(t) nds | The Depressed American Dream

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Broadcast Joy Division Network

Album Links
The New Digital Sound The official Myspace page of NDS PassAlong PayPlay Apple iTunes Emusic Tradebit

More Artists From
United States - Mass. - Boston

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Illbient Avant Garde: Lower-case Music Moods: Type: Soundtrack
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Depressed American Dream

by (t) nds

Grab the entire (t) NDS catalog -- 4 albums -- in download form for under $10 bucks and we will send you a FREE UNICORN. Plus too, we've been told by the CDC to stop using them as sex-slaves. Their pain is your gain.
Genre: Electronic: Illbient
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1


Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
1. Exclude 17 The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
2:12 $0.99
2. Type Two Army Ants The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
3:37 $0.99
3. Sea Shells & Gunshots The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
1:37 $0.99
4. Thousand Yard Stare The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
3:45 $0.99
5. Sunlight Through Eyelids The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
2:31 $0.99
6. Smile The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
3:08 $0.99
7. Smoke Breath & Bleach Stains The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
2:20 $0.99
8. New Of The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
1:41 $0.99
9. Real You (retreating again) The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
4:02 $0.99
10. Infection Crisis The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
3:40 $0.99
11. Intro & Halo The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
2:17 $0.99
12. Collective Conspiracy The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
3:20 $0.99
13. Basement Analog Playset The New Digital Sound
Share this song!
2:36 $0.99
preview all songs


Album Notes
The idea behind The New Digital Sound started around 1995 in dirty basements strewn throughout various Massachusetts suburbs by Copelinn. His D. I. Y. approach was a result of frustration with the then dead local band scene. Early NDS songs were recorded using no more than a multitude of guitar stomp boxes, outdated drum machines, and simple analog four track tape recorders. While the early recordings were crude and imperfect, they showed a glimmer as to what direction Copelinn and The New Digital Sound was going.

It was around this time that Copelinn discovered artists such as Moby, DJ Shadow, Roni Size, Atari Teenage Riot, William Orbit, Underworld, The Pixies, The Clash, Tricky, Nine Inch Nails, Front 242, Joy Division, KMFDM, My Life With Thrill Kill Cult, Marilyn Manson and others. He found himself completely enamored with the idea of self-production and computer technology to achieve it. In 1999, amidst pre millennium hysteria, he befriended The Jack Bohlen Book Club brainchild Kevin Murphy while working a local record store. It was a result of this friendship that Copelinn then began his ever changing production style and D. I. Y. approach to musical creation: create the most dissonant music possible using technology. Armed with an HP Pavilion computer, he began writing his first album, which became a self-titled debut released in 2001. The album, all things considered, was a success -- garnering airplay, reviews, downloads and CD sales worldwide.

In early 2004, Copelinn returned to his studio to produce a follow-up entitled, "The Depressed American Dream," which was released in April of 2005. Again, after receiving similar success, The New Digital Sound had determined its' fate and direction in the indie music scene. After recieving more than 50,000 downloads on Bearshare.com for the track "Exclude 17", The New Digital Sound was starting to attract ever-increasing fanbase online. To date, the band's website (thenewdigitalsound.org) has seen over over 4 million visitors.

After a brief break to produce and perform with the computer-laced rock outfit The Killbabies, Copelinn stepped back into his studio to work on new music for future releases by NDS.

This year The New Digital Sound will be releasing a follow-up entitled "Species Protector." This album promises to be a complete departure from earlier efforts, yet, still remains true to The New Digital Sound's original purpose. Aided by a host of indie musicians, Copelinn plans to take his electronic freak show to a club near you very soon.

Welcome to the show.

Status = okay. 00010001110_ this is maltreated electronica. this is The New Digital Sound.


to write a review

Gerry Beaudoin

The age of NDS, yes it has arrived, but not in the sense one might think. It is not a quiet arrival. It is more like: kick down the door and let me in. I am Copelinn and I should be heard.

4 stars

There's an inward drive to the minimal beats and keyboard melodies that New Digital Sound layers over rusty metallic backgrounds; they push into you with repetition and simplicity, but remain restrained and anticipatory. It's a cinematic, mood-enhancing sound: bleak, electronic-noir.Tracks such as "Expressing of Sorrow for a Dead Person" and "Gone and Nobody Knew", though carefully pieced-together, center on one, or perhaps two elements. "Expressing of Sorrow", for instance, is built upon a strong electro beat that's surprisingly hip given its bleak setting; it pauses at the minute-mark to introduce a vocal sample, then rolls out the CD's most potent spacy synth. "Gone and Nobody Knew"'s beat is drenched with a great echo effect; on headphones, your skull will feel like a hollow metal ball with a drummer in the middle."The Meaning", "You" and "The Delicate, The Fragile" employ trickling piano melodies to pique your interest. They linger in the air, adding a much-needed sonic glow to the otherwise skeletal sounds. "The Delicate, The Fragile"'s mannered tempo and fuzzy sample recalls the melancholy dip at the end of Lift Yr Skinny Fists' first track, while "You"'s spaced-out melody contrasts with a speedier, albeit borderline subliminal, beat....New Digital Sound falls narrowly short of greatness.-- Josh Kazman


This is a good CD. When is my free CD coming?


Great buy.
This is a good album. The beats all sound great. All of their music is cheap too, as it should be because the industry is over priced! Thanks CD baby for bringin' us music like this. Good music always rises to the top and this is another example of that. I would say to download right from itunes, or buy the album here.


loving this
Great album. They are a small band or something but I like em.

Stan "the man".

cool disc. Basement is cool. The whole disc is cool.


Editor's Pick
Electro outfit The New Digital Sound offers a lot of marketability, whether it’s the amazing fact that they’ve released four new releases in one year or the fact that they pick up in techno/electronica where Moby left off prior to his “Play” album. With creative mixing and rhythmic beats, Copelinn, the man responsible for The New Digital Sound, fears no genre-twist; instead he seems to embrace the responsibility that comes with genre-crossing. Obviously he’s a fountain of talent who’s not afraid to look past expectations and well far down the road into a realm of critical praise and mainstream club appeal.


Great album.
This is cool. Like what you are doing here Copelinn.Tracks I liked: "Smile", "Basement analog playset", "New of" and "Infection Crisis". Overall, this is worth grabbing fellow cdbaby-ers.