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The Right-Click-Save-As Club

ButlerButler 89 episodes or bustRegistered User regular
edited November 2010 in Singularity Engine++
If you know of a good band or website that's giving away legit free music downloads, post the links here and I'll edit them into the OP.

Formatting Rules - please try to follow these if submitting a link, though it isn't essential.
Spoiler:

The List
(Asterisked entries are those added in the most recent list update.)

A
Anamanaguchi - $ (New single every two weeks) $ - Eight-bit rock
[url=]Aoineko[/url] - (A handful of singles) - "bubbly electronic music"
The Armed - ~ These Are Lights ~ "if you like Dillinger Escape Plan you'll like them"
The Armed - ~ Common Enemies ~

B
Badly Drawn Boy - ~ In Safe Hands ~ (Demo)
* Big Black Delta - BBDEP1
* Bomb the Music Industry! - (Several albums, scroll down and look on the left)
Brad Sucks - $ Out of It $ - "awesome and good"
British Sea Power - Zeus - Orchestral prog-rock that goes everywhere but down.

C
Charlotte Sometimes - Sideways EP
Childish Gambino - Got This Money REMIX (Clean)
Childish Gambino - (Assorted singles)
Childish Gambino - Culdesac

D
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
DJ Dangermouse- Jay-Z/Beatles: The Grey Album
* Defiance, Ohio - (Multiple albums)
DJ Earworm - (Assorted mash-ups)

G
Glacier Hiking - ~ Wish Me Luck ~
The Glitch Mob - ~ Drink the Sea Part II: The Mixtape ~

H
Hard-Fi - ~ We Need Love (Joker remix) ~
Harvey Danger - $ Little By Little $
Harvey Danger - $ Dead Sea Scrolls $
Harvey Danger - $ The Show Must Not Go On $
* Hesta Prynn - (Two singles)
[url=]The Hood Internet[/url] - (Whole dang albums of mash-ups) - Some other artists also featured, primarily their own stuff though.
How To Destroy Angels - How To Destroy Angels

J
* Jonathon Coulton - $ (Everything with a :) is free) $
* Johnny Hollow - ~ (Solve the puzzles, get the albums) ~

K
Kanye West - ~ (New single every Friday!) ~
* Kids & Explosions - $ Shit Computer $
The Kleptones - $ (Pretty much all their albums) $

M
* Machinae Supremacy - (Three free albums under "Site Releases")
MC Frontalot - (Loads of albums and singles)
Midnight Brown (Jeff Gerstmann's band) - Deadly Electric (plus three others)
millionyoung - The Sunndreamm EP
Minecraft Music Guy - Minecraft Music

N
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I

P
Party Ben - (Assorted remixes and mashups)
Pogo - (Everything he can legally give away)
The Protomen - (Eight songs from their two albums, plus one chiptune cover)
The Protomen - Beards Going Nowhere
The Protomen - Breaking Out (demo)
The Protomen - Due Vendetta (extended mix)

R
Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

S
she - (Multiple albums) - chiptunes, orchestral breaks, house, ambient, industrial
Senmuth - (Multiple albums) - "...doom metal, industrial, ethnic... newer albums calmer, more progressive, experimental."
* SONOIO - (First four songs of his self-titled album)
Siktransit - Listat

T
Team9 - (Assorted mash-ups and remixes)
Trent Reznor - ~ "The Social Network" Soundtrack - Sampler EP ~

W
The White Stripes w/ Steven McDonald - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

X
* [url=]Xaphoon Jones[/url] - The Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Volume I


Frequently Updated Sources

3hive - Lots of new, small bands featured here.
AudioPorn Central - "The AudioPorn Central is a music blog, dedicated to hot, sweaty, juicy sounds and tools. The site is updated daily, 6 new posts everyday."
BIGSTEREO - Music blog.
Beko - Free EPs from various bands; lots of indie, low-fi, "dreamwave"
Crunchyco - Assorted chiptune albums, some free, including one or two by Fighter X.
* The Daytrotter Sessions - So many singles! (FOUR HUNDRED SINGLES!)
Guvera - Loads of free mp3s paid for by advertising revenue.
Illegal Art - Whole albums available pay-as-you-will, including four by Girl Talk.
~ Magnatune ~ - New download every day. Their front page promises they are "not evil". Good for them!
Mashuptown - Hells of mashups.
Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good - Music blog with some very very cool downloads from featured artists.
RCRDLBL - Eclectic selection, updated daily.
* Spinner Canada
Stereogum - "Has indie musics for free downloads that often end up being popular musics you have to buys months down the roads."
Triple J Free Music - Loads of new music by local Australian and international acts.


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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Always worth looking in to,

    KEXP

    Look into not only their song of the day downloads but also their very large volume of music available through their On Demand tab.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    grooveshark is tits

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    this dude makes like a billion albums a month and releases em all for free: Senmuth. His last.fm bio says "Senmuth’s musical style has its origins in doom metal, industrial and ethnic music, but his newer albums are calmer and more progressive and experimental." so yeah it's mostly pretty decent

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://www.protomen.com/
    eight free downloadable songs from The Protomen's two albums, and a free chip-tune cover of another of their songs

    http://www.protomen.com/BeardsGoingNowhere/
    their ridiculous song, Beards Going Nowhere, for free

    http://www.protomen.com/Breaking%20Out/
    A free demo of their song, Breaking Out

    http://www.protomen.com/songs/fadetophil.mp3
    A free, extended mix of their song, Due Vendetta

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    i like this guy
    http://www.childishgambino.blogspot.com/

    i think you can preview here but my internet use is limited right now so i cant really check whats on there
    http://soundcloud.com/childish-gambino

    childish gambino
    basically that is the rapper alter ego of donald glover, who you may know as troy from community
    some of it is surprisingly decent and its mainly pretty nerdy


    um also wanna mention for any fans of lil wayne, theres a new mixtape coming out in a few days
    i think its basically what the carter 4 was going to be, but then he decided to make a whole new album when he gets out of jail and just release what he already made for free
    which is good because while his other mixtapes have some amazing stuff on them they can be pretty damn inconsistent

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    $ Girl Talk - Feed the Animals $

    From I think a few years ago already, but still damn good.

    EDIT: Hey - this offer is still up!

    The dude from Abandoned Pools (Tommy Walters) teamed up with a dude named Ross Golan who's also pretty good to make Glacier Hiking, and with Tommy's connections from making the Clone High theme song was able to get a Glacier Hiking song on an episode of The Hills awhile ago.

    From the day it aired and still going, you can input your e-mail and get a download link sent to you for:

    ~ Glacier Hiking - Wish Me Luck ~

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Air wrote: »
    i like this guy
    http://www.childishgambino.blogspot.com/

    i think you can preview here but my internet use is limited right now so i cant really check whats on there
    http://soundcloud.com/childish-gambino

    childish gambino
    basically that is the rapper alter ego of donald glover, who you may know as troy from community
    some of it is surprisingly decent and its mainly pretty nerdy


    um also wanna mention for any fans of lil wayne, theres a new mixtape coming out in a few days
    i think its basically what the carter 4 was going to be, but then he decided to make a whole new album when he gets out of jail and just release what he already made for free
    which is good because while his other mixtapes have some amazing stuff on them they can be pretty damn inconsistent

    His whole album is free right here: http://www.culdesac-album.com/

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient Z is for Zillah who drank too much ginRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I love when artists do this! It gives me warm fuzzies.

    Recently I picked up the Drink the Sea Part II Mixtape from The Gitch Mob, which someone here recommended. It is good. You have to submit your email address to them and that is all.

    ~ The Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea Part II: The Mixtape ~

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh, and Jordyn pointed this out a loooong time ago.

    Harvey Danger (of Flagpole Sitta fame) has some stuff for free on their site.

    The main site with links to their full third album, a collection of b-sides, and the final single they wrote together is here: http://www.harveydanger.com/downloads/ with donation links if you're feeling charitable.

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    zimfan wrote: »
    Air wrote: »
    i like this guy
    http://www.childishgambino.blogspot.com/

    i think you can preview here but my internet use is limited right now so i cant really check whats on there
    http://soundcloud.com/childish-gambino

    childish gambino
    basically that is the rapper alter ego of donald glover, who you may know as troy from community
    some of it is surprisingly decent and its mainly pretty nerdy


    um also wanna mention for any fans of lil wayne, theres a new mixtape coming out in a few days
    i think its basically what the carter 4 was going to be, but then he decided to make a whole new album when he gets out of jail and just release what he already made for free
    which is good because while his other mixtapes have some amazing stuff on them they can be pretty damn inconsistent

    His whole album is free right here: http://www.culdesac-album.com/

    Oh yea
    He has a few though
    or maybe they are mixtapes whatever

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    the guy who did the minecraft music has all of his stuff available for free on his site, and on last.fm

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Okay back from dinner, OP updating soon, also going to start a separate section for "Download of the day" type sites since it won't be practical to list all their songs separately.

    Edit: List updated save for Beasteh's, I'll come back for that one. Don't sweat the formatting for now guys, I'll probably change it around a bit until I settle on something as reader-friendly as possible

    If you sign up for Dollar Shave Club here I get a free month of tiny metal blades delivered right to my house. Seems legit.
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Okay list's all up to date, KEXP's having some technical issues right now so I'll put them in later when I can see what to link to.

    Quick question: Do you prefer the links in the list to be direct downloads (i.e. you click on them and the mp3 downloads without you navigating away from the page) or just links to the page where you can get the downloads? The former isn't always possible, depending on how the individual websites are set up, but so far I've included that where I can.

    If you sign up for Dollar Shave Club here I get a free month of tiny metal blades delivered right to my house. Seems legit.
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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Trent Reznor has released a number of things for free on the Null Corporation site.

    The Slip

    The first nine tracks of Ghosts I-IV

    The How To Destroy Angels EP

    The Social Network Soundtrack Sampler


    Also, before Daysleeper sneaks in here

    The Kleptones have a number of mashup albums available.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I want to listen to a band so indy that they haven't even heard of themselves.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Brad Sucks - $ Out of It $

    The music is awesome and good and he puts the full source for his albums on the website and err'thang.

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the Devil hit his knees and say the Our Father. Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Steven McDonald, of the band Redd Kross, took the idea of "what if The White Stripes had a bassist?" and got to work.

    His creation was the album Redd Blood Cells. It was a free release on his site as he finished each song after the White Blood Cells album came out, then later as an entire album for a while.

    He's since taken the entire album down, with the idea that the P2P community would let it propagate. You can find torrents of it, though I don't know if we can link to those sites still even if it's a free release.

    Either way, he still has up one track - his version of
    The White Stripes w/ Steven McDonald - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited September 2010
    i love free downloads

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Anamanaguchi has been posting new singles for free every two weeks, though there is also an option at the top to donate whatever you want through Paypal

    It's chiptunes but they also use real guitars and drums, so... 8-bit rock I guess?

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    why does the title of this thread make me laugh like a little girl every time i see it

    plus SHIT YES ANAMANAGUCHI RULES

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  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Trent Reznor has released a number of things for free on the Null Corporation site.

    The Slip

    The first nine tracks of Ghosts I-IV

    The How To Destroy Angels EP

    The Social Network Soundtrack Sampler


    Also, before Daysleeper sneaks in here

    The Kleptones have a number of mashup albums available.
    i wish he would do year one already

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    oh my god R4INBOW IN THE D4RK.mp3 (Das Racist Remix) is incredible

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Girl Talk is so, so good

    It's not just Feed the Animals which is free, either. His entire discography is pay-what-you-want on the Illegal Art site

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  • BorommakotBorommakot Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    3hive.com has a ton of free downloads, typically 2 or 3 songs from small bands so it's a good way to find new bands to follow.

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  • Four-EyesFour-Eyes Registered User
    edited September 2010
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Birds-Ate-My-Face/105444781041
    Go to the My Band tab.
    They're really good, but it's either you love them or hate them.

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    God dammit. I know radiohead put "these are my twisted words" up for free but I can't find where.

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  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://stereogum.com/

    Has indie musics for free downloads that often end up being popular musics you have to buys months down the roads.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Sash Lilac AvaliceRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    music is okay

    I guess

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Found through the magic of google.

    http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/index.php?c=497

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Anamanaguchi is about a week late (so far) with the single this time, sadly
    Or is "summer 2010" technically over now?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Summer ended yesterday, GG

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Trent Reznor has released a number of things for free on the Null Corporation site.

    The Slip

    The first nine tracks of Ghosts I-IV

    The How To Destroy Angels EP

    The Social Network Soundtrack Sampler


    Also, before Daysleeper sneaks in here

    The Kleptones have a number of mashup albums available.
    i wish he would do year one already

    me too

    he was going to take a break from any major projects but then David Fincher was all 'hey come do the soundtrack to The Social Network.'


    Though I have little hope of it ever coming to fruition, the idea of a Year Zero mini-series that Reznor had considered would be pretty cool.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Summer ended yesterday, GG

    Well I didn't know if they were gonna be so exact about it
    It still feels like summer basically everywhere

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Very true
    hot and windy over here

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Would streaming radio count? di.fm has all the electronica you could ever want, of every type.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    the black hole megamix

    which was a toonami thing that never got released

    its pretty tits

    siktransit is also very good and [this album is] very free, favorite tracks are millionaire cat and touchy

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Some kind of slick chrome American prince A blue jean serenadeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The Black Hole Megamix is so good

    Both Toonami albums are baller as fuck

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2010
    grooveshark is tits

    yes
    definitely worth subscribing for a mere $3/month

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