We're happy to announce that WFMU-stalwarts Flaming Fire have released a recording of a live set from the first show in the Free Music Series under a Creative Commons license! This is the first live set added to the Free Music Archive project and is now free for non-commercial distribution throughout the web. So please link to this post and help us get the word out!
This is a grand experiment in independent, direct licensing. Together we're going to help prove that free licensing can help a band spread the word on the web. They're also wading in Radiohead waters by releasing these tracks on a new CD along with 5 other studio recordings, and they'll be selling them on the tour that they just kicked off this week. The album's called Kentucky Shroud, and you can buy it on their website. (I've got a physical copy right here in my lap and my head wrapped in sound as I write - the album's incredibly good.) Here's a list of tracks that are now available under a Creative Commons license. You're free to post this elsewhere, so long as you post it along with the Creative Commons button below, which links to the license agreement:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
And here's a video of the closing number from this event:
So now you know they're good live. Here's a list of tour dates - if you're in any of these cities during the next two months (or in New Orleans tonight), go pay the band your respect:
Oct 16, New Orleans, LA, The Saturn Bar, 8:00P
Oct 17, Tallahassee, FL, The Beta Bar, 9:00P
Oct 18, New Orleans, LA, Hi-Ho Lounge, 8:00P
Oct 20, Shreveport, LA, The Jackrabbit Lounge, 8:00P
Oct 21, Dallas, TX, Double Wide Bar, 9:00P
Oct 23, San Antonio, TX, Klub Atomix, 8:00P
Oct 24, Houston, TX, Super Happy Funland, 8:00P
Oct 26, Austin, TX, Room 710, 10:00P
Oct 27, Pioneertown, CA, Grim Rabbit’s 3rd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!!!!!!!! 9:00P
Oct 28, Las Vegas, NV, The Freakin’ Frog, 8:00P
Oct 31, Los Angeles, CA, Silverlake Lounge Halloween Party! 9:00P
Nov 2, San Francisco, CA, Hemlock Tavern, 9:00P
Nov 4, Sacramento, CA, Old Ironsides, 9:00P
Nov 5, Reno, NV, Zephyr Lounge, 9:00P
Nov 8, Lawrence, KS, Replay Lounge, 8:00P (with Eagle Seagull!)
Nov 9, Lincoln, NE, Box Awesome, 8:00P (with Eagle Seagull!)
Nov 10, Chicago, IL, Reversible Eye, 8:00P (with Velcro Lewis and His 100 Proof Band + Magic Is Kuntmaster!)
Nov 11, Iowa City, IA, Picador, 8:00P
Nov 13, Bloomington, IN, The Cinemat, 8:00P
Nov 15, Indianapolis, IN, Melody Inn, 8:00P
Nov 16, Pittsburgh, PA, Belvedere’s, 8:00P
Thanks to Flaming Fire for helping WFMU explore new frontiers in internet promotion and licensing. We're actively in conversations with many other bands we're loyal to about helping us reduce royalty rates for non-commercial broadcasters, and working with them to promote their music legally on the web.
Stay tuned - we'll let you know as more songs are added to the Free Music Archive.