Are you ready for something new? Do you have trouble finding music that is as exciting as it is strange? PopFree Records is here to help.
We're promoting music for listeners, serious and casual, who are looking for something different. At PopFree, outside the mainstream is just a start. We've redefined the word eclectic. If you spend any time in music clubs, or like to browse the dark corners of the web, you know that there is a lot of great music out there that isn't getting enough attention. There's a lot of good stuff out on the fringes, and it's all out there waiting for you, if you know where to look - like here, for instance. So welcome to our dark corner of the web. There are some talented people here, and we're always looking for more.
Please check out our artists' work, and if you like it, buy it! That's the surest way to keep the good stuff coming.
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Mark Zamcheck and Chris Beuscher are in the studio recording a follow-up album to Talking to the Muse, expected to drop in June. Stay tuned!
We've finally released the Complete works of Louis Marchand, Played by Frank Taylor, after a series of hurdles. The tape masters were destroyed, and the process of doing a transcription from vinyl that passed the sniff test was more difficult than we anticipated. Kudos to our good friend John Weston at Futura Studios for getting it done! Streaming and download options, as well as complete liner notes in PDF, are HERE
We are still preparing the second release of PopFree Artist Frank Taylor, a double album of the complete works of the noted 17th century organist and composer, Louis Marchand. The release is scheduled for December 2019. Marchand was a contemporary of Pierre DuMage and Jean-Francois D'Andrieu, whose works are featured on Mr.Taylor's first PopFree release. Both recordings were played on the magnificent Charles Fisk organ at Old West Church in Boston. You can read more about the artist, the composers, and hear the music HERE
The Charming Bastards have re-formed and are booking dates starting in December, featuring grat new players and a fresh set. Check it out on their artist page.
We proudly announce the addition of two new artists to PopFree, Dorothy Barnhouse and Renee Grant-Williams. Their seminal work, the only complete recording of the Brahms duets for voice, will be released on all outlets early in February. You can read their artist pages to learn more about this wonderful release HERE
We are happy to announce the imminent and long-overdue release of Frank Taylor's performance of the works of Louis Marchand on the incomparable Charles Fisk organ at Old West Church in Boston. Re'mastering of the original recordings is underway, and the release should drop some time in January 2018. Stay tuned!
Our label's house band, the Charming Bastards, has done another video shoot, this time at the one and only Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA. The first three of seven music videos are up on our Youtube channel, so check them out, and if you like 'em, please post links in your favorite social media haunts. Thanks in advance! Stay tuned for the next four videos, and a global release of a live album from the show later this year.
Gigs comiing up for the Bastards this month and into the Fall - check out listings at www.charmingbastardsband.com