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Best Free Music of 2010

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Oh geez, this year just went by so fast for me. I finished college and now I just slave away at my job 40 hours a week. Mostly behind a computer, I work, reading an occasional music blog here and there, all the while almost always  listening to music. I have my go-to artists, of course, but I always have my ears perched for a new sound. There is a plethora of up and coming bands out there that are good – they just need to be heard. Not only that, but they want to be heard. These are the bands of 2010 that want to be heard and I want your hear.

Florrie

Florrie is the raddest underground pop-star of the year. While most of America was tuning in to the fame-fest that is Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Ke$ha, I was anticipating the release of Florrie’s first official release, Introduction. The four song EP was self released and can be purchased on iTunes or on vinyl. Much like all of her previously released songs, the EP can also be directly downloaded, for free, from her website. And here’s that track that started it all, my favorite Florrie remix.

download: Florrie – Panic Attack (Fred Falke Extended Mix)

download: Florrie’s Introduction EP from her website here

Creep Crawl Flash

Creep Crawl Flash is the work of Jacques Christo. He put out his Abroad EP earlier this year that is worthy of downloading. Recently though, he also put out a cover of a Siriusmo track, “MBOX.” The track is very laid back, makes me feel like I’m chillin’ on a million dollar yacht; makes me feel expensive. In additional to the Abroad EP, and “MBOX”, Creep Crawl Flash has plenty music free to download on his myspace page or on Soundcloud.

download: Creep Crawl Flash – “MBOX (Siriusmo cover)”

Computer Magic

Whoa. I don’t know where Computer Magic came from, but she hit me like an asteroid. Computer Magic is one person, one girl to be exact; she goes by the name of Danz. Her music is simple, upbeat organ pop. Danz has a unique voice and the layering skills to seduce any listener. Songs like “Electronic Fences” can take you on a journey, while other tracks like “Found Out” and “About You” are straight forward, yet compelling ballads. Don’t be afraid of the Computer Magic, it will only help you.

download: Computer Magic – “Electronic Fences”

download: Computer Magic – “Found Out”

Computer Magic has two amazing EPs, Hiding From Our Time and Hiding From More of Our Time, which are available to download here. That’s 12 solid tracks! Go get it.

Casa del Mirto

Casa del Mirto has two rad EP’s you can download over on his myspace page. If you want to feel the buzz that is chillwave music, Casa del Mirto delivers. His fuzzy “glo-fi” sounds drop you off in some tropical setting, especially in the song “Jacket and Shoes.” When this song plays, oh, it’s like an instant party.

download: Casa del Mirto – “Jacket and Shoes”

Download Casa del Mirto’s EPs The Eternal and Alcafulcro here

Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach brings your chill status to a whole new level. Mumbled words you can’t understand, funky bass lines coupled with some sexy synths. Oh, these tracks are divine. Head over to Redondo Beach’s site to download all their tracks. “She Loves Her” is my favorite: so smooth, so warm, and oh so soothing. Let those shoulders back. Relax…

download: Redondo Beach – “She Loves Her”

Painted Palms

Painted Palms coin themselves as “experimental.” Since they said it, I’ll say that they kind of remind me of Animal Collective – but better. I mean, I’ve never been able to listen to Animal Collective – they bore me. But not these Painted Palms chaps. They more accessible. They open and close strong, respectively, with “All Of Us” and “Canopy,” but all the tracks are indeed solid. Click through to Painted Palms’ website for the download to the Canopy EP.

download: Painted Palms – “Canopy”

Be Rad. And enjoy the free music.

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Written by theberad

December 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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