Sound Sunday features legal and free music downloads. We cover genres from A to Z and artists from around the world. This edition ranges from pop to death rock and was made possible by over 20 different generous artists.
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Single: Bygone Days – Now That You’re Gone
Genre: acoustic, pop
Bygone Days is the solo project of Steve Perrino from Kent, Ohio. Now That You’re Gone is his debut single.
Now That You’re Gone is a free download from Bandcamp.
Scott Lamps – Simple Man
Genre: acoustic, folk
From his homepage: Scott Lamps is an award-winning American composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. A student of Joel Naumann, Stephen Dembski, Leslie Thimmig and legendary bassist Richard Davis (Miles Davis, John Lennon, Van Morrison), Lamps earned his BM in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.
His work is informed by a vast knowledge of music history, instrumental and vocal traditions, and more than a decade as a nationally-touring performer. (…) A prolific composer, he has written hundreds of songs, 7 musical theater works and several film scores in addition to more than 50 albums as producer and hundreds as a multi-instrumentalist.
Simple Man is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Tom Mitchell – Ruthless Thing EP
Genre: acoustic, folk, pop, rock
From his homepage: I am a guitarist of more than twenty years and have worked with the likes of Duffy, the Cadbury Sisters, Juey and John Madden. I have shared the stage with the likes of Chris Farlowe, Juan Zelada and Jake Morley. I am currently based in Bristol, UK, and love nothing more than playing the guitar and singing to rooms of people.
Ruthless Thing EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: And the Giraffe – Creature Collector
Genre: indie, acoustic, folk, ambient, dream pop
From their Bandcamp profile: And the Giraffe is made up of best friends, Nick Roberts and Josh Morris. Together they make ambient dream-folk music and hope to continue doing so for as long as time allows.
Creature Collector is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: Emma Blackery – Human Behaviour EP
Emma is a young British YouTube starlet. Her music is fun, but what’s really entertaining is her YouTube channel, where she talks about anything from meeting your boy-/girlfriend’s parents for the first time to why she quit her job as a waitress.
Human Behaviour EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
EP: D.Taylor – Indador
Genre: alternative, funk, jazz, r&b, soul
From his Bandcamp profile: D.Taylor-Darrick, born and raised in Chicago, had his first taste of music early in life. From the things he heard, it started a ball of excitement beyond understanding. Darrick began without any formal training, but after writing his first song at the age of 18, he went on to study at the Sherwood Music Conservatory to hone his talents and the rest is being unfolded…
Indador is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Single: Jimmy Davis – A Prayer
Genre: poetry, hip hop, rap
From his Homepage: Making music for the world beyond heat magazine, Jimmy Davis speaks for a voiceless generation, who long for an end to the injustices and lack of care that blight the world.
A Prayer is a free download from Bandcamp.
Tom Pepe & Jesse Judd – Present (Gift)
Genre: hip hop, rap
Tom Pepe and Jesse Judd are members of KnowMads, independent hip hop from Seattle. From their Facebook page: KnowMads grew up in Seattle and have been making music there for the past 7 years. Tom “Pepe” and Tom “Cheef” Wilson are the MC’s and “Jester” Judd makes the beats. At age 22, the KnowMads have independently released 6 albums and 3 mixtapes, performed in over 200 shows…
Present (Gift) is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Corina Corina – The Eargasm
Genre: indie, blues, funk, hip hop, r&b, soul, rock
From her Bandcamp profile: Brooklyn based singer Corina Corina was born in Oakland, CA to two political activists who named her after the blues classic “Corina Corina.”
“The Familiar” is the lead offering from her debut album, “The Eargasm” which she is writing and co executive producing alongside Internationally acclaimed hip hop producer Willie Green.
The Eargasm is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
shugmonkey – Odds and Sods Beat Tape
Genre: instrumental, lounge, beats, hip hop, rap
shugmonkey is Nic Brennan, a freelance graphic designer and beat maker from the UK with work night sampling fever.
Odds and Sods Beat Tape is a free download from Bandcamp.
Single: Redwoods – Don’t Take Me Down
Genre: pop, rock
From their Bandcamp profile: REDWOODS are a four-piece band from Greystones, Ireland. Formed in 2010, the band took off to a great start, racking up over 10,000 hits on their then Myspace and playing sold out shows to crowds of over 500 in their home town!
Don’t Take Me Down is a free download from Bandcamp.
EP: Hampshire – Two Trains
Genre: emo, indie, rock, pop
Hampshire are on tour in the US from late March and throughout June.
Two Trains is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Old Gray – An Autobiography
Genre: emo, rock, hardcore, post hardcore, punk, screamo
Old Grey are three dudes who started practicing together in April 2011. Cameron, Raphael, and Charlie hail from New Hampshire. From their Facebook page: Just want to say our music is for people to be able to relate to something, just to feel like you’re not alone for even just a fleeting moment, that there’s someone else out there that’s making it through that day by day, we just don’t pretend to have some solution. we don’t f*in go out of our way to write anything particularly sad, it’s just real, everyday things that we deal with. at least i can speak for myself, there’s no box I’m trying to fit into. and if you’re reading this and dealing with something that’s overwhelming you, I f*in love you more than i can explain, doesn’t matter if we’ve never met. i dunno why but this felt necessary – charlie
An Autobiography is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Tongue – At The Beginning…
Genre: rock, death rock, gothic, punk, post-punk
From the album page: While almost whole europe experiences an updraft of Gothic Rock, Post Punk and all related styles of music, now a duo from the so far silent Czech Republic pipes up. Tongue T (vocals, guitar, bass) and Tongue J (vocals, drums) debut in an impressive way, which can easily compete with top acts like Deadchovsky or Christ vs. Warhol.
Stirring, passionate guitar riffs, a lot of reverb in the vocals, driving drums and catching melodies are on the brothers’ agenda and for sure they will catch the one or other deathrock-grump as well.
At The Beginning… is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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