OFF! First Four EPs $8.99 (ThinkIndie exclusive pre-release!)
Courtney Marie Andrews For One I Knew $7.99 (ThinkIndie exclusive!)
Shadow Shadow Shade Shadow Shadow Shade
Shipping News One Less Heartless to Fear (win a free T-shirt!)
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town (remastered)
Bruce Springsteen The Promise
The Phenomenal Handclap Band Remixes
The Decemberists Down By the Water
Broken Bells Meyrin Fields
• 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.
• BREAKING: COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS THINKINDIE EXCLUSIVE
Courtney Marie Andrews is just turning 20. Listening to For One I Knew makes you think of someone older and more worldly. Her voice is confident and her music is dark and twisting. At times, she reminds you of Joni Mitchell’s more folky stuff from the early part of her career before she discovered jazz tunings. River Jones Music is a label based in Phoenix, Arizona. The label has a knack for cultivating young artists hanging in the downtown area of that city. Speaking of local artists, local boys Jimmy Eat World had Courtney sing backup on their recent album and tour. Lots going on around this artist. You should also check out her other albums. Yup, older than her years.
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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:
Southern Culture on the Skids Highlife
Shadow Shadow Shade Is This a Tempest
Deerhoof The Merry Barracks
OFF! (Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks) Upside Down
Dr. Dog Nobody Knows Who You Are
Kelly Stoltz I Don’t Get That
Med Where I’m From (feat. Aloe Blacc)
Various Artists Austin City Limits 2010 Sampler (13 tracks!)
Many more HERE
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