Free compilations a go-go
Quite a few free mp3 compilations have sprung up online recently, so I thought I’d gather together the links to some of them. First up is from No Idea Records – the next in a now-traditional series, it’s THE FEST 7 comp with 34 tracks from some of the bands who played this year. Sniff. One year I’ll make it over.
Next up is a lower-profile collection from the label/distro The Political Party, titled Party at Ground Zero. There’s a $5 price tag on it but you can just download the whole lot, or individual songs, without paying. Your call. If you go for individual tracks, make sure you give Pegasuses-XL, the Tigermilks and Dead Town a punt.
Courtesy of Rev HQ we have some haaaaaaaaardcore. Scene Not Heard: 22 tracks from the hardcore/punk underground. Exactly what it says on the tin. From looking at the tracklisting I’ve realised how out of touch I am with what Revelation Records are doing these days.
Finally there are three comps I’ve not yet listened to, so I can’t really pass comment on them, but I’ve sure downloaded them. Eyeball Records offers up Eyeball Records Vol. 3 (An Albatross are on there and while I’ve not heard them in a while, I remember liking ‘em). Century Media bring their Fall Sampler – this one there’s no tracklisting for, but according to PunkNews.org it contains “16 songs from The Haunted, Fear My Thoughts, Intronaut, Stick To Your Guns, In This Moment, [Brighton's own] Architects and many more”. Graaaah metull! Ist krieg!
Last but not least, Anti- have a Fall Sampler too. Again, no tracklisting, but the same source claims that this one boasts tunes from “Jolie Holland, Islands, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Mavis Staples, Tim Fite, Man Man, N.A.S.A., Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, William Elliott Whitmore, Billy Bragg, Cadence Weapon, Xavier Rudd, Bob Mould, Ersi Arvizu, DeVotchKa and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott“.
It’s really not hard to find good music for free these days, huh?
In other news, for the first time in weeks I’ll have some Friday Flash for you tomorrow, and also in the near future I’ll be linking to reviews of Fucked Up live, Frank Darabont/Stephen King’s The Mist, and Dragon Quest: Chapters of the Chosen on the DS. The benefits of being on holiday, huh? All the time in the world.