I discovered indie label Turn Records
while I was trying to buy the new Thee More Shallows
record, More Deep Cuts
(which I received in the mail already, and i fu**ing love it), and I'm pretty happy about the find. In addition to having a roster of really cool bands and a wealth of mp3s on their website, when you order a CD from them you get it in like 2 days.
So I recommend you first download these tracks, courtesy of Turn Records
, then go to their online store and buy something. You can't go wrong, and most cds and t-shirts are only ten bucks.Thee More Shallows 2 a.m. mp3
"...one of the most original and best releases of 2005." -Tiny Mix TapesThe Dying Californian Prairie Fire mp3
"Their intimate style may draw comparisons to the more introspective end of The Elephant Six posse, but The Dying Californian are in a league of their own..." -Splendidezine.comDealership Pure Of Heart mp3
"an irresistible blend of punk, sugar sweet twee, and breakneck beats...simultaneously fun and intelligent" - VenusTrack Star The One We Play mp3
"Its...tunes range from sedate ditties to sublimely poppy rockers that whiz by in a brief yet blissful 30 minutes" -CMJNervous and the Kid Stoned Ponies mp3
"Their music has elicited comparisons to rock groups such as the Velvet Underground or Neutral Milk Hotel, to folk and county outfits such as the Carter Family or Palace Brothers"
Download more at the Turn Records website
Check out Austin, TX, based Indie Interviews
, where you can download mp3s of interviews w/ indie bands, such as the Wrens
. Pretty cool idea, and it'll be interesting to see if it catches on. I hope it does.
If you haven't heard Dungen
yet, this song is a great place to start. I got the U.S. release of "ta det lugnt
" recently, and it is amazing. Here you go, courtesy of Filter
Dungen Panda mp3