Alternative

Hearts Alive: The Black Sleep

I couldn’t find much information about this hard-core metal band from Helsingborg, Sweden, but from one of their reviews on LastFm (one of the very few in English ), I learned that they’ve recently went through a lead vocalist change and they sound even better then before!

Marillion: Happiness is the Road

Happiness is the Road is Marillion’s 15th studio album, released as two separate album-length volumes respectively entitled Essence and The Hard Shoulder. The overall playing time is 110 minutes (116 including a (semi-)hidden track), taking it to double album length. According to the band, the album combines their signature rock sound with “elements of pop, dub and soul and draws influence from artists as diverse as The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye to Interpol, The Doors, Traffic, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.

Matt Pond PA: The Freeep

Matt Pond PA (commonly typeset as matt pond PA, or mppa for short) is an indie band formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998 by singer/songwriter Matt Pond. Throughout the years the band released 7 albums, 9 EPs and played with artists like Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Youth Group, Nickel Creek and Mae.

Audra Hardt: Superficial Superstar

Audra Hardt is a local girl . . . local to Los Angeles & Hollywood, that is. And the entertainment capital of the world is certainly a great place to play . . . perhaps too great. As a child, Audra did everything to the max; a candle burning at both ends and sometimes in the middle. Rebellious, indulgent, independent, self destructive . . . Everything in the EXTREME. At 15 Audra had an epiphany..........

Sean Fournier: Oh My

This is Sean Fournier’s fourth release. ‘Oh My’ is a six-track album featuring newly re-recorded songs from previous albums (‘Put the World On Stop’ & ‘Paper Tiger’). This one was created to be 100% FREE. Sean encourages his listeners to download it, share it, give it friends or family – everything to “spread it like a plague”.

Brad Sucks: I Don’t know What I’m Doing

Brad Sucks - Meet Brad Sucks, the self-proclaimed "one man band with no fans". Brad's brand of ironic rock has spread like wildfire via the Internet in the last several years. His "fan funded, professionally manufactured" album "I don't know what I'm doing" was presold though his own website, allowing fans to kick in the money needed to press and print CDs at a professional level.

Fading Ways: Share Vol. 6

Fading Ways Music’s sixth compilation album is available for free download under the creative commons license. The first four samplers have been a great success for the label and are still available on the Finding Ways Music Store for a symbolic £1.00. Volume 5 is also available under creative commons and you can find out how to download it here.