Originally posted 1/18/06
Ever since hearing about Other Music from the good folks at Boing Boing, I have trolled the site, keeping my eye on new music. I especially like the rather lengthy snippets from tracks on the albums. One problem I have is remembering what I liked the sound of. So I am taking a cue from jmac and noting the albums I am interested in.
I definitely want these:
- Cat Power "The Greatest" [update 1/26/06: got it, love it! thanks emusic.]
- Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "The Brave & the Bold" [update 1/26/06: got it. too busy listening to other things to get into it yet. what i've heard, i like a lot! thanks again emusic.]
I like the sound of these:
- Jenny Lewis w/the Watson Twins "Rabbit Fur Coat" [update last week sometime: got it from a friend (everything but the title track). not sure how she had it since it wasn't supposed to come out until 1/24/06. it's pretty good. thanks pilgrim.]
- Diane Cluck "Countless Times" [update 1/26/06: got it. will listen more later, but sounds good. thanks emusic.]
- Tape "Rideau" [no update. emusic didn't have it.]
I re-joined emusic today. I knew I would spend at least $10 getting Cat Power and when I found out emusic had her, I got the $9.99/month for 40 downloads subscription and downloaded all the ones mentioned above plus Iron & Wine/Calexico - In The Reins. What a deal! For less than the price of one CD I get 4 full albums. If you spend $10+/month on music from indie labels, then there is no reason not to subscribe to emusic. Then again, I'm out of $10 each month even if I wouldn't have purchased anything at all. If you want to try it out (and I know you personally; that's part of the official rules) let me know I will refer you and we can both get free music.