I don’t remember how I found RCRDLBL but I wish I could thank the person, place, or thing that got me to end up here. GOD, I LOVE RCRDLBL. At first I ignored their daily emails, because unfortunately these days a clogged inbox is my past, present, and future, but I really regret that. Every day, RCRDLBL sends out two free MP3s in a sort of preview stage. I’d say it’s all “independent” music, but some of the artists aren’t – RCRDLBL is the sole reason I bump Kanye West’s “Monster” in the morning and also the reason OMD is in my Recently Added playlist on iTunes.
RCRDLBL features plenty of artists I haven’t heard of, but what I like about RCRDLBL is that their copy does a bang-up job of helping me determine if that unknown artist is going to tickle my fancy or not. (Elvis Costello is possibly the one who first said:) Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, and so reading about music can be a total gamble. With RCRDLBL, their copy is specific and concise, mentioning the exact points that my ADD, selective eyes want to know about. Whoever is on their editor team, I wanna shake their hands!
I wouldn’t put it past myself to maybe one day sit on the couch and just download everything I didn’t download before so I don’t feel like I miss anything.