Free music here! Get your free music! – Dine Alone Records Summer Sampler

(Editor’s note: Please read this in the voice of infamous infomercial spokesman Bill Mays.)

How are you with word association? Let’s try some.

  • Hannah Georgas
  • Wintersleep
  • Little Scream
  • Monster Truck
  • Black Mountain
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • free

Did you say Dine Alone Records? Nice job, but what’s the “free” doing in there? Well, it’s once again time for Dine Alone to give away a whole ton of free music!

As has become their tradition, last week Dine Alone released their annual Summer Sampler. All those bands and artists above join 20 others to make up this free collection you can download right now! Just check out this playlist.

But wait! There’s more!

They’re also giving away five amazing prizes!

Four runners up will receive:

  • A Pair of Vans shoes
  • Skullcandy headphones
  • HEX iPhone case (sorry, Android fans)
  • A Day In My Shoes Agency T Shirt
  • Various Dine Alone Records releases on CD

The Grand Prize winner will get all of that PLUS a Crossley C200 turntable and a bunch of DAR vinyl!

Don’t wait! Order now!

 

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179 thoughts on “Free music here! Get your free music! – Dine Alone Records Summer Sampler

  1. Did you here Messi was “convicted” for tax fraud? i think he declined to take the penalty…to discouraged from the last time he took a penalty

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  2. sitrucj, do you ever go to the irish pub there, the one with all the whiskey bottles on the fireplace mantle

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  3. @hotpatch if you mean the Irish harp then no, I havent been there in years. But If you mean the angle inn (which sort of feels irish then yes). But I have a feeling you mean the harp so no. 😦 If i go for a drink i tipically go to Corks because they have unibroue on tap and I love me some Fin du Monde.

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  4. Modern, tiny, programming problems.

    I downloaded the above sampler, and, when I uploaded the songs to (opened with) iTunes, maybe 10 cuts listed independently, and the rest as one sampler. I found a workaround: typing (copying) “Various artists” in each of the rogue tracks — they were commanded by the artist’s name. I suppose not everything is coded identically.
    But here’s the funny part: track 3 stubbornly refuses to group with the others, even when both the sampler title and “various artists” have been copied directly from the otherwise complete sampler group.

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  5. @benoit Stuff like that makes my brain burn. That is equal to a christmas song playing from my library any other time than december 20-25. They all had to go. It wasn’t worth the risk.

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  6. right, it was the harp, i stopped there a couple times while passing through town, a bit pricey but not too bad. i still dream of the melted cheese sandwiches

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  7. Good morning!

    I’m a huge fan of the initiative here. Our own blog posts with our own comment section. This is incredible guys!

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  8. Diarrhea Planet is a great band with a terrible name. Memorable, though.

    Good morning. Krib is traumatizing me with pictures of HUGE BUGS on Facebook. How are you guys?

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  9. Good morning!
    My desktop is out getting repaired and I’m so happy I can be here on my iPad. Thanks for making our basement easier to use on different devices 🙂

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  10. BEETLES! Japanese beetles, may it be said without being branded a “racist” (as if the Japanese were a race)

    The frigging J.b.s are back. Off to get some lures in order to capture them and despatch them! Cycling, which is going to be hot!

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  11. Most excellent @sitrucj!
    I am having some trouble juggling the 3 kids & tasks that need to be done.
    Summer is lovely but challenging. Pass the tequila please.

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  12. If my dream all-female local punk band (which will consist of folk & classical musicians…?) manifests we may have to consider Tequila Mothers or thereabouts as a name!
    Okay… off with the Littlest…I can do this. Like Brutus. ‘Cause we always knew this!

    (yeah boyeeee)
    xo

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  13. My word associations, from @topofourlungs entry for today:

    Hannah Georgas –> Great singer
    Wintersleep –> Amerika….
    Little Scream –> ? none
    Monster Truck –> Brodozer
    Black Mountain –> Darbar and modern prog rock
    Tokyo Police Club –> Good band
    free –> “Free is a good price” ~ Tom Peterson

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  14. I’ve booked my interview with my fave Canadian indie comedian for my first blog post. He’s promoting an album so I think it’s valid for ourbasement.

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  15. My word associations:

    Hannah Georgas = Grant calling her “gorgeous” all the time
    Wintersleep = Weighty Ghost was the best song they’ve ever written
    Little Scream = love the new album, sounds like Jane Siberry
    Monster Truck = Steph Ramsahai
    Black Mountain = stoner rock
    Tokyo Police Club = I liked when Graham Wright hosted on R3. he was funny
    free = “free as in speech, not free as in beer” aka a phrase we heard a lot in library school

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  16. I don’t think I’ve ever played word association. It’s just saying the first thing that comes to mind?

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  17. reginula: yes, that’s how word association works. Obviously I did it wrong, through. I guess I was playing “phrase association.”

    Related: one time my friends and I tried to play Word DISassociation, where you try to say something completely unrelated to the word the previous person said. It’s harder than you think.

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  18. Ok, let’s try.

    Hannah Georgas = Red hair
    Wintersleep = Loel Campbell
    Little Scream = Guess I heard them on R3?
    Monster Truck = Same?
    Black Mountain = DARBS
    Tokyo Police Club = Cooool
    free = WHERE? GIMME

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  19. Hannah Georgas = Frente
    Wintersleep = Ghost (I agree with Loweeda)
    Little Scream = Prince (someone mentioned that one song sounds Princely and it stuck)
    Monster Truck = rednecks (nothing to do with the band because they’re not really my thing, anyway)
    Black Mountain = woohoo!
    TPC = Graham (fill-in host. I think PJrocks hated him, but he hated everyone except Grant)
    free = all right now

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  20. btw, if you ever stumble across Marvin the Album by Frente!, just buy it.
    It’s great.
    that and the first (and only) Fairground Attraction album

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  21. huh. the association of Free got me looking up stuff.
    Paul Rodgers is a Canadian citizen now and lives here in Canada

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  22. Hannah Georgas = wow!
    Wintersleep = the best
    Little Scream = big sound
    Monster Truck = cluster fuck
    Black Mountain = Led Zepplin tequlia
    Tokyo Police Club = stole my plaid shorts
    free = base

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  23. Hannah Georgas = Gorgeous Hannah Georgas
    Wintersleep = Drums. I have so many thoughts at once for Wintersleep but I do love the drumming most of all.
    Little Scream = is good for you
    Monster Truck = denim jacket. The cover of their album had one.
    Black Mountain = WOOOHOOOO!
    Tokyo Police Club = Graham is what I always think of too.
    free = spirit. I want to set mine free.

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  24. Hannah Georgas = Christine’s old neighbour
    Wintersleep = meh.
    Little Scream = no idea
    Monster Truck = Hamilton, Ontario
    Black Mountain = WOOOHOOOO!
    Tokyo Police Club = graham wright.
    free = nothing in life

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  25. Hannah Georgas = weird nose
    Little Scream = help
    Monster Truck = fuckin eh
    Black Mountain = smoke weed everyday
    Tokyo Police Club = not japanese.
    free = usa

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  26. Russ,
    yeah. He married a model from the Okanagan and now lives in Surrey, according to the ol’ wikipedia

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  27. @hotpatch 11:14 am

    We get Faux news here as well.

    When CNBC had just started broadcasting here in Europe they didn’t have anything to show on a weekday because all the markets were closed due to it being a big holiday so they so they gave us a day of MSNBC. The next day when it didn’t come back I emailed them and asked them not to leave us with Fox News to represent the USA.

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  28. why hello there.
    I’m drowning in raspberries. And psyched for new (free!) music. I couldn’t get the sampler to download with my phone, I guess it has to go to a computer first.

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  29. I rode my new bike to work today. I haven’t ridden to work for a couple years. I was tired and sweaty and it was only a 20 minute flat ride but I did it. Hopefully it gets easier.

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  30. I like what you’ve done with the place. where are the articles coming from? pulled from other sources like cbc music etc? this one looks like it’s written for here.

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  31. I just heard Diarrhea Planet – Announcement on KEXP, not bad. They are playing the Tractor in Ballard (Seattle) on Saturday, August 27th. … For anyone in Van or Portland.

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  32. @Darbs I’m not really sure either, hahaha. It’s a… virtual reality thing in which you can catch and train pokemon in real places? People all over the world are losing their minds about it. Maybe Devin can fill us in, indeed.

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  33. @krib – I have a growing list of things I want to add to my bike. A fender might need to be added. After my ride today, I am thinking I could use a mirror. My neck just doesn’t turn like it should.

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  34. OH hey, I just thought of how I am going to Sappyfest soon and would respectfully offer to write about that for this very site, if that was something that would be interesting.

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  35. @loweeda group chat myself, Reg, Tiffy, and Nick on FB group chat about your idea and we’ll look at the content calendar. When is Sappyfest?

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  36. We’re more than happy to invite others to contribute to OurBasement. (It takes some of the work off our shoulders, after all.) Pitch us your ideas on Facebook or send me an email (zammachus @ Gmail . Com) and we’ll discuss it

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  37. I did not go to a show last night but I can share about a fun musical evening that involved a box of cassettes from the 80’s and 90’s. Anyone remember Black Box? How about their controversial album cover?

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  38. I’d be happy to discuss ideas here in the comments, but I’m not always around so those methods would be best for pitching stories. Eventually, we’ll have a dedicated email set up for pitching

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  39. @darbar #1318 rain + no fenders = wet ass! good thing it is on your way home and not on your way to work is all i can say.

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  40. darbar,
    fenders are very helpful. On both the rear AND the front.
    ride slowly if it’s really wet – reduces spray

    also, yes. I’ve had a mirror for years now. I feel naked and vulnerable when I’m riding a bike that doesn’t have one

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  41. I see Jason Kenney is riding into Alberta on his white horse to save it from the scourge of the left…

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  42. Yes with no fenders right now I should have that lovely racing stripe going on. I need a fender, rack, bags, mirror, bell, water bottle holder, gloves….. whew.

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  43. general question; i see i am the only one referring to post #’s. do we not do that in the basement?

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  44. morgana, not everyone knows you can get the post number (end of url, above) by clicking on the date-time. Hasn’t generalised as a habit (yet?)

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  45. I do hope I only have to submit text and links and someone will magic up my blog post or else one of the posts won’t look like the others.

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  46. @darbike
    the great thing about riding home in the rain in July is that 1) you’re heading home, and 2) it’s July! It can’t possibly be cold.
    I rode to work in an absolute deluge last week. I had to hang my socks and shoes on the heater in the office. Lol.

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  47. Thanks for that tip Benoit. Turns out my man friend has a mirror he got as a gift and hasn’t used.

    I am glad it will be on the way home and hopefully it will even wait to rain after I get home. It is helping me think of things to add to my wishlist for my birthday next week.

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  48. I had learned the post number trick and was using your post #s morgana. I haven’t gotten into the habit of doing it myself yet.

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  49. And darbar, yes, you’ll get in cycling shape fast. Do some most every day, if you can. (Skipping is o.k.!) In as little as two weeks, you’ll get much better — which isn’t saying you’ll stop raising a sweat in 20 minutes, but you’ll get to feel more and more like you *own* cycling, rather than it taking a lot out of you.

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  50. Darbar 1:41, BfO 1:40, i was doing the time thing silly mMEeee . i might stay keep doing it. i like to aggravate people with silly things

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  51. Awesome Benoit. I am really hoping I keep at it. If I get that rack and bags it will take away one of the excuses I come up with. There are still a lot of days I need a vehicle but I hope to work on that.

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  52. well i am certainly not the first to talk about it as there is no way that i break any technology records BUT i was just trying to get a sense of what we want to be doing in general as we evolve.

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  53. @Morgana 1:54pm #1347

    We are currently on a temporary version of the site and one of the plans for the full site is to have numbered comments so they can be referred back to

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  54. continuation of #1347 it just took me two days to book an air miles flight due to technological issues! not all me it turns out so i got 25 bonus miles for my agro but seriously, two days!!

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  55. @garfielduk #1349 oh cool. just don’t move when i am out of town and off the grid. or you could leave me a bread crumb trail on FB if our times do collide.

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  56. chores, must do chores so i can go paddling tonight.
    back to knives don’t have your back … cranked so i can hear it upstairs:)

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  57. garf, 1349 (potatoes)…..maybe can we count the posts in potatoes? 1 potato, 2 potato, etc

    i’m out

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  58. @Darbs (if you’re still around) Any chance you’re going to the Summer-something at Wascana with Rah Rah and Library Voices this weekend?

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  59. @reginula – Possibly but not sure. I am helping out at AfroFest in the park downtown on Saturday.

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  60. Pretty darned good. In Africa, how do you keep cows from being eaten by lions (which, having good taste, also like a good side of beef)?

    Simple: you paint eyes on their butts: “It’s the same kind of “psychological trickery” employed by woodcutters in India, who ward off tigers by wearing face masks on the backs of their heads, and butterflies that avoid becoming bird food thanks to eye-like patterns on their wings.”

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/unsw-researcher-trials-icow-a-strategy-to-save-livestock-and-lions-in-africa-20160706-gpzoax.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

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  61. @Darbs Their set is at 10 PM, so I’m guessing Library Voices plays after 8:30 at least?

    Why not boooooth

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  62. @reginula – Haha! It might happen. We shall see. Because I know how much you would like to be there is an added push. 🙂

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  63. so grant lawrence and family should be in town soon if not now. they are at the elephant mountain literary festival gala on friday night; $25. man, i hate being broke!!!

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  64. morgana, if it’s any consolation (and, as I like to say, whenever one says that, it isn’t! 😉 ), I’m also in that situation since running lots of red ink in May. No shows for me!

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  65. i just came back to call myself out on my crap. i have so much; a garden full of food, a kayak that i am going out in with my hubby tonight, a lovely house with a basement full of stuff that i am culling to give away and sell.
    what i really should be saying is that right now i have very little cash to spend on extra’s.

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  66. @darbar #1372 chances are he is staying at or at least dining with friends of theirs a few houses from mine but i am not cool enough for “accidentally” bumping into people.

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  67. @Morgana Excuse me, you’re very cool. No. You’re cooler than that. You’re cool enough to message Old Man Lawrence and tell him you want to say hi.

    (Think of “Old Man Lawrence” as an endearing name)

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  68. @morgana – I am not near cool enough for that either but maybe if you stroll by at just the right time. 🙂

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  69. you guys are so funny and sweet:)
    maybe i should just crank the polaris long list so loud that it can’t be ignored from those few houses over …

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  70. @Morgana, you shoud reach out to Grant, he told me off for not letting him know I was in Toronto while he was there

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  71. thanks for the encouragement friends. FB message sent. If I get egg on my face you guys get to clean it off OK? 😉

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