It seems every year the SXSW Festival rolls around I get a little bummed out that I’m not attending. Hopefully one of these years I’ll cough up the dough and find a few devoted friends to make the trip with me. Thankfully, there are a few upsides.
The Tomlab record label, home to BTID favorites, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, has released a mixtape for free download – featuring attending bands from the K, Asthmatic Kitty and Tomlab record labels. Click on the photo above for a direct link to it or slap that blue arrow for a real-time stream of the mix. I haven’t had the chance to listen yet but it does feature a few promising bands that I’ve recently been exposed to via Daytrotter – DM Stith and Desolation Wilderness. For those unfamiliar with SXSW, I suggest you check out the artist page. There are approximately 3 billion free mp3’s to download…
Speaking of Daytrotter.com, I’ve started compiling a list of notable/worthwhile sessions as I listen to them over on my RateYourMusic page. They currently have over 500 sessions up for download so hopefully this list can provide a bit of guidance.
P.S. I updated the Concerts, Contact and Links sections and added my last.fm player to the front page. I’m looking for a different, less disruptive last.fm widget. Help?