Christine Owman Throwing Knives $9.99 (ThinkIndie exclusive!)
OFF! First Four EPs $8.99 (ThinkIndie exclusive pre-release!)
Shadow Shadow Shade Shadow Shadow Shade
Shipping News One Less Heartless to Fear (win a free T-shirt!)
Destroyer Archer on the Beach
Ladytron Ace of Hz
Deer Tick Holy Shit, It’s Christmas!
… And You Will Know Us … Summer of All Dead Souls
Gil Scott-Heron NY is Killing Me
Cake Sick of You
Dark Horses Alone
Simian Mobile Disco Delicacies
• NEW RELEASE OF THE WEEK: OFF! FIRST FOUR EPs
We are more than super excited to be the first download store to offer the first full group of songs from the band OFF! Inspired by bands like Black Flag and California punk bands of yore, they are pushing an honest and straightforward dose of punk rock.
The band formed by Keith Morris (Circle Jerks/Black Flag) also features Burning Brides guitarist Dimitri Coats on guitar, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane Mcdonald and Hot Snakes/Earthless/Rocket From The Crypt drummer Mario Rubalcaba. All of these players bring real skills and the proper attitude to this project. The songs are short bursts of pure energy with no interference or overthinking getting in the way. Find out more info on the physical box set by checking out the blog.
• THINKINDIE EXCLUSIVE: CHRISTINE OWMAN
This young lady has already started to build up a reputation of explosive live shows: headbanging to obscure movie projections from the ’20s and ’30s, playing the saw, the cello, the ukulele and singing through effect pedals.
Born in Sweden, Christine Owman lived a couple of years in the States as a child. She has worked and toured with a number of talented, well-known artists in different constallations throughout the years; members of the Cardigans (Magnus Svenningsson, Lasse Johansson and Bengt Lagerberg), Bebe Risenfors (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello’s bands), Erik Nilsson (Irya’s Playground, Ane Brun’s and Nina Kinert’s bands), Conny Nimmersjo (Bob Hund), Ebbot Lundberg (The Soundtrack of Our Lives), Ola Frick (Moonbabies), Cecilia Nordlund (Cilihili, Fever Ray), Irya Gmeyner and Andi Almqvist.
Owman has been touring all over Europe these past months – from Russia to the UK to Iceland. She recently toured Canada for the first time, where she played at Calgary Opera Centre (during Sled Island) and sold out all her merch on her first show in Canada!
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• ARTIST TO WATCH: SHADOW SHADOW SHADE (ONLY $5.99!)
L.A. buzz band Shadow Shadow Shade release their debut album Shadow Shadow Shade on Public Records. It jumps out the gate with “Is This A Tempest In The Shape Of A Bell,” which sounds like Brian Eno fronting early Pink Floyd.
I guess it’s no wonder that this seven-piece band see themselves as a big art project more than a rock group. The members include a producer, an opera singer (you can’t miss her) and various other art type folks. The vocal arrangements are quite startling in their complexity and tonal quality.
I guess the thing that really gets me about this group, is the depth of the music and the vision put into the entire project. From the cover art to individual notes, you can tell they give a shit. They conjure bands like the Mama’s And Papas, Queen, Roxy Music and the already mentioned Pink Floyd. The new album’s on sale for $5.99, which makes it easy to afford. I promise the music is not cheap and it will keep you wondering where these guys have been hiding all these years. – radiofreedavis@thinkindie
• SHIPPING NEWS CONTEST – WIN A T-SHIRT!
Purchase Shipping News‘ One Less Heartless to Fear album in the RX ThinkIndie Digital Store and get automatically entered to win a free T-shirt from the band!
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• A FEAST OF FABULOUS FREELOADS!
One of the coolest things about the Record Exchange ThinkIndie Digital Store is the crazy amount of free downloads.
Seriously, each week new freebies are added to the Freeloads section, and these aren’t just streams — we’re talking fully downloadable and burnable 320KB DRM-free files.
Here’s a look at some new additions:
KORT (Kurt Wagner/Courtney Tidwell) Wild Mountain Berries
East River Pipe Cold Ground
Bardo Pond Don’t Know About You
Girl Problems Sancho
Shadow Shadow Shade Is This a Tempest
OFF! (Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks) Upside Down
Many more HERE
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