February 9th, 2010

Vincent Knobil is an avant-garde musician and cartoonist from Paris, France. Vincent’s music — including Orange Boy, the song featured below — can be streamed or downloaded for free from his website. His comic strip is called Geeks In Love.

“There are basically two kinds of listeners: those who like to be surprised, and those who don’t, the latter group outnumbering the first by several orders of magnitude. I belong to the first group, and I can’t listen to – or write – music that doesn’t surprise me, or I lose interest…”
December 20th, 2009

This arrangement of Carol of The Bells was created by Rush Coil (real name Shane Barber) for his album 8-Bit Christmas. The 12-track album is $4 to download ($10 for a limited-run CD) from 8BitChristmas.com, and all proceeds are donated to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity. For more information on the charity, visit ChildsPlayCharity.org.

Rush Coil presents 8-BIT CHRISTMAS, a full-length album inspired by classic video game music.

Net proceeds from digital sales are donated to Child’s Play! – a charity created by the kind folks at Penny Arcade. The organization presents hospitalized chidren around the globe with games and toys during the holiday season. [...]

December 3rd, 2009

Palette-Swap Ninja is a music duo composed of Dan Amrich and Jude Kelley that creates video game-themed parodies of popular songs. The song featured below, Learn To Spell, is a parody of the song Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects. The rest of Dan and Jude’s songs are available for free at PaletteSwapNinja.com.

Jude Kelley is a chemistry professor with a keytar fetish, but he used to be a rocket scientist. Dan Amrich is a magazine editor with too many guitars, but he used to be a cartoon character. Everything you hear is their fault. [...]
October 27th, 2009

Yellowgold (real name: Jason Howell) is a musician based in San Francisco, California. As Jason Howell, he is a podcast producer and co-host of such CNET.com podcasts as Buzz Out Loud and Gadgettes. Jason has also released a number of techno and dance mixes under the alias DJ Raygun. The song featured below, One Night Out, is a Yellowgold release from his free album The Mellower, and is available at YellowgoldMusic.com.

I’ve been a musician since I was 12 years old, having recieved my very first keyboard. (Casio PT87, then soon after the Yamaha PSS-480) In high school, I evolved to playing the bass guitar for a Boise, Idaho industrial band called Waste of a Life. Upon the acquisition of an Ensoniq Mirage sampler, we renamed ourselves WAL, and continued to record new material using the new found sampler. During that time, I also joined together with fellow WAL member John Kuehne and drummer Brent Kelly to form the punk rock outfit, Freak in a Jar (full cd available for download). [...]
October 15th, 2009

Monk Turner’s Calendar album has been the subject of Audiosurfing twice before — first in June, and again in August. The good times continue here with the album’s October track, Halloween Night.

“With Creative Commons licenses, I have the ability to distribute albums freely to anyone in the world without the need for a distributor and without worrying that someone could be using the songs outside of their intended purpose. I couldn’t do what I do without Creative Commons.” — Monk Turner
September 29th, 2009

Ben Lerman is a singer, songwriter, comedian, and ukulele player based in New York City. He is also a frequent guest on the Keith and The Girl Show. The song featured below, Green Card, and the rest of Ben Lerman’s music is available for free at BenLerman.net.

Ben hopes to one day play his ukulele on the bow of a cruise liner, leaning over the ocean, with only Leonardo DeCaprio’s agent holding him back from perishing in the great blue sea. [...]
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September 15th, 2009

Dokapi is a German Jazz-Rock music duo composed of guitarist Titus Köstler-Philipp and pianist Tilman Sommer. Their music is available for free under Creative Commons at their page on Opsound. The song featured below is Yucca; the skysphere is made from an image called Schiermonnikoog: Infrared dunes by Flickr user Aldo.

The name DOKAPI stems from the Esperanto du kapoj (two heads), the duo formed by guitarist Titus Köstler-Philipp and pianist Tilman Sommer. Since the late 80ies the musicians are composing contemplative tracks using elements from Jazz-Rock, Post-Rock, New Age and World Music. The distinctive features are the frequent improvisations by guitar and piano, the emphasis of rhythm and the balance of acoustic and electronic sounds. [...]