A quick heads up, courtesy of Metafilter: Deep Elm Records turns 20 years old next year and announced yesterday that all 200+ of its albums are available on a "name your price, no minimum" basis:
"If you have means please show [the bands] love by naming your price. If you do not have any means, in exchange for each download we kindly request that you post, share, tag and tweet to tell your friends about each album as our bands depend on your word of mouth."
The indie record label has released LPs by bands such as Lights & Motion, The Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, The White Octave, and Planes Mistaken for Stars, plus a number of compilation albums, including The Emo Diaries. If you're looking for a place to get started, one reader on Metafilter offers up this list.
* v/a, The Emo Diaries, Vol. 1
* David Singer, The Cost of Living * Appleseed Cast, Low Level Owl, Vol. 1 + 2
* Triplefastaction, Cattlemen Don't
* Walt Mink, Colossus
* Camber, Beautiful Charade
* Accents, Growth And Squalor
* Papermoons, New Tales