It is a while since I visited Roadrunner Records (see Free Download Friday #44) and I thought it was interesting that I now own CDs that contain many of the tracks they are offering as free downloads. As I've often said, giving a track away free is a great way to generate interest and (probably) sales. It has certainly worked on me. I suspect I wouldn't have half the Roadrunner product I have if they hadn't given me a taste of their bands on the USA site.
So, in alphabetical order, here are the downloads currently on offer that caught my eye. Some I have already and some are new to me but I think all are interesting:
- Airbourne - No Way But The Hard Way: I thoroughly enjoyed the Airbourne gig in Glasgow recently and if you haven't heard them already, this track gives a pretty good indication of what they are about.
- Blackstone Cherry - Soulcreek: Southern Rock done in a classic style by a band of young whippersnappers. Excellent stuff.
- Dommin - My Heart, Your Hands: When I reviewed the Dommin Secret Session, I used the video of this track and now you can download it for free.
- Dream Theater - A Rite Of Passage: Another band I saw in concert thanks to Rock Radio!
- Parlor Mob - Everything You're Breathing For: There's a bit of a retro feel to this lot and I really like this track. Moments of restraint interspersed with noise and mayhem!
So, that's my picks. Have I missed any? What would you recommend.