Donation-ware music…

Jesus is For losers website screengrabI think blogged about this album when the first few tracks became available, but ‘Jesus Is For Losers‘ by Calamateur is now finished, all the tracks are up, along with artwork, at

As those of you who follow such things will know, Calamateur is an amazing singer/songwriter, with whom I made the ‘Calamateur vs Steve Lawson’ album a while back. I’ve been a fan of his ever since his first single, White Light Unknown (championed by the great John Peel), and have played shows with him and recorded whenever possible.

If you go to the site, you’ll see that the album is ‘free’ but with a paypal donation option – please, if you like the album, use the donation button. It’s great that artists like Calamateur are letting us listen to the music first to decide if it works for us, just like software programmers have been for years, but for the new music economy, it’s equally important that we drop in and contribute to the stuff that sticks.

Also, if you prefer, you can listen and download via

So, comment thread – your favourite free download album – post away, please!

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