Freebie Friday – November 16, 2012


November 17, 2012 by finetuningblog

Freebie Friday is a new weekly post I came up with after hearing a bunch of my friends complain about not having new music. With music discovery websites like BandCamp and ReverbNation on the rise, gone are the days of not having new music. And since so many bands host their tunes for free, there’s nothing to lose.

So put on your headphones, get comfortable and enjoy. Welcome to Freebie Fridays, Fine Tuning’s way of giving back to you for reading.

In this week’s edition of Freebie Fridays, we will be exploring the blues.

Reese Van Riper is an amazing blues band from New Jersey, with an 87 year legacy. If you like Tom Waits, this is the band for you.

You can name your price for their five track EP on BandCamp. For those of you who aren’t familiar with how BandCamp works, you can choose zero dollars for your price for a free download.

The Electric Creatures is a heavy blues band. These guys call themselves a Costa Rican rock band, but their roots in the blues is obvious. You can download their album for free on BandCamp in MP3 of FLAC format – for all you audiophiles out there.

The Shakey Graves is featured on BandCamp’s popular blues bands, and for good reason. They have a very classic, minimal blues sound. You can name your price for their album on BandCamp. But remember, “All donations go directly to keeping shakey graves in clean socks and bread.”

Gary Gordon Wallach is a friend of mine from Queens. He has such a unique and powerful voice, which really compliments his pop/rock style. And though putting him on this list is a bit of stretch, there is a hint of blues inspiration in his music. You can listen to and download some of his songs on his ReverbNation page.

Shark Week is an exceptional California band simply because of how diverse their sound is. They’re a bit of blues, rock, punk, and surf rock all thrown into a blender. Name your price on BandCamp.

Finally, the Blue Stones are a two-piece rock outfit from Ontario. Their latest release, How’s that Sound?  is their answer to critics calling their music too poppy. The album is a gritty-sounding, raw modern blues sound. You can name your price for How’s that Sound? on BandCamp.


3 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – November 16, 2012

  1. also has a lot of freebies. 🙂

  2. Nataly says:

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