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free musicSound Sunday offers a short vacation for your ears. This week’s edition contains some rock, a little bit of blues, a pinch of soul, a few experimental and instrumental elements, ideas of jazz and r&b, finished off with ambient and electronic for a well-rounded mix.

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You are welcome to submit your music, send suggestions with free albums you have discovered, or request genres I haven’t covered in a while. For all Sound Sunday related inquiries, please contact Tina [tina at makeuseof dot com].

EP: Frigid – Dust & Debris

Genre: alternative, indie, blues

Frigid is the solo project of Joffrey Dumas. The artist from Montréal writes on his Facebook profile: I was dead but I’m back to life… Under my spell the world is alright!

Dust & Debris is a free download from Bandcamp.

Dirtwire – Selftitled

Genre: electronic, americana, blues

From their Bandcamp profile: David Satori and Evan Fraser met at California Institute of the Arts where they studied World Music and Composition. There they formed The Funnies (psychedelic liquid space funk) then after moving to the SF Bay Area, Evan joined Hamsa Lila (hypnotic world groove) and Stellamara (Eastern European) while David helped form Beats Antique, (electronic) & it became the force that it is… Now Dirtwire!

Dirtwire is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

The Blue Stones – How’s That Sound?

Genre: alternative, blues, rock, soul, garage rock, psychedelic rock

From their Bandcamp profile: Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, The Blue Stones duo provide an edgy blues rock sound with accompanying alternative rock accents. The duo have been featured at Canadian Music Week; NXNE; FAM Fest; Shores of Erie Winefest and Orangeville Blues & Jazz Fest. In the last year, they’ve opened for acts such as The Stone Foxes, Current Swell, Justin Nozuka, Fitz and The Tantrums, Joel Plaskett and more.

How’s That Sound? is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Thot – Remixed by

Genre: alterantive, ambient, industrial, electro, rock, post rock

From thot’s Bandcamp profile: Spreading his universe with protagonists such as electrical thistles, speaking hills or mute windmills, Thot cleverly mixes rock and electronic music, industrial and acoustics sounds, freeing itself from any codes and turning stages upside down.

Remixed by is a free download from Bandcamp.

Lendrone – UNO

Genre: experimental, instrumental, synthesizer, rock

Lendrone are Jorge, Andrés, and Juan from A Coruña, Spain. UNO is their debut album, which was prefaced with a selftitled EP, also available from Bandcamp.

UNO is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Rhett Price (w/ Josh Knowles) – Rhett & Josh

Genre: instrumental, pop, rock

From his Facebook profile: I’m Rhett. I play violin and I have HUGE dreams. Rhett and Josh have been busking at the Boston Subway. They have built a following with their violin interpretations of popular music.

Rhett & Josh is a free download from Bandcamp.

Black Chamber – Selftitled

Genre: electronic, instrumental, jazz, jazzy hip hop

From their Facebook page: Black Chamber is a Portland, Oregon-based trio playing music that blends the improvisational sounds of modal jazz with the moods and rhythms of downtempo electronica.

Black Chamber is a name your price download from Bandcamp or free from MediaFire.

EP: Child Actor – Partner

Genre: indie, electronic, pop, r&b

Child Actor is an American indie duo formed in 2012.

Partner is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

Mean Deep – Selftitled

Genre: acoustic, indie, electronic, pop, rap

From Mean Deep’s Bandcamp profile: Classically trained sarod & tabla player, palm-wine guitarist, singer, beat maker, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, producer.

Mean Deep is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

EP: Aural Method – Let Us Face the Evening Skies with Child-Like Eyes

Genre: ambient, inspirational, soundscape, post-rock

From his Facebook profile: My name is Matthew. I play guitar for a living. This is my solo project. I write (or at least direct) all the music you will hear from it. I get friends to play the instruments I can’t.

Let Us Face the Evening Skies with Child-Like Eyes is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

GOLD – Rebirth

Genre: electronic, ambient, synth

From their Facebook profile: Properly claiming a 2012 genesis, the Los Angeles based LEGION OF DOOM collective draws a diverse group of producers closer together with a single creative goal. Spearheaded by founder and prolific musician GOLD, the group cum label began as an umbrella for fellow crafters ATLAS, RVW KOLLVGE, VVDS and Artificial Intelligence to rally under before quickly expanding to encompass a total of 15 members.

Rebirth is a name your price download from Bandcamp.

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  1. macwitty
    April 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for the collection, Tina! My "discovery" in this weeks list: The Blue Stones and Rhett & Josh. Now, time to work!

  2. Scott M
    April 29, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I use Jamendo to keep current with newer artists and music but sometimes it is overwhelming with choices to sample.I very much appreciate having this selection of pre-picked tunes to sample.I have discovered some unique and gifted artists that I likely would have missed hearing.Thanks.