Friday Download: Beirut

2013/06/29

In this edition of Friday Download: lo-fi-indie-gypsy-rock sounds like quite a lot, and just quite right. Three live shows from Beirut, spanning over seven years of material. Links to the torrents below, with thanks from our friends at archive.org. Friday Download: Beirut 1. O-WEST / Tokyo, Japan / 2012 2. KLRU / Austin, Texas /…

New Music From PIXIES

2013/06/28

Surf-punk, screaming and subversive pop: the loud-quiet-loud sound of PIXIES became the sound of alt; the driving beat behind grunge. They broke up. They got back together. And now, for the first time in almost ten years, they’re releasing new music. Their single “BAGBOY” debuts right now on BitTorrent. Unlock it with your email, and…

BitTorrent is Not a Crime. It’s a Bookmark.

2013/06/27

We made this, which makes it easy to tag the Internet. Here’s how it works. 1. Drag the sticker into your bookmark bar. 2. Go to any website. Click Not A Crime. 3. Move your cursor, and start dropping truthbombs. bittorrentisnotacrime.com

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New Music From Alex Day

2013/06/27

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgRo9K1Kq0&w=570&h=370] In which we get serenaded by the charming and talented Alex Day. Here’s a preview of Alex’s new song, “Scared Like Me”. Tune in next week for a conversation with Alex on Youtube farming, chart hacking, and using BitTorrent to get music to the people.

Interview: Macklemore Vs Glasper Vs Toy Piano

2013/06/26

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf5tmOJkYP8&w=570&h=370] We caught up with the guys from Okayplayer, Macklemore, and Robert Glasper back at the Roots Picnic. It ended in a tiny piano death match. As expected.

It’s a Whole New BitTorrent.com (Part I)

2013/06/25

If you head over to bittorrent.com, you might notice that things look a little different. Today, we’re releasing a new version of our site. Our goal is to make you guys an excellent homebase for everything BitTorrent; from onboarding to alpha projects. This launch signifies the end of a massive, iterative redesign project. But it’s…

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The Real King of BitTorrent

2013/06/25

We’ve watched the myth of Game of Thrones unfold online. We’ve seen the stories: how the season finale set a new “BitTorrent Piracy Record”, allegedly downloaded by 5.2 million people worldwide. And on that note: we’d like to set the record straight. The idea of a “BitTorrent Piracy Record” is a complete fabrication. Because there’s…

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Friday Download: My Morning Jacket

2013/06/22

In this edition of FDL: rock revivalism and alt-country experimentation. We’ve got three live shows from My Morning Jacket, spanning a decade of the band’s work; lovingly preserved by Internet Archive’s intrepid curatorial team. A soundtrack worthy of this (fine, first) summer weekend. Links to the torrents, below. Friday Download: My Morning Jacket 1. The…

Torrents to Go: 25 Million BitTorrent Mobile App Downloads

2013/06/21

Another day, another mobile milestone. We’re stoked that 25 million of you are now getting your torrents to go. Guess this smartphone revolution thing that people are talking about is for real. Haven’t tried our apps? They’re pretty rad. See what other users are saying. We’ve also got some good news for our current mobile…

Public Enemy Collaborates With BitTorrent Fans On New Track

2013/06/19

Public Enemy broke out over 25 years ago: a sonic bomb of crazy invention and crazier virtuosity; a call to arms and a call to change (music) culture as we know it. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys maybe said it best: “No one has been able to approach the political power that Public Enemy…

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