Another week has passed and it's time for more new music. Download.com Music and CNET TV combined forces to bring you a brand-new video report highlighting the best new songs and albums posted recently on Download Music. This week's featured artists include Dinosaur Jr., getting a head start on their upcoming reunion album (Beyond) with a fuzzy-loud new song "Almost Ready"; New York group Battles, showcasing their metal-meets-electronic beatcore style; and rising hip-hop star MIMS, who mixes g-funk and hyphy to show just exactly why he's hot. Watch, listen, and see if you don'… Read more
Everyone likes to know what everyone else is listening to, right? At Download Music we listen to a lot of music each and every day, and so we decided it was about time to get up from our desks, face the cameras (courtesy of our friends at CNET TV), and talk about some of the best songs and albums we've heard lately.
Our new weekly video report has the brilliantly simple title, Best New Music--clever, eh?--and includes photos, video clips, and songs as well as our bright and sunny personas. Give it a whirl, then check Download … Read more
Everyone loves big, round numbers, so when Download.com Music published its 100,000th song recently, we were quick to break out the champagne. Yeah, we admit it, we're suckers for celebrations. Still, there's no question that's a lot of songs--enough to push any iPod (or any sane music fan, for that matter) past its breaking point.
So with a landmark number like that behind us, we were curious: who was the musician who put us over the edge? None other than LA artist Gray Kid. He has a fresh, catchy sound that mixes space-age effects … Read more
As though timed to coincide with the much-anticipated release of indie rock powerhouse The Arcade Fire's album release this week (it's a must-listen, by the way), Monday night's monthly NY Tech Meetup at Cooper Union featured a trio of Gotham-based start-ups devoted to spreading the buzz about independent music. One's a marketplace; one's an ongoing competition; and one's a way to discover what the people who are discovering new music are discovering (in other words, an aggregator).
-- Find toxic wastelands via Google Earth. The EPA released a master list of landfills and other offenders to the public today in hopes of getting some recognition on mapping services such as Google Earth and Windows Live Local. Here's hoping for a Toxic button next to the beloved satellite view on Google maps. (CNET News)
Those of us who hammered out high school papers on this doodad called a typewriter used to listen to these shiny black things called records. Sometimes we'd even have to hike 10 miles in the snow just to hear a little Joni Mitchell! Times were tough.
Thankfully, our sister site CNET Asia has alerted us to a little gadget that makes it surprisingly easy to transfer those dusty LPs straight to a digital music collection. Just plug the 12-pound Ion USB Turntable into a USB port, fire up the Audacity software for Mac or PC, and start porting in … Read more