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Join Date: Jun 2009
10 Free MP3 Albums To Download [Sound Sunday]
Yet again a week has passed. If your ears are demanding a fresh sound you have come to the right place. Choose your favorites from rock, pop, electronica, dance, hip hop, breakbeat, rhythm & blues, or just mix it all up.
If you find something you like, support the artist and share their music with your friends or simply donate a bit of cash. A lot of work has gone into making this music available to you. Please honor it with respect.
SPIN ' Lollapalooza
This mixtape from SPIN is a teaser for the Lollapalooza festival held annually in Chicago's Grant Park. This mix features 14 different artists including Social Distortion, Jamie Lidell, and Cypress Hill. This year's festival is held from August 6th to 8th. You can download Lollapalooza for free from SPIN.
Suuns ' Zeroes
Genre: rock, indie
After signing a record deal with Secretly Canadian, the MontrĂ©al quartet Suuns has recently released their EP Zeroes for free. Interestingly, the band had to change their name from Zeroes to Suuns for legal reasons. Download the EP for a limited time from Secretly Canadian. An email address is required.
Suuns MySpace and Homepage.
Blithe Field ' Beautiful Wave '74
Genre: pop, electronica, experimental
Blithe Field of Athens, Ohio has put together an incredibly creative record. He works with various sounds, sound clips, and instruments to construct a musical safari he calls Beautiful Wave '74. Not surprisingly, the first press of the album has already sold out. Fortunately, the download is not limited in numbers. Beautiful Wave '74 is a name your price download from Bandcamp. No input required.
Blithe Field MySpace and Facebook.
The Privately Public ' Utopia the Dystopia
Genre: pop, indie, acoustic
This EP was recommended by a long time reader, whose best friend is the man behind The Privately Public. With roots in Canada and a presence in Norway and France, the band has many resources to draw from. The multiple cultures are reflected in their sound, which ranges from french pop (Merry Meeting) to something close to grunge rock (Heroine). Utopia the Dystopia is distributed via drop.io. You can also download a sampler of all recorded singles. All links are available through the band's homepage.
The Privately Public MySpace and Homepage.
Rollerskates ' Rekkid
Genre: electronica, dance, indie, hip hop, rock, funk
Rollerskates is a band from Perth, Australia. Their work incorporates numerous musical styles, including dance, rock, and funk. There is now way you'll get bored while listening to their tracks. Doubt it? Listen to some songs before you download the album. The album Rekkid can be previewed at and downloaded from Bandcamp. Some loose strings attached.
Rollerskates MySpace and Facebook.
Bugseed ' Bohemian Beatnik LP
Genre: breakbeat, jazz, instrumental
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Bugseed doesn't reveal many details about himself. His tweets are hieroglyphs to me, but his music I understand well. It is very low key, perfectly suited for a chic ****tail lounge. The Bohemian Beatnik LP is a name your price download from Bandcamp. No questions asked.
Bugseed MySpace and Twitter.
Closet38 ' A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step
Genre: rock, pop, punk
Closet38 is a band from Indonesia. When listening to the first song, my feeling was that they would sound much better if they chose to sing in their native language. Songs like Optimis or Potret Masa Depan quickly confirmed my notion. Closet38's music almost sounds like good old Italo Rock, given you can be oblivious to the language. This direct download is provided by MediaFire. The link is nested in the sidebar of their Facebook profile.
Closet38 MySpace and Facebook.
Fleet Street ' So
Genre: pop, rock, alternative, blues
The sound of Fleet Street is very raw. The singer remotely sounds like Everlast, Adam Green, or just himself, depending on whichever mood swings him. You certainly won't find sanity in this record, but it's full of entertainment. So is a free CDBaby download. Registration required. On the artist's page you will also find the record Flower Gardens available for free.
Fleet Street MySpace.
Vaios Soriano ' Listen Upâ?¦
Genre: pop, rhythm & blues, gospel
Vaio Soriano was raised in Florida, where he gained experience as a vocalist. He made his way to New York City to go through artist development at BLADE Dance Entertainment. While he is now teaching dance, the music never left him. On his record he presents his own tunes mixed with covers of Rhianna, Alicia Keys, and Robin Thicke. Download Listen Upâ?¦ through Bandcamp in exchange for your email address.
Vaios Soriano MySpace and Facebook.
All Smiles ' Oh For The Getting And Not Letting Go
Genre: rock, minimalist
Jim Fairchild is a former guitarist of Grandaddy and current guitarist of Modest Mouse. All Smiles is his side project, where he sings and plays his own music together with friends. Download the album from All Smiles' Homepage if you dare to share your email address.
All Smiles MySpace and Homepage.
Past editions of Sound Sunday are available here. To have your free download featured in an upcoming article, please eMail me (tina at makeuseof dot com). Feel free to use the comments to make requests or share your opinion. Your feedback is very much appreciated!
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