It’s been a year, and Beehave.fr is back with another huge new compilation to add to their Another Way to Fight series. They’re up to Volume 4 now, featuring 89 songs from artists representing a slew of different nations and genres. To give you a taste of the sampler, House of Heroes, The Chariot, and Lovelite all appear, which says something about the diversity. You can download it either as one 600 MB .zip file, or as seven separate albums, which are far smaller. Either way, it’s a great spot to grab some new music before the New Year. Enjoy!
Huge free music news today from Beehave.fr – they have just unveiled Another Way to Fight – Vol. 3, which, if I’m not mistaken, is the biggest sampler of the year so far. It features 65 different songs, from all sorts of artists, from War of Ages to JJ Heller and just about every style in between. It’s insane, and awesome. I can’t wait to listen. Check it out!
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Remember Indie Vision Music? You know, that site that has brought you songs from artists like MXPX, Project 86, Cool Hand Luke, Chasing Victory, Ever Stays Red, Esterlyn (a lot from them actually), The Glorious Unseen, Forever Changed, Brave Saint Saturn, Stavesacre, and Deepspace 5, not to mention hundreds of great songs from lesser know and up and coming bands?
Well, if you have forgotten, this should serve as a reminder. Indie Vision Music has recently come out with Summer Slam Vol. 3, its newest in a very long line of compilations. In it are 56 free songs, conveniently divided into three discs. While this one doesn’t include any of the big names groups listed above (the biggest on the list is probably Gotee artist I Am Terrified), it does include alot of great groups, including songs from bands like Sleeping Giant, Hands, and Impending Doom on the heavy sampler and songs from groups like All Star United, Sleep For Sleepers, and Ocean Is Theory on the rock discs.
Even if you don’t end up liking most of the songs, the odds are that you will find a new band that you really like. And anyway, its 56 free songs, so I probably don’t need to spend this much time trying to convince you.
P.S. I know that some of those bands that I listed in the first paragraph aren’t as big as they used to be (some are broken up), so some of you may not recognize them, but they are all quality groups. If you haven’t heard of them, go check them out.
It’s Christmas Eve, and thanks to many reader suggestions, I have more then enough songs to finish up this year’s Christmas series. In fact, I’ve got so many left, this post is going to be predominately composed of links. This post is going to be a bit of a endurance event, so make sure you’ve got a while to dedicate to downloading. I kid you not, there is a TON of music to come. Brace yourself. Oh, yeah, and merry Christmas!
Let’s kick it off with Shane & Shane. They’ve got their song “Away in A Manger” available from Today’s Christian Woman. Actually, Mandisa, Sara Groves, and Casting Crowns all have songs on that site too.
Alli Rogers has a brand new Christmas EP up on NoiseTrade. It’s called The Silent Stars EP, and you can pay want you want for it, or get it for free by sharing it with 5 friends. Also on NoiseTrade is the Christmas edition of The Silent’s CD Unseen, featuring their version of “We Three Kings”. To top those two, you can also get a free compilation featuring songs from the Love Came Down A Christmas Time Tour. The sampler has songs from all 4 artists on the tour, Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Sara Groves, and Leeland. Very cool. Check it here.
If that’s still not enough music for you, GodTube has got free Christmas songs from Travis Ryan, Rachel Scott, and Sara Groves, plus some other goodies. Then there’s two free songs from High Valley on the Centricity Record’s website. Leigh Nash has a free Christmas song on Download.com, Theocracy has a wild Christmas song called “Rudolph vs. Frosty” up on their website, and then there’s The Staple Singers, who have “No Room at the Inn” up on Download.com.
Sixpence None the Richer, Sara Groves, and DecembeRadio all have Christmas songs available for free on JesusFreakHideout.com, iTicket’s has a Christmas download from Gabriela Hindy, plus two other songs from Abandon and Mission Six. Asthmatic Kitty Records has two free Sufjan Stevens Christmas songs available too.
Amazon.com has got numerous free songs from the likes of Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash, Jars of Clay, Mannheim Steamroller, Big Daddy Weave, Jim Brickman, David Phelps, and BarlowGirl.
I think Don Francisco wins the award for the most songs available. 21 on his website!
Even though it’s not a download, The Advantage has added a cool Christmas song to their MySpace profile. It’s called “Retail Christmas”, and it’s actually quite good. Here’s hoping they do a free download of it soon.
Brian Bate’s has an interesting free download. It works on a honor system – something you sadly don’t see much of any more. Anyway, the song is “Mary Christmas” and it’s available on his website.
Willet’s website, after being down for weeks, is finally up and running again with a free original Christmas song by the band. It’s called “The Nativity”, and looks pretty good.
Speaking of independent rock, the group The Violet Burning has got a full Christmas CD for free this year. It’s called Divine, and you can check that out on their website.
And, to close, Sleeping At Last has three Christmas downloads up on their Virb profile, plus one live song and another normal track.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Indie Vision Music have created yet another awesome sampler – only this time, it’s a early indie Christmas present. It’s got some great Christmas songs (most notably MxPx and Esterlyn) plus around 45 all-year-round-tracks from bands like Kiros, Ocean Is Theory, My Epic, Saints Never Surrender, and more. Totally sweet. Check it out:
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