Just read that indie digital retailer Amie Street, who I'm a big fan of, has signed a deal with Beggars Group (Rough Trade, XL, 4AD), Matador and Polyvinyl, adding their music to the site today. What does this mean for you?
- Great deals on the The New Pornographers catalogue. All their albums for under $5. Twin Cinema for $3.98? Sold! If I could, that is. Ironically, the Canadian band is only available to US customers...
- Cat Power and her two cover records are now on there. Again, US only.
- former Polyphonic Spree member, Annie Clark AKA St. Vincent. Um, US only... hmmm, I'm seeing a pattern here.
- Other stuff: Of Montreal, Pixies, Basia Bulat, Vampire Weekend, Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, The National, The Mountain Goats, and more!
- FREE: Natacha Atlas, who appeared on the David Arnold Shaken 'n Stirred James Bond covers album is one one of the added artists. Covers of You Only Live Twice and I Put a Spell on You are, as of this moment, free (sigh, US only).
- **Update: Five FREE Pizzicato 5 albums! A free Kimya Dawson album too.
- Don't forget Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are on there too!
Get 'em fast. If you're unaware, songs on Amie Street start off free and as they become popular, the price goes up. It caps off at $0.98 per song, so it never gets out of hand. Format is DRM-free MP3s (160 kbps, I think). There's also a deal today that credit is 50% off! So I just bought $50 worth of credit for $25. Sweet. Now, we just have to wait for them to let us Canadians/rest o' the world at those new songs. Leave a comment if you find any good covers on there!