Monday, October 5, 2009

Bandcamp Round-Up: Free Tunes from Heartbeater, Tesla Rossa, The Zut Alors and More

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:14 PM

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I'm glad to see more and more locals adding their tunes to Bandcamp. The quality and aesthetic are better than most any other site I've come across. Per usual, bands have the option to make songs available for download and to share lyrics and artwork, but it sounds better than most other embedded MP3 players. Here are some locals I've rounded up with relatively new material on their Bandcamp sites. Feel free to share more in the comments.

Heartbeater. This is from their eponymous EP, and they're playing a release show Oct. 30 at The 5 Spot. Heartland rock-meets-garage-meets-surf, and it's definitely worth a listen.

The Goldroom. I know very little about this Smyrna- (formerly Murfreesboro?) based group other than the fact that their song "Broken or Missing" is a very satisfying little slice of bubble grunge. This one comes to us via We Own This Town.

Tesla Rossa. They're appearing for free at Exit/In tomorrow night, Oct. 6. Definitely more of an active-rock/radio-friendly ilk. Very clean.

Paper Navy. Smooth, lilting indie pop. Lots of shuffles and pristine vocals.

The Zut Alors. These dudes are New Wave revivalism at its sharpest. Think The Cars, Devo, et cetera, et cetera. There's even a song that features some sort of effect that sounds like a robotic bong rip. I like.

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