sound producer, and musician Mitia Wexler. The project started with an idea to take the pieces of dialogue from film and pair it to the music that each excerpt inspired. With time, the Dragonfly Lingo moniker expanded beyond one concept album paying homage to the silver screen gems…” The album was released under a Creative Commons license.
Morningside is a free download from Bandcamp.
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