Wednesday, June 18, 2008

SXSW 2008 Free Tracks Review #4

SXSW 2008 posted 764 songs for free download in February. I've listened to 521 of them. Here's five that are worth a listen:

Balboa - Cruiserweight: Likeable, throwaway power-pop-rock. Just longing to be the final song in a teen-movie about an aspiring rock band.

I Can't Rescue You - Lindsay Jane: Simple tune, sensitive lyrics and a beautiful voice.

Only Me To Trust - Ghosthustler: 80s basslines and inconsequential lyrics. Calvin Harris meets Daft Punk. Agreeably superficial stuff.

Fall Bicycle - Lymbyc Systym: Meandering, beat-strewn instrumental electronica. Just the right side of bland.

Mean Son of a Gun - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis: They're barely into their teens. They play 50s-style songs with verve and conviction. Marmite-music, you'll either love 'em or hate 'em.

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