Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NPR's picks for SXSW

Here is something cool that I just found over at NPR. They spent weeks previewing music from thousands of bands who will be performing in Austin next week during SXSW, and ended up with a 100-song continuous music mix highlighting some of their favorite artists.

From NPR Music: "In preparation for the 2009 SXSW music festival NPR Music spent weeks sampling songs by more than 1,000 of the acts in attendance. Whether or not you're attending the festival, the mix opens a nice portal into six and a half hours of music discovery. Arranged alphabetically by artist, the 100 songs in this ridiculously bountiful — but by no means definitive — mix all passed a simple litmus test, summed up in six simple words: "Yeah, I'd listen to that again."

Click here for the stream, here to view the playlist, and here for NPR Music's full coverage of the festival. One of their selections for the mix is the song "No One Does It Like You" by Department of Eagles.