The New Zealand act brings their debut LP and new music video to BitTorrent Bundle.

Barracks’ 2012 debut, We Are the Lions EP captured a talented band on the rise, eager to contribute to their local hardcore scene. By supporting fan zines, pressing their own merch, and promoting DIY shows, Barracks was discovered by a loyal audience of hardcore listeners throughout New Zealand and Australia. This past September, with the release of their debut LP Ghosts, a 13-track collection of truly anthemic hardcore punk, Barracks is a band that’s poised to break. As the quintet prepares to hit the road across New Zealand and Australia in the new year, they’ve brought their new album to BitTorrent Bundle.

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When our team started developing Bleep, we had to reshape the way online communications take place to make them more secure. As a result, we had to forgo the convenience of offline messaging – without a server to store the messages, we needed a little more time to iron out the details of sending and receiving messages to offline users with the security we can guarantee during real-time chats.

Today, we’re proud to bring basic Offline Messaging support to Bleep. Now, a user can send messages to an offline user, and the message will be sent once both users are online again.

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Part of the fun of working on a decentralized peer-to-peer application like Sync is imagining what cool things could be built on the API and how the world could benefit from decentralized [insert technology here].

As I was sending emails today, I started to think about what decentralized email would look like built on Sync. On any given day, I send hundreds of emails that go through an SMTP and POP3/IMAP server. Lets take a quick look at how these work and how we might be able to replace them with Sync.

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BitTorrent users are 170% more likely to buy music versus average Internet users. Last year, we launched an alpha project called BitTorrent Bundle. Our goal was to build a sustainable ecosystem for the Internet’s creative projects. A place where published stories could be big, messy, and multimedia. A place where artists and fans could connect…

What To Expect Next From Sync

A year and a half ago, BitTorrent Sync started with a simple idea: give people the ability to sync large files fast by skipping the cloud. We’ve been humbled by the enthusiastic reception during the Alpha and Beta phases, and we’re now getting ready to take the Beta tag off and introduce a premium edition…

Sync Stories is a column dedicated to our users. Each week, we showcase a different use case for BitTorrent Sync and the personal stories behind it. In this week’s edition: On his blog Shutter Discovery, photographer Niall McKenna shares how he uses Sync to keep precious photographs safe and secure with a backup strategy that involves…

The artist’s first album is the first open Bundle paygate project. “I was making things I’d never heard before, things I could just imagine.” Diplo began work on his first album ten years ago, between Philadelphia and Florida, between jobs, after hours, on the bus, and inside his head. Florida, released in 2004 on Big…