If the wisdom of the rails teaches us anything, it’s that drifters enjoy creature comforts as much as anyone else. Sure, times are tough, but that doesn’t mean you have to listen to boxcar Willie ramble all the way to Wakarusa. In the fourth edition of our Depression Special series, we save you enough samolians to buy a second bindle. After the jump five free and legal full-record downloads to enjoy while you search the boxcar for old boots.
TJ.Period & Q-Tip – The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1 Mixtape master J.Period takes on master MC Q-tip with a career-spanning retrospective, featuring classic A Tribe Called Quest cuts, De la Soul collabs, and tribute tunes featuring the lieks of Kid Cudi and Talib Kweli. Preview| Download the Record
Various Artists – JFX Bits #3Expertly curated by French dubstep/electronica gurus Jarring Effects, JFX Bits #3 burrows deep into the evening hours with inspired tracks by the likes of Ghislain Poirier, Filastine, Bassnectar, and Dub Gabriel.Preview| Download the Record
Momus – Six Early Albums An assault on Russian bootleggers and unresponsive label reps, skewed synth-popper, proto-acid guru, and avant-cabaret deviant Nick Currie (aka Momus) offers six of his out-of-print albums through Ubuweb alongside song-by-song annotations. Preview | Download the Records
Danielson – Danielson Alive EP Ever the acolyte, screech-throated indie evangelist Danielson drops a live ep for fans of choir-supported skronk. A gateway to the outsider-savant’s raw, uncompromising aesthetic, this mix of old and new recordings is as invigorating as it is insane. Preview| Download the Record
Amazon – Hundreds of Free Mp3sAn impressive grab-bag for any bindle-bearing depression music session, Amazon’s free mp3 site features more than 500 tracks by everyone form Antony to N.A.S.A. and Ted Nugent. Preview| Download