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Audio Eagle Record's Ohio Rock
A week ago Thursday, Great Scott got a thick slab of prime Ohio grass-fed rock in the form of Gil Mantera’s Party Dream.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 03, 2007


The Excavated Shellac MP3 blog

An embarrassment of musical riches
In the seven months since he started the blog, Ward has posted an astounding selection of music from India, Ireland, Turkey, Burma, Poland, Africa, Japan, Spain, the US, and more.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 27, 2007



Stuff you've never heard and "Fuck A Record Company"
You’ve probably heard of two of the “indie” hip-hop artists below, even if they’re bypassing trad distribution models and just giving away their music.
By: NICK SYLVESTER  |  November 19, 2007


Serious dub phase

Jahtari and its Net seven-inch series
I’m not sure whether it’s stubborn denial of the cold weather or full acceptance of my unemployment, but I’m going through a serious dub phase right now.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2007


Are we still calling these ''podcasts''?

Fair Game music segment selections
Each show features a music segment — usually a live in-the-studio performance and interview.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  November 06, 2007


Illegal Art

On the cutting edge of mash-up culture
Shrouded in mystery and allied with those subversive, copyright-infringing folks in Negativland, the Illegal Art label has been flaunting its liberal interpretation of “fair use” since 1998.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  October 30, 2007


Touch radio

Turning 25 all year long
Touch has released music by a stellar line-up of sound artists and musicians including Austrian guitarist Fennesz, British turntablist Philip Jeck, and New York composer Phill Niblock.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 22, 2007


Flying Nun

Still in vogue Down Under
Australia and New Zealand have been indie-rock hotbeds going all the way back to the early ’80s.
By: CHRIS NELSON  |  October 15, 2007


Far into the Future

Tim Sweeney's nighttime playlist
Almost every Tuesday night, New York DJ/producer Tim Sweeney live-mixes disco, house, electro, and offshoots and recombinants thereof.
By: NICK SYLVESTER  |  October 08, 2007


''Alternative Label of the Year''

Dangerbird Records' free nominated downloads
Dangerbird is offering rare remixes, demos, and Darker My Love’s homonymous debut in its entirety.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  October 01, 2007


Chicago-based experimental

The year of Kranky
Rarely is one label responsible for so many of the year’s best releases.
By: NICK SYLVESTER  |  September 24, 2007


The erstwhile Beach Boy

A download tribute to Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson may have spent a few years in bed, but he’s been up and about for the last few years.
By: BRIAN E. KING  |  September 18, 2007


Audible Treats

"Underground" hip-hop
When the word “underground” gets attached to “hip-hop,” we’re apt to imagine white boys spouting SAT verbiage in a feeble imitation of the real thing.
By: DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  September 12, 2007


The big apple

iTunes is still the answer
With his big, bearish presence and Buddha-like air of reflective certitude, Rick Rubin has been christened savior of the music industry.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007



The offical summer hip-hop remixes
Don’t be surprised if you hear yourself shouting, “Rewind Selektah!”
By: DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  August 28, 2007


DJ clearinghouse

"Blentcasts" from the "People's Mix Click Collective"
Of course, with such a hefty herd of MP3s, separating the sheep from the goats can be a Herculean endeavor.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 20, 2007


Download festival?

How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007


Up-and-coming Warped-types

Previewing the "Lucky 13th"
I almost fell asleep looking at the lineup (Bad Religion and New Found Glory again? Really?).
By: WILL SPITZ  |  August 07, 2007


Type Radio

Free extended MP3 mixes
The UK label Type Records specializes in avant-garde music with a soft, lyrical touch.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  July 30, 2007


Hot and not
Here are some current top MySpace artists to check out, and some to avoid.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 27, 2008


Okay Computer

We salute you
To honor the tenth anniversary of the Greatest Band in the World’s landmark third album, Stereogum gives us OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer .
By: WILL SPITZ  |  July 17, 2007

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