Friday Download: Surf Music Legend Dick Dale, Brought to You by BitTorrent Live

2013/05/24

This is the sound of surf, the sound of So Cal, the sound of summer. And this the man who pioneered it: Dick Dale, the King of Surf Guitar. He brought reverb and distortion into the mainstream; pushing against the conventions of rock, and the limits of amp technology. We’re bringing it to you, live….

Friday Download: The Weepies

2013/05/18

In this edition of FDL: magical/simple/pretty folk-pop, in the form of three live show torrents from The Weepies. The band name sounds supersad, but we promise it’s happy. How could it not be? IT’S FRIDAY. Friday Download: The Weepies 1. El Rey / Los Angeles, California / 2012 2. Butternut Ridge / Oberlin, Ohio /…

Internet High Five To Tess Beighton, The Winning Alex Day Remixer

2013/05/17

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MoM6wOp9Ow&w=570&h=370] Last month, Youtube hero and DIY artist Alex Day kicked off a collaboration project with BitTorrent fans. He posted stems from his Epigrams and Interludes tracks to SoShare. You guys picked them up, and made them yours. Awesome. This playlist has pretty much become our favorite thing on the Internet. (We’re probably not alone…

Friday Download: Death Cab For Cutie

2013/05/11

In this week’s Friday Download: a decade’s worth of live shows and bittersweet melodies from Death Cab for Cutie, preserved by the dedicated curatorial team over at archive.org. Set list after the jump. Friday Download: Death Cab For Cutie 1. Emo’s / Austin, Texas / 2001 2. Kamp / Bielefeld, Germany / 2006 3. 80-35…

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The BitTorrent Bundle Alpha: A Direct-to-Fan Collaboration With Ultra Music

2013/05/07

Ultra is a label that has changed the landscape and creative culture of music. Today, we’re working with them to do it again. Over the years, Ultra has been the home of, and catalyst for, artists like Kaskade, David Guetta, Tiesto, deadmau5, and Calvin Harris, among others. In 2013, starting now, they’ll be the first label…

Reports Of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

2013/05/07

Like many of you, we’ve been following Netflix with great interest. We are subscribers. We are fans. We believe in the work that they are doing. And we support their effort to innovate and evolve digital distribution, in ways that are sustainable for creators, other rights-holders and fans. That said, we were surprised by some…

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Friday Download: Meat Puppets

2013/05/04

In this week’s FDL: three live shows from the Arizona punk luminaries. This is the evolution of a great American band, recorded and perserved by the intrepid curatorial team over at archive.org. Happy Friday, people. Friday Download: Meat Puppets 1. UCSB / Santa Barbara, CA / 1988 2. Velvet Slego / Rimini, Italy / 1992…

BitTorrent Sessions: Just Blaze

2013/05/03

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8SX6ldbKA&w=570&h=385] In March, we got the chance to catch up with some creators, change-makers, and heroes of the free world at SXSW. Our intrepid film crew (Jeph, Danimal) captured the conversations so we could share them with you. Herewith: a series of small talks about big things. In this week’s edition: words with Just Blaze,…

The Deleted City: BitTorrent As Archives

2013/05/02

[vimeo 41777233 w=570&h=370] One of the really interesting uses for BitTorrent is archiving content. If a few people think a thing is important enough to keep seeding it, it will always be available to anyone who wants it. The people who are seeding can come and go. As long as there’s one person who’s holding…

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Friday Download: Tegan And Sara

2013/04/27

In this edition of FDL: Tegan and Sara. Three live shows from the road, circa 2013. Instant heartbreak and happy, kept in common by the dedicated preservationists over at archive.org. Have an epic weekend, all. Friday Download: Tegan and Sara 1. The LC / Columbus, Ohio / 2013 2. Dinwoodie Lounge / Edmonton, Alberta /…

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