HDtracks, an audiophile-oriented music download service that specializes in sales of high resolution (that is, CD-quality or better) music files, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its catalog of indie rock offerings through a new deal with Beggars Group. Beggars Group, in turn, is comprised of the following premier indie rock labels: 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, and XL recordings.
For music lovers, part of the benefit of this new relationship will be the ability to access great rock music in high-resolution formats. But another—and often overlooked—benefit is that HDtracks music files come with full liner notes and cover art.
We present, below, the full text of the HDtrack press release. Be sure to check out the impressive list of artists whose music will become available through the HDtracks/Beggars Group relationship.
For more information, visit: www.hdtracks.com
HDtracks, the world’s premiere high-resolution digital music download store, is pleased to announce the addition of some of the greatest, cutting-edge indie rock labels in the world to our catalog through a deal with Beggars Group. Now fans can hear their favorite rock bands in CD-quality 44.1 kHz/16-bit downloads with full liner notes and cover art. Now you can hear all the music the way these artists want you to hear it! With HDtracks full liner notes, fans will know who the members of the band are and all the cool session details.
Beggars was founded in 1977 by Martin Mills, owner of the Beggars Banquet record shops. It is made up of the premiere indie rock labels 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, and XL Recordings. These labels feature artists such as Lou Reed, Thom Yorke, Ratatat, Yo La Tengo, The National, Cocteau Twins, The Pixies, Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian, Jarvis Cocker, Pavement, The Libertines, Vampire Weekend, Sonic Youth and many more.
All four of the labels are dedicated to bringing the newest and freshest cutting-edge bands to the fore. And now, they are proud to join forces with HDtracks and its superior downloading technology, allowing fans to hear all of the energy, timbre, pulse and vocal nuance of this exciting music. You need to hear Beggars’ recordings in Hi-Res to hear what you have been missing!
Founded by multi Grammy-nominated jazz and classical composer and inventor of new sound technology David Chesky, and his brother, Norman, also founders of the world renowned audiophile label Chesky Records, HDtracks raises the bar for digital download sound quality and enjoyment. Developed by musicians for musicians, HDtracks provides a superior listening experience in purity, tone, and expression, presenting uncompressed, CD and DVD audio quality, crystal-clear recordings of each world-class musician, vocalist, and ensemble. HDtracks presents artists in the best possible light, allowing listeners to experience the true depth of their talent and individuality.
HDtracks deepens the listeners’ experience beyond the music by also providing complete liner notes with every download. As David Chesky says, “Listening to an album without liner notes is like going to a concert without a program. The writers add to and enrich the musical experience.”