Here it is! The third annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Edition of the Active Listener Podcast. Like previous years, I have listened to every band that had a sample up on SXSW.com, around 1,100 bands. That is way too many songs to really get to know any of the bands well but what it can provide is a first impression. So with that in mind I have organized the 100 best first impressions I got into 9 genre specific mixes for your previewing pleasure. There are a couple new technical features to note this year. First, each podcast has individually labeled tracks for each song so you can skip around and repeat to your heart's content. Second, we've got a new way for you to contribute and join the conversation, the new Active Listener Podcast Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ActiveListener. I'll be posting music recommendations and finds as they come to me so you do the same! Alright, enough with the introductions, on with the music.
Thanks for listening and don't forget to support the artists,
SXSW 2012 Edition (2/9): Indie Rock with Soul
At least half of all the music played at SXSW will fall into the catagory of indie rock so how do you know which bands are gonna be good? Well, I did the work for you. These are the stand out tracks I found but before we get into those, I really think you need a little soul too so we're gonna start with a local favorite Austin's best funk and soul group, Roxy Roca.
1. Cornbread by Roxy Roca
2. Shadows of the City by Marcus Foster
3. Equestrian by U.S. Royalty
4. Mexico (live) by Jonquil
5. It's Time by Imagine Dragons
6. Dinosaur by Lovedrug
7. Brother by Matt Corby
8. Curfews by Snowmine
9. Twisted Soul by Pint Shot Riot
10. Do It Now Remember It Later by Sleeping with Sirens
11. Any Other Heart by Go Radio
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