Sunday, January 9, 2011

Beyond CaptainCrawl

I was talking to someone the other night about how I get most of my music via blogs and typically find sites through CaptainCrawl. He was glad to hear about CaptainCrawl but mentioned that he often just found music by searching for the band, maybe include the name of the album, and mediafire or another file uploading service. I had done that once or twice but I've been trying the google route and I think I'm through with CaptainCrawl. I'm still combing through the best of 2010 lists, this one on Pitchfork is the readers best of, and I've found everything I've looked for on there. BTW, one of the ones I've just downloaded (but haven't listened to yet) is The Seven Fields of Aphelion, yet another solo project from the Black Moth Super Rainbow crew. Is everyone getting music this way or are ya'll still on CaptainCrawl? CC is cool in terms of getting hip to new blogs where I wind up going nuts and downloading the whole archive over time. But if you want to cut right to the chase it's just google + band + mediafire (the best of the file uploading services, in my experience) and its on.

4 comments:

CS said...

I used to subscribe to eMusic, but I put it on hold. I just buy the music I want through Amazon or iTunes. Sometimes I buy direct from the musician/band.

DC said...

Word up. That's a nice trick.

DC said...

I usually captaincrawl something and if it takes more than 3 or 4 tries i say fuck it and go to iTunes.

Gabino said...

been trying the google thing, only occasional hitch is when there is a password and you don't have it because you went directly to mediafire instead of through the blog.

Admire your ethics CS, I always enjoy when I can buy something directly from the artist, especially at a show.