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Jacob Augustine East Coast Tour

We’re big fans of Jacob Augustine and his unforgettable voice and songwriting around here, so this is a friendly reminder to catch him on the road over the next couple of weeks. He hits the road tonight with his band, traveling South all the way to Tennessee before making his way back up to Vermont for Waking Windows. Check out all of his albums on Bandcamp (where you can order one-of-a-kind hand-painted cds of any of them) and head out to a show! . . . → Read More: Jacob Augustine East Coast Tour

New Maine Music On Bandcamp

There’s a ton of music from Maine out there – here’s a selection of what we found recently over at Bandcamp that was uploaded in the last month or so (though the music may not actually be new, it’s all new to us). Dig in and enjoy – there’s a ton of variety here . . . → Read More: New Maine Music On Bandcamp

2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!

It’s mid-April, so that means that we’re back with yet another (our third, in fact) HillyTown Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler! This year, we’ve collective tracks from 21 bands playing next weekend’s festival (April 27) to make this free album for you to stream, embed, and download! Check it out below or at Bandcamp. (If . . . → Read More: 2013 Belfast Free Range Fest Sampler!

Free Range Fest 2012 Sampler!

Much like last year, we’ve compiled tracks from bands playing this year’s Belfast Free Range Music Festival (April 28) into a free digital sampler for you. This time we’re featuring 19 tracks from bands such as Spirit Family Reunion, Callers, Coke Weed, MV & EE, The Curious Mystery, A Severe Joy, and more. We’re . . . → Read More: Free Range Fest 2012 Sampler!

Arootsakoostik Sampler

The fine folks (namely, Travis Cyr) behind the Arootsakoostik Music Festival happening July 9 in New Sweden, ME, have just released a free, downloadable sampler of 17 bands playing the event. Check out the sampler below and make your plans for the festival now!

Arootsakoostik 2011 CD Sampler by Arootsakoostik Music Festival

You’ll notice . . . → Read More: Arootsakoostik Sampler

New Huak Maxi-Single “Ex Ghost”

What a way to put out a new single: Portland’s post-punk prodigees, Huak, just released a brand new song, “Ex Ghost,” but aren’t content to leave it at just one track with a b-side or two. Instead, they threw in 8 different remixes of the track by local artists, all peppered with more new (improvised) . . . → Read More: New Huak Maxi-Single “Ex Ghost”

HillyTown Compilation: Free Range Festival Sampler

It’s been difficult keeping this one quiet in the weeks I’ve been putting it together, so I’m excited to finally share the Free Range Festival 2011 Sampler, compiled by HillyTown with the help of the Free Range Fest organizers and participating artists. This 15-track album represents many of the artists playing the April 30 . . . → Read More: HillyTown Compilation: Free Range Festival Sampler

New FREE Foam Castles EP

I momentarily blew the lid on this one yesterday, before I realized that the band was trying to keep it secret (but like I told front man Tyler Jackson – “If it’s on the internet, people can find it”), but now you can officially stream, download, and generally get down with a brand new . . . → Read More: New FREE Foam Castles EP

New Computer At Sea Album… Available Now!

Seemingly out of nowhere, Computer At Sea‘s Galen Richmond just wrote to let us know that his brand new album, Palace of the Lightbulbs, is now available online for name-your-own-price via Bandcamp. It’s great to finally hear these songs that have been live staples for so long in finished, recorded form. The vinyl edition . . . → Read More: New Computer At Sea Album… Available Now!

Dead Man’s Clothes: Single Debut + Tour

I know it’s just a coincidence, but I can’t help but feel just a bit like this is a pretty sweet birthday present: local band Dead Man’s Clothes just released a brand new 2-song digital single. “From The Water” is a bit of a deceptive tune, starting slow with a hint of country and . . . → Read More: Dead Man’s Clothes: Single Debut + Tour

New Free Milkman’s Union Sampler

Milkman’s Union just released a new 3-song sampler to get fans excited for their upcoming string of shows. We recently announced a HillyTown Presents show in April that they’ll be a part of (speaking of which, that show’s headliners – Milagres – just got signed to Kill Rock Stars! More on them later) but . . . → Read More: New Free Milkman’s Union Sampler

Glass Fingers, I Read Your Blog

Glass Fingers (aka Jesse Gertz from South Portland) is new to me, but they could easily become a new favorite. Somehow the music spans lo-fi bedroom pop, electronic ridiculous pop, experimental synthetic sound collage, and everything in between. Not to mention a really well-done cover of Ra Ra Riot’s “Can You Tell.” This is . . . → Read More: Glass Fingers, I Read Your Blog

Metal Feathers – Contrast Eats The Slimey Green

Oh hey, Metal Feathers kinda put out a new, free EP album (there are more tracks since when I originally posted this) that totally destroys. Check it out.

Go see them for just $2 at Port City on 2/15 with Spouse.

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48 Hour Music Fest 2 Music Released

This Thursday, February 3, at Flask Lounge (117 Spring Street, Portland). The free, 21+ party starts at 8pm, and you’ll get to celebrate with the musicians and get warmed up in time for the 3rd round of local music randomness happening on February 19th at SPACE Gallery. Read on for music from 5 of . . . → Read More: 48 Hour Music Fest 2 Music Released

Rattlesnakes Give It Away For Free

In case you somehow missed one of the most fun local albums of the year, now is your chance to grab the Rattlesnakes’ Spread For The Wide Eagle for free. Not sure it’s worth the price (which can actually be whatever you want – and it’s certainly worth more than $0)? Give . . . → Read More: Rattlesnakes Give It Away For Free