Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free Music = Punk Fucking Rock!

September 1st, Quote Unquote Records digitally released local punk band, The Taxpayers, album "A Rhythm In The Cages" for FREE/DONATION DOWNLOAD! You should totally download it and make them feel important, ahem....

Long before Radiohead and NiN "set trends" by releasing music for free/donation download, Quote Unquote Records had been doing just that for years. Quote Unquote champions itself as "The First Ever Donation Based Record Label", which is most likely entirely true. The label is headed by DIY hero, Jeff Rosenstock, who has earned the adoration (and extreme distaste, why? i dunno... haters be haters) of punk rockers all around the world. Jeff, who is a wonderful person, also fronts the synth crazy, ska-core musical collective Bomb The Music Industry! (my favorite band) and The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. Rumor says he once even turned down a a multi-thousand dollar deal with Hummer for use one of his songs, punk as fuck!

If you truly believe in DIY music, you should stop over to Quote Unquote (download the new Taxpayers album, eh eh?) and check out the incredible bands they have to offer. Bands like Cheeky, We Versus The Shark, and Laura Stevenson prove that DIY music can be amazing and can come in any variety. Great fucking stuff.