whether you like their music or not, you have to admit that this is much cooler than what most bands do. how many bands give away a high-quality download of their new album? I can't think of any.
It's not a matter of being "punk" its a matter of staying relevant in today's dying music industry, the conventional CD is on its way out and this, like the Radiohead give-away, really show artists experimenting with how music can or should be distributed in today's digital music world. To me its an outstanding concept and whether you like their music or not, they should be commended for their enginuity.
But what do you care, youre just 19-year old awesome danny from san jose.