I’d love to see Phoenix band Kinch get big, not just for their 1990s-style, piano-driven rock (which makes me think of bands like Ben Folds Five, Counting Crows or Brad, especially on recent track “Tie Me Lightly,” downloadable below), but also for their very 2009 approach to the music business. All of their music can be downloaded for free (they charge for physical CDs), including recent EP release Collars and Sleeves, as they acknowledge their best chance for making a buck is to be a touring band. As they say on their website: “We will either have a career making music or we won’t have a career making music based on our live shows.
If some free mp3s will help get people to come see us play live music, then we are for free mp3s. And because we record and release everything on our own right now, we can be.” Very cool. Check them out, especially if they’re in your town.
Kinch: Tie Me Lightly
from the EP Collars and Sleeves
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