Every now and then I come across a site that screams, “I am your new home page!” That’s how I felt when I first saw Epitonic.com.

This full-featured Web site hosts mp3s, band bios, news and new-release charts for avant-garde music. You can navigate the site intuitively through its army of genre and band listings that also offer “similar artists” suggestions for individual bio pages. It’s almost guaranteed that you will find your next favorite band.

This whole endeavor is underlined by the blessing called "free of charge." There is no service charge to use the site, and that includes mp3 downloads and a newsletter. Welcome to your new home page.