Been exploring the Bandcamp website recently....I agree It’s a good way for artists to communicate with and most importantly sell their merchandise directly to their fans.
Here’s a few bands I’ve discovered recently on Bandcamp....
A Leaf is from Washington and they have a big epic sound like the 60’s at their most excessive and psychedelic but also bring to mind glam, power pop, and Britpop. Complex, intriguing, yet hummable songs. The debut is self-titled.
The Housekeeping Society is British and bring to mind both Squeeze and XTC as well as The Beautiful South, The Divine Comedy and The Lilac Time. The last group especially as the vocals are very Stephen Duffy and the instrumentation acoustic. This is beautiful music. Highly recommended. Their most recent release is POSTCARDS
Slink is from San Diego and they have a power pop sound reminiscent of Big Star and Badfinger as well as Cheap Trick and The Smithereens . These guys have a studied tried and true sound that is perfect because it is backed up by just great tunes, sunny summer day songs. Their most recent release is DESERT GEM.
The Corner Laughers play ditzy fun music like The B-52’s with ukulele’s or Altered Images (remember them?) with a folkie bent. The female vocals remind me very much of Echobelly’s Sonya Mandan. A good time record. Their most recent release is POPPY SEEDS
The thing that all four of these releases have in common is that they mine influences and sounds – the 60’s, power pop, new wave, that are not so recognized anymore in our disposable pop world. Bandcamp it appears is a refuge for true music fans.