Bandcamp is a drug for music lovers and knowing that your support directly buttresses the performers’ work – on May 1, mind you, without Bandcamp’s cut removed – has got to up the potency of the aural narcotic a bit. Here is a sadly incomplete compendium of what I’ve been listening to and downloading on Bandcamp in the last few months. Organized according to some sort of archaic alphabet, as to not express bias.

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https://bonnieprincebilly.bandcamp.com

Everyone’s favorite alt-indie troubadour serves up the usual Drag City and Palace fare on his Bandcamp channel. Check it out, though, for those mysterious and mysteriously deep-cut “mix-tapes” of unreleased material.

https://claraengel.bandcamp.com

“Hatching Under The Stars,” which Engel released in April, is one of 2020’s most haunting and Edward Gorey-inspired outings. They have almost 30 frighteningly and consistently good LPs up for the offering here.

https://gaelynnlea.bandcamp.com

Lea, who won NPR’s Tiny Desk in ’16, produces enrapturing work that scratches two itches – the one for haunting melodies, looped ad infinitum, and the one for pop sensibilities as filtered through the timbre of a phonographic cylinder.

https://rachaelmcelhiney.bandcamp.com

“Apricot Trees,” Rachael McElhiney’s too-short EP, is a gem hidden in plain sight. It features some of the most breathtaking and bare-naked soul music you’ll hear this year – and McElhiney pulls it off with just ukulele and that smoky voice.

https://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com

You’ve already been inspired by Amanda Palmer; you just don’t release it yet. Her take on Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” is better than the original by a mile – there, I said it.

https://paranoidvoid.bandcamp.com

The world’s best math rock is coming from Japan – you can quote me on that. Blistering technical chops meet ambitious song-structures. There’s not a weak link in the trio. “02” is definitely worth downloading, maybe even twice.

https://robfordexplorer.bandcamp.com

Rubbery and jazzy post-rock from Reno. The new “Buh Bye” LP is good, though I am a die-hard devotee of the group’s 2018 self-titled outing.

https://ryanrumery.bandcamp.com

This multi-instrumentalist and composer has seized on corona-times to release a flood of intimate and sometimes breathtaking music. Recommended for the post-classical aficionado.

https://skeletonstv.bandcamp.com

Matt Mehlan is an underappreciated genius and Skeletons deserves to be on post-rock mantle right alongside Gastr del Sol. Ugly and wondrous poly-scapes, care of everyone’s favorite label-collective – Shinkoyo.

https://trvss.bandcamp.com

The blistering trio TRVSS released my favorite Pittsburgh record of 2019 and, if noise-rock is your speed, you’ll want these guys on speed-dial.

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Aaron Archeraaronarcher.bandcamp.com/releases
Admiraladmiral.bandcamp.com/track/eternal-companion
Alguno Hombresalgunoshombres.bandcamp.com
Alls Doneallsdone1.bandcamp.com/music
Altar Boysthealtarboys.bandcamp.com/
Amanda Palmeramandapalmer.bandcamp.com/
Anastasia Minsteranastasiaminster.bandcamp.com/ 
And Howandhow1.bandcamp.com
Andy Tillison/The Tangentandytangent.bandcamp.com/
Anny Celsiannycelsi.bandcamp.com
Artist Formerly Known as Vince, Thetheartistformallyknownasvince.bandcamp.com
Astromanticosastromanticos.bandcamp.com/
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b-attitudes, thetheb-attitudes.bandcamp.com/
Beki Hemingwaybekihemingway.bandcamp.com
Ben Vogelbenvogelmusic.bandcamp.com/album/whistling-after-midnight
Big Stir Recordsbigstirrecords.bandcamp.com
Black Tape For A Blue Girlblacktapeforabluegirl.bandcamp.com/  
Bonnie “Prince” Billybonnieprincebilly.bandcamp.com/
Bram Coolsbramcools.bandcamp.com/
Breidablikbreidablik.bandcamp.com/
Brian Jones Was Murderedbrianjoneswasmurdered.bandcamp.com/
Building RocketsBuildingrockets.bandcamp.com
Buzz Musicbuzzmusic.bandcamp.com
By Torchlightbytorchlight.bandcamp.com
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Cait Brennancaitbrennan.bandcamp.com/music
Caved Mountainscavedmountains.bandcamp.com/releases
CherryfezCherryfez.bandcamp.com
Chris Nerichrisneri.bandcamp.com/
Chris Taylorchristaylor.bandcamp.com
Chunk Archiveschunkarchives.bandcamp.com/music
Clara Engelclaraengel.bandcamp.com/
Coopers, Thethecoopers99.bandcamp.com
Creeping Hushcreepinghush.bandcamp.com/
Cudas, Thethecudas.bandcamp.com/
Curry Cuts Music Labelcurrycuts.bandcamp.com
Curtis Eilercurtiseller.bandcamp.com
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Daniel Prendivilledanielprendiville.bandcamp.com
Dann Gunndanngunn.bandcamp.com/
Deirdre Forresthttps://deirdreforrest.bandcamp.com/music
Denny Smithdennysmith.bandcamp.com/
Derri Daughertyderridaugherty.bandcamp.com/
Details, Thethedetails.bandcamp.com/releases
Dig Records USAdigrecordsusa.bandcamp.com
Dolph Chaneybigstirrecords.bandcamp.com/album/rebuilding-permit
DragmaticDragmatic.bandcamp.com
Drew Neely and the HeroesDrewNeelyandtheheroes.bandcamp.com
Drywall Heelsdrywallheels.bandcamp.com/track/confucius
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Embryos, Thetheembryos.bandcamp.com/
Eric Matthewsericmatthews.bandcamp.com/
Eve Seliseveselis.bandcamp.com
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Flowers of Evil, Thethe-flowersofevil.bandcamp.com/album/after-geography
Futureman Recordsfuturemanrecords.bandcamp.com/
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Gaelynn Leagaelynnlea.bandcamp.com/
Gold Needles, Thethegoldneedles.bandcamp.com/
Golems of the Red Planetgolemsoftheredplanet.bandcamp.com
Gretchen’s Wheelgretchenswheel.bandcamp.com/
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Hell Yeah Babies, Thethehellyeahbabies.bandcamp.com/
Hollywood Horseshollywoodhorses.bandcamp.com/releases
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James Byron Schoen/Edensongedensong.bandcamp.com
Jeff Elbel + Pingping.bandcamp.com/
Jim O’Delljimodell.bandcamp.com
John Sally Ride, Thethejohnsallyride.bandcamp.com/
Johnny and the Razor Bladesjohnnyandtherazorblades.bandcamp.com
Josh Lory/Young Earth Recordsyoungearthrecords.bandcamp.com
Julian Lealjulianleal.bandcamp.com/
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Ken Shanekenshane.bandcamp.com/
Kerosene Halokerosenehalo.net
KLANKmusic.klanknation.com
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L.S. Undergroundlsunderground.bandcamp.com/
Lannie Flowerslannieflowers.bandcamp.com/
LittleTrainReclittletrainrec.bandcamp.com
Lonely Dogs, Thethelonelydogs.bandcamp.com/track/bad-girl-shes-a
Lonely Together, Thethelonelytogether.bandcamp.com
Lost Dogs, Thethelostdogs.bandcamp.com
Lost Marcianoslosmarcianos.bandcamp.com
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Magic Cobramagiccobra.bandcamp.com/
Marissa Nadlermarissanadler.bandcamp.com/
Matt Shanemattshane.bandcamp.com/track/peace-commercial-no-2
Maxi Dunnmaxidunn.bandcamp.com/
Michael Knottknott.bandcamp.com/
Michael Roemichaelroe.bandcamp.com
Mike Bankheadmikebankhead.bandcamp.com/
Mythical Motorsmythicalmotors.bandcamp.com/music
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Nervous Twitchnervoustwitch.bandcamp.com
Nick Millernick-miller.bandcamp.com
Nite Sobsnitesobs.bandcamp.com/releases
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Ojo Taylorojotaylor.bandcamp.com/
Orbis Maxorbismax.bandcamp.com/
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Paranoid Voidparanoidvoid.bandcamp.com/
Paul Melanconpaulmelancon.bandcamp.com/
Pete ManciniPetemancini.bandcamp.com
Phil Keaggyphilkeaggy.bandcamp.com
Pozers, Thethepozers.bandcamp.com/
Pugwashpugwashtheband.bandcamp.com/
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Quantum 56quantum56.bandcamp.com/releases
Quiet SundayQuietsunday.bandcamp.com
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Rachael McElhineyrachaelmcelhiney.bandcamp.com/
Rent Partyrentparty.bandcamp.com/releases
Ric Albaricalba.bandcamp.com/releases
Rich Yarges and the Pop Mechanicsrichyargesandthepopmechanics.bandcamp.com/album/are-you-ready
Rick Barryrickbarry.bandcamp.com
Rob Clarke and the Wooltonesrobclarkeandthewooltones.bandcamp.com
Roger C. Reale & Rue Morguercrrm.bandcamp.com/
Ryan Rumeryrobfordexplorer.bandcamp.com/
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Sailor Boyfriendsailorboyfriend.bandcamp.com/
Sam Hallenbecksamhallenbeck.bandcamp.com/track/afternoon-tv
Seventy Sevens, Thethe77s.bandcamp.com
Sills and Smithsillsandsmith.bandcamp.com
Skeletonsskeletonstv.bandcamp.com/
Speed of Sound, Thethespeedofsound.bandcamp.com/
Spiderfencespiderfence.bandcamp.com/
Steve Laytonstevelayton.bandcamp.com/
Street Carnationsstreetcarnations.bandcamp.com/
Successful Failures, Themusic.thesuccessfulfailures.com/
Superkicksuperkick.bandcamp.com/track/uncomfort-able
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Terry Scott Taylor/Daniel Amosdanielamosboots.bandcamp.com
Tiger Castletigercastle.bandcamp.com/
Tim Anthonytimanthonytheagentsthebrambles.bandcamp.com/releases
Tommy Sistaktommysistak.bandcamp.com/
TRVSStrvss.bandcamp.com/
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Undercoverundercover.bandcamp.com/
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Vegas With Randolphvegaswithrandolph.bandcamp.com/
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William Steffeywilliamsteffey.bandcamp.com/
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