Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Prince Daddy & The Hyena - I Thought You Didn't Even Like Leaving [Power Pop]

Prince Daddy & The Hyena - I Thought You Didn't Even Like Leaving
Genre: Power Pop, Pop Punk
Release Date: September 23rd, 2016
For Fans of: Direct Hit, Ozma, Weezer, Rozwell Kid

Hey! Do you like harsh vocals with brief instances of harmonic perfection, fuzzed out guitar riffs, and infectious pop hooks? If yes, then I wish to direct you to I Thought You Didn't Even Like Leaving which follows the recent trend of Weezer-inspired fuzzed out depression-core. Though with this band the harsh vocals and their approach to relaxed songwriting where the guitar melodies carry the track is the closest any of these bands have gotten to sounding like Blue-era Weezer. Also if this genre isn't your cup of tea... what's wrong with you?


Bitter Jews - Public After Irrelevant Nobodies [Experimental]

Bitter Jews - Public After Irrelevant Nobodies 
Genre: Experimental, electronic, dub
Release Date: August 4th, 2011

Comprised of live improvisational recordings the Bitter Jews project is elusive and very, very interesting. Songs drone for long periods of time and songs brew with festering anger under a sea of noise, sparse guitar lines, hectic drum beats, and the occasional vocal. The atmosphere here is super thick and menacing, filled with the sort of unsettling reflection that leaves us only guess what transpired and led to a recording of an album such as this. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Porto Morto - Porto Morto [Progressive Rock]

Porto Morto - Porto Morto
Genre: Prog Rock
Release Date: December 1st, 2016

Take it from someone who really dislikes progressive rock, this is an excellent progressive rock record. Porto Morto utilize an amazing range of instruments and songwriting styles to create a very expansive, catchy rock record that never confines itself to one style. Very dense and intricate composition finds instrument after instrument playing a small role in the songwriting process to create a larger than life end product. This record packs in catchy horn arrangements, harpsichords, plucky electronic beats, quirky drum fills, and group vocals to create a very fun, interesting, and engaging record that has no right to be free when it's this good. 

Check it out here and remember to support the artist either by throwing some coins their way or sharing with friends. Support the artists who are passionate enough to put art before commerce. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

New blog launched!

Just a quick update to let you all know that my newest blog is now live with its first post. Sad to say that I will no longer be covering free albums 100% of the time and the one free album featured in my newest post happens to have already been covered on here, but I hope you guys will enjoy nonetheless.

First post can be found here

Thank you all for supporting this blog and for contributing in spreading the name of the artists who deserve it. It was fun working on this blog while it lasted, but I suppose it was a good time to move on. Later!

Monday, April 18, 2016

New Blog?

Don't know if there are people here to read this, so I'll make it brief and hope to get a response.

The lack of updates on this blog have come from me not really feeling like doing this anymore. Not so much because I don't feel like this blog doesn't get enough attention or anything like that - more so because I feel like this blog is a dead end of sorts. Finding and writing pieces (if you can call it that) for free albums is surprisingly difficult as I have to sift through pages upon pages of releases to find something noteworthy that ALSO happens to be free for this blog to function. This has been getting considerably difficult as I have started running the list of albums I had before I revived the blog last year thin.

My solution to this is to develop a new blog which i will be titled Bandcamp Grab Bag which will be a bi-weekly blog where I share 5 albums, both free and priced, from around Bandcamp and other, obscure corners of the internet. I feel like this will not only allow me to have a far larger realm of albums to work with, but I can develop my writing skills to more professional standards while establishing a cleaner blog presentation for music fans to discover new artists.

This blog will most likely be rolled out in the following weeks as I feel it best that I have at least four entries loaded up before I shift time to dedicating discovery of new albums. I feel like this is the best idea since at this point this blog is dead and so is the large amount of traffic I had built up in the first half of 2015. Thank you to whoever is reading this, I will be making a follow-up post soon for a link to the new blog.

update: the blog is live, but I only have a "welcome" post so far. Feel free to check it out, my first entree is due for the 25th.

http://grabgbag.blogspot.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

[Bandcamp] Sam Gellairty - Short Stories [Wonky Bass Junk]

 

Artist: Sam Gellairty
Release Date: February 17th, 2015
Genres: Trap, electronic, experimental, bass music

For Fans of: TNGHT
Recommended Tracks: Temple, Hudson Mohawke, CHLLNGR, Aero Chord

Sam Gellairty's debut EP, Short Stories, is a stylish electronic EP that blends trap music with future bass, UK garage, and hip-hop as the kids call them. It's a fine EP with quirky, wonky experimental noise that's easy to jam and upper class for the genre purists of the world.

Stream/Download: Bandcamp

[Bandcamp] Amanda Palmer - Who Killed Amanda Palmer? [Chamber Pop/Rock]

Who Killed Amanda Palmer cover art
I'm not the one that's crazy...
Artist: Amanda Palmer
Release Date: September 16th, 2008
Genres: Rock, Pop, Chamber Pop

For Fans of: Marina and the Diamonds, Tindersticks, Regina Spektor, The Dresden Dolls
Recommended Tracks: Astronaut, Runs in the Family, &, Blake Says, Guitar Hero, Another Year

Who Killed Amanda Palmer is the debut record of former Dresden Dolls vocalist, Amanda Palmer. Unlike Dresden Dolls' albums though, what separated this album from her group's work was how bold and energetic it was.  Right within the first second of it's opening track the listener is assaulted with the heavy pounding of piano keys and marching drumlines through the haze of Palmer's powerful croons. The rest of the album doesn't slag down after that, the immediate tracks follows again with heavy pianos, orchestral strings, and crunchy guitars that compliment Palmer's roughly sung vocals.

Who Killed? is a confident ride of an album, and one that you should check out if you haven't.

Stream/Download/Buy: Bandcamp
Support Amanda Palmer on Patreon: Here