Engineers: Three Fact Fader

If you haven’t heard Engineers yet..

They’re a UK band that released their first effort (a mini-album) Folly in 2004, their first full-length (self-titled) in 2005 and their latest album, Three Fact Fader, this year.

I recently become obsessed with their wall-of-sound single, Clean Coloured Wire [listen to the serious music-lover's extended version here] and then got the new album – highly recommend it :)

Listen to tracks from Three Fact Fader (Myspace)
Download Three Fact Fader (iTunes)
Buy a physical copy (with Bonus singles)

Posted 3333 days ago in Audio

girl talk album – dl it now

remix master girl talk has released his latest album as a “pay-what-you-want” download on illegalart.net

With hours of material collected from two years of live shows, Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) meticulously edited together a seamless album that combines 300+ samples - get it here

girl talk is also the focus of the (freakin awesome) opensource film RIP: A Remix Manifesto.. download the film on opensource cinema and remix it ;)

Posted 3404 days ago in Audio

Danger Mouse + Sparklehorse + David Lynch

this is one of the coolest things i’ve run across this year.. **EDIT** buy / download the album here

the new album,”Dark Night of the Soul” was written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, but feature a different singer on each track. The album won’t be released until July, and only 5,000 copies will be made available [packaged with a book of photos by director David Lynch] – and read the review

“In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists (..) include: James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch, and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils” – NPR

Posted 3419 days ago in Audio

download a few free albums

various artists: enjoyed: a tribute to bjork’s post
stereogum brings us another tribute album, this time they took on bjork’s post and asked various artists to covers the songs.. download the entire album for free – but do it soon! they only offer the downloads for a limited time [scroll to the bottom of the article to grab the whole thing]

nine inch nails: the slip
nine inch nails released their last album for free, as a “thank you.. to our fans”. you can buy a limited edition cd/vinyl version of it or download all 10 tracks for free

coldplay: LeftRightLeftRightLeft
this 9 track live album will be made available as a free download on Coldplay’s website, starting on May 15th

know of any other bands offering free album downloads? please let me know – thx!

Posted 3429 days ago in Audio

portishead, third

portishead released their new album last month.. i just downloaded it today but on first listen it seems it was worth the cash. i have the first track “machine gun” on repeat as i type this post..

this one seems a little grittier to me – darker and with even less hope than usual (if that’s possible) so of course i love it. definitely mood music.. a solid backdrop for… something. in my perfect world they would lose the mellow songs and she would sing less, but the music is good on most songs – i wish i could get a copy of this with no vocals (but i guess i say that about every album).

they also released a limited edition box set for it – which promptly sold out. i never buy these anyway.. i am strictly in download mode at this point (btw – this cd is available through itunes) but a bummer for those who do.

Posted 3777 days ago in Audio

new nin album (halo 27) $0

ok i wish that nin would just take a break from doing all the news-worthy sht they do so i could get some work done – tco is coming next week and i barely have time to sleep let alone blog..

anyway, nin has decided to release their new album “the slip” for free. FREE. period. go get it: www.nin.com

ps – advance tickets for the aug 2nd minneapolis show on sale on the 7th.. ticketmaster on the 10th..

Posted 3793 days ago in Audio

download 36 nin tracks for $5

ok, new nin album and you can download all 36 tracks for $5

Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I – IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I – IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.
Trent Reznor explains, “I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point”..”I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.”-nin.com

Posted 3857 days ago in Audio

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