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free is good

Posted in free music with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2009 by Kayla

back from a grueling few days of being a counselor at a journalism camp downtown, headed off to Charleston tomorrow afternoon for some beach/sister/friends time.

BUT some things you should know about:

Amazon has free downloads, and sometimes they aren’t horrible. you can get Passion Pit’s new “The Reeling” that’s been everywhere for free and it’s actually pretty good. I guess they are growing on me after all.

and you should definitely pick up the Slumberland Records Spring 2009 Sampler if you’re into the whole c86/jangle pop resurgence.

Arts & Crafts has a new sampler out as well that’s worth downloading as well. there’s a terrific Brendan Canning track on it.

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mixtape: May

Posted in mixtapes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by Kayla

Well it’s officially June so I figured I might as well share some of the tracks I loved in May, (and late April) complete with links to watch/stream and download if I remember where I got things from. thanks (and complaints) for hosting go to their respective sites. they’re not all new but are all pretty good.

MAY 09:

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albums: Chunk of Change

Posted in albums with tags , , on May 22, 2009 by Kayla

Finally got around to listening to Passion Pit’s “Chunk of Change” EP and was, well, not that impressed. I know everyone’s been abuzz but really? Sure, “Sleepyhead” is pretty engaging and I like “Better Things” decently. Overall, though, it’s just an ok record. I guess falsetto vocals just aren’t my thing. And they’re cute little Brooklyn hipsters and all but just not really cutting it. I could get their sound by playing Cut Copy and Of Montreal and a Casio keyboard at the same time.

Maybe it just takes a couple of listens? I don’t know. I think it’s the vocals.