It’s no surprise that the pandemic has made home recording a necessity, or at least a more fruitful pastime, for many folks. This #bandcampfriday, check out some musicians who took creative matters into their own hands. Marq the A$tronaut, “Satanic Girls” This lively single by Connecticut guitarist and producer Marq the A$tronaut, a.k.a. Mark Lyon… Continue reading Bandcamp Friday, the DIY Edition
Whether your rugrats are back to school buildings or back to distance learning, it’s time to start planning your fall soundtrack. Support your favorite underground artists this Friday, September 4th, by making purchases from their bandcamp! This month, instead of Ye Olde Editor hogging all the blurbs, our #bandcampfriday post was a collaboration. Check out… Continue reading Back-To-School Bandcamp Friday ft. Henry Derek Elis and Many More
Alternative Control is excited to present a brand new track by Louisiana post punk outfit Ambassador! Frontman and bassist Gabe Vicknair says, “It’s great to premiere this track ahead of the release of the new album. ‘Colonial’ was the first song written for Care Vale, and naturally found its spot as the opening track and first single… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Colonial” by Ambassador
Boy howdy, was the underground music scene excited when we heard that bandcamp was extending their very popular Bandcamp Friday promotion for the rest of the year! It’s almost as if bandcamp cares more about people than the federal government of the United States… But that’s a whole other column. In case you’ve been escaping… Continue reading Your Bandcamp Friday Wishlist: The August 2020 Edition
This one is a no-brainer for underground bands: bandcamp offers the best opportunity to create revenue by selling music and merch directly to your fans. The fan profile feature also adds a social media aspect to the site, allowing users to browse each other’s collections and find new tunes. And with 2020’s Bandcamp Fridays on… Continue reading Bandcamp vs. Spotify: Which is Better?
Every so often, you get a promo that makes you say, “Man, this is really good” — and makes your husband look up from the couch and ask, “Who’s THAT??” Brandy and The Butcher’s Dick Circus was one such promo. And now Alternative Control is excited to present another single from the South Carolina band’s… Continue reading Brandy and The Butcher Reveal “Pool Party”
Tomorrow, July 3rd, is another bandcamp Friday! The website is waiving its revenue share to help support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it’s the final “bandcamp Friday” that’s been announced thus far, so now is the time to shell out the bucks. Here are Alternative Control’s humble suggestions of bands to check out,… Continue reading Alternative Control’s July 3rd #BandcampFriday Wishlist