Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore various genres and artists from around the world. This week’s lead is punk rock. Experience the diversity of this genre from a soft grunge, pop, punk album by Cosmonot via hardcore punk from Lakota De Kay, and finally to one of my favorite bands this week, Yearlings, who play a mix of progressivve rock and punk rock.
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Cosmonot – To the Sky
Genre: alternative, indie, grunge, pop, rock, punk
From their Bandcamp profile: “Cosmonot began in the spring of 2010 as a solo project for Down Seven frontman Alex Smith. Using extremely low-end equipment and playing all of the instruments himself, Smith recorded and released two demo albums while in his freshman year at the University of Missouri. In early 2012, recording for Cosmonot’s first studio album began, and “To the Sky” was released May 18 of that year.”
To the Sky is a free download from Bandcamp.
Forever After – Pictures
Genre: indie, pop, punk, rock
From their Facebook page: “Formed in early 2012 Forever After has already got a lot of experience under their belt. They have played with bands such as Mallory Knox, Missing Andy, That Sunday Feeling, Ten Second epic and loads more! At the beginning of February 2012 the band released their debut EP ‘Pictures’ and a music video for the opening track on the EP called ‘Touring the maMp’. Forever After has been constantly gigging up and down the south of England and London to build a fan base.”
Pictures is a free download from Bandcamp.
EndAnd – Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space
Genre: alternative, experimental, punk, rock, lo-fi, noise rock
From their Facebook profile: “Disarmingly human and emotionally charged noise/garage rock from the heart of Brooklyn, New York, EndAnd have been gaining feverish word-of-mouth lately thanks to the release of the uncompromising “Adventures of Fi in Space”, which saw the band getting recommended by publications such as Large Hearted Boy and Those Who Dig.
Starting in early 2011, Daniel Fern and Mike Morales played for months as a rock duo. Dan’s versatile playing and writing style became an instant crowd pleaser, backing powerful, gut-wrenching vocals with solid guitar work. Dan had previously played guitar, drums and bass on his early demos; in live performance he looped parts to overdub, while Mike held the groove with his intuitive percussive navigation.”
Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
CUBE – Mind Drift
Genre: rock, pop, punk
CUBE is a three-man pop rock punk band from Austria. Mind Drift is their 2010 debut EP.
Mind Drift is a free download from SoundCloud or their .
Tropical Punk – Ends Of The World
Genre: rock&roll, pop, gospel, punk
From the album page: “This is our first full length album. There are ten songs about parties and highways and broken hearts that sound like The Ramones and Bruce Springsteen if they played together in some basement and then woke up & went driving around the country. It was recorded during the spring over two long days at a studio called Pyramid Sounds by our friend Phil Abbott. The vocals were finished in an empty bedroom during the summer in Ithaca, NY. It’s called “Ends Of The World” because on the second wednesday of every month for the past three years, we have a party and pretend the world is ending at midnight. The album is really about that.”
Ends Of The World is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Ol’ Doris – A Murder of Four
Genre: alternative, punk, rock
Ol’ Doris is a four piece punk band from Seattle. If you are from Seattle (WA), Missoula (MT) or Denver (CO), then watch out for them, they are playing live in your area in September.
A Murder of Four is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Cliffjumper – Don’t Worry, Drink Plenty
Genre: harcore, pop, punk
From their Facebook page: “Defending pop-punk out of Langley, BC. Members Kyle Tavares on guitar, Don Bauder’s bass, Max Vust’s Drums, and Vocals by Jonathon Elliott. Fast, fun, fresh stuff that’s all about everything.”
Don’t Worry, Drink Plenty is a name your price download from.
Lakota De Kai – Smoke Signals
Genre: hardcor, punk, rock
This four piece hardcore punk band hails from Kent, Ohio. If you are from Ohio, see their August, September, and October tour dates on their Facebook page.
Smoke Signals is a free download from Bandcamp.
mnttaB – Rocky 4,2 and 3
Genre: classic, rock, synth, punk, easycore, noise
From their Facebook page: “Cathartic spastic disco sludge gauranteed to block the sink and leave chunks floating on the surface.”
Rocky 4,2 and 3 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Pensioner – Yearlings
Genre: alternative, indie, math rock, jazz, progressive rock, punk rock
From the album page: “Pensioner are an independent rock band from Dundee, Scotland. The band are: Ross Middlemiss (Vocals, Guitar), Mike Lennie (Vocals, Bass), Mark Keiller (Vocals, Percussion, Drums) and Callum Sutherland (Vocals, Guitar). Since forming in early 2009, they have already recorded and self-released their debut EP, a double a-side single and in May 2011 released their debut album ‘Yearlings’ on Olive Grove Records. (…) ‘Yearlings’ featured in several ‘Best Of’ lists for 2011 including Vic Galloway’s Top 50 and Jockrock’s Top 25 whilst also being mentioned in The Herald’s ‘Highlights of 2011’.”
Yearlings is a free download from Bandcamp.
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