I think I’m going to keep doing Monday Mixed Bags. I like having band spotlight entries, but sometimes I just want to share what I’ve been listening to over the weekend. Think of it as a sampler platter from Applebees or any other delicious, high-in-fat American foodstuff place.
As the picture above suggests, I’m constantly fighting with myself as to which bands I want to include on this blog because I like to give away stuff for free. This occasionally gets in the way of sharing really good music because the band might request actually getting paid for the work they put into their songs. I’ve decided I’m going to give into their wishes when a band is so good they need to have money thrown at them. I know it goes against internet code, but I like to think I’d do the same for an indie game. I hope you guys understand. And, I promise you can find this shit online somewhere for free.
That said! All the downloads today are free, lol. Right click the links above each player, hit save as and that shit is yours. Read more after the cut for info.
Okay, here we go. The first song is a pretty sweet chiptunes/hip-hop song about growing up with comic books. It’s extremely rare that an emcee can give me goosebumps, but the lyrics touch eerily close to home. Everything from watching comic book stores close to wishing that I hadn’t sold certain issues is brought up in this song and it’s just sort of beautiful. I think I’m actually going to post a little more about Mega Ran in the future if y’all dig it.
The Go! Team is a group you’re probably already aware of, but I’ve been listening to this song all god damned month. I watch a good deal of pro-wrestling (ALBEERRTOOO DEL RIIIOOOOO) and I have to say if I was going to have an intro song it would be this so hard. Mumbles the Tornado. Yeah, I like that.
I can’t stop listening to jj. For those who haven’t heard, they’re a Swedish band with a website I can’t understand and covers of some mainstream hip hop songs you might have heard. The vocals are very similar to stuff I’ve posted here before, so it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that I’m a fan.