"Also - too many moustaches to count."
March 9, 2014 8:08 PM   Subscribe

This post, and that NPR post, are exactly like attending SXSW without a badge.

Here you go! Check it out or not, its free, and everywhere, and we have no idea how to guide you anywhere, and you'll inevitably miss the best stuff cuz it happened yesterday. Don't forget buy Levis!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:13 PM on March 9, 2014 [3 favorites]

Stephen Thompson is a mensch.
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:14 PM on March 9, 2014

I love Mimicking Birds. I also like their songs The Loop (that specific version) and New Doomsdays.
posted by cashman at 8:43 PM on March 9, 2014

I'd never heard of Until the Ribbon Breaks, but Perspective, with Homeboy Sandman is great. The Nas sample is nice.. Also, Vince Staples is the man. "Nate" bangs. He has a Bandcamp page. Versace Rap and Hostile are decent tracks. Thanks for this post. I needed some new jams!
posted by cashman at 8:53 PM on March 9, 2014

Last year's mix had some great stuff (You Won't was probably my favorite find) so I've been looking forward to this. Thanks!
posted by ropeladder at 9:21 PM on March 9, 2014

If you want more music:
* there's an unofficial torrent from the usual location with 783 songs in it, from Showcasing artists. It's smaller than usual, because SXSW started using Soundcloud and Youtube instead of hosting their own mp3s.
* someone's posted a larger torrent to Pirate Bay (porny, NSFW ads, btw) that included the songs from Soundcloud and Youtube. This has 1222 songs. They didn't bother putting the band names in the filenames, and sometimes skipped the song title too; I gathered that information.
* in mid-January, I made a pass over the music I could find on the site, and made a Spotify playlist of my favorites. This seems to work intermittently, because that's how Spotify rolls. If you liked my Mefi Music song-a-day podcast (currently on hiatus), you might like this.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:52 PM on March 9, 2014 [6 favorites]

My label-mate, and fellow Mefite, Permanent is gonna be out at SXSW. He's pretty much a lurker, but here's something he posted on Metafilter Music.
posted by azarbayejani at 12:09 AM on March 10, 2014

Just followed, Pronoiac! Already digging it.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:29 AM on March 10, 2014

SVPER is playing but doesn't appear on that list, you might want to check them out too
posted by valdesm at 4:45 AM on March 10, 2014

Well, good for NPR for including Windhand in this list. A little bit of Electric Wizard style metal never hurt no one.
posted by NoMich at 5:14 AM on March 10, 2014

I miss Paul Ford's six word reviews of every song in the official torrent.
posted by whuppy at 6:01 AM on March 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

There's way too many mustaches.

Why are there so many mustaches?

The brochure said there would only be a few mustaches. This is a terrible vacation!
posted by Naberius at 6:38 AM on March 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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