There has been a little burst of free samplers and downloads hit the web recently and some are very much worth a few moments of your time to check out and get hold of – after all what is there to lose apart from your e-mail privacy?
First up is the brilliant Garage Swim compilation, curated under Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records label. It consists of fifteen never-before-released tracks from both emerging and iconic garage rock bands including Bass Drum of Death, Thee Oh Sees, JEFF The Brotherhood, Black Lips, Mikal Cronin, Mind Spiders, The Gories, King Khan, and Weekend amongst others. The album also includes custom album art and interview pieces with King Tuff and Mikal Cronin. You can grab that one just by clicking here.
Next is Dead City Radio’s second volume of their free sampler series, which is available from their Bandcamp page for a free/pay-what-you-want deal here. This one also has fifteen tracks and includes Burnt Ones, The Wands, Lil Daggers, The Janitors and Black Lung amongst others.
Insound currently have two free samplers available for a limited time. Their latest Vinyl Mixtape can be downloaded by clicking here, and includes tracks from Catholic Spray, Georgiana Starlington, PC Worship, Piatcions, Plates of Cake, The Shivas, The Snails, Soft Reeds, Teenage Moods, Universe People, and We Are Loud Whispers.
Meanwhile their May Digital Sampler has tracks from Baptist Generals, Cassandra Jenkins, Cool Ghouls, Coyote Cleanup, Dead Stars, English Singles, Jesse Ruins, Mick Harvey, Phoenix Foundation, and Vision Fortune. You can get that one by clicking here.
Download Teenage Moods – Rock Man mp3 (from May 9, 2013 Insound Vinyl Mixtape)
Download Cool Ghouls – Natural Life mp3 (from Insound May 2013 Mixtape)
Noisetrade are currently offering a free sampler from the haunting and enchanting songstress Cheyenne Mize who is known for her emotionally intense songs.
She has recorded with the likes of Bonnie “Prince” Billy and earned praise from The New York Times and NPR. The Louisville native is currently gearing up for her upcoming release, Among The Grey, and the sampler contains seven tracks including two from the new album. To grab that one, just click here.
Download Cheyenne Mize – Path mp3 (from Noisetrade Sampler)
And finally the latest monthly FeelBadForYou free mixtape is live featuring eighteen contributions of all kinds from music bloggers all over.
Like they say, it is any song, any year, any genre, and it always contains a few great new discoveries within it. To download it, and to see what we contributed for the month of May, just click here.Follow @madmackerel