Free music from Brandi Carlile, OCMS & more

By: Brn

ATO Record’s Winter Noisetrade Sampler includes free, legal mp3 downloads of new songs by Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stars, Hurrah for the Riff Raff and many more.

D’Angelo: Black Messiah

Now this is an album. You see, once upon a time, instead of auto-tuned pop puppets churning out vapid radio singles, there were artists who took years, sometimes decades, to conceive, create, collaborate and masterfully hone their music-making craft before even stepping one tiptoe into a studio to record an album. That is why and how there is a Kind of Blue, a Tapestry, a Zoso, a Purple Rain, a Ten, The Archandroid and, now, a Black Messiah. D’Angelo has gifted the world with a work of Shakespearan proportions in an era of penny dreadfuls.

in a world where we all circle the fiery sun,
with a need for love, what have we become?
tragedy flows unbound and there’s no place to run

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Damien Rice: New Mp3!

For a limited time, you can download the free, legal mp3 of Damien Rice’s “I Don’t Want to Change You” from his new album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, at NPR’s Heavy Rotation.

Introducing Miamigo…

Miamigo’s “Opinions” is a delightfully dark, modern interpretation of 80s synth-pop. You can download a free, legal mp3 of the song at Soundcloud or Bandcamp…

Introducing Ricky Valet…

Ricky Valet’s debut EP is a trippy carnival ride, or as they call it “minimal electronic/rap/witch music.” Trippy electri-pop tracks “Amongst Friends” (feat. Mothica) and “Stuck Up” (feat. Rachel Mason) bookend trippy rap track “New Oxygen” (feat. Dain the Sire & John Tabler). The entire EP is available as a free, legal download at Soundcloud.