Fake It Or Leave It

Fake Label Records: Fake It Or Leave It: Vol. 1

Fake Label Records is a fairly new label put up by buddies, Tim Held and Justin Foss. Focusing on acts from the Pacific Northwest, the label is fairly small and follows a DIY approach when it comes to promoting and getting music out there. Fake It or Leave It: Vol. 1 is their first compilation and it smoothly showcases all the talented artists under the label as well as a couple of works from Tim and Justin. It's an exciting journey between punk, rock, indie, alternative and even pop that gives listeners a picture of what the label is all about.

Ray Brown: Canyon

Performing since 2010, singer-songwriter Ray Brown hails from Salem, New York. Canyon is the first release from the artist and it’s been described as a sandwich of fun and tragedy at the same time. Containing 12-tracks, Brown’s genre of choice is acoustic folk but he manages to extend and incorporate a little bit of alternative and country to the mix as well.

Derek Clegg: Life Unfolds EP

With already a number of releases under his belt, Derek Clegg returns to our blog with another set of tracks in, Life Unfolds, which was originally released in 2012. Much of his previous works have been featured here on Frostclick as well, including his debut album KJC which has reached more than 100,000 downloads since it first grazed the pages of the blog.

Ivan Black: Genuit Machina EP

Based in Mexico, Breathe Compilations has long been a haven of eclectic electronica and dark, dub waves. The label has been around since 2008 and they've become a platform for several releases; offering them all for free download under a Creative Commons License. Ivan Black's Genuit Machina EP consists of 4 tracks that paint ethereal and dark soundscapes; making you feel as if you're walking through a dark, slightly menacing, tunnel in the middle of the night.

Chuck Morgan: Chuck Morgan EP

After discovering Aaahhh Records two years ago, (Uniform Motion's Pictures was one the first reviews I did for the blog) they've definitely come a long way. They've added great acts to their roster and continue to deliver some of the most amazing indie folk compilations available. And yes, they're still offering everything absolutely free! Chuck Morgan is the newest addition to their lineup and he's definitely got that special touch as well. His self-titled debut EP echoes with a beautiful sonic presence. Armed with an acoustic guitar and gorgeous melodies, it's a record that's a potential staple on your playlist.

Anitek: Sae Yeon

Trip-hop producer, Anitek, has been regularly making an appearance here on the pages of the Frostclick blog, he's dropped by before with two of his previous records in tow as well as being one part of the duo, Tab & Anitek. Trained in the classical arts, Anitek is a proficient pianist; having played for more than 15 years. He also plays cello,guitar, clarinet, drums, bass and is also a scratch DJ on the side. Sae Yeon is the latest project to come out from his bag of tricks. It's an album that bears plenty of trademark Anitek grooves that both old and new fans will enjoy.

Dan Mayes: Lemonade & Cigarettes

Dan Mayes is an Aussie singer/songwriter that has a great way with indie folk pop songs. Lemonade & Cigarettes is the artists' latest offering since his initial debut solo record, Press Random, back in 2006. This new album was released early this year (2012) and features 11 singles available at a name-your-price option at BandCamp. Combining his love for slower, folkish pop and indie rock music, the album echoes with beautiful melodies and charming pop sounds. It's hard to imagine Mayes as a bassist for a full-on rock band after listening to this.

La bel’s Friends

Italian netlabel, La Bel is only two years old but it's introducing great new talent to the world of indie folk music. Started last March 2010, the label has grown quite a bit since they started. They've become a great platform for experimental musicians who have a knack for mixing the eclectic and the melodic. On their site, they describe the label as one that loves "the sound of footsteps on the snow, internet & technology, the spring, the sun on the face, listen to music before falling asleep, (or) being alone in the middle of the night."