Thursday, June 3, 2010

The (Free) Sounds Of Summer

Summer is here and that means bikinis, speedos, tanning, grilling, late nights with friends and a wide variety of summer activties. Of course, for every great summer activity, the music should be equally as great. While there are plenty of new releases to choose from and plenty of concerts and festivals to attend, there is also a nice variety of free mixtapes and samplers to choose from.

Artists such as The Cool Kids and Best Coast as well as record labels Sub Pop, Merge and Matador all have new sounds for you to download or stream. Adult Swim created the Adult Swim Singles Program to issue out eight free singles from the likes of Killer Mike and Madvillian. Levi's has Levi's Pioneer Sessions and, remember, there is still a free copy of How to Destroy Angels online. Whatever you choose to do this summer, be sure to do it with some great music and if it is free, all the better.

The Cool Kids -  Tacklebox
Best Coast's Artist Advocacy Guest Mixtape
Grand Archives - The Story So Far...
How to Destroy Angels' Self Titled Debut EP
The Adult Swim Singles Program
Levi's Pioneer Sessions
Digital Bang: The 2010 Sub Pop Sampler for Amazon
Merge Records 2010 Digital Sampler
4AD Sampler
Matador Records Intended Play 2010
Sympathy for the Record Industry Sampler
March 2010 Saddle Creek Sampler
Hardly Art Label Sampler 2010
Filter Label Sampler
Lookout Records' Be on the Lookout!
Beehouse Records Spring Sampler 2010
Century Media Presents: From the Vault Sampler

As a bonus, here is a link to Sub Pop's previous Cybersex samplers which features Nirvana, Flight of the Conchords, Grand Archives, The Vaselines, No Age, Fleet Foxes and Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore.

Enjoy your summer! 

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