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Please enter Sound Sunday for fantastic free and all legal music downloads from independent artists and labels.

We kick off this edition with a free song from Kingston 530. The young band is currently recording their debut album and they need a little support to make it happen. We then dive into soul, electronic, dubstep, folk, rock, and pop music, bringing together a truly creative mix.

Whether or not you find something that floats your boat this week, please post your feedback in the comments. I also accept album suggestions and genre requests via email [tina at makeuseof dot com].

FREE SONG: Kingston 530 – Long Time Coming

Genre: acoustic, pop, rock

Long Time Coming is the first single of Kingston 530’s upcoming debut album by the same name. The Boston based band finished 3rd in the nationwide US Hard Rock Calling Ambassadors of Rock Competition last year and is looking to make 2011 even bigger. If you enjoy their song, you may want check out their Kickstarter page.

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The song Long Time Coming is a free download from Bandcamp.

PJ Morton – Independently Major

Genre: alternative, pop, soul

From his Facebook Biography: “PJ Morton, a native of New Orleans, LA, most often describes his music as “feel good music that lyrically tells stories about life and love…music that makes your heart think. He coins his style of music, ‘soulful pop’.” This 27-year old musical prodigy is indubitably a “true” seasoned musician who has garnered a reputation for writing and producing warm, heart-felt, and infectious songs that engage the heart. His humble, yet aggressive spirit, along with his prolific musical talents has afforded him with many opportunities to “fall” comfortably into the music industry.

Independently Major is a free download from Bandcamp.

Justus Clarke – Livin’ It

Genre: pop, rhythm & blues, soul

Justin mixed, mastered, and produced his debut album in GarageBand and Audacity. Like an old school musician, he didn’t use any samples, but played did all the instruments himself. LovelyLady, the oldest song of the album, was written when Justin was in 5th grade. He is now 16 and sounds mature like (at least) 21.

Livin’ It is a free download from Badncamp.

Mochipet – Hello My Name Is Mochipet

Genre: experimental, electronic, dubstep, glitch-hop

David Y Wang, the creative mind behind Mochipet, introduces himself as “a man who tours the world playin music in a purple dragon dino suit.” The record label of the Japan-born and California-based producer has released a free compilation of Mochipet’s previous work, which will be followed up by his latest album Chicxulub.

Hello My Name Is Mochipet is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Shinesparkers – Harmony of a Hunter

Genre: electronic, game music, chiptune, dubstep, classical, compilation

From the album introduction: “Harmony of a Hunter is an album created to mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the Metroid franchise. A vast number of people contributed to this project to celebrate and mark this historic franchise, which includes music from the original NES Metroid through Metroid: Other M for the Nintendo Wii. The album features a diverse range of talented individuals covering a variety of genres which we hope will appeal to many musical tastes.

Harmony of a Hunter is a free download from Shinesparkers.

Emissary – The Christian Album

Genre: alternative, hip hop

Emissary: “Music is not about how many records you can sell, but how many lives you can touch.” Apparently, music also is not about who you are, but about what you do. Emissary does music. He plays various instruments, including the mridangam, a percussion instrument. His present album is not religiously motivated. In this case ‘Christian’ refers to the name of a friend.

The Christian Album is a free download from MediaFire.

CV Spook – Re:Creations

Genre: electronica, dubstep, breakbeat, jazz, soul, hip hop

From their Bandcamp page: “Funky Child Recordings is a new label founded by music lovers Gil Rodrigues aka DJ GP & Vlada Stojanovic. Formerly Global Grooves Collective members, the duo presents the first title of the cast, with the release of Serbian producer CV SPOOK´s Re:Creations EP.

Re:Creations is a free download from Bandcamp.

Saddles – Paychecks & The Guillotine

Genre: alternative, indie, acoustic, folk, rock

Saddles is a band from Phoenix, Arizona. The ‘album’ only contains two songs, but these are a must-hear and thus a must-feature! On their Facebook page they write: “Some Saddles songs are fanciful stories. Some are embarrassingly autobiographical. Others are embarrassingly autobiographical but are disguised as fanciful stories. All of them are a struggle between accessibility and integrity.

Paychecks & The Guillotine is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

The Narrows – Through Constant Decay

Genre: electronica, progressive, rock

From their Bandcamp page: “Through Constant Decay is The Narrows first EP. It is a dark, brooding collection that touches on post 9/11 paranoia, love, death and the human condition, all explored with a musical arsenal of loops, synths, scratching guitars, heart-pounding drums and melodic clarity.
It is an EP put together with precision and thought, from the songs to the artwork to the photography.

Through Constant Decay is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Technology vs. Horse – Bearula: The Bear Dracula

Genre: alternative, experimental, art rock, funk, post punk, psychedelic

The third album of Technology vs. Horse is a concept album about an albino bear who is also Dracula.

Bearula: The Bear Dracula is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

The Dead Ends – Clear Out Your Guilt

Genre: alternative, rock

The three-piece alternative rock band from Auburn, Alabama released their second album earlier this summer. Their debut album Cellar Doors was featured on Sound Sunday 10 Free Album Downloads [Sound Sunday] 10 Free Album Downloads [Sound Sunday] Read More back in May.

Clear Out Your Guilt is a free download from Bandcamp.

Logan Maughon – Take Five

Genre: alternative, pop, rock

Take Five by lmaughon

From his Facebook Biography: “What started as a small child in August of 1988, Logan Maughon grew to become the most successful manchildish music legend no one’s ever heard of. He would soon become known for phrases such as “Skeet Skeet Shawty”, “I don’t remember that being there”, and “Where are my clothes.. and why is there a statue of Elvis in my room?”. If there is one word to sum up this majestic creature, it is passionate.” This makes two albums from artists based in Auburn, Alabama in one edition of Sound Sunday!

Take Five is a free download from SoundCloud.

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.

  1. Anonymous
    August 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I haven't seen a lot of hip hop in Sound Sundays. Is it there hasn't been much submitted? I love what I've heard otherwise though.

    • Tina
      August 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

      I try not to be too heavy on the HipHop, although I find A LOT of it. A poll from a few weeks ago revealed that it is the least popular genre. Besides, the 'traditional' HipHop is not my favorite, either.

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