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Free and Legal mp3 Downloads

Please enjoy these songs from 2008, and then buy the artists’ albums. Stella Splice has made this post a page, accessible at the top of the blog, that you can check for updates throughout the year.

To download, click on the link, and on the resultant page scroll down just a bit until you can click on the orange Download Now button. Scroll down on that next page until you see “Your download should begin shortly. If it does not, try Download file now.” It never begins without me clicking on that link. Have fun!

American Music Club ~ All Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco
Band of Horses ~ No One’s Gonna Love You
Basia Bulat ~ In the Night
Benji Hughes ~ So Well
Benji Hughes ~ You Stood Me Up
Benji Hughes ~ Why Do These Parties Always End Up the Same Way?
Benji Hughes ~ The Mummy
Benji Hughes ~ I Went with Some Friends to See the Flaming Lips
Bodies of Water ~ I Guess I’ll Forget The Sound, I Guess, I Guess
Bowerbirds ~ In Our Talons
Brazos ~ Mary Jo
Dirty on Purpose ~ Mind Blindness
Dr. Dog ~ The Ark
Dr. Dog ~ The Old Days
Fleet Foxes ~ White Water Hymnal
Howlin’ Rain ~ Dancers at the End of Time
Iron & Wine ~ Innocent Bones
James Hunter ~ Jacqueline
Jens Lekman ~ The Opposite Of Hallelujah
Jens Lekman ~ Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo
Jim White ~ Crash into the Sun
Kaki King ~ Two O’Clock
Ladytron ~ Black Cat
Lykke Li ~ Dance Dance Dance
Man Man ~ Top Drawer
Mates of State ~ My Only Offer
Mike Doughty ~ 27 Jennifers
Mike Doughty ~ I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress
Morning Benders ~ Crosseyed
Mudhoney ~ I’m Now
Mudhoney ~ In ‘n’ Out of Grace
My Brightest Diamond ~ Inside a Boy
My Morning Jacket ~ Evil Urges
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ~ Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Nina Simone ~ Revolution
No Age ~ Eraser
Oxford Collapse ~ The Birthday Wars
Port O’Brien ~ I Woke Up Today
Ra Ra Riot ~ Dying Is Fine
Saul Williams ~ Sunday Bloody Sunday
Saul Williams ~ World on Wheels
Science for Girls ~ Northern Lights
She & Him ~ Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Shearwater ~ Leviathan, Bound
Shearwater ~ Rooks
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin ~ Think I Wanna Die
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks ~ Baltimore
The Acorn ~ Crooked Legs
The Acorn ~ The Flood, Pt 1
The Breeders ~ Bang On
The Dandy Warhols ~ The World The People Together (Come On)
The Dodos ~ Fools
The Dodos ~ Jodi
The Dutchess & the Duke ~ Reservoir Park
The Mountain Goats ~ Sax Rohmer #1
The Republic Tigers ~ Buildings and Mountains
The Whigs ~ Right Hand on my Heart
Tilly and the Wall ~ The Freest Man
Tilly and the Wall ~ Cacophony
Tokyo Police Club ~ In A Cave
What Made Milwaukee Famous ~ Resistance Street
White Hinterland ~ Dreaming of the Plum Trees
Wolf Parade ~ Call It a Ritual
Wolf Parade ~ Language City

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Man Man, DeVotchKa, etc.

There are a variety of ways to hear the new releases of the week. Largehearted Boy and Muzzle of Bees have compiled lists, as always, that are link-full.

And you can listen for a limited time to the stream of the new albums from The Breeders, Man Man, State Bird, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, DeVotchKa, Gnarls Barkley, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and Tapes N Tapes, among others, at AOL Spinner‘s Full Listening Party here (I know, I know, it has that Time-Warner ick, but whatchya gonna do…).

If you’d rather have a guide than browse on your own, listen here to an excellent installment of NPR’s All Songs Considered that offers streamable tracks as well as a bit of commentary regarding the following artists and songs: The Raconteurs (Many Shades of Black), Man Man (Ballad of Butter Beans), Colin Meloy (Wonder) (frontman for The Decemberists), and DeVotchKa (New World).

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The Pixies: loudQUIETloud

It’s cool to shun Pitchfork (and perhaps, too, to defend it against the backlash). It clearly jumped the shark a long time ago, just as Sterogum may have with its most recent upgrade. These conduits of indie info have become more rationalized and less ragamuffin. In the tiny subculture of indie music geekdom that Stella Splice inhabits, identifying what is no longer cool is just as important as identifying what will soon be cool. [Related aside: I really want this t-shirt that says, “I Listen To Bands That Don’t Even Exist Yet.”]

However, Pitchfork.tv is a new branch of Pitchfork that’s useful and cool.

For instance, right now, but only until Monday April 14, they’re offering a stream of The Pixies 2004 reunion tour documentary loudQUIETloud (buy it for cheap). If you missed the stream, you can watch the trailer here. The setlist/soundtrack includes full or partials of the songs Where is My Mind?, Hey, Here Comes Your Man, UMass, Caribou, Gouge Away, Nimrod’s Son, In Heaven, Wave of Mutilation, Something Against You, Bone Machine, Cactus, Vamos, and Monkey Gone to Heaven. The score is done by Daniel Lanois.

I saw a show on the reunion tour. It was everything I’d hoped it could be. Kim couldn’t quit smiling. And the coolest moment was when they ended the show. Instead of ducking backstage to wait an appropriate amount of time for us to demand an encore, they came to the front of the stage and waved heartily and said sincere thank-yous. After a short while, when the audience felt it had shown its thanks for the chance to see The Pixies again, and when the band had thanked us for success in absentia and the chance to make a little money again, they played their encore.

Pitchfork.tv features a bunch of great quality music videos of allstar artists (this means less riffling through the YouTube detritus).

There are non-music-video offerings, as well from Pitchfork.tv, including this badass stuff:

Exclusive Radiohead performance of Bangers & Mash (btw, Radiohead has released additional tour dates)

Some Man Man madness surrounding the making of his album Rabbit Habits

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