Hi guys, I have some exciting news for you!! I’ve partnered up with Vuze to curate some free music bundles for you a couple times every month!

frog-vuze-bwFor those note familiar with Vuze, it’s a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protool. In a nutshell, content is presented on Vuze in categories such as TV shows, music videos, movies, video games, etc and it’s all FREE! For example, you pick the movie or music bundle (.torrent files) that you want to download and then you can instantly watch and listen to the content after the download is complete.

So..let’s get started now! In the BUTR Winter Music bundle you’ll hear songs from a diverse range of artists like the modern folk Nashville-based Neulore, who recently were signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group, or the Austin-based Sam Sliva, who’s song features former Drive-By Truckers band member, Jason Isbell.  If you love indie music then you’ll love the new Vuze content bundle handpicked exclusively for Vuze by BUTR!

Songs featured inside the ‘BUTR Winter Music’ vuze bundle

  • Aking & Jon Savage – Break Away (feat. Tumi Molekane)
  • Kite Rider – Gogogo (feat. JR)
  • Paul Cook and The Chronicles – Ships Pass
  • Sam Sliva – Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight (feat. Jason Isbell)
  • Jamestown Revival – Revival
  • Gregory Alan Isakov – Words
  • Michael Johns – The First Time
  • Sol Cat – Sea of Light
  • Neulore – Eve
  • Saturday Sun – Borderline

How to download Vuze content bundles

If you’ve never used Vuze before here’s the quick and easy way to get started. Happy torrenting!

1. Download and install Vuze
2. Click here to get the bundle
3. Drag and drop the bundle file into Vuze
4. Once downloading is complete locate the songs on your computer and start listening!



Download never-before-released songs from Michael Johns that make my pulse race!

Love & Sex EP
1. The First Time
2. Cry, Cry, Cry
3. Take a Little Hit

Get the EP on iTunesAmazonSpotify or BUTR Store.



Get all 16 songs on Bands Under the Radar, Vol. 3: A Very Indie Xmas - Various Artists and Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream all BUTR albums on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.
Download Podcast #53 on iTunes or here.
Download the BUTR app for free here.

BUTR Vol. 3: A Very Indie Xmas
1. Kyle Andrews – I Don’t Want A Lump Of Coal
2. Kyle Andrews – Frostbite
3. Paper Tongues – Carol Of The Bells
4. The Nobility – I’ve Got A Present For You
5. The Nobility – Santa Shaved His Beard
6. Joshua James – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Jeremy Lister – Santa’s Lost His Mojo
8. Overview – I Believe In Father Christmas
9. Michael Johns – Another Christmas
10. Michael Johns – Let It Shine
11. Cocoon – Christmas Song
12. The 88 – All I Want For Christmas Is You
13. Red Letter Agent – O Holy NIght
14. Scissors For Lefty – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
15. Jamie Drake – The Christmas Party Scene
16. Peter Bradley Adams – Snow Will Fall Tonight




Get all 15 songs on or Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream all BUTR albums on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.
Download Podcast #51 on iTunes or here.
Download the BUTR app for free here.

BUTR Vol. 1
1. Slow Motion Centerfold – Alma Rosé
2. Ringside – Money
3. Chancellor Warhol – Bleeding Hearts (feat. Mikky Ekko)
4. Michael Johns – Statues
5. Thief – Crimson
6. Neulore – Eve
7. Gregory Alan Isakov – Words
8. Romany Rye – Brother
9. Wrestlerish – Bad News
10. The Ruse – I Can’t Stop
11. Thief – Bringin’ It Back
12. Slow Motion Centerfold – Plan B
13. The Honeymoon Thrillers – Modern Love
14. Lady Danville – Tired Magician
15. Michael Johns – Miss You Love

Highlights from the digital compilation:

  • 2 unreleased songs from Michael Johns of American Idol fame
  • 1 unreleased song from Ringside, a band consisting of Scott Thomas and actor Balthazar Getty that released a critically acclaimed debut album in 2005 under Fred Durst’s label via Geffen Records
  • 2 unreleased songs from a band that you will be hearing more about soon called Thief
  • 1 song from Lady Danville who is currently on tour with Ben Folds
  • 2 songs from Slow Motion Centerfold, a band that fuses alt rock with Motown sex
  • 1 song that is contagious from hip-hopper Chancellor Warhol featuring Mikky Ekko on vocals
  • 1 song from Neulore, a new band with a sound that is so fresh and beautiful I can’t quite describe it
  • 1 song from singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov who has been called a lyrical genius by critics
  • 1 song from The Romany Rye, a band tipped by Kings of Leon as the new band to watch, toured with Delta Spirit this summer, and currently out on the road with Dawes
  • 1 song from South African band Wrestlerish that is full of pop goodness it will leave you wanting more
  • 1 song from The Ruse off their Love Sex Confusion album that is packed full of rock anthems
  • 1 song from The Honeymoon Thrillers, seasoned songwriters who are always doing something cool follow them closely


Michael Johns on American Idol

I played a Michael Johns song in February 2005 on Podcast #5 called “Statues” but at that time his band was called The Rising. The band signed to Maverick in 2001 but their debut album, Future Unknown, was never released. Now you can listen to The Rising and buy the album on iTunes.

In October 2006 Michael Johns released his self-titled debut solo album that is best described as “rock with soul” independently. It used to be available for purchase on iTunes but has since been taken down.

Johns auditioned for American Idol in San Diego and is now one of the Top 11 finalists. Watch Michael sing Bohemian Rhapsody below. Cowell honored him with the “best audition of the day” and Seacrest “potentially the best so far”, which was the most positive feedback at this stage in the game ever received.

His top 24 performance of Light My Fire earned him praise as a “true legend rock performer” when Jackson compared him to Michael Hutchence and Cowell added that he has the “natural charisma of a lead singer”.

Watch his top 16 performance of Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds.

Watch his top 12 performance of Across the Universe by The Beatles.

Be sure to tune in and watch Michael Johns on American Idol Tuesday night. He will light the place on fire and make you want to dust off that treadmill!