Sub Pop Creates Digital MP3 Store
Download: The Thermals - "A Pillar Of Salt"
Download: Iron and Wine - "Sodom, South Georgia"
Download: The Go! Team - "Doing It Right"
Sub Pop opened a digital download store, where you can buy music by their artists online. So far, the Go! Team, the Thermals and Iron & Wine have posted their current releases, along with about 200 other offerings from the label's catalog. Once you've bought an mp3, you can download it multiple times, so when you're computer crashes, or if you're iPod magically clears itself, you're covered. And when bonus racks are added to a record, you can download those without incurring extra costs, too! Smashing Pumpkins, eat your heart out.
The website seems to be lagging a fair bit right now, but as someone with no place to put an ever-burgeoning CD collection, I will definitely be using this service in the future.