Let me catch you up with my life for a second. After doing Comic-con all week (and at least one party or show every night), I was absolutely wrecked. Every muscle and bone in my body ached. I came home on Sunday night after 10:30 and my neighbors were having a party (that had started at 3 pm, by the way. And one that they promised "wouldn't be noisy".) I've created my share of noise over the years, so I tolerated the party for a while. Then it got later. I sent a text message. No reply. I called. No Reply. Then they really blew it by chanting/cheering during the True Blood repeat, which I was seeing for the first time. I actually went out of my apartment midshow and yelled to them so as not to miss my show. I believe it was something like, "[neighbor's name], It's 12:30! On a Sunday! Time to call it a night!" And then I slammed my screen door on my foot. FML.
I am officially that person. Their friends gathered their bibles and left and I was content because I was finally going to get sleep. And man, did I sleep. Well, until the big mouth salon chick opened up shop at 7 a.m. to catch her clients up on her slutty weekend rendezvous. The same time she starts, so does the construction that has that awful beeping that Caterpillers make when they're in reverse. All. Day. Long. *sigh* I remember when Kensington was quiet and I was the loudest one in the hood.
I attempted jumping right into catching up with updating the Casbah calendar and email and posts and job hunting and other "work" come Monday, but my apartment was frightening. So I cleaned. Three loads of laundry. Find places for all the Comic-con crapola. Go through mail. Put all CDs and press kits in one place. Clean the fridge. Clean the litter box. Do the dishes. Dust. More dishes. Vacuum. Make dinner. Do dishes from dinner. Recycle junkmail and magazines from 2009. Fold laundry. Put freshly laundered sheets on the bed. Play with cat while attempting to make bed. Bleed on freshly washed white sheets due to gushing cut from playful but overzealous cat.
It was well into nighttime before I felt like everything was in it's right place and I could finally get to business. I finally started to read the last few days worth of email, one by one. All 323 of them. Naturally, in all of that there was a lot of bullshit, but there were also a lot of free downloads to offer. I haven't listened to all of these though I did sample and they cover a spectrum of genres, so you're just going to have to listen on your own and see if you think they're worth downloading. Unlike last week, most of these bands are not touring through San Diego. I'm putting the locals and the touring bands at the top, but there will be a lot more if you click on 'keep on reading'.
For all downloads (except Fever Sleeves which is at Mediafire), right click and 'save as' or 'save link as' to download depending on your browser. These are all externally hosted by various official sites which have cleared for posting but reserve the right to remove the links at any time, so download them while ya can. This by no means covers all new music, this is just the music that was sent to me over the past seven days to share with my readers.
Fever Sleeves Soft Pipes, Play On
For full album free download, click here.
NPMT at The Ruby Room, August 13
Eastern Conference Champions "Bloody Bells (M. Zero Remix)"
At Beauty Bar San Diego August 17
Fillagar "Gray Area"
Appearing at Soda Bar August 23
The Lights "new new"
Appearing at Soda Bar August 27
Little Gold "Completely Fucked"
Performing at Tin Can with Lovey Dovies, September 1
There was no logical way to organize these, so they're alphabetical.
A Lull "Weapons for War"
Arab Strap Daughters of Darkness"
Awolnation "Burn It Down"
Backwards Quilt "And Then The Sigh"
Blip Blip Bleep "Freak You Out"
Burnt Ones "Burnt to Lose"
Dana Falconberry "Singing Lullabies"
Darker My Love "Split Minute"
Drunken Barn Dance "A Winter's Tale"
FUR "Black Castles"
Hooray For Earth "Surrounded By Your Friends" (Twin Shadow Remix) "Form" (Oh No Ono Remix)
Jesse Woods "Mind Drips" (Neon Indian Cover)
Jody Porter “Aurora”
John Eichleay "Hideout"
Keegan DeWitt "Say La La"
Lazy "Who Could Break Your Heart"
Le Vice "Shy Guy"
Munk "Down In L.A." (Them Jeans Remix)
Nihiti "Black Cars" "The Return of Kind Ropes"
Pegi Young "Body Breaks" (Devendra Banhart cover)
Rusty Anderson "Where Would We Go?"
Shit Robot "I Found Love (TBD Remix)"
Snuffaluffagus "Brazil Wood Poetry"
Soars "Throw Yourself Apart"
Soft Metals "Love Or Music"
Sunset "Sunshine Hair"
Team Bayside High "No Sleeves Attached" (DJ Mix)
The Murdocks "Black Jesus Knocking"
Tucker Jameson & The Hot Mugs "Last Train Home"
Wartime Blues "Youth"
Woodsman "When The Morning Comes"
Yacht "Nausea" (X cover)
Young Man "Five"