Monday 1 March 2010

#musicmonday: southwest of never

Southwest of never is a compilation of tracks by artists playing at this years south by southwest conference in Texas. All of the artists involved have given their tracks for free and all proceeds from the sales of the album will go to the Institute of Cancer Research.

South by southwest is a showcase for all kinds of music and that is reflected in the complilation which is eclectic in the best possible way, moving through different genres from folk to indie to funk- and opening your eyes to new artists. Certainly I immediately veered towards the acts I knew on first listening to the album, particularly broadcast 2000 and the brilliant kill it kid but I then found new bands and artists I didn't know and want to know more after listening to this. I fell particularly for Ólöf Arnalds beautiful song Klara and will be looking for more of her music and hoping that she comes to play in London soon.

The full track listing is:

1. The Boxer Rebellion - Evacuate
2. Broadcast 2000 - Pep Talk (acoustic)
3. Leggins - A Knight With A Sword Killed His Own Son
4. Ólöf Arnalds - Klara
5. Autumn Owls - A Thousand Blind Windows
6. Kill It Kid - Burst Its Banks
7. French Horn Rebellion - Beaches & Friends (Hey Champ remix)
8. Strait Laces - Where The Wolf Rome
9. A Classic Education - What My Life Could Have Been
10. Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger! - Crime Wave
11. The Black Atlantic - Heirloom
12. The Minutes - Black Keys
13. The Watermarks - Fast Song
14. Bridges And Powerlines - The Ghost Types

You can buy the album for a very reasonable £5 for from here. It is currently only available as a download but it comes with artwork so you can burn yourself a CD and a front cover- which is a sweet touch I think.

For further information on the album go to here.


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Cool- I love being introduced to new artists- thank you! xo

Cesar said...

Thank you for posting this from me and The Watermarks! We are really excited to be part of this project.

Lewis William said...

I too am a fan of Broadcast 2000, but from there I feel philistinic! Must do some music research now.

Glad you're up for the walk in the sunshine, had tea at Pembroke Lodge yesterday after walking through the Park in the sun. And today is so beautiful too!

Anonymous said...

you mean Ólöf Arnalds, Ólafur is her cousin who is a neo-classic composer. ;)

Rose said...

Hi Daily- and you have very good taste I've noticed- was amazed you knew friendly fires- didn't know they'd crossed over to the USA- but I guess you have the British connection ;-)

Hi Cesar- thanks for stopping by, it's a great album- and an excellent cause- no worries- enjoy SXSW!

Hi LW- Broadcast are cool, excellent percussion! I've seen Kill it Kid a few times now and they are really good- the lead male singers voice totally takes you by surprise- he sounds like Paul Weller and very mature.

Yep amazing few days- had yesterday off which was great timing so I went for a long walk to walk off some alchohol. We will have to come up with a time- weekends only for me really

Hi Anonymous- thank you, I was a bit confused with the difference between the track and listing I have to say- all rectified now- and a much less confused me. Thanks very much for letting me know :-)