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hipster_bebop_junkie 09.04.2020 01:11 AM

Share your Bandcamp Day purchases, please. :)

The Soup Nazi 09.04.2020 06:11 PM

I'm just getting back online and there were over 60 new Bandcamp and Bandcamp-related emails in my inbox.

This is painful. ;)

_tunic_ 09.22.2020 02:56 AM


 



Field Recordings From The Zone

by Lawrence English



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Almost an hour of heart-stopping location recordings made by Lawrence English in Queensland, Australia in the aftermath of a summer of intense bushfires and just as the lockdown started to re-shape lives globally earlier this year. These are technically brilliant and emotionally pregnant recordings from “The Zone”, a place we find ourselves in right now, where we just might still have time to reshape the world around us if we pause to acknowledge and address our own actions.

“Sometimes, we need to stop (everything) if we are going to start to realise new ways of being in this world. Field Recordings from The Zone is a contemplation of this proposition. The title is a nod to the speculative fiction of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky; their text a perfect parallel to appreciate the uncertainties of what may lie ahead. It is also a study of the world in these moments of radical public action. The work seeks to recognise that to take our acquired methodologies, knowledge and habituated lives forward without examination reduces the possible futures that splinter infinitely before us.

We are already in The Zone even if we refuse (or fail) to recognise it. It is a place that bares marks of familiarity but maintains a restless psychogeography that can shift without warning. Ecopolitical terraforming becomes ever more plausible. The unknown (and in some cases the unknowable) haunt this place like ecstatic spectres, inviting our investigation, our curiosity and ultimately demanding our intellect. These months have been just a glimpse of the relentless dynamism that will be our lives going forward into the next millennium. This dynamism requires radical positions of thought, of generosity, of optimism and of course, radical listening, as the world’s whispers rise in amplitude.

P.S. (June 2020) And then, it was from this quiet that so many voices rose up in unison, calling together to work against systematic racism in our respective countries. If ever a sound could be as beautifully compelling as the quiet, then surely this harmonised unity is it."

Lawrence English, 2020 credits

releases October 2, 2020


I liked the two songs that are streaming right now, so I thought some of you might be interested in this as well

Bytor Peltor 09.29.2020 04:02 PM

Get your $$ ready for BC Friday this week!

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: September 2020

The Soup Nazi 09.30.2020 07:33 PM

New message from Good Music:

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We’re very excited to announce ‘Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy, Volume 2’ – another compilation made up entirely of previously-unreleased recordings from some of the most important names in music today. The second volume features never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos from incredible artists across many genres. The collection will be available for 24 hours only, exclusively via Bandcamp this Friday, October 2nd starting at 12:01am PT.

All net proceeds from the album’s sales will go to Voting Rights Lab (votingrightslab.org), a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization working to help secure, protect, and defend the voting rights of all Americans in the upcoming 2020 U.S. election.

Volume 2 follows the success of Volume 1, which raised over $250,000 for voters' rights work during its 24-hour release on September 4th – thank you to everyone who previously supported via Volume 1! Despite the overwhelming enthusiasm from artists who contributed to this new installment and resulted in nearly twice as many tracks, we've decided to keep the pricing the same as last time at $20.20... if you are able, please consider donating more for Volume 2 via Bandcamp's pay more option.

We'll also be offering a limited-edition poster designed and signed by Sofia Coppola on Friday via Bandcamp to raise additional funds, also going to Voting Rights Lab. The poster and compilation album will be sold separately.

goodmusic2020.bandcamp.com

Got a few more details from this site:

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GMTATCOAD Volume Two, like its predecessor, features never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos. Pearl Jam, who recently launched their "PJ Votes 2020" initiative to increase voter turnout, contributed a brand new studio recording to the collection. The comp also features David Byrne's demo for the Joan of Arc: Into The Musical musical; an unearthed recording from the late John Prine; a Postal Service live recording from their lauded 2013 reunion tour; Mark Ronson and Isley Juber's Bond Theme submission; and more. Like Volume One, the compilation also features incredible covers, with both Yola and Feist taking on Nina Simone songs; Yeah Yeah Yeahs covering Atlas Sound; Phoenix covering Whitney; and more.

In addition to the above, artists on Volume 2 include Sturgill Simpson, The Gossip, Little Dragon, Bright Eyes, Perfume Genius, Big Boi and Sleepy Brown, Chicano Batman, Black Pumas, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Arcade Fire, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, Faye Webster, Nilüfer Yanya, Jenny Lewis, Tenacious D, Jack Johnson, The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Charly Bliss, Girlpool, MUNA, Flume and Toro Y Moi, Matt and Kim, Mexican Institute of Sound, Nick Hakim, and many, many more.

So rare John Prine + live Guided by Voices ("Game of Pricks" from 12/31/19; I got that info from a GbV-via-Bandcamp message) + Jenny Lewis + all for the most crucial issue right now = sold! :)

The Soup Nazi 09.30.2020 07:47 PM

From Bandcamp Daily:

Spoon's Britt Daniel Picks His Bandcamp Favorites

Spoiler alert - the list includes:

- The Clientele - Suburban Light
- A Giant Dog - Pile
- Low - The Great Destroyer
- Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
- Deerhunter - Cryptograms
- Bodega - Endless Scroll
- Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace
- Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math

The Soup Nazi 09.30.2020 07:59 PM

New release from Unwound:

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7​/​26​/​2001

Unwound reunited in July of 2001 with original drummer Brandt Sandeno for a quick run through their old songs at Olympia’s Phoenix Street House. A decade removed from their post-hardcore roots, with heaps of technical proficiency to go around, the trio blazed through their debut album and a few Giant Henry cuts for a select number of Olympians, just prior to the release of their final album, Leaves Turn Inside You.

Please correct me if I'm wrong: this archival release really is new, right? I can't find a Discogs entry or summat. Available for two bucks! :eek:

The Soup Nazi 09.30.2020 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
So rare John Prine + live Guided by Voices ("Game of Pricks" from 12/31/19; I got that info from a GbV-via-Bandcamp message) + Jenny Lewis + all for the most crucial issue right now = sold! :)


Just read that the Old 97's are on it as well. Bitchen!

The Soup Nazi 10.01.2020 09:39 PM

 


It's a-comin'...

The Soup Nazi 10.21.2020 08:45 PM

From Bandcamp Daily:

A Guide to the Music of Archie Shepp, Who Kept Jazz Vitally Political

When I read the article's title, with the verb "keep" in the past tense, I thought, "NOOO - fuck this and fuck everything else!". Fortunately, Mr. Shepp is very much still with us and making fire music, 83 years young. The Bandcamp piece features new quotes by AS, including anecdotes with John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor.

hipster_bebop_junkie 11.03.2020 03:32 PM

New record by the MoE/Rasmussen constellation, joined by legendary drummer Ikuro Takahashi (of Fushitsusha fame). Out on Bandcamp Friday via Relative Pitch Records:
https://moepages.bandcamp.com/album/painted

 

The Soup Nazi 11.06.2020 06:59 PM

I didn't want to post this on the "Sonic Youth on Bandcamp" thread because... eh, you'll understand. ;)

 


New from No Age: No Age Live at Hollywood bowl T-shirt edition

Remake of bootleg shirt from when we played the Hollywood Bowl with Pavement and Sonic Youth 10 years ago. Dean [Spunt]'s parents designed it and printed it and his dad sold them out front of the show. Classic. Limited remake on Forest Green.

ships out within 10 days
edition of 47

The Soup Nazi 11.07.2020 01:26 AM

Bandcamp Friday is almost over, but this one "will remain up for one month, until December 6, after which it will be taken down". Buy it and contribute to a great cause. Also: GY!BE fans, take notice!

 


Children in Cages
by Marisa Anderson and Sophie Trudeau

All sales from this track will be donated to No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization based in Tucson, Arizona. The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Their work focuses on the following themes:

Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
Witnessing and responding
Consciousness raising
Global movement building
Encouraging humane immigration policy

No More Deaths maintains a year-round humanitarian presence in the deserts of southwestern Arizona. They work in the remote corridors into which migration has been pushed, where people are walking 30 to 80 miles. Volunteers hike the trails and leave water, food, socks, blankets, and other supplies. Under the direction of their medical team, volunteers provide emergency first-aid treatment to individuals in distress.

In northern Sonora, No More Deaths provides phone calls and first aid to deportees and northbound migrants. They have an informal check-cashing service for those deported with an uncashable prison check. To those planning to cross the desert, they distribute simple tools for reducing damage to health.

Volunteers research, document, and expose patterns of abuse against people crossing the border at the hands of Border Patrol and other government agencies.

They minister to incarcerated migrants and their families by helping them recover their personal effects from the US Border Patrol, belongings that would otherwise be lost. No More Deaths picks them up, safeguards them, and mails them home.

No More Deaths responds to emergency calls and mobilizes search teams when Border Patrol and local law enforcement refuse to respond and they work in coalition with border communities to resist militarization.


released November 6, 2020

Guitar and keys-Marisa Anderson
Violin-Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion)

The Soup Nazi 12.15.2020 10:41 PM

From Bandcamp Daily:

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An Update on Bandcamp Fridays

On the first Friday of every month since March, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these nine days, fans paid artists and labels $40 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.

Although vaccines are starting to roll out, it will likely be several months before live performance revenue starts to return. So we’re going to continue doing Bandcamp Fridays in 2021, on February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, and May 7th. As always, isitbandcampfriday.com has the details.

If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $145 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!

Bytor Peltor 01.01.2021 05:41 PM

Released (today) January 1st, 2021

Dead Air Fresheners & Bob Bucko Jr. - Here’s To Letting Go

 

The Soup Nazi 01.15.2021 08:49 PM

Interesting article/interview for Sopranos fans:

Michael Imperioli Picks His Bandcamp Favorites

Guy's got good taste! :)


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