Get this great free summer music sampler–online

Sub Pop’s summer sampler contains a slew of free MP3s — by the Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine, the Vaselines, Flight of the Conchords, and others. But the giveaway’s best feature is the download page itself: It’s a hilariously hideous, eye-gouging, 1996-style HTML disaster.

Every Web-design faux pas is represented: animated background wallpaper, ASCII art, blue text on a hot-pink textured background — even a late-breaking popup window. This tongue-in-cheek tribute to Ye Olde Original Internet fits neatly into the Seattle label’s tradition of sarcastic self-mockery, including its occasional slogan “Going out of business since 1988.”

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