Over the last week or two, I’ve been listening off-and-on to the 752(!) songs that the South By Southwest folks so kindly made available via BitTorrent.
It really is fantastic that they did this. I love hearing new music from new bands. Mind you some of it is crap, but in general I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how much good stuff there is in there. I’ve also been surprised at how diverse the music is.
One of my favorites so far is For The Kids by The High Speed Scene. Sums up pretty well what I think about the mainstream (i.e. major-label) music industry in general. Have a listen! It’s short — just over two minutes — but possibly not work-safe, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
They’re also on iTunes Music Store — if you like them, go buy some music!