Refresh Your Playlist: SXSW 2011 Free Songs

13 Mar

This year, the SXSW Music and Media Conference marks its 25th anniversary, and the music portion is held on March 15-20. The conference has been traditionally one of the world’s great opportunities to sample and discover “the next best thing”.

Thanks  to people at, music lovers worldwide have a chance to get a taste of that: this link will take you directly to the page where you can download close to 800 MB of fresh music from long list of up-and-coming artists. No need to go to iTunes – these are four .zip  files, approximately 200MB each.

If the band names are any indication of their creativity, this bunch certainly is in no shortage of it.  The sampler include names like: Miniature Tigers, Netherfriends, Ancient Astronauts, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Light Pollution, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (op. ed. – yeah, you read that right), The Mother Hips, The Moon Doggies, Hunx and His Punx, The Rural Alberta Advantage, just to name a few.

If you feel brave enough to expose your minds to some definitely-not-Top 40 stuff, just go and get these guys on your playlist. Happy listening, everybody!

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