Here’s a great bit of news to wake up to on the first day of 2015: the good people at Lifelike Family Records are letting you pay what you want for their digital releases via Bandcamp. For a limited time, of course.
Full disclosure: I am friends with the dudes behind this label and have booked them for EXPDX Presents… shows, etc. But like anyone I highlight on the blog, I would support them even if I didn’t know who they were. The three albums they’ve released thus far have been full of surprisingly melodic and textural turns. And for the past few months, Andrew Weathers’ Sacred Harp-inspired One Day We’ll Find The Valley has been in regular rotation on my home stereo. It’s the perfect spiritual uplift that we need in these troubled times.
The pay-what-you-want option, of course, allows you to pick this stuff up for free. But if you can afford to, drop this label and their artists a couple of bucks for their hard work. The devaluing of music is something we can put a stop to with small efforts like that.