February 27, 2008

Sole and the Skyrider Band - Sole and the Skyrider Band (2007)

Sole and the Skyrider Band is a project of rapper Sole, one of the founders of Anticon. The album is experimental hip-hop, take if you like Why?, El-P, Aesop Rock, etc.

Try it - 223kbps(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 22, 2008

Bill Callahan - Woke on a Whaleheart (2007)

For those unaware, Bill Callahan = Smog.

Try it - 256kbps, .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 18, 2008

David Shrigley's Worried Noodles Compilation

Re-uploaded, since I guess it's a rare find on the 'net.

Disc 1
Disc 2
192kbps and + (VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 15, 2008

Efdemin - Efdemin (2007)

Excellent German techno. If you like The Field, Gui Boratto, Booka Shade, etc.

Try it - 170kbps and +(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 12, 2008

John Maus - Love is Real (2007)

Maus has been part of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and played with Panda Bear. Possibly he still does these things.

Try it - 256kbps, .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

Black Dice - Broken Ear Record (2005)

Try it - .m4a, 256kbps, mediafire
Buy it!

February 11, 2008

The Goslings - Between the Dead (2005)

Try it - 224kbps, .mp3, mediafire
The album was self-released and not in print now, I believe.

Adam Green - Sixes & Sevens (2008)

I fucking hate the cover.

Try it - 165kbps(VBR) and +, .mp3, mediafire
Buy it March 18th!

February 10, 2008

Charlemagne - We Can Build an Island (2007)

Charlemagne is the songwriting project of a man named Carl Johns.
I discovered him a few years ago when my boyfriend wanted to name a death metal band Charlemagne but found out the name was already in use.

Try it - V0(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 09, 2008

February 08, 2008

Evangelicals - The Evening Descends (2008)

No download link (at the label's request), but you can buy the album here.
It's great, so I really encourage you to buy it if you can, or see them if they come to your town.

February 07, 2008

Everything, Now! - Ugly Magic (2007)

Everything, Now! is a band from Indiana, my home state, and the state which has also brought you Murder by Death, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, and Arrah and the Ferns.
Their psychedelic leanings will probably draw "of Montreal" and maybe "The Flaming Lips" immediately into your mind, but these guys really have a very unique sound. I would be thrilled to see them blow up - download this and tell all your friends to download it.

Here's my favorite song (not on this album).

Try it - 256(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 06, 2008

Blood on the Wall - Awesomer (2005)

Blood on the Wall is the sort of great, solid rock band that tends to go unnoticed among Animal Collectives and Xiu Xius. Sadly.

Try it - 192kbps, .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 05, 2008

Lightning Dust - Lightning Dust (2007)

Lightning Dust is a side project of Amber Webber and Joshua Wells of Black Mountain. It's a totally different sound, however, so I can't just say "Check this out if you're a Black Mountain fan!"
It's mostly an album of slow, dark folk (funeral folk, if you will), in the vein of Bat for Lashes or My Brightest Diamond.

Try it - 165kbps(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

February 04, 2008

Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70 (2006)

After hearing the song "Voices Are Your Best Friend" on the (excellent) "See You On The Moon! Songs For Kids Of All Ages" compilation, I spent quite a while searching for more of their quirky music. Thankfully, the full-length has all of the same quirk, plus plenty of funk and psychedelia, and there's some odd minimalism influence as well.
The closest comparison I draw is Sung Tongs era Animal Collective.

Try it - 192kbps(VBR) and +, .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

The Books' Discography

The Books - Thought For Food (2002), 192, .mp3, mediafire

The Books - The Lemon of Pink (2003), 192, .mp3, mediafire

The Books - Lost and Safe (2005), 192, .mp3, mediafire

The Books - Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities (2006) 128+, .mp3, mediafire

I recommend "The Lemon of Pink" if somehow you don't have any of their albums.
Buy here!

February 01, 2008

Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon (2006)

The new album's out April 8th!

Try it - 225kbps(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
Buy it!

Grandma (Khonnor) EP's

Grandma - Spinach Gas Room Spaghetti Straps (2002)

Grandma - For Your Broken Heart (2003)

Grandma is an alias of the wonderful electronic artist Khonnor. He recorded and distributed these EP's online while in high school.