Since the release of George and Caplin's Secluded Malls and Scenic Byways last August, the band has already offered a hard copy of the disc for free for those who sent a text message to a number hidden in a music video. To celebrate the holidays, however, the record will be available for free download for one week. The same goes for the Wentworth Kersey EP Trilogy set: All three of those records will be free for the week.
The George and Caplin record comes in two parts. The first disc, Secluded Malls and Scenic Byways is a traditional George and Caplin record in that it's a series of linear songs that make up a full length album. It's not the type of record you pick and chose tracks on; it's an album that you plop on and let it play out through the end. It's the rare album to manage to toe the line between listenable, experimental and background music.
The second disc, Requiem for an Encyclopedia, which is also free, is more of an experiment in non-linear song structures. It is a series of songs, each around a minute long that can be played in any order you chose. You can shuffle them, play them in order or make your own mix, but in the end each track bleeds into the next perfectly. It sounds a little silly on paper, but the mix actually works remarkably well and ends up providing you with a nearly infinite amount of music.
As for the three Wentworth Kersey discs, you'll be able to snag the three albums from the EP trilogy, O, (O) and ((O)). Much like George and Caplin, Wentworth Kersey makes music that you can't help but pay attention to. They've received a handful of Wilco references in the past, but it's for good reason, the band tends to lean heavily on folk, using electronic instruments to accent that same sound. Since all three of the EP's are on sale this week, we recommend you give the whole trilogy a shot and see what it sounds like as a whole.
You'll be able to get the five discs for free on the Bandcamp pages through Christmas day, after that it will revert back to its original price. If you're more interested in picking up a physical copy of the disc, those are on sale too, just a mere $3.33.