Posts tagged "free downloads indie"
Stellar Young - Everything At Once

Stellar Young – Everything At Once

Snappy, high-fidelity albums play just as important of a role in my ever-expanding music library as any intentionally lo-fi, bedroom-recorded material. Understanding the idea that there can be room for is both is difficult for some to grasp, including my stubborn self for quite some time. Overall though, nothing really compares to blasting a well-engineered...
yesper - cannibal king

yesper – cannibal king

I’ll just get this out of the way now: I’m a sucker for subtle, unassuming indie-folk. Simplicity is an understated treasure in today’s complex indie music landscape, and its spoils are only available for those who make themselves aware of it. In my experience, getting into an album without much more than a guy and his...
The Oh Hellos - Through the Deep, Dark Valley

The Oh Hellos – Through the Deep, Dark Valley

Gospel choirs are beginning to make for some completely original, addictively wholesome listening. While high-energy, organically-driven, gang-vocal folk-rock has become rather popular (thanks Mum&Sons), I’m of the opinion that the genre still has quite a bit of life left to it. Listen to Through the Deep, Dark Valley by The Oh Hellos, and you’ve got...
photocomfort - photocomfort

photocomfort – photocomfort

photocomfort truly came out of nowhere. Unassuming indie folk/pop at its core, the far-too-short self-titled EP accomplishes a great deal within its rather limited time span. Simply put, it’s been one of the most pleasantly confounding introductions to an artist I’ve had in quite some time. It’s not everyday (month, or year for that matter) that an artist...
Best of Bandcamp's Best - Volume 2

Best of Bandcamp’s Best – Volume 2

Oh, why hello. Didn’t see you over there. It has been a while, hasn’t it? Maybe you’ve heard that we’ve been hard at work engineering our newest franken-creation: Best of Bandcamp’s Best – Volume 2. Well, yes actually, today is the day! We’ve decided to set it free to the world and we’re glad you’re...
The Novel Ideas - Home

The Novel Ideas – Home

In early 2012, Daniel Radin (one of the masterminds behind electro-indie outfit Magic Man) jumped back into the studio with The Novel Ideas to record their third effort, Home. Hot off the wild success of their Kickstarter campaign, the foursome officially released the album back in April. Needless to say, the investment by the backers...
Andy Shea - Braver EP

Andy Shea – Braver EP

Andy Shea is a Massachusetts-based indie rocker with a distinct focus on simplicity. Braver, his most recent 4-track EP, is only a sampling of his off-kilter work but serves as a humble introduction to an otherwise talented songwriter. Braver starts off with Andy singing lazily in his naturally low register. Paired with just an acoustic...
Poor Remy - Still Sleeping EP

Poor Remy – Still Sleeping EP

 Indie-folk mixed with gang vocals is a combination that seems to be making big waves lately.  By coupling the combo with some bouncy backroom blues, the Ohio trio Poor Remy has been able to carve out quite a comfortable sound in their too-short-but-sweet Still Sleeping. Sounding something like a fusion between a twangy version of...
Pinegrove - Meridian

Pinegrove – Meridian

Contributing to my recent journey through some early 2000’s-styled indie/alt rock, the New York quartet Pinegrove serendipitously offered up their riveting 8-track effort Meridian. But before I go into the details of what makes Meridian so miraculous, a quick side note: While I wholeheartedly encourage submissions from independent artists, the music I’ve received ranges wildly between...