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Farkus: Thought You Should Know

Farkus is a Chicago based fresh rock band who's debut album "Thought You Should Know" is getting rave reviews and already placing on internet top albums lists. Download the Torrent and check it out yourself.

The Craft Economy: All on C

The band’s first release, the 6-song “All On C” EP was hundred per cent DIY, right down to the hand-made lino-printed covers, and quickly sold out of its limited edition run of 200. The Craft Economy's second release, "Is On Your Side" EP was released in December of 2008 and is available from the band at shows, over the internet, on iTunes and eMusic, and is distributed digitally using BitTorrent.

Borea: Maxi Single Ride [sampler]

Borea three member band from Europe (creating in English, residing in France, with some Swedish roots). They describe their music clash between britpop and baroque rock'n'roll. The torrent contains only five songs, but if you love the music, the full album is available on Borea's website (www.boreamusic.com) for 6 euros.

The Craft Economy: Is On Your Side

During Art Bruts show in Toronto in late 2005, frontman Eddie Argos demanded that each and every member of the audience form a band by the time they returned. Instruments were scraped together, and The Craft Economy had their first practice the next weekend. The Toronto based band whose members originally hail from Guelph, Montreal, Vancouver and PEI has a sound inspired by '70s punk rock and '80s new wave, and is guided by a love of tight, well-crafted and danceable pop songs.

Mike Falzone: Fun with Honesty

Mike Falzone is a witty and fun Indie Rock singer/songwriter who seems to never part with his acoustic guitar. He has played with artists like Ryan Cabrera, Citizen Cope, Teddy Geiger, Stroke 9, Matt Nathenson, Mates of State, Piebald, The Alternate Routes, The Smyrk, Mike Davis, Suckka Brown and many others.

Girl Talk: Feed the Animals

Girl Talk is the stage name of musician/mash-up DJ Gregg Gillis and 'Feed the Animals' is his fourth LP he released on Illegal Art. Gillis is very well known for his inspired mixing style - he uses dozens, if not hundreds of samples from different songs, often without the artists' permission, to create a new composition.

The Wired CD: Creative Commons Music

What musicians are saying is that true creativity needs to be open, fluid, and alive. When it comes to copyright, they are pro-choice. Here are 16 songs that encourage people to play with their tunes, not just play them. This CD was given away free with the November 2004 issue of Wired Magazine, and is permitted to be freely shared and sampled for non-commercial purposes under the terms of the Creative Commons licenses placed on the music.