A nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, Timber Timbre has been heralded by the Canadian press since since the album was released this summer on the Arts & Crafts label. After playing at the CMJ Convention earlier this month, the band attracted quite a bit of Big Apple praise, too. Time Out New York wrote that Timber Timbre was “the standout act” describing their set as “powerfully dark, even eerie folk tracks (which) managed to keep the crowd positively awed.” The Village Voice called them a “uniquely creepy beauty.”
So download the album today, and get psyched for their Nippertown debut on Tuesday, November 17, when Timber Timbre takes over Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany.
The Orange Mountain Music Philip Glass Sampler Vol I is being offered as a FREE mp3 download from Amazon.com. It includes 21 tracks from a variety of works across the years in a wide range of styles. Snarf it while you can – I don’t know how long it will be offered.
The B3nson Recording Company – who are taking over an entire stage at LarkFest on Saturday – have just released a compilation of songs from their artist roster, free for the downloading. If you’re not familiar with the B3nson folks, here’s your chance: 17 songs, including Scientific Maps, Matthew Loiacono (on loan from Collar City Records), We Are Jeneric, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned and more.
Tomorrow is the official release of Super 400‘s new CD, “Sweet Fist,” but we still have a free mp3 download of their hot new single “Flashlight” available. Get it while you can.
Jill Hughes is slated to release her new CD, “For the First Time,” with two swinging CD release parties at the Van Dyke this Saturday, September 19. Be sure to check back later this week, when Nippertown.com will make a free mp3 download available, and we’ll be hosting a contest as well, giving away a free autographed copy of the CD.
Today would have been Joe Strummer’s 57th birthday. In honor of this, The Sandinista Project!, a tribute to the Clash, is being offered as a free download, including high quality mp3s of the original CD as well as a bonus track and PDFs of the artwork. As Jimmy Guterman explains:
“The Sandinista Project didn’t set any sales record and of course the number of copies shared on the Net was greater than the number we sold. We didn’t undertake the project to make ourselves any money (it was a charity record) so I didn’t mind that it was available everywhere for free. But it did bother me that so many of the torrented versions sounded like crap.”
Do it today – it’s a one-day only thing, and at midnight PDT, it’s gone.
The Sandinista Project!
1. The Magnificent Seven, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers
2. Hitsville U.K., Katrina Leskanich
3. Junco Partner, Jon Langford and Sally Timms with Ship & Pilot
4. Ivan Meets G.I. Joe, Jason Ringenberg and Kristi Rose
5. The Leader, Amy Rigby
6. Something About England, The Coal Porters
7. Rebel Waltz, Ruby on the Vine
8. Look Here, Jim Duffy
9. The Crooked Beat, Wreckless Eric
10. Somebody Got Murdered, Matthew Ryan
11. One More Time/One More Dub, Haale
12. One More Time (One More Time), Ted Harris
13. Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice), London Calling of Chicago
14. Up in Heaven (Not Only Here), The Smithereens
15. Corner Soul, Ethan Lipton
16. Let’s Go Crazy, Storybox
17. If Music Could Talk, Steve Wynn
18. The Sound of the Sinners, Bill Lloyd
19. Police on My Back, Willie Nile
20. Midnight Log, Soul Food with Mick Gallagher
21. The Equaliser, Sunset Heroes
22. The Call Up, The Lothars
23. Washington Bullets, Phil Rockrohr and the Lifters
24. Broadway, Stew
25. Lose This Skin, Jim Allen
26. Charlie Don’t Surf, The Crunchies
27. Mensforth Hill, Bee Maidens
28. Junkie Slip, Mark Cutler
29. Kingston Advice, Camper Van Beethoven
30. The Street Parade, Dollar Store
31. Version City, Tim Krekel
32. Living in Fame, Lou Carlozo
33. Silicone on Sapphire, The Blizzard of 78 featuring Mikey Dread
34. Version Pardner, Sally Timms and Jon Langford with Ship & Pilot
35. Career Opportunities, Sex Clark Five
36. Shepherds Delight, The Hyphens
One of my favorite CDs of 2008 was the sparkling disc from Princess Mabel, “Listen Quick (‘Cause I Don’t Know Much).” The duo of Frank Moscowitz and Martha Kronholm crafted lush, gorgeous songs – eight of ’em in under 15 minutes – and each was a jewel, a musical haiku.
Now Kronholm is following up with a solo effort – a six-song, digital-only collection titled, “I lived in Brooklyn too: Summer 2007.”
Originally planned to be packaged with a book of photographs by David Lynch that were inspired by the music, it now looks like the music will never be officially released, due to a contractual dispute with EMI.
David Lynch, Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse
Instead, you can order the book of photographs (or optionally, a less-expensive poster) that will come with a blank, recordable CD-R inscribed with this label: ‘For legal reasons, the enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'” Fans will have to find, download and burn the album for themselves, which is already fairly easy to find online.
In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists making an appearance on the album include The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Frank Black and Suzanne Vega, among others.
Wilco (the band) has released a free stream of the band’s upcoming full-length release Wilco (the album) in response to a massive leak of Wilco (the album) that was not officially due out until June 30th.
In a new emailed statement to Wilco’s mailing list, the band writes: “We also have our usual guilt abatement plan for downloaders. If you have downloaded the record, we suggest you make a donation to one of the band’s favorite charities, the Inspiration Corporation — an organization we’ve supported in the past and who are doing great work in the city of Chicago.”
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