Category Archives: free music friday

[Free Music Friday: Tarpit, ‘Old News’]

Tonight at Soundlab, Detroit droners Tarpit and Sick Llama will be coming through as part of their current tour. You can see the rest of the bill HERE, which includes local support from TJ Borden and VWLS, among others. For now, check out some of Tarpit’s sounds above.

The duo will also hit Rochester on Feb. 2. See full tour info HERE.

[Free Music Friday: New Adventures in Sound Art – Birthday Broadcast 2013]

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization based out of Toronto that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Through workshops, lectures, and demonstrations that teach a new perception of sound, New Adventures in Sound Art offers the opportunity to educate artists and audiences both locally and abroad.

From Soundcloud site: Excerpt from NAISA Radio broadcast on January 17, 2013 during Art’s Birthday. To Listen to NAISA Radio’s live 24/7 stream go to

During this broadcast, Darren Copeland and Ian Jarvis remix and mash up various Arts Birthday broadcasts.

[Free Music Friday: The Upstate Soundscape Vol. I: Winter 2013]

In case you missed it, we released our very first compilation earlier this month. Its available for a free download so have at it.

The Upstate Soundscape Vol. 1 cover

[The Upstate Soundscape Vol. I: Winter 2013]

‘Vol I: Winter 2013’ is the first compilation to be released by The Upstate Soundscape radio show/blog. It features experimental artists at work exclusively in Upstate NY/Southern Ontario region. The compilation features a mix of previously recorded material, including live recordings, with material that was recorded especially for the comp.

Look for the next comp to come out in the Spring. Artists interested in submitting a track in consideration for future comps should get in touch. And thank you to the artists for contributing their work to this comp.


1) Alfred Brown, The Flowers Open As If to Praise Their Creator (Buffalo)
2) Damian Valles, Old Quarters (Fenelon Falls, ON)
3) SIGHUP, x87 (Toronto)
4) Claymation, Candlelight Eggs (Troy, NY)
5) Thoughts on Air, Glory Skies (Those Eyes) (Hamilton)
6) M. Mucci, Live at MSAC (Nov. 29, 2012) (Guelph)
7) Mandala Channel, Writhing (Buffalo)
8) Leah Rico, Bëacen (Albany)
9) Andris Balins, Its All Through Us (Oneonta, NY)
10) Shape Shifting Shepherds, Stratified Myriad (Jackson/ Charlton)
11) SlowPitch, People for Dolls (Toronto)
12) Chapels, Teeth (Buffalo)
13) Stone Baby, Leap Into the Void (Rochester)
Bonus Track: Needles Numark, In-Studio Soundscape Mix (Buffalo)

Released by: The Upstate Soundscape 
Release/catalogue number: UpSS01
Release date: Jan 3, 2013

[Free Music Friday: Pacing, ‘S/T’]

Here is some Friday morning noise from Buffalo’s Pacing. Enjoy.

released 26 October 2012
Pacing is Matt + Moezes

[Free Music Friday: Yes Yes, ‘Moksha’]

This week’s [Free Music Friday] comes from one of Buffalo’s stranger exports, frenetic folkie Michael Ersing aka Yes Yes. Ersing will be in town tonight for a homecoming show. On tour with Yes Yes is lofi electronic project Alphabets out of Denver.

Also on the bill are local artists Kristachuwan and Aye Karou. Show takes place at the Hop on Hopkins Street in South Buffalo.  Should be an interesting show.

[Free Music Friday: CAVE live on WFMU]

Here is a nice little sample of what to expect when CAVE rolls through the Vault in Buffalo this Saturday. Also on the bill is Running, with local support from Pang and Gut Pole. Gonna be a good one.

DOWNLOAD: CAVE live on WFMU’s Talk is Cheap (8.17.10)

02. On The Rise (05:30)
03. Teenager (06:44)
04. OJ (06:32)
05. This Is The Best (09:55)

From the Free Music ArchiveThird-eye-opening minimalist kraut-rockers CAVE originally formed in Columbia, Missouri. The four piece of Rotten Milk (synthesizer), Cooper Crain (guitars/organ), Dan Browning (bass) and Rex McMurry (drums) found their home in Chicago’s Blue Hawaii’s Shape Shoppe scene, and released the Hunt Like Devil/Jamz 12” through local record store Permanent Records. They’ve since released music onImportant Records and Drag City 


[Free Music Friday: Ric Royer + G. Lucas Crane, ‘Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird’]

In honor of Halloween, here is Ric Royer and G. Lucas Crane’s fantastically creepy Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird. 

Here is the description from Eshe Records websiteFor their Ehse Records release Dark Cabinet of the Strange Weird Ric Royer and G Lucas Crane offer their take on the radio ghost story and other dramatic frights that combine spoken narrative and audio terrors. Royer and Crane take the art of the scary story to new dimensions and extremes as they mix Royer’s surreal tales of the darkly humorous macabre with Crane’s intensely terrifying soundscapes. 

Free download courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

[Free Music Friday: Buildings and Mountains Live in Binghamton]

From Bandcamp site:

Recorded Live 6.16.11 @ Bazooka/Bazooka_ 34 Jarvis St. Binghamton 

Much thanks to: Talk Normal, BEES///, Underground River and Devin Brown at Bazooka/Bazooka

released 01 July 2011 
Andris Balins-Guitar, Kalimba, echolution, 4 track engineering 

Casey Ruland- Circuit bent roland 707, ohnoho bleet box, memory boy (electro harmonix), theremin, kaos pad, poly octave generator(electro harmonix) 

Micha- Arp Axxe, baldwin discoverer, Guyatone, distortion (danelectro), beaten metal percussion, circuit bent Book. 

“It’s like I am flying through space, only really slow.” – quote from spectator @ show.

[Free Music Friday: G. Lucas Crane and Aki Onda, ‘Live at the Stone’]

From GLC’s Soundcloud site: Epic collaboration set between G Lucas Crane and Aki Onda. Double tape diary unforgotten memory set. Like watching two simultaneous versions of Krapps Last Tape performed in the unspool room at sony headquarters. DEEP TAPE COLLAGE. Live performance at The Stone in New York City, September 9th 2012. Record this track onto a tape and walk around a city starting at a street fair for full effect.