Hump Day Freebie: Mondo Naif – Turbolento

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You’ve made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

Today’s freebie is: Mondo Naif's Turbolento.

More fuzzy psychedelic rock. Who would've thunk it?! Yet another one of the albums that I came across early this year on my major binge weekend. This trio hails from Italy, and they rock. Their brand of heavy psych reminds me, at times, of Spidergawd and Hypnos 69 with their usage of brass instruments. Which, of course, shouldn't come as a surprise that has me hooked.

Download the full-length and stay fuzzy.

Hump Day Freebie: Bonus!

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You’ve made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

This week's going to be a little different as I have multiple freebies to suggest. I didn't think you'd mind the added bonus.

Golden SmokeResurrection City

This Canadian band went defunct in 2012, but they're offering their first 2 albums as name your price on Bandcamp, including this 2009 release. The Rolling Stones vibe is strong with this one only fuzzy and heavy psych.

Back Alley RamblersBack Alley Ramblers

Funky and raw blues rock from… northern Massachusetts? The last part confuses me, but what's not confusing is that this a good album to pick up and enjoy, especially at the price point.

Apex Shine – Home Baked

Psychedelic blues rock, steeped in the 70s with a distinct influence of 90s alternative rock makes for a great album. This is an album to get lost in.

Hump Day Freebie: Hexagon – Fight to the Death

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You’ve made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

Today’s freebie is: Hexagon's self-titled debut, Fight to the Death.

I'm going to kinda cheat on this one. Paul Rote and FDJ (follow these two on Bandcamp) are right on the money with the description of this album. This is a retro rock album all the way. It's quite a bit like a mix of Witchcraft, Graveyard, Kamchatka, etc… Yeah, all Swedish bands we've come to know and love, and it shouldn't be a surprise that Hexagon are Swedish as well. There's a reason why Sweden is on my list of places I have to travel to see. The vocals of Fight to the Death are a bit raw, and that adds to the album's allure.

The whole thing is solid, front to back. It's name your price.

Hump Day Freebie: Black Orange – Black Orange

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You’ve made it through half of the work week! For that reason, you deserve a reward. What better way to reward yourself than with a new album? Better yet, a FREE album. That ought to make up for your week so far. Okay, maybe not, but it does make the pill easier to swallow, even if only slightly.

Today’s freebie is: Black Orange's self-titled debut, Black Orange.

This is a unique freebie today. You see, this album was actually recorded in '95. This album is exactly what you would expect from an album released in the mid-90s. Black Orange screams alternative grunge rock with obvious influence from what was popular during that time. It's got a little of everything from some Nirvana to Hootie & the Blowfish.

If you're looking for a little nostalgia without having to hear something you've heard before, this is something you should check out. If you just want good music then this is something you should check out.

Review: Wired Mind – mindstate:dreamscape

I'm no stranger to psychedelic stoner rock. I've been known to obsess over a good heavy psychedelic album drenched in fuzz. It shouldn't be any surprise, then, that I'm always looking to find the next band that can satisfy the itch.

It's always nice when that comes to you, however. That's what happened with Wired Mind, a 3 piece from Germany. It's always the Germans, isn't it?
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