Via Boing Boing, Harvey Danger (of Flagpole Sitta fame), just released their latest album, Little by Little, for free download on the Internet. The best part, is that the files are high quality and complely DRM free MP3s. You can read their reasoning on their site if your wondering why they decided to do this.
My thoughts on this? I think it’s a great idea. I completely forgot about Harvey Danger shortly after their first (and only) hit, as I’m sure a lot of people did. This will generate a lot of interest and will hopefully entice a lot of people to buy physical CDs and attend their concerts. This is going to be fun to watch!
This story reminded me of Fiona Apple’s unpublished Extraordinary Machine album which somehow managed to make its way onto peer-to-peer networks earlier this year. The album will be available for purchase starting October 4th. Another testament to the power of word-of-mouth.