I listed Peel as a 3 Things a while ago, but after I downloaded some music to my phone (FINALLY!) I am renewed with the wonder of it.
Peel is an MP3 Blog reader and player all in one. I don't think that Peel is the only product out there so if you know of another one you like feel free to mention it in the comments.
Why is this so awesome?
There is a TON of really cool legal, free music out there in the world on a daily basis. It is posted on music blogs that generally have the tracks up and available for download for limited amounts of time. Peel makes it a snap to access this music on a regular basis. You enter the blogs that you want to pull music from, it pulls down the available songs. You can listen to them first and decide which ones, if any, you want to download and have forever. And downloading is a click.
If you don't have an rss feed, (like me) it was way to time consuming for me to go to each blog, scan through the written material and then pull down songs which may or may not still be live links. I like that this way too, I am hearing the songs like I would on the radio, without reading about them first- so i listen to the songs without any preconceptions. If I really like the song and want to know more about it I can go to the blog post or just google the band.
Here are some of my favorite artists that I've found in just the past week:
Those Dancing Days
- Eating Crispy fried pig ears with my cousin
- feeling alert after 4 hours sleep
- feeling busy but overwhelmed