Today marks the release of our very first Family Records curated SxSW mixtape! Extended Family Presents: SXSW 2012 Mixtape features a bunch of amazing bands that are playing at SXSW, but are not on Family Records, and is available for free download at our store. It will only be available from today (Feb. 22nd) til the start of SXSW on March 13th, so get your hands on it now! The artwork is above and the tracklist is as follows:
Extended Family Presents: SXSW 2012 Mixtape
1. Big Scary - Thinking About You
2. Dry the River - Weights & Measures
3. I Am Oak - Gills
4. Little Hurricane - Haunted Heart
5. Matt Corby - Brother
6. Savoir Adore - Dreamers
7. Zulu Winter - Let’s Move Back to Front
8. Lightyear - Home
9. Voltaire Twins - Animalia
10. We Are Augustines - Headlong Into the Abyss
11. Miracles of Modern Science - Mom’s Away!
12. Ambassadors - Unconsolable
13. Now Now - Dead Oaks
FREE DOWNLOAD Y’ALL
SXSW 2012: Big Scary
- Article: http://www.epitonic.com/features/articles/big-scary-exclusive/ (includes free downloads)
- Genre: Indie Pop/Garage Rock
- Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
- 5 words or less: Intriguing, pleasant pop. Take note.
SXSW 2012: BeatauCue
- Article: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/9372/1/beataucue-exclusive-mix
- Genre: Electronica/French pop
- Hometown: Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
- 5 words or less: if bookended by favored acts…
- Free downloads: http://soundcloud.com/beataucue
SXSW 2012: Antoine Reverb
- Article: http://music.remezcla.com/2011/latin/listen-to-antoine-reverbs-memory-interrupted/
- Genre: Folk/psychedelic/shoegaze
- Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
- 5 words or less: Doubt it.
- Free download: http://antoinereverb.bandcamp.com/download?enc=mp3-320&id=3549307654&ts=1320613673.3131437678&tsig=7838689b562750cd0233e438197d67f9&type=album
“Twenty Miles to NH (Part 2)” by The National // Originally by The Philistines Jr
It’s always a spectacular day when you get to hear new music from one of the best bands in the world, and The National is definitely on that elite list. This track comes from the forthcoming tribute to The Philistines Jr. In tradition with The National’s other goodness, this track is downright wonderful. Not to be missed.
Free download of The National’s cover of Twenty Miles to NH, Part 2!
LISTEN /// STEREOGUM’S STROKES TRIBUTE
Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the release of The Strokes’ debut album “Is This It”. The band and album heralded a reinvigoration of indie music, which had been stuck with Feeder, Badly Drawn Boy and The Stereophonics as its frontrunners up until that point. I must admit, whilst the album is a modern classic with a lot of truly great songs, it’s never grasped me as all that revolutionary, in the same way that The Libertines sort of pass me by. Perhaps I was a little too young…
Anyway to celebrate the decade since its release, Stereogum have compiled a covers album in tribute to the NYC five-piece’s debut, free for download. The tracklisting is:
- Peter, Bjorn & John - Is This It
- Chelsea Wolfe - The Modern Age
- Frankie Rose - Soma
- Real Estate - Barely Legal
- Wise Blood - Someday
- Austra - Alone Together
- The Morning Benders - Last Nite
- Owen Pallett - Hard To Explain
- Heems - New York City Cops
- Derdoorian - Trying Your Luck
- Computer Magic - Take It Or Leave It
Particular highlights include Peter, Bjorn & John’s spiky take on the title track, Owen Pallett’s whimsical version of Hard To Explain and The Morning Benders turning Last Nite into the brightest of pop tunes.
FREE FREE FREE music from Stereogum’s Strokes album of covers from Owen Pallett, Austra, The Morning Benders, and more!