Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Give a Little, Get a Little.

The 88's new video for Coming Home consists of the band spending the budget they were given to make said video, on giving people free gas and ice cream. What a nice group of boys. It's hard not to feel your heart being warmed while watching it.

The 88 - Coming Home (mp3)(buy)

Also in the giving spirit, is Amie Street, the indie online music store. If you haven't heard of it before, here's the low down:
Artists can upload their tracks to Amie Street for users to download. The track price starts at $0.00. If the user likes what they hear, they may recommend it to other users. As the track gets more popular, and "bought" more times, the price of it increases, until it reaches a maximum of $0.98. Pretty neat, huh?

Well Amie Street is teaming up with Cheap Lullaby Records, and the Food Bank for New York City. For the next week, if you purchase music from any artists on Cheap Lullaby's label, Amie Street will make a donation to the Food Bank for NYC equal to 50% of your purchase.

And while we're on the topic, why not check out Gramercy Arms, who just so happens to be on Cheap Lullaby Records?

They seem like such nice kids, don't they?

Gramercy Arms are comprised of members from Guided By Voices, Luna, Joan as Police Woman, Dead Air and the Damnbuilders, with guest appearances from Sarah Silverman (yes, that Sarah Silverman) among others. I like to think of them as the New York version of Canada's Broken Social Scene. Only with a more structured sound.

They debuted their their self-titled album just yesterday. Check it out. I do recommend it.

Gramercy Arms - Automatic (mp3)(buy)
Gramercy Arms - Looking At The Sun (mp3)(buy)

So it seems that the music scene is already into diving head first into the spirit of giving this season. Why not follow suite? Give a little, get a little.

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