Art Music – The Allens

Alright, my next recommendation off of NoiseTrade is the self-titled release by a band called The Allens.

I’d never heard of them before, but after listening to a few of their samples on NoiseTrade, I shared the album with three friends and got their free download, and I could not be more pleased.  Definitely a folk-rock / americana vibe, the female half of this husband and wife duo can sing.  The songwriting isn’t bad either.  What are you waiting for?  give them a listen, right here.

[!] Art Music – Alex Mejias

I’ve been testing NoiseTrade for a few weeks now, and I’ve been rather impressed.  If you remember the FreeDerekWebb campaign, Derek gave away his Mockingbird album for free in exchange for sharing the e-mail addresses of three friends who might be interested in his music.

NoiseTrade builds off of this experiment; a growing number of partnering artists have put up their albums for preview and download, absolutely free.  Totally free.  No strings.  There’s an option to pay what you like, if you feel so inclined, or share music with your friends.  I’ve already discovered some great new music through the service, and I’m sure you will, too.

The site officially launches July 4th, but they had a soft opening a few days ago.  Since then, they’ve added a few more artists and a few more albums.  To my surprise and delight, it seems my friend Alex Mejias has put up his debut self-titled album for download on NoiseTrade.  Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, share it with a few friends and spread the word.  🙂