A lot of bands are doing it for $9.99 cheaper.
Sweet! [Note to self: you're in no position to pass judgement on who's getting it.]
Though I imagine a lot of the etree recordings are less than top-notch.
Such is concert recording. But actually etree is responsible for the popularization of the lossless FLAC codec. I'm not a big user of the site, but presumably they've got some recordings that actually benefit from the lossless treatment.
There's also some other site that uses shorten primarily, I think.
Some os uf brain-damaged old hippies have got it earlier: even the idea of charging people for the downloads is here.