When COVID-19 pulled the rug out from under live music in March, Bandcamp responded by passing along its usual share of revenue to artists and labels for a 24-hour period. As the pandemic wore on, the website did this eight more times, establishing the first Friday of the month as “Bandcamp Friday.” Customers were incentivized to buy music when they knew more of their money would reach the people they were trying to supports, and they spent a total of $40 million on those nine days.

In December, Bandcamp announced that Bandcamp Fridays would take January off, then resume in February. As I’ve done for previous installments, I’ve combed through recent Reader album reviews, features, and news stories to compile a list of releases you can buy on Bandcamp this Friday (or any day thereafter). I also recommend revisiting my posts from March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December; there’s more than enough music to fill your days till March’s Bandcamp Friday.

7Cicadae, The Notes

Battle Hag, Celestial Tyrant

Cam Be, Summer in September

Beautifulish, Beautifulish

Blind Adam & the Federal League, “An Act of Desperation”

Boris with Merzbow, 2R0I2P0

Patricia Brennan, Maquishti

Buggin, Buggin Out

Casper McFadden, Audio Diary

Cinchel, Arcane Object

Cinco de Gatos, Epiphany Wants to Come Home

Cookie, Borderline

Crazy Doberman, Two Tales of Lost Witness Marks

Tim Daisy, Sereno and Room to Breathe

Tim Daisy & Ikue Mori, Light and Shade

DJ Corey, DJ Corey Vol #1

DJ Earl, Bass + Funk & Soul

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Force Majeure

Steve Earle & the Dukes, J.T.

Electric Hydra, Electric Hydra

엔도 Endo, Gemini

Josephine Foster, No Harm Done

Freddie Old Soul, The First People

Good Willsmith, HausLive 2: Good Willsmith at Sleeping Village, 4​/​25​/​2019

Grayceon, Mothers Weavers Vultures

Jason Hawk Harris, Love & the Dark

Harvey Waters, Air Sits Heavy

Hospital Bracelet, South Loop Summer

Hushdrops, Volume One

Kara Jackson, Xmas Demos

Jesu, Conqueror

Joan of Arc, Tim Melina Theo Bobby; A Portable Model Of; How Memory Works; Live in Chicago, 1999; The Gap; So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness; Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain; Presents Guitar Duets; Eventually, All at Once; Boo! Human; Flowers; Life Like; Oh Brother; Joan of Arc Presents: Joan of Arc; Joan of Arc; Testimonium Songs; He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands; 1984

Mia Joy, “Haha”

Jungheim, This Might Be Healing

Jusell, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi, Fuubutsushi

Katatonia, Dead Air

The Keener Family, Hold Me Close

Daniel Knox, Half Heart: Songs From Twin Peaks

Live Skull, Dangerous Visions

Local Nobodies, See What Happens

Marv & Rindy Ross / Quarterflash, A Better World

Megalophobe, Music for Resistance Fantasies

The Miyumi Project, The Best of the Miyumi Project

Moğollar, Anatolian Sun

Sen Morimoto, Sen Morimoto

Jon Mueller, Family Secret

Matt Muse, Love & Nappyness

Nnamdï, Black Plight

Neptunian Maximalism, Éons

New Goo, Picture of a Picture

Old Growth, Mossweaver

Orwell, Orwell 1995

Owls, Owls

Matt Piet, City in a Garden and (Pentimento)

Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan, Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan

The Primeridian & Rashid Hadee, Prime Diesel

Professor Downfall, Sol and EADJ

Reality Anonymous, The Ghost Host Vol. 1

Rempis/Piet/Daisy, Throw Tomatoes

Running, Running

Säge, the 64th Wonder, The Gods Here Are Stupid

Shame, Drunk Tank Pink

Snooze, Still

Sonny Falls, All That Has Come Apart / Once Did Not Exist

Sour, Sour

Understudy, Disgrace

Various artists, Angry Peasants: Volume 10

Various artists, Art Is Love, Vol. 1

Various artists, For a Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country

Various artists, Situationchicago

Various artists, Warm Violet: A Compilation for Chicago Community Jail Support

Viagra Boys, Welfare Jazz

White Suns, The Lower Way

Yagalith, March 8, 2020

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