Can you believe these are legally free?

I cleaned up my massive indie collection today and kept the songs I like only. My library now consists of 5 GBs of iTunes purchases, 2 GBs of free indie promotional tracks, and ~500 MBs of CD rips. We have 35+ GBs worth of rips from our 400 bought CDs, but I haven’t move them over from JBQ’s library yet — JBQ is the Amazon CD guy and I am the iTunes gal in terms of our music purchases. There’s a small fortune we have spent for music in the last 10 years.

So, while I was cleaning up my indie collection all day today, I thought I should put together a top-60 list with the best of the best for you, complete with download links! The promotional mp3 tracks below are given away, legally as far as I can tell, either by the bands themselves via their site or their iLike/Garageband pages, or by their label, or by their marketing/PR teams.

Please do download these a-m-a-z-i-n-g tracks and check these artists out! And if you like their work, don’t forget to buy too! Alphabetically:



ypesh wrote on April 22nd, 2009 at 1:43 AM PST:

this is awesome! thanks for posting Eugenia!

Jeremy wrote on April 22nd, 2009 at 8:59 AM PST:

So far all I have heard is Malbec and I am already totally stoked!! Is the rest are as good then I am going to be eternally grateful!!

mikesum32 wrote on April 22nd, 2009 at 10:26 AM PST:

Remember who turned you on to Deshead.

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Eugenia wrote on April 22nd, 2009 at 12:40 PM PST:

Jeremy, yeah, the rest of the stuff are as good! Try them all!

Mike, I remember. 😉

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Eugenia wrote on April 23rd, 2009 at 10:51 PM PST:

I just added one more, from the Cloud Cult. This is one of the best songs I have heard this *decade*. Experimental, but in a very good way. A very different song. Must be heard from the beginning to the end to be properly appreciated.

This band is a very interesting one. The brains in the band lives in an organic farm, they have a label that uses only recyclable material, and their van runs on bio-diesel. I wouldn’t expect a different style of music from them! They sound like progressive hippies. I love them.

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