As Cities Burn - Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest (2005)

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Here in the present year of 2009, As Cities Burn is a completely new machine compared to when they burst onto the scene, praised as the new Underoath in 2005. While today’s incarnation hints back at possibly the best debut in Solid State's history, the differences at vocals (brothers TJ and Cody Bonnette switching duties) and sheer band size (from six members to four) are minuscule in comparison to the sound shift. But, let us return to June 2005 to re-experience the debut that set this incredibly talented band into the scene.

The Skies Revolt - Is Alive and Well (2008)


The Skies Revolt is an alternative/experimental rock band who has produced one of the best albums of 2008, in my opinion. Just get the album, fucker. Oh, sorry I haven't been posting all that much lately, been too busy smoking some

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Similar Artists: Vigilantes, The Sleeping Tribune, The Ocean Fracture

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Marissa Nadler - Little Hells (2009) FIRST LEAK

Marissa Nadler - Little Hells (2009) FIRST LEAK
This is Marissa Nadlers new album, due out on the third of March. The first promo CD leaked yesterday and so far we are the only blog to have it, I don't even know if it's on private trackers yet, so grab it here before the web sheriff gets pissy. Aside from the uber 1337ness it's also really really good music, probably her best album so far. And there's no album art yet so here's a picture of her.

Neva Dinova - The Hate Yourself Change (2005)

Similar music: Bright Eyes; Son, ambulance; Azure Ray.

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Indie, dreamy, moody and depressive are some tags that describe the sound of this. They belong to Saddle Creek so they are from Omaha. Jake Bellows has an incredible rough voice, the guitars and a little bit of folk makes a perfect harmony.

Architects - Hollow Crown (2009)

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How Brighton’s Architects have managed to stand out from the suffocating crowd of metal / hardcore outfits influenced by Meshuggah’s low-end guitar lurch, the throat-shredding howl of Converge’s Jake Bannon, The Dillinger Escape Plan’s staccato one-two rhythms and breakdowns from the state of Massachusetts is its own mystery. The number of upstarts cut from this cloth putting “new songs up” daily on Myspace is only proportionally rivalled by American military spending in Iraq, but good on the Searle brothers and their mates for hitting the road and getting in people’s faces.

Kanye West, DJ Benzi and Plain Pat - Sky High We Got the Remix Special Edition (2009)


get it if you like: a-trak, diplo, lupe fiasco, lil wayne, etc.

this is kanye west's latest mixtape, mixed by dj benzi and plain pat, features a large collection of awesome kanye west remixes (though the only track from kanye's most recent album, 808 and heartbreak, is love lockdown). great if you're a fan of kanye, remixes, mixtapes or if you're looking for awesome party music.

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Nobunny - Love Visions (2008)




Catchy garage rock from Okmoniks drummer Justin Champlin

Chuck Berry Holiday is one of his more popular songs and fun as hell

He's currently on tour and if youtube vids are right his microphone is a giant carrot and he throws a few petals into the audience before eating a flower

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An Emerald City - An Emerald City EP (2008)

Really really good. I don't care that it's New Zealand music and it's designed to suck the way they fuse eastern (especially Arabic) influences into a post rocky type of thing is amazing. Also one of the guys plays a half sized sitar and the violinist is this really cool asian guy.

World's End Girlfriend - The Lie Lay Land (2005)

World's End Girlfriend - The Lie Lay Land (2005)
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The Lie Lay Land mixes all of the above into a potent brew. Sure, the breakcore moments are few, and the glitchery remains fairly subtle, but the songwriting is more coherent and mature than ever. There are moments of awesome 6/8 riffage and machine-gun beats which recall Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic, but that’s about the only point of comparison other than WEG himself. That said, the Japanese scene is where this music sits best, with a little less of the feyness and post-Bacharach over-sweetness that always seems to creep in.

Acafool - Streets Got My Back (2008)


Definiton of a hata : half man half bitch

this is honestly one of the funniest albums I've heard in a while

"Come from de islands" is pure gold

I seriously say you should give it a chance

also there wasn't a cover available and the cds he hands out are sorta blank so this will have to do

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Boy Eats Drum Machine - Booomboxxx (2008)

get it if you like: audio bullys, dj shadow.

boy eats drum machine is the solo work of native portlander, jon ragel. he is a songwriter, producer, singer, turntablist, and also plays saxophone, guitar, synthesizer, organ, and several percussive nick nacks. as a one-man musical act, BEDM merges the worlds of turntablism and live rock performance as ragel spins breaks and surgically inserts sounds while juggling vocals, percussion, and saxophone.

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The DHDFD's - Fromage du Pouvoir and Live EP (2008)

Sorry about lo-res album cover. The DHDFD's are one of the best live bands I have ever seen. They do crazy shit and get kicked off and wear fucked up clothes and are generally amazing. They also sound really really good. This is their latest EP and a live recording (with some tracks missing, which the band themselves must have cut out.) Anyway they are all awesome guys  who make awesome music and play awesome live. They toured Japan recently and I think they're planning to do something in Amerikkka so if you ever get the chance to see them then do it fgt. Go to their myspace too. You will not find this anywhere else on the internet, so make sure you download at WFLM.

Saltillo - Ganglion (2006)


get it if you like: the art of noise, etro anime, rob dougan.

saltillo is the solo project of menton j matthews III, a multi-instrumentalist, playing cello, viola, violin, guitar, drums, piano, and bass, as well as a slew of electronics. he has spent the last few years refining his song-writing abilities by scoring film soundtracks and doing production work at the mixing desk. i wanted to post this album since i first started the blog but forgot, oops. my favorite 2006 album btw, and one of the best of the decade.

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Pocahaunted - Chains (2008)

Pocahaunted are Bethany and Amanda. They live in Eagle Rock, California. They describe themselves as “the olsen twins of blissed out drone”. This is not quite true. They play a unique brand of hypnotic droning psychedelic bliss, an earthy sound conjuring unearthly visions.


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Pelican City - The Chilling Effect (1999)


Great trip-hop album. Aptly named too, this music is the epitome of chilled. Very recommended.

Similar Artists: Bowery Electric, Earthling, DJ Krush

Andromeda vs Icarus - EP (2008)

get it if you like: the fall of troy, the photo atlas, nevea tears, the faint.

k this band is called andromeda vs icarus , they're from mexico city and their music is a mix of post-hardcore and electronic music (though that might sound like a description to enter shikari and horse the band it's nothing like it), think a mash-up between the faint and the fall of troy, it's something like that i guess. this is their first EP and it's pretty cool, i like quite a bit. download it now bitch and check out their myspace clicking here.

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IAMX - Think of England (2008)


IAMX's latest single (?). no physical single or news about a new album yet, just this track which is i think on the radio in the UK since early december. i liked it.

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AutoAuto - Celeste (2008)

get it if you like: the whip, the rapture, lo-fi fnk.

auto-auto are two talented young guys from sweden who have set out to do things a little differently. left cold by current trends and removed from all conventional approaches, they are creating their very own vision of electronic pop music that is refreshingly easy-going, highly club-compatible and pretty darn cool.

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Asobi Seksu - Hush (2009)

get it if you like: the organ, pretty girls make graves, mates of state.

asobi seksu's third album sounds nothing like it's predecessors, it still has that kind of cute melodic sound but it's safe to say the shoegaze days are gone. despite this album being more indie rock/dream pop it's still good, personally i like their s/t and citrus better but i enjoyed this as well, i'm sure most of you will like it more than i did though.

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La Última Canción del Mundo - La Última Canción del Mundo (2007)

i couldn't find the album cover, sorry.

la última canción del mundo are from argentina, melodious and shouting voices.
they played with nerd kids and recorded an ep and this is their first album.
the girl's voice is pretty sweet, the pair of voices is awesome.


similar artists: vlado petrik, asamblea internacional, arde hollywood.

Under the Influence of Giants - Under the Influence of Giants (2006)

Requested by jc. I've got nothing to say. Fuck megaupload. Mediafire was down. Megaupload sucks. Resource hog. No need for all the flash, you assholes.

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Between the Buried and Me - Colors (2007)

Between the Buried and Me - Colors (2007)
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I just bought this on vinyl the other day, and noticed it wasn't posted yet. I bet most of you have heard this album already, but if you haven't yet do it. Ultimate-Guitar named it Album of the Year in their annual This Year in Metal.
...Colors blows anything else considered to be "metal," or any other genre for that matter, out of the water. The technical ability, artistic vision and spot-on execution are absolutely confounding. Listening to it as a whole provides a truly unique experience that shows a band pushing themselves to their creative and musical limits and coming out with a monstrous work of art.
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The Firebird Band - The City at Night (2004)

get it if you like: straylight run, grandaddy, iamx.

the firebird band is an amazing band from chicago playing cool and mellow electronic indie rock. this is their second full-lenght from 2004, and the title is so spot on i want to hug these guys, i do feel like i'm the city at night when listening to this awesome record. they haven't released any new albums since but they totally should. i highly recommend satellite delay, dangerous and obsessive compulsive.

REMEMBER: to download the full album you need to download BOTH part 1 and 2. i can't believe there's people who still don't get this...

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Zu - Carboniferous (2009)

The Italian trio of Jacopo Battaglia (drums), Massimo Pupillo (bass) and Luca T. Mai (saxophone) formed in 1999 after having worked together in local theater. Driven by a punk rock work ethic, Zu have played an astounding number of over 1,000 gigs worldwide including Europe, North America, Asia, Russia, and even Africa. The have released fourteen albums to date. Musically they’re one mind only, ever-so-slightly inconvenienced by the necessity of being spit into 3 bodies. Their post-human tightness and devious compositions have attracted collaborators ranging from free-jazz legends to the godfathers of experimental sludge, and on this album they are joined by Mike Patton and King Buzzo. Very very good err... Music.

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Porter - Atemahawke (2007)

get it if you like: sigur ros, radiohead.

i saw this band opening for zoé back in 2004 while touring in support of their debut EP, donde los ponys pastan, i liked them since it had a -kind of- original sound, unlike most mexican bands. then i forgot about them and almost 3 years later i got this album, their debut LP, atemahawke. i like this album, as i said before it's better than most mexican bands (or at least better than what's considered indie and alternative (lol mexico)) and most people into stuff like sigur ros, radiohead, and every other "indie" act from the last 6 years would probably like this. get it and leave a comment.

don't forget to visit WFLM's last.fm group here

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La Dispute - Vancouver (2006)


Since the other La Dispute album I posted went over so well (see this), I figured I ought to post their other full length album, Vancouver. This is their debut album from 2006. Though it's not as good as Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair (in my opinion), it is still excellent.

As always, if you enjoy the music you download, you should consider purchasing an album or other merchandise.

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Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (2006)

Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (2006)
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The Air Force is, without a doubt, Xiu Xiu’s best album and grandest statement. Continuing to sabotage otherwise-perfect pop numbers, here the sabotages in question make the Xiu Xiu experience all the more compelling, instead of distracting. “The Fox & The Rabbit”—at the one-minute mark—suddenly throws in a swelling string section to compete against the electro pop-and-lock IDM beats and surprisingly simple lyrics about looking into space and simply not knowing one’s place in the universe. By the end, keyboard reverb is stretched out to fill up an entire canyon with sound, still maintaining the simple beats that started it. The dark electro-wash of “Bishop, CA” starts with the line “This blue dawn of sickly light / That is daytime in your embarrassed town / Burns a hole in the fading yellow ribbon / On your fading white color cavalier,” and reminds you of a great Xiu Xiu strength: to find emotional vulnerability in abusrdism.

1997 - Since My House Burnt Down I Now Own a Better View of the Rising Moon (2007)


To some people, 1997 may recall a memory of good things past. For one particular Victory Records group, 1997 will be the harbinger of great music to come. From the suburbs of Chicago comes this young quintet, who creates an effervescent, yet passionate brand of pop-rock that will linger in one’s mind like the best of memories.

Aural happiness. Very catchy and sing-a-longish. Definitely get it.

Similar Artists: This Providence, Lydia, Brighten

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Too Much Joy - Son of Sam I Am (1989)



Possibly the best release (though it probably ties with a few of their other releases, which I may post later) from one of my favorite bands. You may not get it. This album and band is brilliant. The lyrics are smart and sometimes funny. I love this band and I've worked for them at one point. Let me know what you think.

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Circa Survive - On Letting Go (2007)

Circa Survive - On Letting Go (2007)
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Similar Artists: The Sound of Animals Fighting, The Fall of Troy
Recommended Tracks: The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is in the Dose, Semi Constructive Criticism, In the Morning and Amazing...

Circa Survive is an experimental band consisting of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green and members of the now-defunct This Day Forward, including guitarists Brendan Ekstrom and Colin Frangicetto. Compared to the sound of Green’s former group, the music of Circa Survive taps a different musical influence for Green, who cites Paul Simon, dredg, and Björk among later artists who have more influence on his vocal stylings in Circa Survive which are comparatively less aggressive, as well as his songwriting.

Cor Scorpii - Monument (2008)

get it if you like: windir, falkenbach.

folkish norwegian black metal. cor scorpii was founded by windir's former keyboardist after the death of valfar and feels like a sequel of sorts. so there, get it if you liked windir and/or folskish black metal.

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Crystal Castles - unreleased Tracks and Demos (2008)


Crystal Castles unreleased tracks and demos

fantastic stuff in here

A LOT of people hate CC for stealing from the chiptune community

I personally don't give a fuck and find CC enjoyable

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also HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY TO ME ;~;

Andrew Bird - Useless Creatures (Noble Beast bonus disc) (2009)

This is the bonus disc to the previously posted leak of the 2009 Andrew Bird album "Noble Beast", which by the way, is great, and I highly recommend that you get it if you haven't. That post can be found here.

This bonus disc is all instrumental, and is a nice contrast to the main album. It is worth a listen or more.

You can download it here.

La Dispute - Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair (2008)



This an absolutely brilliant album from one of the best bands coming from my home town of Grand Rapids, MI. This is nearly flawless. If I had decided to make a top albums of 2008 list, this would be ranked pretty high.


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mewithoutYou - Catch Us For the Foxes (2004)

get it if you like: pistolita, bear vs shark, cursive.

an amazing album from an amazing band. not as "heavy" as their 2002's album [A-->B] life and not yet as melodic as it's follow up brother, sister. catch us for the foxes is a great mix of power and melody with post-punk and post-hardcore influences, all from what i guess you can call an indie rock band. also, those spoken-like vocals are awesome.

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The Monsoon Bassoon - I Dig Your Voodoo (1999)


We have reached crisis point of late. The majority of our esteemed pop stars seem content to trundle along, pushing safe product without a care in the world for unfettered inspiration. So it is with longing arms that we clutch The Monsoon Bassoon close to our heavy bosom. They have come with a malicious intent to bludgeon all musical preconceptions into mush. And they will, ultimately, tug hard on your heartstrings in ways that you won't quite understand.

mc chris - Life's a Bitch and I'm her Pimp (2001)

get it if you like: mc frontalot, optimus rhyme, mc lars.

mc chris is a rapper from illinois, his lyrics talk about nerd culture and geek shit. it's pretty funny when you get his jokes. this is his first album, which includes fett's vette, a song i strongly recommend.

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Astrobrite - Whitenoise Superstar (2007)


get it if you like: xinlisupreme, my bloody valentine, the jesus and mary chain.

astrobrite is a shoegaze/noise band from chicago. sounds harsh and melancholic, songs are full of the noisiest melodies i've ever listened. get if you liked xinlisupreme, or listen to xinlisupreme if you like this.

attention: you need to download both parts to unrar the full album, last time i posted an album in two parts lots of people just got part 1. i repeat, download BOTH parts.

download part 1
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