WFMU presents Selected Sounds from the Free Music Archive Vol. 2. Coated in a cool wintry blue, this second volume features an all-new set of sounds from Silver Jews, Vivian Girls, The Ex+Getatchew Mekuria, Old Time Relijun, Indian Jewelry and more. The compilation includes tracks off some of our favorite commercial releases, as well as previously unreleased exclusives from the WFMU live room and Free Music Series.
These are just a few of the thousands of tracks that will be freely available under Creative Commons licenses when the fully interactive Free Music Archive website launches this December. All tracks appear courtesy of artists and labels who have benefited from a progressive approach to distribution and intellectual property in the digital era, and we're designing the Free Music Archive to support this approach.
We'll be handing out free copies of the CD at tonight's Free Music Series concert feat. Wire & Times New Viking (it's sold out but we'll be broadcasting live from the Fillmore NYC). We'll also save some copies of the FMA Sampler CD for the WFMU Record Fair, which is just around the corner (Oct 24-26). If you are unwilling or unable to procure a physical CD, you can download the compilation, along with accompanying artwork by Greg Harrison.
Selected Sounds from the Free Music Archive vol. 2
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1. Kurt Vile - Freeway (mp3) from the album Constant Hitmaker (Gulcher Records 2008)
2. Sic Alps - Message From the Law (mp3) from the albums Description of the Harbor (Awesome Vistas 2007) and A Long Way Around to a Shortcut (Animal Disguise 2008/Drag City 2009)
3. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Jules Lost His Jewels (mp3) from Worn Copy (Paw Tracks 2005)
4. Bird Names - We Want To Be Old (mp3) from On Opaque Things (Pecan Crazy 2006)
5. Borful Tang - John And Mary: The Restaurant (mp3) from Root (Snurp 2005)
6. Mary Halvorson & Weasel Walter - Rare Vodka From The Fourteenth Century (mp3) from Opulence (ugEXPLODE 2008)
7. Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests - Eyeway Setenafegagn (mp3), based on a Sudanese traditional song, from the live album Moa Anbessa (Terp Records 2006)
8. Dälek - 3 Rocks Blessed (mp3) Live at WFMU on Mike Lupica's show July 11, 2002
9. Illusion of Safety - I Could Be Wrong (mp3) from an unreleased recording (2008 Finite Material Context). Virtual and acoustic guitars: Daniel Burke
10. US Girls - Buzz Chant (mp3) from the Ladyz In Noyz 3xCD compilation (Spleencoffin 2008)
11. Indian Jewelry - Swans (mp3) Live at WFMU on Liz B's show July 7, 2008
12. Plastic Crimewave Sound - I Feel Evils (mp3) from the album Painted Shadows (A Silent Place 2008)
13. Old Time Relijun - Cold Water (mp3) Live at Southpaw, Brooklyn for WFMU's Free Music Series Oct 13, 2007
14. Teeth Mountain - Keinsein (mp3) from their Shdwply/Infinite Limbs LP / Nail In The Coffin CD-R (2008)
15. Black Pus - Land of the Lost (mp3) from Black Pus IV: All Aboard the Magic Pus, recorded by Hundred Arms in Providence, RI (2008)
16. Fósforo - Desconocido (mp3) from the Macondo EP (Raya Records/Vagalumi Music 2007)
17. Silver Jews - Horseleg Swastikas (mp3) Live at WFMU on Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything Sept 8, 2008
18. The Yolks - I Do What I Do (mp3) from the Introducing...7'' (Criminal IQ 2008)
19. Vivian Girls - Tell The World (mp3) Live at WFMU on Choking On Cufflinks Sept 6 2008 (cd-r)
The mp3s in this post are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Uited States license except tracks 1 and 15 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 United States, and track 7 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands
Vol. 1 is still available for download here, with tracks from Lucky Dragons, Dan Deacon, Citay, Fursaxa, Kinski and more!