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Rock Your Road Trip With Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

Tina Sieber 24-03-2014

Week after week, Sound Sunday offers fresh material from independent artists for your personal playlists. If you ever find something you love, please consider paying a small donation to the artist. A little recognition can go a long way!

This edition returns to that legendary genre: rock. It’s the perfect music for long drives, and a popular choice on many radio stations. If you are tired of the standard tunes though and would rather not have your listening pleasure interrupted by announcements, just create your own mix. The selection below should get you started.

Rock Singles

Genre: alternative, experimental, progressive, ambient, rock

Genre: alternative, pop, rock


Genre: indie, rock


Indie Rock

Genre: indie, rock


Ryan Rumsey and Kasey Rogers have been making music together for over a decade. And the Summer School of the two boys from Illinois continues to rock.

Genre: indie, folk, rock


RAT LEMON creates music with a special blend of driving harmonies and storytelling. A soundtrack of folk-rock and pop for stories of luck, loss, love and departures
Source: Bandcamp

Post Rock

Genre: alternative, instrumental, cinematic, rock, soundscape, post rock


Lights & Motion is the solo project of Swedish producer Christoffer Franzen. His music has been featured in movie trailers for films with Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and in TV commercials.

Genre: alternative, experimental, progressive, rock, post rock


On their debut album, The Return South synthesize years of musical curiosity into an exploration of texture and energy. The album’s glowing textures wrap themselves like a snowstorm around powerful moving grooves which reveal odd meters.
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: experimental, alternative, post rock


Railways is the debut album of the Spanish band La Red Bullet. The album represents the journey of the new found band, launching from lost and confused sounds, travelling through unknown terrain, until they discovered post rock and found themselves.

Genre: alternative, irish, rock, post rock


Neon Tetras are a 3 piece outfit hailing from Ireland’s midlands. While the midlands may be flat and plain, their sound is anything but. Needlessly loud drums and washy chords with a smattering of some vocal melodies and bouncing bass lines.
Source: Bandcamp

Hard Rock

Genre: alternative, rock, hard rock


Honest music from Austin’s Nominee, an alternative hard rock band of five friends.

Genre: rock, rock & roll, hard rock


Rough southern hard rock from Santiago, Chile.

Hardcore Rock

Genre: alternative, rock, post hardcore


Have you ever wondered why kids like Apple Jacks, even though they don’t taste like apple? Well, Trespasser promise to answer the question in this album.

Genre: ambient, rock, hard rock, hardcore, post hardcore

For Aleksander Kmiec and Tony Langone, Tanooki Suit is about writing the music they want to write, and having a good time doing it. For them it’s the opportunity to share their love of music with one another and all of you.

Stoner Rock

Genre: rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, stoner rock


“Sabbath worship done well with a thick slab of evil. Looking forward to a full length release. Great mix of songs!” ~Wonderock
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: hard rock, doom, progressive rock, stoner rock, metal


“Heavy Psych group out of London. Beautifully written enduring compositions loaded with soaring guitar solos.” ~LoveAmongRuins
Source: Bandcamp

Metal Rock

Genre: rock, goth rock, metal rock


Gothic rock with a touch of metal by a band from Athens, Greece.

Genre: hard rock, metal


“Fantastic album! Makes me want to drive a million miles an hour into a black hole, into the 4th dimension (of METAL).” ~Garian Perry
Source: Bandcamp

InstruMetal Rock

Genre: alternative, electronic, instrumental, hard rock, metal rock

This ain’t the British actor of the same name. This David Oakes is a thoroughbred musician, dedicated to instrumental electro rock.

Genre: instrumental, progressive, metal


Sithu describes his music as happy progressive metal. “Sithu (…) has an original ear for writing very melodic and rhythmic songs. He fills a void I didn’t know I had in my music library.” ~toiletstand
Source: Bandcamp

Rock On

When you’re not in the car, where else do you listen to rock music?

Would you like to see your music or your favorite genre featured on Sound Sunday? Do you need a playlist for a special event? Post your thoughts and requests in the comments or get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter or email tina at this domain.

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  1. David Oakes
    March 29, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for the promo !
    The sequel to Alpha Rhythm Generator is now online !

  2. David Oakes
    March 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Hey Guys. Many thanks for advertising my Instrumental music !!!

    Had lots of interest in it recently as a result ! :)

    David Oakes.

  3. Rj
    March 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Now that the music is in place; gotta decide on the trip. Thanks Tina!