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Kristen’s SXSW ’10 Mix- Bonus Tracks!

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               22. “Are You Fucking Kidding Me (The Facebook Song)” – Kate Miller-Heidke

I first saw Kate Miller-Heidke at The Hotel Cafe. I had no idea really what to make of this classically trained songstress who sang about how cruel she was in high school or this lovely ditty about a former lover resurfacing on facebook. Definitely unforgettable. Then I saw Kate at Coachella and cemented my love. The video below wasn’t taken by me, but it was the first time I saw this song performed live…

                   23. “Monsters, Demons, Accidents” – The Other Side of Morning

I thought my SXSW ’10 mix was complete until I saw The Other Side of Morning play a set at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica. I felt compelled to tack on another track…

And thus ends my SXSW ’10 mix. I hope you, like me, were able to discover some amazing new artists. Enjoy the music!

~ Kristen

Kristen’s SXSW ’10 Mix- Part 4

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              13. “Sympathetic_Vibrations” – The Paper Raincoat

I discovered Amber Rubarth from last year’s SXSW offerings. I was surprised to hear her voice under a different name, but since seeing The Paper Raincoat play with Joey Ryan at The Hotel Cafe, I think I may be an ever bigger fan of this project Amber has with fellow Brooklynite Alex Wong. Their live version of “Rewind” should not be missed!

                14. “Manhattan” – MoZella

I’m just so excited that she finally put this full length CD,Belle Isle, I had to celebrate!

             15. “Moving Backwards” – Ben Rector

This song moved me. end of story.

              16. “Sleep Walking” – Erin McCarley

I’ve been looking for an excuse to showcase this song since I saw Erin play with Landon Pigg at The Troubadour several months ago. This was a good a place as any.

  

             17. “Followed the Waves” – Melissa Auf der Maur

A music-loving friend turned me on to the former Hole bassist’s solo project. This friend is very wise.

…not done yet…

~ Kristen

Kristen’s SXSW ’10 Mix- Part 2

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And the mix continues with…

               5. “Swim Until You Can’t See Land” – Frightened Rabbit

Speaking of bands from across the pond, I’m still smarting from the absence of this one at Coachella and the fact that I’m out of town when they will be in LA (May 23).  Even though I discovered Frightened Rabbit well over a year ago, I still feel the need to put them on any list possible…just for an excuse to listen to them more myself!

               6. “I Need” – Maverick Sabre

This is the track I had the difficulty in tracking down as Maverick has yet to release more than a single (at least on ITunes). The fact that it is here is a testament to how much it struck me.

               7. “Gypsy Woman” – Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights

Also struggled to get this track. I went to go see Jonathan et al at The Viper Room with the express purpose of picking up a CD only to discover that there were none available. Fortunately since then, the group’s debut CD Pardon Me has been released. I would highly recommend this addition to your record collection.

              8. “Run Baby Run”- Noush Skaugen

One of the reasons I love SXSW is that it gives me the opportunity to discover artists like Noush Skaugen whom I don’t know if I’d ever happen upon otherwise. You can get this entire track free from her website!

…more to come…

~ Kristen

Kristen’s SXSW ’10 Mix- Part 1

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It took a bit longer than I’d hoped…and wasn’t quite as exhaustive as last year (mostly due to the lack of free mp3s on the SXSW site), BUT here it is…some of my fave “new” acts discovered from SXSW 2010…okay some of these acts I already knew and loved, but I just don’t feel that you are quite there with me yet so I decided to include them.

Also, I’ve decided to spread the love and broke my list down into several, more digestable posts full of exciting videos and music.  Enjoy!

  1. “You’ve Been Warned” – Dirty Sweet 

 Have loved this San Diego band since I saw them (multiple times) on their tour with Nico Vega and Gringo Star. They recently released their second full length album, American Spiritual. I felt this track, from that album, was the perfect way to start off this mix

             2. “Around the Bend” – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

The obligatory “so that’s who sings that song” track. I must say Apple has good taste in music…

                 3. “We Sing In TimeThe Lonely Forest

This is one of those tracks I fell in love with before the chorus even hit…probably the first track I knew was going to be on this mix. The Lonely Forest is at the top of my list of bands I need to investigate further…and see perform!  The video below is an acoustic version of “We Sing In Time”…it really showcases what a gorgeous song this is.

              4. “If You Care” – Doll & The Kicks

The slow song from their fantastic self titled CD. I had the pleasure of falling in love with this band when they went on tour with The Silent Comedy and Links. Just another band to add to my faves from across the pond list.

Part 2 of my SXSW ’10 Mix coming soon…

~ Kristen

Kristen’s SXSW ’10 Mix- Part 1

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It took a bit longer than I’d hoped…and wasn’t quite as exhaustive as last year (mostly due to the lack of free mp3s on the SXSW site), BUT here it is…some of my fave “new” acts discovered from SXSW 2010…okay some of these acts I already knew and loved, but I just don’t feel that you are quite there with me yet so I decided to include them.
Also, I’ve decided to spread the love and broke my list down into several, more digestable posts full of exciting videos and music.  Enjoy!

  1. “You’ve Been Warned” – Dirty Sweet 

 Have loved this San Diego band since I saw them (multiple times) on their tour with Nico Vega and Gringo Star. They recently released their second full length album, American Spiritual. I felt this track, from that album, was the perfect way to start off this mix

             2. “Around the Bend” – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

The obligatory “so that’s who sings that song” track. I must say Apple has good taste in music…

                 3. “We Sing In TimeThe Lonely Forest

This is one of those tracks I fell in love with before the chorus even hit…probably the first track I knew was going to be on this mix. The Lonely Forest is at the top of my list of bands I need to investigate further…and see perform!  The video below is an acoustic version of “We Sing In Time”…it really showcases what a gorgeous song this is.

              4. “If You Care” – Doll & The Kicks

The slow song from their fantastic self titled CD. I had the pleasure of falling in love with this band when they went on tour with The Silent Comedy and Links. Just another band to add to my faves from across the pond list.

Part 2 of my SXSW ’10 Mix coming soon…

~ Kristen