Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Free Holiday Music!!!

The latest FREE sounds of the season include updated versions of old favorites. Download and enjoy!


"Christmas Wrapping"- Summer Camp

Summer Camp put a chilled out spin on this cover of The Waitresses 80s classic!

"Joy to the World"- The Citizens

This aint your Father's Joy To The World. The Citizens rockin' energy will have you tappin' your toes!

"White Christmas" (Kaskade Mix)- Bing Crosby

Bringing this staid ditty into the new millennium is not an easy task, unless you're Kaskade- well done!

"Merry Christmas Baby"- Colbie Caillat feat. Brad Paisley

Traditional version with two of today's biggest hitmakers!

"Last Christmas Remix"- Wham!

Wham! gets the chilled out EDM treatment on this modern classic!

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"- August Burns Red

A Punked out version with an unexpected tuba waltz refrain in the middle but somehow it works!

"Dance of the Dubstep Fairy"- Alchy's Intoxicated Christmas Remix

Sugarplum fairies everywhere just got a cool makeover!

Happy Listening and Much Joy!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Just In Time For Halloween- "Skulldiggin'"

Black Joe Lewis rocks like some lost hybrid of Hendrix and Cream. The horn section tempers the edge just right and adds a bit of soul to the heavy Psychedelic guitar sound. 

Sample and download for free below:

"Skulldiggin'"- Black Joe Lewis

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bowie's Space Oddity Lives On- Covers And Remixes

Space Oddity is the song that first brought the world's attention to David Bowie in 1969. And after his compelling career that has spanned decades, "Oddity" still captivates as witnessed by Commander Chris Hadfield's recent cover. Hadfield recorded his version aboard the International Space Station in 2013 and the video has become a Youtube sensation with over 17 million views.

Bowie must be smiling thinking that 44 years after it's debut, his initial foray onto the Pop charts is more popular than ever. With that in mind, posted below are some of the best Space Oddity covers and remixes ever. From the chilled out GeoCentricReMix to William Shatner's delightfully campy remake, all are free downloads. Take your protein pills and put your headphones on!

Space Oddity (A Bring-Your-Knitting-Disco Odyssey) - William Shatner

Space Oddity (GeoCentricReMix)

Space Oddity - David Bowie / AFX TWIN Remix

David Bowie - Space oddity (Karaboudjan remix)

Adroi~D- "Space Oddity"

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

David Bowie "Let's Dance" Remix For Kia

Perhaps you've seen the new Kia Cadenza commercial featuring an amazing electro remix of the David Bowie 80s smash hit, "Let's Dance". The song is stunning and is now available as a free download!

Listen below and click the download button to get
the Lets Dance (InFiction String Remix) for FREE!

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Monday, July 01, 2013

The Dears, Bruce Hornsby, Jars Of Clay, Lana Del Rey, Phoenix

The Dears channel the Synthpop sound of the 80s so well it's hard to believe they are a relatively new band. Check them out on this week's free MP3 download:

The Dears- "MOTHERF***ERS"

More FREE MP3s:

Lana Del Rey- "Young And Beautiful" (Carlos Serrano Remix)

Jars of Clay- "Inland"

Bruce Hornsby- "The Way it Is"
April 18 1987
Daytona Beach Bandshell – Daytona, FL

Grim Tower- "Soft Seance"

Franskild – "Shards"

Phoenix- "Trying To Be Cool" Breakbot Remix

Camp Bisco Mixtape 2013

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Free MP3s From White Lies, David Byrne, Wonky Doll and the Echo

Wonky Doll and the Echo- "The Cut"

If Wonky Doll and the Echo sound familiar it's because your brain knows it sounds a lot like Heaven 17. 80s progenitors aside, this song doesn't sound conspicuously Retro. The band adds a dark edge to this Nu Goth prize.

Click here to get the song FREE:

More Great Free MP3 Downloads:

White Lies- "Getting Even”

Warped Tour Free Sampler

Noblesse Oblige- "Runaway"

VOWS- "Symbol System"

Rich Barry- Guitarist Album

CMJ Mixtape June 2013

Citizen- “Roam The Room”

Great Thunder- "Fade Into You" (Mazzy Star Cover)

Toolroom Records Ibiza 2013 Minimix

Churchill- "Change"

Mrs. Magician- "All My Friends Are Dying"

Rogue Wave- "College"

Coma- "Missing Piece"

Whitesnake- "Love Will Set You Free"

Tom Tom Club- "Downtown Rockers"

David Byrne & St. Vincent EP


Dead On TV- "Pale Shelter"   

The Pinker Tones- "In Pea We Nuts"

Polock- "Nice to Meet You"

Coma- "Missing Piece"

Slander- "Magnets"

Maceo Plex- "Mind On Fire    "

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Free Music From Blondie, Charles Bradley, Swimm

This week's free MP3 download, "Souvenir", morphs from a bluesy, harmonica fueled heartland ditty to something resembling a lost U2 track and finally effervesces into full blown psychedelia.

Swimm- "Souvenir"

Free download:

More free songs-

Neon Neon- "Mid Century Modern Nightmare"

These Electric Lives- "Wicked Game" (Cover)

The Presidents of the United States of America- "Get Back in the Van" (Live Acoustic)

HRVRD- "Flaming Creatures"

Yolanta Sy- "The Garden"

Ruede Hagelstein- "Solitude"

Underground Lovers- "Au Pair"

SPIN's Coachella 2013 Mixtape

Chvrches- "Recover"

CMJ Mixtape April 2013

Charles Bradley- "Strictly Reserved For You"

Chainwave- "Wrap Me Up"

AM & Shawn Lee- "Steppin' Out" (Joe Jackson Cover)


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Free MP3 Downloads from Justin Timberlake, Hibbou, Angela McCluskey

Hibbou takes the Surf Electronica sound of The Drums and kicks it up a notch, making it this weeks free MP3 song download:

Hibou- "Glow"

Even more free stuff:

Blackfeet Braves- "Vicious Cycle"

The Teen Age- "Second Youth"

Daniel Steinberg- "True Romance"

Wayne Hancock- "Lone Road Home"

Paper Diamond & Christian Rich- "XIX" feat. Angela McCluskey

Laurels- "Changing The Timeline"

Kurt Vile- "Never Run Away"

Making Movies- "Cuna De Vida"

SPIN's 60-Track Mixtape of SXSW 2013's Hottest Acts

Polyvinyl Sxsw 2013 Sampler

Justin Timberlake- "Suit + Tie" (Julio Bashmore Remix)

The ACBs-"Record Store"

Cotillon- "Talk To Her"

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

FUN. Free MP3 Music Downloads

Free music from FUN. Get MP3 downloads from the recent Song Of The Year Grammy winners! These are legal, guilt free, promotional downloads from one of the hottest bands in the world. Available for a limited time.

Download and enjoy!

Catch fun. on tour this summer with very special guests Tegan and Sara

Bonus: Free remix of "We Are Young" by FUN.

Click here: We Are Young remix

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Free Music From Bowie, Boy + Kite and Deaf Club

Drawing comparisons to Sonic Youth, Silversun Pickups and The Pixies, the ringing guitars on Boy + Kite's "Fall" makes it this week's Free MP3 download:

Boy + Kite- "Fall" 

Click link below for download

More free musics:

Deaf Club- "Break It Slow"

Nhan Solo feat. FML- "Easy" (Adriatique remix)

Footprintz- "Frozen Dove"

Young Dreams- "First Days Of Something" (Delorean Remix)

Maceo Plex – Mind On Fire (Original Mix)

Noah- "I'm Sexy And I Know It" (LMFAO Cover)

HGTV/Paste SXSW 2013 Sampler

Anakin- "End Transmission"

Zed Bias- "Sinner"

Deleter- "Screaming the Song Of Hiawatha"



Chalk and Numbers- "Pretty Colors"


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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Stream David Bowie's New Comeback Album "The Next Day"

"The Stars Are Out Tonight"

David Bowie's much heralded comeback album, "The Next Day", will be available for purchase on March 12. But you don't have to wait until then. For a limited time, "The Next Day" is available as a free stream through iTunes.

Click here to stream "The Next Day"

A lot has been made of the Bowie's surprise record release after 10 years of silence. Critics seem to be jumping up and down with excitement and hyperbole. Others are less ready to jump on the bandwagon, which is understandable given Bowie's suspect and uneven body of work since the 80s.

"Where Are We Now", certainly a strange choice for a comeback single, fanned the flames of those who proclaim Bowie has lost his musical chops. Taken on it's own, the song seems languid and depressing. But as part of the album, it sounds different as sandwiched between a couple of upbeat rockers. The hope and optimism of the song struck me completely differently when I listened to the whole record.

Bowie most cherished songs don't always immediately become favorites. First time I heard "Heroes" I thought it was strange yet catchy. I didn't love it, but there was something there I wanted more of. And after a few listens, I was hooked. I think the man enjoys creating compelling music while simultaneously challenging the listener a bit. Bowie's best work usually created sonic mindworms that took a while to incubate. That is the Bowie trademark and it continues on this album.

The voice is still there. And Most importantly, Bowie sounds ENGAGED, like he's having fun and couldn't care less what the rest of us think. Just like the old days.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alison Moyet Is Back!

 FREE MP3 Download Song of the Week:

Fonda- "You've Got A Life of Your Own"

A driving guitar powers this nod to 90s Britpop. Check it out above. Plus scroll down for new music from 80s veteran, Alison Moyet, who was/is the voice of the legendary Yaz. 

Also, new music from current Pop sensation Justin Bieber and others...

CMJ Mixtape

Prince Rupert's Drops- "Plague Ride"

Guards- "Ready To Go"

Francisco the Man- "In the Corners"

Stars- "You Guys Are Awesome" Tour EP

Justin Bieber- "All I Want Is You"

Low Culture- "Screens"

Morgan Page (feat. Tegan and Sara)- "Body Work"

Alison Moyet- "Changeling"


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Monday, February 11, 2013

Why I Hate The Grammys

Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting and others Perform Bob Marley Tribute at Grammys

The choice of LL Cool J as host (again) this year is a bit pandering. Legit enough to appeal to the Hip Hop community yet safe enough to relate to the white, over 30s crowd, the choice of LL is a compromise designed to appeal to the largest audience segment. Never mind that he's not particularly well spoken or appealing as a host.

But the real problem with The Grammys is the transient nature of Pop music and the incredible lack of foresight by voting members. The awards are too often given out to yesterday's big thing who will soon be tomorrow's forgotten footnote. Because of this this, the trophys are  rendered irrelevant before they are even given out, leaving many music aficianados scratching their heads in wonder.

Last night, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" took Record Of The Year honors. 6 months ago this would have made a bit more sense but the short shelf life of the song makes it already one nobody wants to hear anymore this year, if ever again. In 6 more months Gotye will be as relevant as A Taste Of Honey, who were once voted Best New Artist (beating out Elvis Costello) just before stepping into permanent obscurity. Oops.

Competing Record Of The Year nominee "We Are Young" by Fun. is similarly played out and way past it's due date. Not to be inconsistent, The Grammy's awarded Fun. with 2013 Song Of The Year accolades for the aforementioned, even though it was released in September of 2011 and has been bombarding the airwaves ever since. Most people who are familiar with Fun. already remember back when they were hot. Ah nostalgia.

To illustrate the point further, here are some Grammy nominees from 10 years ago. How many songs do you recognize? Of those, how many would you ever want to hear again?

"Everyday" - Bon Jovi
"Girl All The Bad Guys Want" - Bowling for Soup
"Where Are You Going" - Dave Matthews Band
"Girlfriend" - *NSYNC
"Complicated" - Avril Lavigne
"Overprotected" - Britney Spears
"It's So Easy" - Sheryl Crow & Don Henley
"Days Go By"- Dirty Vegas
"How You Remind Me" - Nickelback

Current trendy darlings Mumford And Sons DID deserve their Album Of The Year Grammy but it should have been in the Country or Folk category. Their music is about as Pop/Rock as Flatt & Scruggs or The Soggy Bottom Boys. This another example of Grammy members being swayed by what is currently trending as opposed to what is more likely to stand the test of time. The current revival of bucolic folk is destined to have the same fate as the Swing revival of the early 2000s. Remember Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

Even more glaring are the staggering omissions of great songs and artists that were completely ignored. This year the sweeping epic, "Titanium" by Sia was overlooked as was music by Owl City, Neon Trees, Christina Perri, WALK THE MOON, Ellie Goulding and others.

The Grammys would do well to take a hint from The Academy Awards. Increase the number of nominees in each category and focus on those that are likely to have some staying power verses quickly evaporating flashes in the pan.

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Guns N' Roses, Mumford & Sons, The Strokes- Free Music!

FREE MP3 Download Song of the Week:

Cosma seems to have borrowed part of the bass line from Wham!'s "Club Tropicana". And that's just part of what makes this song great!

Le Crayon- "Cosma"

But wait, there's more...

Kinski- "Conflict Free Diamonds"

Guided By Voices- "She Lives in an Airport"

The Bear & The Sea- "Sandblonde"

The Strokes- "One Way Trigger"

Veronica Falls- "Teenage"

Guns N' Roses- "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Mumford & Sons- "I Will Wait"

Jemez Mountain Hawkz- "Long Ride Home"

FILTER Magazine Presents: Milo Turns 50
Descendents Covers Album

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Thin White Duke's Return

On the eve a a long awaited new Bowie album, I uncovered this long lost gem. Billed as "David Bowie's Secret Greatest Live Album", this concert is from the Station To Station Tour in 1976. Recorded at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, the sound quality is excellent- Bowie and band are in fine form. And guitarist Carlos Alomar has never sounded better!

There is little in the way of video from that tour and this audio recording is one of the only surviving documents of it. Here is the track listing:

Station to Station
Suffragette City
Word On A Wing
Waiting For The Man
Queen Bitch
Life On Mars?
Five Years
Panic In Detroit
Diamond Dogs
Rebel Rebel
The Jean Genie

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Free Squeeze, Suede, Coldplay...


Dreamy slide guitar and haunting vocals on this Free MP3 Song Of The Week:

 El Sportivo & the Blooz- "Waking World"

More freebies:

Red Wanting Blue- "Stay on the Bright Side"

Squeeze- "Tommy"

Suede- "Barriers"

Desert Sharks, "I Know What I Want"

Coldplay Sampler

Wild Cub- "Straight No Turns (Kisses Remix)"

Great punked out cover of the Taylor Swift hit "We Are Never Getting Back Together" by Stay Seventeen.!

The Canvas Waiting- "Bizarre Love Triangle"

Citroën- ‘Shifting Sands’

Matt Costa- 'Good Times'

Madness News - 8 Live Tracks

Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way To Fall

Rone- "Bye Bye Macadam"
A free electro chill song-

The Lumineers- “Ho Hey”

YACHT- "Second Summer"

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