Matadownload

Matador are now on the download store bandwagon, with a comparable effort to the recently announced Domino store. They offer mp3's for $0.80 and more-or-less uncompressed FLAC files for $0.99 - or $10 for an album, including whoppers like the 49 track Crooked Rain re-release.

While FLAC is marginally more fiddly than the uncompressed WAV's offered by Domino, the current exchange rate makes Matador an attractive offer - nearing my suggested £5 for an uncompressed new release.

Talking of downloads, check out iTunes for a limited 12"/Download only Oxford Collapse 5-track EP - The Hann-Byrd, which can be had in iTunes' own DRM-free 256 kbps format for £3.16.