I always pride myself in finding good free music online. Here’s a smattering of good stuff for your perusal:
1. Submarines: You, Me, & the Bourgeoisie (otherwise known as “That 3G Iphone Commercial Song”).
2. Calexico: Convict Pool. I’ve probably posted this before, but I just can’t get enough of this song…going on 2 years now.
3. Rodrigo and Gabriela: Tamacun. Now, I like good Spanish Guitar music, but THIS is GREAT Spanish Guitar music. Undoubtedly, you’ve heard this somewhere and will recognize it when you hear it. I know, for example, that they play this song in Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park in the eating area next to the Mission Tortilla Factory.
4. Ferraby Lionheart: The Ballad of Gus and Sam. Cool band name. Great song.
5. Band of Horses: Funeral. Otherwise known as “That Song on the Saturn Car Commercial”.
6. Band of Horses: No One’s Gonna Love You. Still love this song, and am still amazed that a band would offer it’s best stuff for free. Kudos to the Horse Men.
7. Arcade Fire: Black Mirror. My introduction to Arcade Fire..and I’ve never looked back. Fantastic song…and nice use of a Phantom of the Opera lick. Also, with this one, I wouldn’t stop at the free download. Buy the album. Neon Bible is probably one of the best Indie albums of the last 10 years.
8. PT Walkley: Somebody. Just found this one on Spinner.com’s Free MP3 of the Day. Fascinating piece. Best use of violins, IMO, since Jump Little Children’s “Cathedrals”.