Posts Tagged ‘apples in stereo’

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Music for the winter

October 26, 2008

Well, the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning colder. But for those of us who look forward to winter (and maybe to encourage those who don’t), outdoor outfitters REI got a bunch of gear companies to sponsor songs about the snowy season, from bands including Apples in Stereo (above), Eagles of Death Metal, and Seattle power-pop band Quadrillion. The best part is that REI is making the songs available as unrestricted audiofiles for download. The MP3s are up already, and it looks like videos for most of the songs will be up later this winter.

REI Go Playlist

MP3: The Apples in Stereo – (Baby It’s) So Cold

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Free Pitchfork Fest downloads at eMusic

July 2, 2008

Probably the single biggest contributor to having a good time at a live performance is familiarity with the music. The Pitchfork Music Festival grasps this point – as it has for the last couple of years, they’ve teamed up with eMusic to provide free downloads of songs by artists who’ll be performing. If you plan on attending, it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the bands you may not know. And if you can’t make it, it’s a terrific way to get a taste of the always well-curated festival. Ignore the pissy comments – there are some great songs there. Try Mission of Burma‘s “Academy Fight Song,” Animal Collective‘s “Grass,” and Apple in Stereo‘s “Energy” for a start.

Pitchfork Music Festival downloads at eMusic