Friday, December 31, 2010

Today's Random #MPFreebie - Ska Lives

Indie Vision Music is one of those sites that you just have to admire for its breadth and depth.  Focusing on "faith and entertainment with an independent perspective," IVM gives coverage to the less-than-mainstream faith music often ignored by even local music cognoscenti.  As you browse the site, you'll find everything from alternative to screamo to, in this case, ska.  Their latest compilation offering is Ska Lives, Volume 1, and it's well worth the download.  This 29-track offering is well-chosen; one usually finds a clunker or two in any compliation, but that doesn't seem to be the case with this effort.  My FLFs (First-Listen Favorites) are How to Program A VCR from Dime Store Heist, Just Like Josiah's You Hold the Key and Phil Joel's partnership with Supertones on Don't Forget to Remember.  (Special mention to Not For the Crowd for their rendition of Roll Jordan Roll - when it's done well, I love hearing old standards taken into new genres!)  Give it a listen; I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Ska Lives Vol. 1

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