What I did at Bandcamp…

Not too long ago, we wrote an open letter to independent artists to delete their myspace pages. Now, every other week, we are going to wander along the best alternative out there, Bancamp and see what kind of adventures we can have at What I did at Bandcamp…

Howdy howdy mah free-ends! How you been? Our 2nd week as the paper crane collective was yet another success (even though we had a few computer glitches from a few authors along the way. Things to look forward to, two new additions will be added to the roster this weekend in the form of The Music Ninja & In Your Speakers!  WOOHOO!  Also, finally we’ll update the posting schedule. We got some rearrange-rearrangin’ to do.   All-in-all though, not too shabs, eh?

Eh, indeed.

Oh and hey, random but speaking of… stuff, did you know that nudiezine.com wasn’t taken yet? Seriously! Well… it is now.

anywhosaldoosals…….. Alright!  Back to the reason for the season of the pleasin’ with the music digestin’!!! BAAAAAAAAANDCAMP, where all the lights are on, BAAAANDCAAAAMP, where all the bands are…. okay, lost the song. Fuck it. Let’s get to it!  Here’s how this all went down.  I went over to bandcamp.com, clicked a genre, and literally just started hopping around.  Here’s what caught my eyes & ears.

Libre Asociación by The New Raemon

First up, oddly, was some pretty non-English speaking indie. Not usually my wheel-house, only because, well, I loooove to sing along, but that album cover drew me in and there I was wishing I knew Spanish, well, more than the Mexican cuss words I have a tendency to say at all the wrong times.  Just some sweet dreamy indie rock.

Zoo Weather by Tera Melos

One word…… well two… INDIE-PROOOOOOOOOG! Nom nom nom nom. Up, down, left, down, right, up, right, up, right, doooown.  Mmmm… Sure to be hated by most critics (tis the nature of all prog, sorry boys), this is pretty fucking sweet.  It’s all over the place and I love it!

Love Songs by Saskia Sansom

Recorded live to her Garage program in a bedroom, all hissy background and all.  This is quiet, lonely, slow, rainy, tender, and absolutely lovely.

Wind Up Wood Heart by Social Studies

I love Social Studies. Such a generic name for so many potential topics.  I almost failed it once… for my handwriting.  Yeah, I have bad handwriting. Anyways…  Unlike that middle school class, nothing generic here.  Nope, here we have a straight-forward female lead with a bit of cutesy electronic twee-type childish thingy going on, but wonderfully executed.  And it’s adoooorable!

A Chore Of Mine by Isaac & Hilltop

It might sound a bit twee at first, but for me it’s a bit more classic-folk-rock or something to me.  A bit more quiet-solo-in-a-rock-opera to me.  Listen to “A Chore Of Mine” and tell me you can’t see the lights fade, except for the spotlight on our lead as he’s about sing, alone, to you and me…..

Coming Of Age by KNESSET

Mentions & nods to shoegaze here, but I think it’s more pop with their eyes firmly pointing to their shoes than the other way around.   Definitely a rainy sunday kinda thing.  Definitely pretty bad ass.  Definitely worth the listen…

 

Better EP by faster than sane

Baby found this one for us. Listening to “The Forgetting Song” it’s kinda “yeah, no duh”.  Lo-fi strumming, is that a xylophone? or one of those children’s xylophones?  and some sweet lady vocals.  Pretty simple. Pretty awesome.  Oh my, love love the hum on “Run Forward, Look Back”.  *love*

Raw by Saydi

Okay.  Confession to this one….  I didn’t just stumble on this one.  I’ve had this one for a few weeks.  Yeah, that’s my daughter. Amazing voice, eh?  This is all her.  Talk about proud of my babybird…………….

Okay, that’s it!  Easy peasy, right?  Not bad for just clicking through.  It’s really amazing how much music is out there, how technology and the informational super highway of love canals has made it soooo easy for anyone to put some songs together and pop ’em on the web.  With that comes lots of white noise and, maybe in some minds, so much crap.  But that’s where the fun begins, wading through the crap to find your nuggets of gold, you know?   What nuggets will you find?

Have a great weekend everyone!  Go ride your bikes, go take lots of pictures, and, if the good lard’s a-willin’ and the creeks don’t rise, we’ll see you before long……..

Cheers,
Aaron aka Tsuru

 

11 comments for “What I did at Bandcamp…

  1. March 11, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  2. bears_eat_beats
    March 11, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    @papercranes @tsururadio can I just ask, how did you ever resist the urge to title this series “This One Time At Bandcamp…”??

  3. March 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    @bears_eat_beats @papercranes I was thiiiiiis close.

  4. March 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    #pcc 4 life…. RT @papercranes What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  5. bears_eat_beats
    March 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    @tsururadio @papercranes In that case, I doff my cap to your restraint sir.

  6. March 11, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    RT @papercranes: What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  7. poochtbt
    March 11, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    RT @papercranes: What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  8. welistenforyou
    March 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    RT @papercranes: What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  9. somevelvetblog
    March 11, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    RT @papercranes: What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

  10. Wayne
    March 12, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    You don’t have to approve this message… I Just wanted to point out a spelling mistake in your first paragraph (It’s also the name… BANDCAMP)

    “Now, every other week, we are going to wander along the best alternative out there, BANCAMP and see what kind of adventures we can have at What I did at Bandcamp…”

  11. March 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    RT @papercranes: What I did at Bandcamp… by @tsururadio – http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/what-i-did… #pcc

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