A yearly tradition, the Real Gone Sampler is one of the most popular things in our calendar. In previous years, we’ve given away great music by Kurt Baker, The 1957 Tail Fin Fiasco and Black Moth. Every year, the project rounds up the very best in DIY acts and aims to get great music out to a new audience.
On occasion, we’ve even been lucky enough to give you two end of year samplers. This year, the download is only one disc long, but we bring you over seventy minutes of underground sounds. We’ve got dream pop, shoegaze, roots rock, garage rock, singer songwriters and a whole bunch more. It could just be the best Real Gone freebie to date.
As always, reviews for each album can be found behind the band name links.
Sleeve art designed by Elena Barrio.
AINT NO JOKE: Real Gone Sampler #9
01 STRANGE MAJIK – Pretty Little Pony
02 SHANDA & THE HOWLERS – Trouble’s Out To Play
03 THE MAD DOCTORS – Lord of Garbage
04 JUSTINE AND THE UNCLEAN – Love Got Me Into This Mess
05 BULLET PROOF LOVERS – Ain’t No Joke
06 NATTERERS – Exist or Live
07 TOM BAKER AND THE SNAKES – Run It Out
08 INDONESIAN JUNK – I Would Never Treat You Like That
09 ELLEN AND THE DEGENERATES – Milk
10 CHARLOTTE CARPENTER – Hey Mr Cowboy
11 THE WHITE SWAN – The White
12 KING BLACK ACID – Waiting For The Sun
13 THE VICE RAGS – One Heart
14 HECTOR AND THE LEAVES – Watching The World
15 SUNSHINE & THE RAIN – Going The Wrong Way
16 THE RAFT – Blue & Blue
17 HOUSE ABOVE THE SUN – Eagles Dare
(To download all files at once in a zip file, click on the downwards arrow next to ‘2017 Sampler’ in the top bar and then choose the download option from there.)
These tracks have been given with the permission of the bands and record labels. Real Gone would like to thank everyone who graciously donated material to make this possible once again, especially Malibu Lou Mansdorf, who went above and beyond to help make this year’s freebie work out.
We’d also like to extend an extra thank you to the brilliant Elena Barrio who offered to create sleeve art for this collection.