Around The Blogs: Dog Is Dead, Boy and Bear, SXSW, Junior Boys

dog is dead

I’ll post my picks for the festival in a day or two, in the meantime, here’s a couple things that sounded good to me today.

The Recommender profiles Nottingham, England five-piece nu-folk band Dog Is Dead.  Check out the video for “Young”.

We Listen For You is collecting links to download free/legal SXSW samplers.   Don’t forget the free one at iTunes.

Neon Gold has a post on Australia’s Boy & Bear, check out “Mexican Mavis”.

Gorilla vs. Bear has a new track from Junior Boys called “ep”.

-Still spinning that track “Lighthouse” by NewVillager, which is a pretty awesome video we posted a while back. Download the track for free here.

-SPIN and HP have created an online video series filming bands on their way down to SXSW, head to their channel to see what The Rural Alberta Advantage, Young The Giant and Yellow Ostrich run into on their way to Austin.

The Yellow Bird Project has started a video series called The Wilderness Sessions, the first being with UK band Dry The River.  Check out the band perform “Weights and Measures” and buy the t-shirt they designed, its for a good cause.