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Indie (and new music) Playlist Roundup, June 2010

Sorry, this thing is usually done a lot quicker, earlier in the month. But this month has been a doozy for me. So much so that I have not downloaded all of these as I usually do. Did you know, by the way, that the end of a sentence is not where a preposition should be AT? I didn’t. Still do not. For me, that’s still where it’s usually at.

NE-ways. Here’s the list of lists containing links to the playlists so you can download them and fill your players and computers with so much new music you will be compelled.. yes COMPELLED to spontaneously purchase at least 5 CDs and attend 3 shows. Much like the Men’s Warehouse, I guarantee it. Minus the guarantee part. And the part where I sound like I’m falling asleep recording the promo. Hmm. Might be a regional reference. (but you should do those things anyway)

Check out the great cover art this month, too. My fave is the BIRP cover. Paper party ribbons or something. Very nice.

How lucky are we to have SO much new music to sample every month? The more the merrier. Sure, we get dupes here and there. But there’s so much to choose from and so many discoveries to be made. SO lucky. This used to be so difficult. Finding that odd station on the left of the dial, listening through the hours of hippie-dippy-hour DJs to get to that one guy in the middle of the night with his finger to the pulse of the new music world. And then sometimes missing the back-announce, never to find out who did that one song that had the thing in it that sounded like the gods having an orgy in a sand-pit with their feet on fire and then went SHOOOM – Bashow!! Yeah, the “good” old days. …. are.. over. Finally. But I miss you, radio. I really do. More on that later. For now… THE LISTS!

(Disclaimer: I visit these torrent sites using NoScript, allowing only stuff required to use the site and no more. You should do the same. If any of them do anything nasty, I’d never know because I remain protected and vigilant. So proceed with caution when using any site you’re not familiar with. Train your noscript patiently and carefully, only allowing necessary scripts)

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Indie Rock Playlist (Criznittle's)Indie Rock Playlist(Criznittle)June, 2010 –  Have not downloaded it, but grabbed the torrent file. The list of songs looks like another great one.  As always, if you can only get one, this is it. Always great, diverse and inclusive of the near-mainstream to the obscure. The original. The one. The NEO of playlists. But without that kinda sucky third movie.

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Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist June Cover art.Blalock’s Indie Rock PlaylistJune, 2010 – What can be said that hasn’t been said already. Always reliably great selection. And a great community at BIRP.

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SaG's Indie Electro Rock Playlist June, 2010 Cover Art.SaG’s Indie Electro Rock PlaylistJune, 2010 – Have not grabbed this myself but it comes highly recommended! Could be just the thing you need.

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Cut The Crap Playlist cover art, May 2010Cut the Crap: Link to TPB profile in case he changes his mind – as of June, 2010 according to this blog (CAUTION:BIEBERBLOG lol), the Cut the Crap playlists will no longer be torrented. They will be distributed via Zip file. If you keep up with the blog, you’ll be able to find the links there from now on. The blog also has an awesome music submission page using google docs. Too bad this one is no longer going to be on the torrents. But at least it’s still around, which is good because this one tends to be very different than the others.  Still no June playlist though, as of today. You can find the May 2010 one here. (EDIT: The reason there’s no June playlist is because he releases his playlist at the END of the month, not the beginning. So that explains that. This one (May) is the most recent.)

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Joydue’s Indie Rock PlaylistJune, 2010 –  (cannot find cover art) Another playlist that tends to be very different from the others.  A lot of stuff I’ve never heard of. Catch up time. Tried to find the cover art, but it’s not in the torrent and the blog appears to be invite-only. On purpose? Not sure. But that’s how it is right now. Invite only.

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Navigator's Indie Rock Playlist June, 2010 cover art.Navigator’s Fresh!!! Indie Playlist June, 2010 – Have not tried this one, new to me. Even though Google reveals it was on Mininova back in 2009. Not sure how I missed it. Don’t know much about it other than the tracklist, which looks interesting. It leans a bit toward what you’d probably hear on the few “alternative” stations still around for some of the tracks, direct indie tracks for the rest. Leans on the rock side of things it seems. Which isn’t a bad thing, since the others don’t focus on that as much as a whole. So this is good. Grab it.

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Dakradha/Samy/Snipe The Hype – Nothing this month, but watch here for the next edition(s). I really love the fact that these two are working together now, even if it means we won’t get a PL as often.

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Indie 69 June 2010 Cover ArtIndie69 New Musiaylist June, 2010 –  That’s right. Musiaylist. A new word. (curiously similar to “New Music Playlist”) Invented by TPB’s recent habit of removing random characters from torrent names when their captchas fail more than 3 times. ARGH! I mean, I love the site, no denying it.. but WTF??!! And no way to fix it without abandoning the torrent and starting over. Let this be a lesson for me (and anyone else), pay attention to the torrent name after the captcha fails more than once. Chances are, something is going away when you’re not looking in the right place at the right time. FAILICIOUS! I’m hungry for hearts of facepalm!

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That’s it for June. Dakradha and Samy are missed, to be sure. Criznittle is still back (yay) and there’s a few new faces on the block. If you find or know of other playlists, comment please and I’ll edit them in/eventually try them. Have a great June and I’ll blog in-between about Internets stuff up until July, which is already stacking up to be a GREAT month for new music of all kinds. Keep the true indie spirit alive as these people have. And make your own playlists, then share them. But most of all.. and this is VERY important…

SEED. El Seed, senor. And keep the bittorrent angle alive. Don’t be a slave to bandwidth that can be controlled, stopped, inspected, scrutinized or manipulated in any way by others. Bittorrent will free us all. Direct download alternatives are great. Wonderful. Perfect. BUT.. try to stay in the bittorrent world at the same time.  It can be frustrating, but it’s so worth it.  They say in space no-one can hear you scream. In bittorrent, no-one can hear you DMCA. No matter HOW much that metaphor sucks.

and it does.

Love ya all, have a great “rest of June”.

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  1. criznittle
    June 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

    the current link up was having some trouble, you may want to relink my playlist to http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5608661/Various_Artists_-_Indie_Rock_Playlist__June_(2010)
    or
    http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/2262985/5169935/

    Also, nice blog! keep up the Musiaylist!

    • June 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

      Thanks! Fixed it. I’ll definitely keep up with the Musiaylist action. You can never have enough Musiaylist. lol

  2. June 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hey, thanks for the link to CTC! Just wondering… why so upset about the lack of torrents next month? A few people have written to me asking me to reconsider but none have explained why.

    Also, I didn’t know you had a blog… glad I found you! 😀

    Josh

    PS: Cut The Crap Playlists are released on the last day of every month, which is why the most recent playlist is May 2010 🙂

    • June 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

      Hey!! Love your playlists. I’ll add that info to the description in a bit. Thanks for the info.
      One the bittorrent thing, it’s probably just concerns over how long the files will be around, the possibility of them being taken down because too many people download them. With bittorrent, the bandwidth is shared by the downloaders/seeders. (I’m sure you know how it works) And once it’s out there, there’s no real “place” it can be taken down from. It’s decentralized. And it’s a community thing, too. Even though we (bittorrrent users) don’t tend to socialize with each other, there’s still a sense of community on trackers and through the act of seeding for long periods of time to share the burden of the bandwidth, spread it out. Does that explain it enough? More than anything , it’s probably just people wanting to support bittorrent itself. It’s participatory rather than just a one way thing. Give/take rather than take/take. I think many people see that as the principle of the net itself and there are people out there that would like the net to be like TV… with viewers/downloaders and a select, elite few being able to create/participate.

      Thanks for visiting the blog and no matter how you choose to distribute your playlist (both ways?), I’ll be there to grab it every month and say thanks. 🙂 Great stuff!

      • June 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

        Hey, thanks for the reply! Yeah, bittorrent does have a nice community feel to it. It can be QUITE the pain in the arse, though, can’t it? 😀 My first playlist ended up being titled “Cut The Crapaylist” on tpb!

        My main issue, though, is that my isp has lowered bandwidth limits recently, and I’ve hardly been able to use the internet other than typical browsing (which includes mp3 downloading for me) due to the resulting fees they tack on every month. Which is why uploading as a zip is so appealing, because I only have to upload the playlist once instead of constantly. But I’ll hopefully be switching isps soon so this should change 🙂 I will definitely consider using torrents again, in addition to zip files. Hooray!

        Thanks for the support!

      • June 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm

        Any way I can help, let me know. indiesixtynine@gmail.com (not the numbers, that’s some girl in india)

        I think the reason that happens is that after a certain number of “captcha fails” for some reason the torrent name gets truncated. Because that’s what just happened to me. The funny thing about it is I didn’t type the wrong characters into the box for the captcha, ever. It just seems to randomly fail. Lately, the last few months, it’s been working fine. This month? 3 fails in a row before it took.

        NE-ways.. if you’d like me to torrent it for you, let me know.

  3. xy2610
    June 14, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Hey, been following your musiaylist since january.
    Keep up the good works.
    You should try Shankly’s Mixtapes as well.
    It has nice selection of songs too.

    • June 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, it’s quite a “musiaylist”, innit? Matter of fact, it’s technically the only one.

  4. June 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    You know , if I never listened to a note of the music, I might still be collecting the cover art. The art for the various playlists are amazing. After some time I think Blalock’s is my fave this month.

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