FREE TIMBUK3

Timbuk3 exists mostly in an alternate reality, i.e. the past. You could say it's stuck there, but not inextricably stuck. Large swaths have been caught up in contracts, lost masters, and/or general malaise yet we've been able to unwedge some pieces and get them unstuck. This page offers free downloads of mostly out-of-print or previously unavailable tracks. Feel free to listen or download, but please don't distribute or sell - some of this music is not as free as we'd like it to be.  Thanks!!! :)  

45s & flipsides

These two songs, lifted from vinyl 45s, were recorded as B-sides with our friends from the band, Glass Eye. "This Town Cries" (about Times Beach, Missouri) features the sweet growl of Brian Beatty's fretless bass. A new version of the Greetings From Timbuk3 closing track, "I Love You in the Strangest Way" features the brilliant dissonance of Kathy McCarty's lead guitar.

REMIXED AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Austin City Limits Live from Timbuk3

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Austin City Limits Live from Timbuk3

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The only complete testament to the full range of the performing duo in its prime, this expansive set from 1989 covers some unusual terrain, securing Timbuk3's status as the weirdest band ever to play Austin City Limits. Never released in any format, this NEW 30th ANNIVERSARY REMIX includes all 8 songs from the ACL broadcast, plus 6 that were unseen and unheard. Click "INFO" for lyrics and credits.

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FINAL RECORDINGS

From "A Hundred Lovers" (1994)

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The final T3 "official" release shows how far we as a 4-piece had advanced in developing our creative process. Live studio jams were captured, sampled and looped, then made into songs. We were still crazy for digital while messing with analog and digital distortion. We dubbed it "dirty digital."

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"Looks Like Dark To Me" (1993)

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Though it was recorded after A Hundred Lovers, this EP came out first as a re-introduction to the band before the release of the album. Sadly, these "hello, we're back" tracks ended up being our final recordings.

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ESPACE ORNANO

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Recorded live in Paris in 1991, Espace Ornano best represents the live 4-piece incarnation of Timbuk3. Intended as our IRS Records "swan song" - labels often release live albums right before they drop an artist - they paid for a 2-night multitrack live session in a great music club in Paris. They didn't release it, but part of our severance deal with IRS was ownership of this album's master tapes. We licensed the disc to Watermelon, a little Austin indie label that folded in 1998. Now New West owns their catalog - i'm negotiating a co-release of some stuff (more on that later!) but in the meantime, here are a few tracks you can listen to or download for free. :)

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