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There are a lot of really great artists that go unnoticed, and their music is freely and legally available online. Alternative Airwaves discovers those artists.

Alternative Airwaves Stephen Gower

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There are a lot of really great artists that go unnoticed, and their music is freely and legally available online. Alternative Airwaves discovers those artists.

    The Album Project - Part 1

    The Album Project - Part 1

    Taking a stroll down memory lane, I've started a new project: going through my CD crates one-by-one and thinking about where my life was when I listened to these albums, and listening to them again to see what I think of them.
    Playlist:


    Emerald Park - We Wasted All Our Memories
    Barenaked Ladies - In the Car
    Tizzer/krumpet_love - rebufffering
    Matt Mays - Rough N' Tumble Down
    Queens of the Stone Age - You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like a Millionaire
    Strange Highways - End of the Road
    Of Canada - Memories
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - In the Colors
    Beck - Scarecrow
    Beck - Elevator Music
    Nick Falcon - This Month
    Wooden Cabin - Somethin
    Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Reading in Bed
    Sloan - Everybody Wants You
    Muddy Belle - I Got Time

    The first crate:


    Sloan - A Sides Win (2005)
    Sloan - Never Hear the End of It (2006)
    Sloan - Pretty Together (2001)
    Sloan - Navy Blues (1998)
    Hot Hot Heat - Happiness Ltd. (2007)
    Hot Hot Heat - Elevator (2005)
    Barenaked Ladies - Stunt (1998)
    Barenaked Ladies - Maroon (2000)
    Barenaked Ladies - Everything to Everyone (2003)
    Barenaked Ladies Are Me (2006)
    Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Self-titled (2005)
    Matt Mays - ...When The Angels Make Contact (2006)
    Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
    Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways (2006)
    Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun (2006)
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - Lifeline (2007)
    Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone (2011)
    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For the Deaf (2002)
    Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze (2005)
    Metric - Old World Underground Where Are You Now? (2003)
    Metric - Live It Out (2006)
    Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back (2006)
    Beck - Guero (2005)
    Beck - Guerolito (2005)
    Beck - The Information (2006)
    Sarah Harmer - I'm a Mountain (2005)
    Sarah Harmer - All of our Names (2004)

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    • 53 min
    Music for Better Days

    Music for Better Days

    Episode Notes
    2020 was a tough year and the first 6 months of 2021 haven't been great either, but we always have music. Here are some songs that look forward to some better days. Hopefully, I will get to my goal of revamping the website and podcast to go with it.

    Track List:


    The Spin Wires - Night Life
    Mercury & The Architects - See the World
    Songwriterz - Fell in Love With Summer
    Mr & Mrs Smith - Big Jet Wings
    Kinematic - Monday at 8am
    Bert Jerred - The Distant Sun
    D Jay Koi ft. Fil Straughan - House Party
    Back on Earth ft. Telltale - Brand New Day
    The Gasoline Brothers - Sleeping Pills & Asteroids
    Wallcrush - I'm Not a Stalker, Trust Me
    Anthony Rubery - Overdue
    Mahideveran Rock Band - Ex-Friends
    Hot Fiction - All My Love in Vain

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    • 46 min
    Heart's Racing

    Heart's Racing

    Anemos Promotions was kind enough to provide me with a full copy of THE SEARCH's latest album HEART'S RACING and I have a couple of tracks from the album to play, plus a contest! Listen for details.



    The Search - Don't Let Yourself Down
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    Birocratic - bob ross goes to hollywood
    Some rights reserved - CC BY-NC-ND 3.0



    Emerald Park - Rules Don't Apply
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    Michael Ellis - Man in the Window
    Some rights reserved - CC BY-NC-ND 3.0



    Forget the Whale - Carry Your Own Weight
    Some rights reserved - CC BY-NC 4.0



    The Problematics - Untitled Love Song
    Some rights reserved - CC BY 3.0



    The Search - Winter
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    Art of Empathy - Hugging Strangers
    Some rights reserved - CC BY-NC-SA 3.0



    Shearer - Martyr
    Some rights reserved - CC BY 3.0



    The Spin Wires - Girls Like You
    Some rights reserved - CC BY-NC 3.0



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    • 40 min
    Keep Going

    Keep Going

    Two months later, I'm back with a podcast full of heavy guitar riffs with some lighter stuff mixed in for good measure.
    I had a fun time putting this episode together and I hope you enjoy it. Here's the track listing (with links to the tracks or artists).


    Dr. Groove Gang - RememberCarter Vail - Tigers on TrainsKinematic - Don't Go Out TonightGarmisch - Truth IsLilly Wolf - LoveBIT - Hello WorldThe Spin Wires - Secret BeersMaenoba - IncipienteLiving Camboya - HomeDaily Khaos delivery - GoliathThe Devil Music Co. - Head Over HeelsLofiuser - Radiant JaguarSpeed Limit 35 - AtlanitcaThe Inventors - Perfect

    Most of the music from this episode came from either Jamendo.com or Blocsonic.com - with some Free Music Archive sprinkled in too.
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    • 55 min
    Back at it

    Back at it

    Welcome back to another full edition of Alternative Airwaves! This episode is more songs than talking, but I got struck by inspiration late last week and slapped something together. I was missing some pieces of my usual setup, so it's a bit bare-bones - but it's still got great music!


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    Playlist



    Loyalty Freak Music - Ghost Surf Rock)
    West Coast Weekend - Heart Attack
    Starmob - Stars and Snakes
    Axl & Arth - Triumphant
    Seth Power - Get Up
    Lewis - Coffee at Midnight(Acoustic)
    All My Friends Hate Me - Stay Up
    Samie Bower - That's What They All Say
    Toko Joyce - What Do I Know About Star?
    Omonoko - Tired Eyes
    Romancoke - Heed the Day
    Spell - Black Siren
    Banana Cream - Whenever is the Right Time


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    • 51 min
    Weekly Airwave - My Sweet & Sour Room - Icicle

    Weekly Airwave - My Sweet & Sour Room - Icicle

    Script


    Hi and welcome to Alternative Airwaves - I'm your host Steve, bringing you the best in Creative Commons music. This is the Weekly Airwave: one track with some information about the song or the artist.


    This week's track: My Sweet and Sour Room by Icicle. This is an instrumental track by Montreal artist Icicle; I found this by looking at similar artists to Lower Loveday from last week's episode. I don't normally pick out instrumental tracks, but I really liked the beat and instrument choice in this song. Icicle is actually Krassy Halatchev, and has Bulgarian origins. I think you can really hear some of his influences come through in this track. You can follow him on Jamendo or icicle dot club.


    Be sure to check out alternative airwaves dot com for more podcasts and music reviews. See you next time.


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    • 5 min

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