For this Sunday’s MP3 download post I decided to hunt down some demos of new bands or artists working on an upcoming album.
I ended up with 5 free MP3 demo downloads covering a wide range of genres. Hopefully everyone will find something they like. Feel free to point me to genres of your liking and I’ll see what I can find.
Please follow the respective links to preview or download the songs from their original source. If you enjoy the free MP3 downloads, please support the artists by following their social streams.
Stephen Speaks – She Said No
Genres: rock/pop, acoustic rock
Stephen Speaks is the band of Rockwell Ryan Rippberger.
Founded in 2000, the band project allowed him to work with countless musicians. Rippberger also runs an independent record company called Rippley Records Inc., which comes in handy for releasing his own music.
While he is working on new material, he is sharing his latest adventures on his blog The Speakeasy. You will find many more free MP3 tracks to download besides the lovely acoustic version of She Said No on his blog.
Stephen Speaks Twitter, MySpace, and Homepage.
Cast Iron Crow – Brother
Genres: rock, grunge, alternative metal, hard rock
C.I.C. is a band of four guys from Hayward, California. The boys are barely out of their teenage years, but sound very mature already.
The band draws primary influences from Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Tool, Corrosion of Conformity, and Led Zeppelin.
C.I.C. fuses the vocal style of 90’s grunge, the driving bass lines of hip hop and the heavy chugging riffs of sludge/stoner metal, all held together with progressive drum beats and a punk rock attitude.
Their page on Reverbnation features four songs, of which Brother was my favorite. You can preview and download all tracks.
Cast Iron Crow Twitter and MySpace.
Genre: Christian rock
Life Tree is a band from Indonesia dedicated to spreading the Christian message. Currently, they are inviting fans to join them for a Live Recording on May 18th at Gereja Mawar Sharon, Surabaya, Indonesia. Up to 1,000 passionate fans can register starting May 2nd.
While the live recording may not be accessible for most of you, their music is. You can find From The Inside Out and several more free MP3 downloads within their “Box” in the top right section on their homepage.
Life Tree Twitter and.
Genres: acid, techno
2Junxion is a team of 5 DJ’s, who frequently appear at the great electro and techno festivals around Europe. They were just confirmed to play the Ruhr in Love Festival 2010 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Being an innovative band, they use Numark iDJ2’s rather than regular decks and CD players. In addition, they have a live vocalist working with a vocal machine for their performances.
This Demo track is almost 50 minutes long and makes perfect material for a long and dull car ride.
2Junxion MySpace and Homepage.
[NO LONGER WORKS] Playground Beatdown – Poisonous Predator & The Dominion
Genre: pop punk
I found this track from Playground Beatdown on, a fantastic resource for discovering new music.
Playground Beatdown are a very young band from New Jersey. They were founded just last year and have already won the “Jersey Shows Get Heard Fest” battle of the bands.
The lads are currently recording their debut EP, of which all songs will be put out for free. There are a couple more demos that you can download from their iLike page.
Do you love their music? They are touring New Jersey in May and you can book them anywhere in the US for June 21st. Check out their MySpace page for details.
Playground Beatdown MySpace and Twitter.
Did you love any of the above demos? What would you like to hear next time?