Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Benefits of Mailing List Subscription: Downloads For 'F' All

Making myself feel popular through the daily receipt of automatically generated emails is always a pleasing distraction from life's slings and arrows. And so I always go out of my way to sign up with band/record label/promoter lists whenever and wherever I can. And this week, said subscriptions lead not just to a full inbox but to some free music.
From the Merge Records newsletter:
With one critically acclaimed record under their belt and a highly-anticipated sophomore album Outer South on its way, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band are set to release the documentary One of My Kind on Wednesday, April 15th. One of My Kind will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s journey over the past year and a half. Watch the trailer for One of My Kind. Download a free MP3 of "Nikorette" from Outer South. Pre-order Outer South on CD and LP in the Merge store.

From Art Brut and Cooking Vinyl:
Simply enter your email address below, and we'll send you a PIN code for a free download of: "Weird Science".
The song is a bonus track to accompany release of new album 'Art Brut' vs Satan on 20 April (pre-order here). The first single 'Alcholics Unanimous' was released yesterday.

And finally from the Chemikal Underground newsletter:
It's only fair that Chemikal Underground subscribers get their hands on a Lord Cut Glass track first, so we duly and proudly present 'Even Jesus Couldn't Love You' - in full and for free!
Just cast your eyes right-ward to the 'Downloads For 'F' All' section and do what comes naturally...

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Aidan Moffat has rendered us his interpretation of Katie Melua's (how should we put this...timeless classic, yes, timeless classic) 9,000,000 Bicycles. Not only that, but we're going to give you it for free. Why? Because it's you and that's how we roll, that's why. You can summon the track to your computer by visiting our new feature, 'Downloads For 'F' All' below...
Well you have to follow this link rather than 'below' but make sure you sign up for the newsletter whilst visiting for future news and music. Cuz otherwise that would be cheating ...

And the eagle-eyed of you kind readers may have noticed I have added an email subscription box to this blog for those (both of you) who are still struggling with RSS. You won't get anything other than notification of posts here. But that way you won't miss out and a slightly fuller inbox may be just what the doctor ordered (at least for the needy and less well-adjusted out there. Come and join me).

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