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Music Monday: Do You Want New, Free and Legal Music?

If you’re any kind of music lover, you will definitely say yes to that right?

One of my recent (although it’s been around for some time now, I just didn’t pay attention) discoveries is Noise Trade. It is all kinds of awesome, as you would hear me say if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Tumblr

Why is it free and legal you ask? Well, their “tagline” says it all

Fans get free music.
Artists connect with new fans.
Everybody wins.

They explain it more thoroughly here. And they also have a blog showcasing their “success stories”

I have barely begun sinking my teeth into this and already I am happily discovering new music that is eating up space in my rapidly shrinking hard disk. But no matter what, I’ll always make room for brilliant new music. Or buy a new macbook pro with bigger disk space 😛

Anyhooo….

Here are some of the new artists I’ve discovered and currently devouring.

The Welcome Wagon

The Vespers

Apex Manor

Garrison Starr

Paper Route

There are also some familiar artists here like Susanna Hoffs (formerly of The Bangles), Rhett Miller (Mr. “Am I gonna be lonely for the rest of my life”) and current indie darlings The Civil Wars (their live album at least).

Be warned, if the kind of music you’re looking for is the Bieber or Carly Rae Jepsen variety, you definitely won’t find it here. Unless, they’re hiding there somewhere (and I don’t want to look for them)

But if you’re feeling musically adventurous, this is definitely the site for you. Why don’t you try out their Summer Music Sampler first to see if the artists here fit your taste. You just have to like their Facebook page to get the 33 track sampler. For some reason though it doesn’t work on Chrome, so use Firefox or IE or Safari to download

Oh, and did I mention that if you’re an indie artist who wants to get your music “out there”, you can definitely sign up and upload your music. Get started here.

Let me know if you discover any new (or old) artist that you like okay?

Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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Music Monday: New Music I’m Listening To

Artists/Albums you’re probably be familiar with:

John Mayer – Born and Raised – still getting the hang of it but I have a soft spot in my heart for this douche bag so I’ll probably end up loving this album. Favorite song so far: Speak For Me. Here’s a live performance of that song

 

Jason Mraz – Love is a Four Letter Word – another guitar-wielding singer-songwriter I am in love with (no wonder I’m crazy for Philip Phillips) and on first listen, I already like this new one. Instant favorite is Be Honest featuring Inara George

Jack Johnson’s Best of Kokua Festival – I really am on an acoustic guitar guy streak. While most of the songs aren’t new, any live music album featuring my favorite singer/surfer/photographer/filmmaker/beach bum guy is worth a listen

Keane – Strangeland – good ole Keane, which, if you’re a fan, is a good thing, but if you’re looking for something groundbreaking, this isn’t it. But if you like your standard indie pop, this is a good listen. Silenced By the NIght is my first listen favorite.

 

Artists that might be unfamiliar

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light – One of those space rock bands that I love to trip on every once in a while. Their new album has been getting all kinds of buzz and I really got a musical buzz while listening to them 🙂

 

Sarah Jaffe – The Body Wins – I’m also a huge fan of acoustic girl rockers (I like to think I’m a frustrated one). And even though her new LP sounds more indie-rock than indie-folk, her voice is just as amazing

 

Music For My Soul

Planetshakers’ Heal Our Land – I still feel bad that I missed their amazing concert a few weeks ago, but thanks to Kaye, I’m at least able to imagine how soul-warming it was to be led in worship by this awesome awesome band

Kari Jobe’s Where I Find You – Again thanks so much Kaye for this! Find You On My Knees is my current soul song

Find you in the place I´m in
Find you when I´m at my end
Find you when there’s
Nothing left of me to offer you
Except for brokenness

So what’s new on your playlist?

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Music Monday

 

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