What started as a way to help out musicians and labels beset by the pandemic (by Bandcamp waiving its revenue fees for 24 hours) has become a monthly tradition of surprise album drops, gratuitous spending and just a whole lotta music nerds sharing their wares online. There hasn’t been an announcement about the future of Bandcamp Friday — maybe like everyone else, they’re just waiting to see how the world opens back up.
So maybe there’s another Viking’s Choice Guide to Bandcamp Friday in June, maybe not — in any case, here’s the 8th iteration! This month, I’m grouping the recommendations by what I think characters from would jam! I’ve been reading , a truly engrossing re-telling of the TMNT origins with original co-creator Kevin Eastman at the helm for the first 12 issues (he contributes as the story develops in further collections, too). As someone who grew up on the animated series and the movies from the ’90s, these comics not only weave a complex, ancient mythology but also present multi-dimensional characters I’d never seen before.