It’s been awhile since we’ve shared some of the most important music links on the web EVER (for now) with you. There are so many wonderful music sites out there, and we try to touch on some new ones each time we put together one of these posts. Hopefully we’ll turn you on to a few sites and sounds you hadn’t heard about before.
If you’ve got some sites and sounds that YOU want to turn US onto, make sure to post some info and a link to the site down in the comments section. We may be busy with school (and crime fighting) these days, but we’re always interested in knowing what our readers are digging.
Here’s what we’re digging:
Popblerd – Check out Popblerd’s Popdose Guide to Raphael Saadiq plus a 20 track playlist he put together that represents the best Mr. Saadiq has to offer.
Concert Vault – Always great deals and downloads at the Concert Vault. This weekend you can download B.B. King Live at Fillmore East (New York, NY) Jun 19, 1971 – on sale for only $5. Check it out.
Blogness on the Edge of Town – Our buddy Pete writes about a woman who wants the chance to sing with Bruce Springsteen. So, she started a blog that she bills as “A Yearlong Campaign to Sing With the Boss.” Check out the post, interview, and free downloads of a couple of her Springsteen covers.
The 6149 – If you don’t visit TheSixOneFourNine.com on a regular basis, you are truly missing out on some great writing. Judd has an excellent post up this week titled Stronger Than a Cup of Coffee (afternoon edition): Coffee Schmoffee, these tunes pack a whollup, which features three songs stronger than a cup of coffee. Don’t miss it.
Popdose – Very cool post by the Popdose Staff: In Through the Out Door: Cover Songs We Heard Before the Classic Originals. Complete with commentary, video, and free mp3 downloads… another must-read.
Addicted to Vinyl – ATV always has the goods on upcoming shows, releases, re-releases, and more. In this post Matt takes a look at Joey’s Song: Volume One and Joey’s Song for Kids: Volume One, compilations with contributions from artists such as Del Amitri, Cowboy Junkies, Neko Case, Michael McDermott, Lowen & Navarro, the Crash Test Dummies, Matthew Ryan and tons more. Proceeds benefit the Joseph Gomoll Foundation. Great post. Great music. Great cause. Check it out.
Rolling Stone – Check out video of Justin Townes Earle at the Rolling Stone office playing some new songs inspired by his time as a homeless drug addict.
Listen Before You Buy – Listen Before You Buy is always sharing new music, videos, and news. Check out the new video for “Cameras” by Matt & Kim. While you’re there, check out their other posts… always new music to be discovered on the site.
Cover Me – Check out electro-rockers We Are Like the Spider covering both The Stooges and Ace of Base… yes, Ace of Base. Greg at Cover Me says, “The band takes a song that stalked many a grunge aficionado in 1993 and not only makes it listenable, but actually makes it enjoyable.” Do you agree? Stop by and see.
Captains Dead – Another one of our favorite sites to visit, Captains Dead features the duo Kort, which is a collaboration between Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner and Nashville’s Cortney Tidwell. Their new album, Invariable Heartache, is a collection of classic country-pop covers. Preview the album and grab a download of a track off the album, “Wild Mountain Berries”.
Tsururadio – Stop by Tsururadio to preview a few tracks off Starfucker’s latest album, Reptilians (out March 2011), and grab a couple free downloads off the album while you’re there.
Knox Road – Check out what the Chicago Tribune’s music critic Greg Kot has to say about the current state of music criticism in Knox Road’s latest post, [Hyper Hype Hooray] The War of the Critics: “May the best bloggers win”.
Indie Rock Cafe – A look at this week’s new releases, including highly anticipated albums from The Decemberists, R.E.M., and more. Plus, a bunch of free downloads from many of the week’s releases.
NPR – Speaking of The Decemberists’ new album, a couple days ago the full band performed the album for the first time in front of a live studio audience at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Swing on over to NPR to watch not only the performance, but also the band answering questions from the studio audience.
AntiDuckface – “Stop Making That Duckface!” This site never fails to make me laugh.
To close things out, we’re once again providing you with some fun remixes we’ve found along the way. Thank you always for reading and for being a part of TheFrontloader.com. Have a great weekend!
Your Dig-It Downloads:
Download: The Truth (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix) – PNAU
Download: Days (Azari & III Remix) – CREEP
Download: I Know (Com Truise Remix) – Franklin
Download: Hot Mess (Duck Sauce Remix) – Chromeo
Download: White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix) – Oh Land
Download: American West (Solar Bears Remix) – Sun Airway
Download: Disque Oh! (Eumig & Chinon Remix) – BeatauCue
Download: Take Me Over (Thee Loving Hand Remix) – Cut Copy
Download: Mine is Yours (Passion Pit Remix) – Cold War Kids
Download: Power (Paper Diamond Remix) – Kanye West
Download: Slow (Van Rivers Remix) – Twin Shadow
Download: Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) (Sane Smith Remix) – Crystal Castles