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Friday, September 30, 2011

Free $2 Amazon Mp3 credit till the end of the day.

Amazon is offering a $2 Mp3 credit when you enter the code FALLMP3S.  You need to use your credit by the end of the day.  May I suggest one of the two dollar classical albums: 99 Must-have Classic Gold, 50 Must-have Strauss Family Masterpieces, or this two hour Beethoven opera, Fidelio.

And while we are on the topic of Amazon classical albums, here is some hilarious cover art:
Maybe someone can explain to me why the production team went with the ass-cello but then played it safe with 66 songs rather than the more obvious choice?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Drive's 80s Branding

Drive made me think of an 80s branded Ghost Dog.  Instead of  Rza jams, we get vocoder and 80s synth plugins.  The movie was fantastic--it had great atmospherics.  Check out this sweet font that overlaid a beautiful nighttime aerial  shot of Los Angeles during the title sequence, made even more excellent by the Kavinsky vocoder soundtrack:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Candy Claws in Los Angeles!!!

The band whom I gushed about in my first blog post ever, will be in Los Angeles at the Echo on Wednesday August 17th for a reasonable $8 cover:  "We so excited."  This band is really worth your ears' careful consideration.  Free high fives for everyone I meet at the show.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Active Child Brings The Falsetto/Harp Joy With Free Shows And New Album

Active Child will delight your ears every Monday of this month for free at the echo. This dude rocks the falsetto like one of my other falsetto heroes, DM Stith.  Pat Grossi uses his falsetto more often than Stith, but I never grew tired of it or thought it grating. The drum pad beats, the harp, and his soaring falsetto were gorgeously overlaid.

Here is a new song off his forthcoming album, You Are All I See.  Listen on repeat!
Active Child - Hanging On by snipelondon

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free New Song From M83, "Midnight City"

"Midnight City" is an amazing track from M83's forthcoming album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming."  Take a listen and download it for free at  The song has the characteristic synthy fullness that has made M83 so great, but it also features Europop-like verses and a killer saxophone outro.

Midnight City by M83

Here is another short preview from the new album:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free New Music From Washed Out

Washed Out's new album is out today.  This chill bro makes some really great music, and Within Without seems to be no exception.  Sample his song "Amor Fati," the third track on the album, which can be had for free at Amazon.

And here are clips of the rest:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scandinavian Gold 2: Free Sampler @Amazon

I recommend "Ram Ram" by The Deer Tracks; it's a good mellow song with subdued glitchy beats and a catchy chorus. "Fight For Me" by Wildbirds and Peacedrums is also decent; it is an experimental mix of drums and choir.  The rest while not bad, never matches the quality of the first song.