Wednesday, July 09, 2008

SXSW 2008 Free Tracks Review #5

SXSW 2008 posted 764 songs for free download in February. I've just completed listening to them, and have kept 459 of the tracks. Here's my top 5 from the last 200.

Anna Leigh - The Sadies: Alt-folk train song. Yep, I'm a sucker for a train song.

Crucifixed - Mitra: I'm not the biggest fan of the darker side of metal, but these Dallas-based sons-of-fun manage to keep the noise melodic and structured.

Empire - Kaddisfly: A progressive, experimental, reggae-styled workout. Clever without being pretentious.

The Next Big Thing - Cliff Eberhardt: A gruff, world-weary voice, backed by stark acoustic guitar and a Hammond/Leslie organ.

Pale Bride - The Von Bondies: The 'Bondies only do one song. But it is a good one.

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