The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream Stream

Screw your friends at SXSW: Stream new albums from Kevin Drew, The War On Drugs, more

Austin has stolen all your favourite bands for the week, but they've left behind a bounty of albums to stream.

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- Mar 11, 2014

If you’re anything like me, your Twitter feed is about to be clogged by friends micro-broadcasting the free tacos they’re eating in their super-cool rompers at the big Brooklyn Mix Tapes BBQ and where the hell are you GET HERE NOW! But even if you’re not roadtripping to SXSW to get your picture taken with Grumpy Cat or attend a live podcast taping or launch an app or whatever it is people do down there in the “weird” part of Texas, the festival that’s stolen all the bands from your local scene for a week has left behind a solid bounty of actual music you can stream for free without leaving town.

Today is the first official day of SXSW’s music component, sure, but it’s also Tuesday, which is the default release date for most albums. Most of the albums below are out next week, but bands undoubtedly wanted to get them streaming before their 12 Austin showcases, ready to be sold as soon as they get back. Put them all on in different rooms, run between each, tweet how much each is #killingit, drink some tequila shots, and occasionally stop to piss in a traumatic bathroom.

Perfect Pussy, Say Yes To Love

 

The first (but heavily-hyped) full-length from the Syracuse noise-punks who helped make 2013 the year of the cassette tape.

The War On Drugs, Lost In The Dream

Another dreamy epic from Philadelphia’s other rising Americana auteur, Adam Granduciel. Listen at CBC Music.

Kevin Drew, Darlings

 

Broken Social Scene’s “indefinite hiatus” seems pretty definite – they’re back together any time their label has a pile of festival tickets to sell – but that hasn’t stopped the band’s de facto leader Kevin Drew from releasing his debut solo LP without the words “Broken Social Scene Presents…”

Black Lips, Underneath The Rainbow

Immature Atlanta garage rockers dump producer Mark Ronson for the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and get in touch with their Southern roots. Stream at Noisey.

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