My friends over at the Green House Group recently started a website called Track In The Box. It is a free daily music newsletter that helps you cut through the multitude of music blogs and aggregators out there, to help you discover (and sometimes rediscover) great bands.
Track In The Box sends a new song to your inbox everyday, but these aren’t just songs picked by your average Joe, they are tracks picked by trusty music-types including Will Street (Chess Club), Jemima Kiss (Guardian), Michael Lewin (Notion Magazine), Jon Brookes (The Charlatans), Paul Bliss (Blissfields Festival) and Tom Hannan (RockFeedback). With future tracks to be picked by the likes of Fred Fellowes (Secret Garden Party), it’s an effortless way of receiving something new in your inbox without having to trawl the blogs.
The Green House Group created Track In The Box in November as a way of sharing music with friends. According to Green House Group Director, Brittney Bean, “we were always being asked by friends to recommend them songs and new bands, so we decided to start a mailing list where we sent one great track each day – we figured we might as well make it public, and then even offer exclusives and free downloads to everyone.
“There’s so much great music, both new and old, and it’s really fun for us to discover great music all the time so we wanted to share that with other people,” she continues. “There’s also nothing better than finding an old track that you love and haven’t listened to for ages. If we can support the bands that we love and think deserve exposure, then that’s really great as well.” – Green House Group.
Past tracks have been by artists such as Gaggle (Transgressive), Alan Pownall (Mercury), Lulu and the Lampshades, Scary Mansion, Not Squares, Windmill (Melodic). Don’t worry if you have been missing out up until now, a number of these great tracks are also available to download for free on their website.