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8 free downloads of indie music from Brooklyn

Technically is making this Music Month, so we're going to work to bring you some more music oriented tech coverage over the course of November. To that end, here's downloads of some Brooklyn native music from the Soundcheck archives, with our one word characterization

Prince Rama plays Dumbo, 2012 Photo by Flickr user majourjd.

WNYC has a regular morning download of music up on their site every single day. If you’re a listener, you’ll hear them flag the download during Morning Edition as a feature of Soundcheck. Visit the site and all their latest downloads are displayed prominently up top. The downloads correspond to an upcoming gig in the city, if you’re into that whole IRL thing.

Here, find downloads of some Brooklyn native music from the Soundcheck archives, with our one word characterization:

Hyperkinetic Big Freedia, “Excuse.”

Communal. Prince Rama, “The Land of the Apocalypse Transcended.”

Shoegazer. ARMS, “Heat & Hot Water.”

Mopey. Clare and the Reasons, “The Lake.”

Weird. Oneida, “Horizon.”

Toe-tapper. JP & The Gilberts, “Woman (is for real).”

Brassy. Rubblebucket, “Triangular Daisies.”

Nostalgic. Ribbons, “Total Loss”

For music fans and fans of the broader mp3 music distribution movement, this is a really nice service. If you are a music aficionado who likes to keep their electronic library well organized, though, a note of caution: the way WNYC does the downloads doesn’t preserve the ID3 tags (artist, song title, album, etc), usually. So, after your download, you’ll find that most of the time they’ve put “WNYC” or “NYPR” in the artist field and sometimes the title of the song is after the words “Gig alert” and sometimes it gets lost.

So if you like to stay organized, don’t just download a bunch at once. Keep track of what you’re doing.

Series: Brooklyn

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