They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but that's just Big Shampoo furthering their own ends, bro...they know what you're thinking! Proving that saying dead wrong: Epitonic.
Making waves as a free MP3 sharing site back in the tech boom days (before going dormant in 2004), Chi-based Epitonic's relaunched a retooled site outfitted with state-of-the-art technological capabilities and a stockpile of carefully curated underground tunes, reducing the likelihood of hearing anything that should have stayed buried. Built around a constantly expanding selection of editor-crafted 10-song playlists, Ep's got everything from exclusive debut tracks to old forgotten gems, all avail to stream or as a one-click download, which, unlike a one-chick download, stands a chance of being hardcore enough for you. The lists are filter-able across more than 80 genres (acid jazz, post punk, trance...) as well as by individual artist, contributing editor, or by label, with hundreds of indie operations including Snapping Turtle and Carrot Top, whose songs deserve crazy props.
In addition to all the tunes, they'll be penning written features expounding on some of their musical selections, though you'll know Big Shampoo got their hooks in 'em if they lead off with "Head & Shoulders, Knees, and Toes".