Tuesday, November 29, 2005

New Releases Tuesday (11/29)

New releases are virtually non-existent this week, so here's a couple of holiday shopping ideas: Insound's "Indie-Rock-In-A-Box" On-line indie music shop Insound.com has compiled a list of their top 100 selling CDs of 2005 and are featuring a special box set deal. If you purchase 10 or more albums from the list, they'll knock off 25% of the total, cancel the shipping charges and wrap it all in a stylish "Indie Rock Box." I'm Dreaming of an RIAA-free Christmas The 15 Minute Hipster recommends filling the stockings of your friends and family with music exclusively by independent bands and artists so your holiday shopping doesn't "indirectly help fund the RIAA's nefarious activities." Check out this invaluable site to find out more about the evils of the RIAA and how you can find out what bands are members. You can also simply shop by record label. If an artist is on an indie label like Matador or Sub Pop you're almost always guaranteed RIAA-free material. RFC Recommends If you like to buy your music via Amazon.com, be sure to scroll down to the "RFC Recommends" links on the right hand column of the site. It's about as painless as shopping gets, and if you buy directly off the link, Amazon makes a small contribution to RFC 's weekly beer fund.


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