R.I.P. Jason Molina
Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it.
Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The “music” element is all a front, it’s the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but in the hands of the artists, at what is really just a glorified corporate networking party. Drunk corporate goons and other industry vampires and cocaine. Everyone is drunk, being cool. “Official” bureaucracy and all their mindless rules. Branding, branding, branding. It’s bullshit… sorry.
DIIV has not enjoyed SXSW.
An early Casimir Pulaski Day demo by Sufjan Stevens.
Kid A, Punch Brothers
Sufjan Stevens • Obsolescence
“Give A Little Love.” Abandoned song from 2010 (outtake from ADP?). Found on old hard drive. Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”
One of Thome Yorke’s side projects. Stream the whole thang thanks to NPR.
Phoenix - “Entertainment”
Get ready to hear this song all summer long, for the next like five summers. I for one am stoked.
Fever by Maps & Atlases
Surfer Blood - “Weird Shapes”