Iron & Wine Download Code Giveaway!!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 03-18-2010

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Time for a change of pace here. Been working too much recently… wishing I was a few miles down the road in ATX for SXSW. I seriously think it’s tearing at my soul. But, alas, I will be there in less than 24 hours.

To get some new content up here for you guys, I decided to offer another vinyl download code giveaway. We change gears for this one, bringing you Iron & Wine’s mellow Sea & The Rhythm EP from 2003. Sam Beam was one of the first ‘indie’ artists I got into and remains my go-to musician for lazy, sunny days.  When Sam released his collection of B-sides and rarities, Around The Well, sometime last year, I went on a bit of an Iron & Wine vinyl shopping spree. So stay tuned here for more I&W download code giveaways in the future.

Just click below or on the album cover above, enter your email address, and that’s it. I’ll pick a random winner next week at this time.

Click here to enter the contest

Fleet Foxes Download Code Giveaway!!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 02-15-2010

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Been quiet around here lately. Sorry for the lack of posts.

But to get things going again, how about another giveaway?? This time, I’ve got a download code for one of my favorite 2007 albums – hell one of my favorite albums EVER: Fleet Foxes‘ self-titled debut is an elegant masterpiece like nothing before or since. Robin Pecknold and crew created a unique sound that is at once classical and contemporary. The debut will no doubt be hard to follow, but rumor has it the band’s sophomore effort will be coming this year.

Click here to enter the Fleet Foxes Contest
Contest Complete

Conor Oberst – Outer South – Download Code Giveaway!!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 02-03-2010

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Another week, another winner, another contest. Congratulations to Tim for winning the Justin Townes Earle contest from last Wednesday.

This week, I bring you another top 10 album from my listConor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Outer South. The album placed #5 and also marked the 3rd year in a row that Conor Oberst (in some form) has created a Top 5 album – according to me, of course. Outer South shows The Mystic Valley Band taking a step towards the front of the stage – writing and taking lead vocals on a number of tracks. These songs really contribute to the album as a whole and actually played a big part in my high placing of it. Of course, Conor’s songs are impressive. Three of them made it to my Top 50 Songs List.

Once again, simply click below (or on the album cover above), enter your email, and that’s it. I’ll randomly pick a winner this time next week.

Click here to enter the Conor Oberst Contest
Contest Complete – Congrats Brad!

New Track from Joe Pug’s Messenger…

Posted by Payton | Posted in album release, free music | Posted on 01-29-2010

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Got an email this morning containing some free tracks available from AmieStreet.com. One of which happens to come from a very highly anticipated album – Joe Pug’s full-length debut Messenger. The disc comes out February 16th via Lightning Rod Records following Joe’s impressive first two EPs. Get Nation of Heat here and In The Meantime is still available for free when you join Joe’s mailing list.

Messenger

  1. Messenger
  2. How Good You Are
  3. Not So Sure
  4. The Sharpest Crown
  5. The Door Was Always Open
  6. The First Time I Saw You
  7. Unsophisticated Heart
  8. Disguised as Someone Else
  9. Bury Me Far (From My Uniform)
  10. Speak Plainly, Diana

Also up for grabs in the email was a track from Great Lake Swimmers – a band I’m slowly but surely getting into. This one comes from their 2009 release Lost Channels. It’s a rousing acoustic track that’s “swimming in harmony.”

Great Lake Swimmers – Still
buy Lost Channels (2009) [CD][Vinyl][MP3 - only $5]

Justin Townes Earle Download Code Giveaway!!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 01-27-2010

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Just picked a winner for the last download giveaway – Congrats Jeanette!

Next up is #10 from my 2009 Album ListJustin Townes Earle’s Midnight At The Movies. This album was also the landslide winner of the first annual Bird List.

Once again, it’s easy. Simply click below or on the album cover above and enter your email address. A winner will be randomly chosen next Wednesday (2/3).

Click here to enter the contest
Contest complete – Congrats Tim!

Deer Tick Download Code Giveaway!!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 01-20-2010

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As promised, I’ve got a few more unused download codes to give away. Up for grabs this week is the newest album from one of the hottest bands in the country. Deer Tick’s Born on Flag Day found itself at #4 on my Top 20 Albums of 2009. Read my review.

This time there’s no trivia stopping you from giving it a try. Simply click below or on the album cover and enter your email address. Next Wednesday (1/27), I’ll pick a random winner and notify them via email with the working download code. Do it.

Click here to enter the Deer Tick Contest
Contest Complete – Congrats Jeanette!

Contest: Free Avett Brothers Album!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 12-20-2009

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Round Two of my Free Digital Download Code Christmas Giveaway!
Available today is The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You. It was #12 on my Top 20 Albums of 2009. This one is simple:

What were my #1 picks for Album and Song for 2007?

Comment with the answer and your email (or email me if you like that better).
First correct answer wins the download code.

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Congratulations again to Scott, the winner of the first contest. He won a download code for The Felice Brothers – Yonder Is The Clock by being the first to answer this question:

Which Felice Brothers song contains a ‘pop’ in the audio, allegedly due to a nearby lightning strike while recording in the rain?

Answer: The Felice Brothers – Hey, Hey Revolver
It occurs about :35 seconds in – you hear a quick drop in volume, then the telltale thunder roll seconds later.

I should get the Top 10 Albums posted tonight, and I have a handful of download codes to give away from those as well. Stay tuned.

Contest: Free Felice Brothers Download!

Posted by Payton | Posted in contest, free music | Posted on 12-18-2009

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‘Tis the season of giving. And although I haven’t let loose any holiday music just yet, I though I’d join the spirit of the season with the first-ever This Mornin’ I Am Born Again Contest/Giveaway!

I try to buy vinyl as much as possible. I’ve basically stopped buying CD’s unless I’ve just got to have a hard copy and it’s the only option available. These days, with most new vinyl purchases (and many re-issues) you get a code to download the album in high-quality mp3’s. Thing is… I’m an impatient person. More often than not, by the time I get to the record store or the vinyl arrives in the mail, I’ve already found a way to get my hands on the digital tracks. So, lucky for you, I have a stack of unused (hopefully still valid) download codes just waiting to be redeemed.

Up for grabs tonight is #16 on my Top 20 Albums of 2009The Felice Brothers’ Yonder Is The Clock.
Here’s what you gotta do:

Which Felice Brothers song contains a ‘pop’ in the audio, allegedly due to a nearby lightning strike while recording in the rain? (mentioned before on this blog)

Congrats to Scott, who sent in the correct answer, ‘Hey, Hey Revolver.’

Comment with the answer and your email (or email me if you like that better).
First correct answer wins the download code.

The Low Anthem Covers Dylan

Posted by Payton | Posted in free music | Posted on 10-06-2009

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If you haven’t yet checked out Providence’s The Low Anthem, what’s wrong with you? I had the pleasure of catching an intimate live show of theirs in Nashville not long after discovering their 2009 disc, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. Both the album and their live set are mesmerizing. Read my show review – with updated song links for a couple days.

The Low Anthem is making their way back from a European tour and preparing for some Fall /Winter US dates, including some with Josh Ritter. Check ‘em out when they come your way:

October 15 Providence, RI Avon Cinema
October 17 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

October 18 Portland, OR Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom

October 19 Eugene, OR WOW Hall*

October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*

October 23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*

October 24 San Diego, CA Casbah*

October 25 Tucson, AZ Plush*

October 27 Austin, TX The Parish*

October 28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater*

October 29 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock at HOB*

October 30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*

See the rest here

* with Blind Pilot

Right now, simply by joining The Low Anthem’s mailing list (at the bottom, on the right), you’ll get a free download of the band covering Dylan’s Dignity. It’s done very simply and with the tone to make it sound like one of their own.

"Your blue blood runs like it’s got some important place to be."

Posted by Payton | Posted in free music, one liner | Posted on 08-04-2009

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Joe Pug – Black-Eyed Susan

Pick up the rest of Joe’s new EP, In The Meantime, for FREE on his site. It’s good.

Check out more One Liners at ThisMornin.com