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    Posted: July 13 2010 at 22:25
This topic is somewhat inspired by the CDBaby recommendations thread.

If you haven't seen them before, Bandcamp are a website that will hopefully soon replace MySpace - they allow artists to stream their albums, put their albums up for download in a myriad of formats, and sell their CDs. Furthermore, usually purchases of a CD on a Bandcamp webpage come with an immediate free mp3 download - a feature that I think will grow more important as time passes.

This thread is for users to recommend bands that they have found who have Bandcamp webpages. I will start:

Giraffes/giraffes - http://giraffesgiraffes.bandcamp.com/ - I really enjoy these guys, admittedly post/math rock is not my strong point so if they're great or subpar in the genre I can't say, but they come across as great music to me.
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Cool website.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2010 at 03:04
Yeah, excellent. They allow the streaming in high quality, you can download the music in a broad range of formats (if the artist allows it of course), and if you're a blogger you can embed the player on your site.

Here's the album of an excellent new fusion/avant band, lead by a crazy young sax player, and comprises Magma's bassist and the guitarist from Jannick Top's band: http://electricepic.bandcamp.com/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2010 at 05:56
Here is another fantastic bandcamp recommendation - the album Trials by The Monroe Transfer:

http://themonroetransfer.bandcamp.com/album/trials
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro


Here's the album of an excellent new fusion/avant band, lead by a crazy young sax player, and comprises Magma's bassist and the guitarist from Jannick Top's band: http://electricepic.bandcamp.com/

Sampling a couple of their tracks now, I'm enjoying this one Clap. Looks like they only have their album available for digital download though.
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^ Yes, no free download, but at least we can listen it whenever we feel like. 
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Hi,
 
I think I'm ready to see some separation in where people post their music ... youtube/myspace and all those is a hassle, because there is so much crap amidst everything else that it makes it more difficult all around.
 
One suggestion/idea would be to help take a "ProgArchives" (for example -- since they are more established and have a bigger history than most) and combine it with the ability/facility for these bands to showcase their music and not have to go to youtube-faceless!
 
The problem is a type of collusion and favoritism of course, but I doubt that a board with this much history would have that ... some reviewers might not be as gaga on it as others ... but in the end, it would help a lot of artists gain a better link to folks that might actually appreciate their music ... with the side effect that others won't because it is listed in a "prog" place -- but all in all, it would help locate music a lot better than most places do.
 
The other side effect is that we would kill Dream Theater with all the comments!Clap
 
There are a lot of sites out there for musicians, and the problem is the same with them ... divisions that do not clarify anything about the music ... but in my book, the majority of the music I have found in those places is not very good or worthy of the attention that we give here to some bands.
 
And that is only a comment to get the ire of musicians to get better and stop copying anyone or anything else out there!


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Originally posted by rushaholic

Here is another fantastic bandcamp recommendation - the album Trials by The Monroe Transfer:

http://themonroetransfer.bandcamp.com/album/trials

Checkin this one out now too and it's another great recommendation, very pleasing atmospheric music, I'm liking it Smile
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Bumping this thread because it seems that bandcamp has been growing and growing in popularity since. I think I've listened to almost 10 new albums via bandcamp this past week; if people post them it's so easy just to hit play.

A few I ran across just today:


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Here's a free album by a Spanish band called Fasenuova that I found while digging the new Luger album:

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My Band Effloresce is also on bandcamp. Feel free to listen to our entire EP and buy it of course:
http://effloresce.bandcamp.com


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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 09:54
A few other I've remembered...

Vialka - La Poursuite de l'Excellence These guys are here under RIO/Avant, I shared this album with a few other members but they didn't like the vocals. Vocals didn't bother me, I actually liked this one a fair bit.
Perhaps Contraption - Sludge and Tripe Another RIO/Avant band on PA
54-40 - Lost In The City Gotcha! These guys are pop/rock but pretty good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 09:58
^54-40 are on Bandcamp now? Everybody seems to be going to that site now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 10:00
Tis true - although only their latest album is available.
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Bandcamp is FAR better than the crappy myspace. I wish more bands use BC from now.

My recommendations:
http://labirinto.bandcamp.com/
http://alotlikebirds.bandcamp.com/ (not on PA...yet!)
http://atornmind.bandcamp.com/

I also recommend this thread: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=70344&PN=1
Lots of bandcamp links, with a plus: all free releases!

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Oh, yes, there's Hesus Attor, one of the best bands on Bandcamp! Listen: http://hesusattor.bandcamp.com


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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 11:50
Of course who can forget our very own Rob's bandcamp page, live for about three minutes now:



EDIT: How could I forget one of modern progs more popular bands, Phideaux?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheGazzardian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 20:01
Another one from earlier this week:

http://trahq.bandcamp.com/ (The Resonance Association - Impossible Aeons)
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The Monroe Transfer is truthfully one of the best post rock acts out there right now, they are highly recommended.
 
Luger is a great psych band yet very accessible, I think, so try them out.
 
And The Resonance Association (I think I showed you guys that one Tongue) is incredible with every release. The guys really know how to create atmospheric music reminiscent of a modern Pink Floyd almost.
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