best of 2013 :: Pay-What-You-Want/Free Releases

Here’s 23 awesome releases from 2013 that used either the pay-what-you-want model or required an email to download or were just straight up free. I’ve included some sort of streaming media and an mp3 for all the albums below. Now stream up some amazing music and go pay-what-you-want (where available), and remember, if you download something for $0 but then find yourself listening to it over and over, you can always go back a buy it properly for a significantly higher price (and/or buy band merch and/or go to shows and buy directly frrom the band). The pay-what-you-want model (or giving away an album) is a great way for an artist to increase the number of people listening to their music, but it also a way for the listener to connect with the artist and show support. I guess what I am trying to say is that you should give $$ to artists. Every dollar matters.


  1. Big PauperUnnecessary Human Enterprise EP


    Plant Gardens Bomb Banks (mp3)



    The Observer (mp3)

  3. Clean GirlsLast House EP


    Modern Family (mp3)

  4. Run The Jewels – s/t

    [free d/l]

    Get It (mp3)

  5. TrabajoGamelan to the Love God


    The Myth (mp3)

    (also check out the Trabajo & Madrugapha: Split Tape)

  6. Horse HeadPURPLE TAPE 2


    Blood Donor (mp3)

    (also check out 3D and Spirit Armor)

  7. VULTURE SHITAdult Hits


    Dinnertime (mp3)

  8. v/aBeyond Inversion: A Benefit for Rachael’s Women Center in DC


    Conquest (mp3) by In School

    (this is a benefit compilation, think before you type $0, just saying)

  9. Psychic BloodNightmare Beaches EP


    Jagged Brain (mp3)

  10. bennio qwertyEP


    We Act (mp3)

  11. Waylon Thornton and the Heavy HandsEnter The Coven


    Bottomed Out Bill (mp3)

  12. Mount SharpHello Mount Sharp


    Skin (mp3)

  13. Spook HousesSpook Houses/Fat History Month Split 7″


  14. blood sister – ‡


    Psychic Flashes (mp3)

  15. Diego Bernal & Ernest GonzalesAtonement


    Daguerreotype (mp3)

  16. The VegansTouchy Subject


    Sandslash (mp3)

  17. True Neutral Crew#MONSANTO


    I Guess (prod. Boo Hiss) (mp3)

  18. Bully MammothEP One


    Trash Monster Headache (mp3)

  19. Death GripsGovernment Plates

    [free d/l]

    You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it’s your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat (mp3)

  20. DesignerWAVVVES


    slowpoke (mp3)

  21. Curelight WoundsClearest View


    Clearest View (mp3)

  22. clippingmidcity


    bout.that (ft. baseck) (mp3)

  23. Youth Avoiders – s/t


    Cold Mines (mp3)

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You can play individual tracks using the tiny play buttons next to each mp3 link, OR you can stream all the songs in this mix using the streampad player at the bottom of the page, OR you can just download any or all of the tracks at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.

If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions, provided of course that you are use Firefox to view this site.

And If you like what you see/hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers or your local independent record store or better yet buy directly from the band next time you go out to a show:

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GIMME TINNITUS' Best of 2013

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