Your Second Chance

As you may, or may not know, I get quite detailed reports on what people look at on this blog (or what they are looking for!), where they come from, and what links they may have followed to get here. I was looking at that information just last night and I discovered that lots of people are all of a sudden looking for tasters of stuff, a lot of the stuff I have previously featured. All I kept thinking about is poor people looking at their computer screens in utter despair as they realise they cant check out that track cos the download had expired. All that searching and no prize. Alas, today is your second chance. I’ve decided to put up half a dozen or so tracks that people have been searching for, that way you get the opportunity to hear these artists – and then in turn you’ll buy their records, I hope!

Before I get to those tracks though, just wanted to say thanks to all the artists that sent me their mp3s to put up on the Just Like Music MySpace page. Naturally I can only put up four tracks at any one time, so I’ve decided that as soon as a track reaches 100 plays, I’ll swap it with the next track in the queue. As such, Brazil by Yamasaki has now been replaced by A Good Day by Izzy. Make sure you check out that MySpace page regularly, that way you’ll get to hear all the wonderful music!

Also, many thanks to all the people regularly emailing with links to fantastic MySpace pages. I might be the one writing this blog, but it’s often you guys that feed me the material to write about. If you do know of any decent artists you think are worth featuring, just drop me an email. Remember that if it is a suggestion for the Unearthing MySpace Gems feature, that they need to have had less than 10,000 page views. And so on to your second chance…

Out of nowhere it seems people are screaming out to hear The Chapin Sisters‘s cover of Toxic. This acoustic cover is highly addictive, so I can understand why, but if you missed it when I featured them first time round, here’s the track again…

The Chapin Sisters – Toxic
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

Jamie T is finally finding his way into the ears of people on a much larger scale. Sort of reminds of when Lily Allen came about, slowly but surely people heard about her one way or another. Apparently you all want to hear Sheila and So Lonely Was The Ballad – I only have demo versions, as featured on the blog previously, but you’re very welcome to give them a listen…

Jamie T – Sheila (Demo)
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

Jamie T – So Lonely Was The Ballad
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

I think people are hearing this cover of Seven Nation Army by Nostalgia 77 featuring Alice Russell on mixtapes or something, getting a lot of searches for “Alice Russell Seven Nation Army Mixtape”. Anyway, I first heard it on one of the Solid Steel podcasts a while ago and then featured it on the blog as track of the week, but here it is again…

Nostalgia 77 – Seven Nation Army feat. Alice Russell
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

People have been searching a lot for the new DangerDoom EP, Occult Hymn, too. Well it is still available on the Adult Swim website for free! You can also read my thoughts on it here.

My good friend Gotye also seems to be stirring up a bit of fuss on the world wide web, people constantly searching for his tracks. It’s not all bad though, they still get to read my fantastic write up on him when they come looking! Oh, you’d rather have an mp3? Fine! Check out this monster track…

Gotye – Hearts A Mess
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

People are still sniffing around to find out what Cut Chemist‘s album is like. Well it’s very good, I originally snuck a couple of mp3s in with a news article, but you just weren’t quick enough to get them. S’ok, here’s another…

Cut Chemist – What’s The Altitude (Feat. Hymnal)
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

Finally catching on to the music of Wax Tailor? Good for you, he’s a breath of fresh hip-hop air. I did a little feature on him a while ago, but now more people want a taste, which is ok, this is your second chance after all, so here you go…

Wax Tailor – Que Sera
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 26th July.

They say everybody deserves a second chance, and the readers of this blog are no exception. It would be great to hear from anyone that did come looking for one of the above tracks previously, only to realise the download had expired – ooh I feel like Jimmy Savile! Happy listening y’all!

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  • http://www.nimbusradio.net/ Sonya K

    UUGGGHHH! Myspace is down again. I’ve been trying to log on for an hour with no success. When I get a chance, I’ll take a listen to the above artists. Thanks for getting the word out about great artists. It helps everyone.

  • http://www.nimbusradio.net Sonya K

    UUGGGHHH! Myspace is down again. I’ve been trying to log on for an hour with no success. When I get a chance, I’ll take a listen to the above artists. Thanks for getting the word out about great artists. It helps everyone.