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Download ” The Shakedown” and “Marathon Runner” by Yellow Ostrich

We're just one week out from the release of Yellow Ostrich's sophomore album Strange Land. Judging by the sounds of the freebie downloads "Marathon Runner" and "The Shakedown," it's clear Alex Schaaf has more...

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Video: Bright Eyes Live at SXSW

Trying to get into a Bright Eyes show at SXSW is just about as brutal as trying to win a seat to the 3:30 am Kanye show.  Even attempting to stand in a line that...

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Top 5 SXSW Performances of 2011

There are a lot of factors that can negatively contribute to your appreciation of a live act at SXSW.  The risk factors include: fatigue, exhaustion, intoxication level, extreme climate conditions, improper venue and obstructed visualization...

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mp3 The Antlers debut Burst Apart at SXSW

Burst Apart might not be out for almost two more months but the band debuted almost the entire album yesterday and NPR's SXSW showcase. You can listen to each track from the show in order...

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MP3: Little Scream – “Cannons”

First impression of Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer, after listening to her first single released, "The Heron and the Fox," was a delicate singer-songwriter.  Now take that impression, erase it in your mind, and listen...

2011 SXSW Watch List (P-S)

Paleo - Worlds Smallest Violin Papercuts - Do What You Will Pepper Rabbit - Older Brother Pete And The Pirates - Winter 1 Phantogram...

[Video] and Remixes: Asobi Seksu – “Trails”

Yesterday, Asobi Seksu released their fourth full-length album, Fluorescence (Feb. 14).  The song, "Trails," is on the album along with...

[Video] Maps & Atlases – “Living Decorations”

Maps & Atlases just released their new single and androgynous video for "Living Decorations."  The single will be included on...

2011 SXSW Watch List (K-O)

The Kills - Satellite Lia Ices - Daphne Liam Finn - Second Chance Little Comets - Joanna Little Scream - The Heron and...

[Video] Lia Ices – “Daphne”

One of the most beautiful and talented artists to break-out this year is Lia Ices.  Her amazing and latest album, Grown Unknown...

2011 SXSW Watch List (F-J)

Frazey Ford - Firecracker Fredrik - White on White The Fresh & Onlys - Waterfall Gayngs - By Your Side Geographer - Kites Grimes -...

“The World is a Cigarette,” by Agent Ribbons

(email|facebook|linkedin) Fred is on assignment. He will return promptly. In the mean-time, be held by this irresistible, minimal, and apparently live...

[Video] Lord Huron – “The Stranger”

Lord Huron is a musician that we featured a few months ago based on his immense song writing ability. Now...

Find of The Week Vol. 3 No. 4: Geographer

What drives a person to seek solace in song can come from countless angles. It can be as simple as...

[Video] Ham Sandwich – “Ants” (SXSW Watch List)

The  mouth-watering Ham Sandwich have been around since 2003, but released their debut single in 2005.  They hail from County...

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