Posts Tagged ‘pay what you want’

Groupees teaming up with Celldweller (72 hour sale for Alabama Tornado Relief)

4th May 11 (Wed) 1 comment

Groupees, an “innovative new flash sale platform featuring digital media content from exciting independent artists,” announced yesterday that it will be launching its next promotion featuring Detroit’s electronic rock mastermind Celldweller

Known worldwide for pioneering new sounds and methods for creating his tracks, Klayton (Celldweller) continues to generate music that resonates and relates to both fans and the entertainment industry worldwide.

The Celldweller 4-EP Bundle Groupee is slated to start Wednesday, May 4th at 9:00 am PST at

20% of all proceeds from the sale go directly to Red Cross to support US/Alabama Tornado Relief.

The campaign will run for 72 hours and is priced using Pay What You Want which allows fans to name their price with a minimum of $3 (products retail five times that). The Bundle packages together 4 EP’s, one of which has 4 never before released tracks:

  • Wish Upon A Blackstar Chapter 03 of 05 is the latest installment of the Celldweller sophomore album, featuring the tracks “The Lucky One” & “Tainted”
  • Cellout EP 01 featuring re-imagined versions of Celldweller songs as heard in the Celldweller live show. This EP debuted in iTunes as the #1 Electronic Album in 5 Countries, including the US as well as top #10 Electronic album in 12 countries.
  • Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head Vol. 02 (Chapter 01) featuring instrumental tracks used in Film/Tv/Video Games
  • Exclusive EP will feature a brand new, unreleased track from Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head Vol. 02 (Chapter 02)3 unreleased Remixes as well as a rare/limited release of Klayton’s remix of the track “Shapeshifter.”

The Celldweller 4-EP Bundle also includes a special bonus collection if the promotion’s goal of $10,000 raised is met:

All participants will receive an unreleased ‘Beta Cessions’ B-Side Demo along with the unreleased Remix of the track “The Lucky One”.  At the close of the campaign, the #1 top donor will receive an additional bonus Unreleased Demo that will be exclusively theirs until we officially release the track at a later date.

Who is Groupees?  Groupees, from Portland, Oregon, is a social media technology company. Their parent company, YAWMA, also operates a digital store and app for discovery and sharing of indie music and games through Facebook.

From Wednesday, May 4th, through Saturday, May 7th (9am PST/noon EST), dig in at:

~Dan – np: Steven WilsonInsurgentes


Ellery – Down, Down, Down EP

25th Nov 09 (Wed) Leave a comment

My favorite husband-and-wife songwriting duo from Cincinnati is at it again… the holiday EP Down, Down, Down from Ellery is out.  This time it’s pay what you want (min $4).  Available for streaming at bandcamp, too.  I generally abhor Christmas music, but this one is pretty darn good.  The first two songs are brand new originals, the 3rd song is from their holiday EP a couple years ago, and then they do two classics…

Down, Down, Down
Going Gone
December Days
O Come Emmanuel
Silent Night (instrumental)

They also have a streaming only sample from their forthcoming album… “Blame Me“…

Find out more about this great band…

~Dan – np: The FramesThe Roads Outgrown

Glen Phillips’ “Little Bunny Foo Foo”

15th Oct 09 (Thu) Leave a comment

Yet again, Glen Phillips is releasing stuff at the end of the year via the Bandcamp website.  Heck, if this year ends up like last year (with the fantastic Plover and RemoteTreeChildren records), I’ll be happy to drop some more coin for some more Glen.  Here is his latest, silly ditty:

Go get this song now… it’s only $1 and well worth the cost of admission.  You can via PayPal, too… i.e.- totally convenient, foo foo.

~Dan – np: EisleyFire Kite -EP-


24th Oct 08 (Fri) Leave a comment

The Plover record is out.  It’s pay-what-you-want in many bandwidth options (including 320 mp3, FLAC, etc) via

It’s also streaming in its entirety via this widget:

Plover is Glen Phillips (from Toad the Wet Sprocket), Neilson Hubbard & Garrison Starr.  I’m part way through it, and I dig it.  It’s in the rock / pop vein…

~Dan – np: PloverPlover

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17th Sep 08 (Wed) Leave a comment

I heard about this through a Waterdeep mailing, but stumbled on a free (or as cheap as free) Sixpence None the Richer -EP- as well on

Good choices (that cost me a total of $3… for all of them): Waterdeep‘s Heart Attack Time Machine, The Khrusty Brothersself-titled debut, and Sixpence‘s My Dear Machine -EP-.  Another good choice (that I had via other methods, like Derek Webb‘s The Ringing Bell.

Ah, a philosophical agnostic / practical atheist, listening to Jewish music, blogging about Christian rock… WTF!?

~Dan – np: Oren Ambarchi & Z’evSpirit Transform Me*

*– Well, I guess it’s barely what’s normally considered “Jewish” music (i.e.- look Oren & Z’ev up on iTunes)

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