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cheyenne_h on 06/22/2018 at 02:38PM

A Compendium of WFMU Live Performances

WFMU, the major driving force behind FMA's creation - and its continued existence! - continues its campaign of badassery by adding music to the Free Music Archive on a regular basis. At this time, there are more than 20,000 tracks in their collection!! If you have a favorite show from WFMU, consider looking at the collections FMA has compiled, organizing live sessions by DJ/show. Some hosts only have one or two live sessions and some have hundreds of tracks waiting to be streamed or downloaded! 

You can scroll through the growing roster (more than 100), or check out this handy-dandy alphabetized list to browse through.

Find your new favorite band! 

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saturnine on 06/21/2018 at 06:42PM

Finnish band Astrometrics releases third EP

'Into Hyperspace' is the third EP by the Finnish band Astrometrics. As is usual — yet always unexpected — the recording process took longer than was anticipated, but the band is satisfied with the result and already looking forward to starting the recording of the next release over the summer. The band's melodic electronic rock, influenced by old as well as new elements in the genre, is given its distinctive sound by a DIY synthesizer based on the Commodore 64 sound chip. The lyrical themes range from personal introspection to general space rock topics as well as more particular matters of geek interestlike the history of the calculus.'Into Hyperspace' is the biggest release from the band yet, including four songs - and one of them is completely in Finnish, which is something they've never done before."I think this is the best recording we've released so far", says the bass player and band promoter Kalle Alho. "It's also the most personal release for me because it features one track written by myself (titled "Lentomatto", "The Flying Carpet"). It's a bit different kind of a song than what we've heard from the Astrometrics earlier. I was nervous to introduce the song to the band but they all took it well and together we shaped the song into what it is on the record." "It was great!", the bassist says. "It's one of the things in our band that I admire the most - that it's not genre music - we can do whatever we please and are always open to new and different ideas. I know that certain type of eclecticism might turn some people off - for they don't know what to expect - but for me personally it is a huge source of inspiration and satisfaction."

 

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cccommunitymusicawards on 06/20/2018 at 08:40PM

Announcing the CC Community Music Awards!

Congratulations to the genre winners of the first annual CC Community Music Awards! In effort to create a Grammy-equivalent for the Creative Commons community, several cc artists/bloggers/enthusiasts have banded together to honor creative commons musicians. This year's eligibility window was April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 and the selections were hand-picked by the judges. You can see this year’s winners and nominees at https://ccmusicawards.com/ 

Now it’s time for you to vote! Help decide the overall Album and Track of the Year here: https://goo.gl/forms/IqytNPTjkbhDuwgA3

 

Voting will close July 12 and the winners will be announced on Netlabel Day (July 14).

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Simon_Mathewson_1429 on 06/20/2018 at 09:39AM

New release: Parallel Park - Demonstration

The new release by Parallel Park draws on the band members backgrounds of punk, psychedelic and krautrock, creating a genre-shifting album held together by the tracks rough "demo" feel. Hence the album title.

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Love the sounds of SURF MUSIC? So do we! June is International Surf Music Month, so celebrate with us by enjoying some of our surf tunes or submitting your own until July 1!

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