Audion – I Am the Car No, it’s not an entire album, but this 9-minute track by Matthew Dear off-shoot Audion is more than a teaser for his upcoming album. It’s a haunting, shadowy adventure in pulsing techno. Preview| Download the Record
Ratatat – Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Volume 2In this remix masterpiece, NYC electro-rock hybrid Ratatat adds sets the likes of Kanye West, Biggie Smalls, and Jay-Z amidst a swarming beats. Preview| Download the Record
The Antlers – New York Hospitals EP / Cold War EP / February Tape EPNPR’s All Songs Considered guru Robin Hilton called indie darlings the Antlers’ debut “one of the most beautiful and moving works I’ve heard in a long, long time.” In a gesture of good will,, the band is offering the lead-up eps for free. Preview | Download the Records
Tim Hecker: Pluie 1 In this gritty piece created to soundtrack an avant-garde dance work, ambient fiend Tim Hecker scraps metal against sunshine, creating a series of rough atmospheres as foreboding as they are hopeful. 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
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