For those of you who didn't know, Bandcamp recently made it possible for you to send someone music as a gift (i.e. rather than buying an album for yourself, you buy it for someone else). Why would you want to do that? Well, it's a nice thing to do, isn't it? If that's not enough to convince you, here's a little stat:
I bought someone an album… and then a few days later a completely different and totally unrelated person bought me an album. I haven't bought anyone else an album since and I have not received any more albums as gifts. Have you ever been presented with a harder piece of evidence for the existence of Karma at work?
If you haven't worked out why I started off this post about Dead Flowers' excellent album with a mention of Bandcamp gifts, well you can stop trying to work it out: I received this album as a gift. I don't even know the person who sent it [Hey Bandcamp… it'd be great if the email that says you got a gift included the email for the person who sent it so that you could thank them]. So I'm not sure if this kind person just thought that I would like an album featuring a great Leonard Cohen-ish + Tom Waits-ish vocal during these winter months, or if they were peaking at my Wishlist.
I guess it doesn't really matter. One shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Especially when there is a lovely album in that horses mouth (an album that even includes a song with the line “pretending that I'm a horse”).
I recommend you go snag yourself a copy of Midnight At The Wheel Club for yourself. Or maybe go buy someone else something from Bandcamp and wait for the Karma Fairies to return the gesture.