Friday, May 1, 2009

DCFC Vs. {{{Sunset}}}

Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell video via YouTube

I usually don't go to shows at venues larger than say...La Zona Rosa so I don't have tickets to see Death Cab for Cutie with Ra Ra Riot. They are playing at the Austin Music Hall tonight and, as you may have guessed, the show is sold-out. So you're either going to get scalped tickets or you're going to spend your evening discovering lesser known, immensely talented musicians.

Free Mp3's courtesy of Barsuk Records, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Death Cab for Cutie - A Movie Script Ending

Free Mp3 ---> Death Cab for Cutie - Title and Registration

Free Mp3 ---> Ra Ra Riot - Dying is Fine

Keep it local after the jump...

Speaking of lesser-known/immensely-talented artists...I noticed that one of my favorite local acts is doing a show at Hole in the Wall tonight. You can see/hear {{{Sunset}}} do their thing and say you saw them before they dissolved. I feel like they had a lot of blog-buzz going, around the time they released their album, Bright Blue Dream but I haven't heard much about them of late. I'm already a fan so I'm going to encourage you to not go downtown on a Friday night (for once) and instead head to the drag for {{{Sunset}}} you wont' regret it, unless you're a total d-bag.

Free Mp3 courtesy of {{{Sunset}}}, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> {{{Sunset}}} - When Perfect Flames Expire

{{{Sunset}}} - Go to Mexico video via YouTube

I feel like {{{Sunset}}} wants to make it hard to collect all of their music. Maybe it's a reaction to once being signed to a major label (some members were a part of Sound Team), or maybe they are just into scavenger hunts. To be honest I kind of like that you have to shop in at least three formats to get all of {{{Sunset}}}'s material. Their latest album is a 7" that's only on vinyl. The above video shows, Pink Cloud a limited edition cassette tape release. Lucky for me I live in Austin so I can go to End of an Ear and ask them to ask {{{Sunset}}} to bring in more copies of whatever I'm missing. Here's the first video I ever posted from the {{{Sunset}}} folks, but that was a long time ago so I'm re-posting it for y'all.

{{{Sunset}}} - Zombies video via YouTube

This one's from Bright Blue Dream, an earlier album than The Glowing City, which has the Zombies track.

{{{Sunset}}} - Diamond Studded Caskets video via YouTube

To me, this song has soundtrack written all over it.

{{{Sunset}}} - Man's Heart Complaint video via YouTube

In an almost totally unrelated note, I don't think I've adequately professed my love for Nada Surf on this site as of late. I noticed while collecting Death Cab and Ra Ra Riot mp3's that Nada Surf are label mates. So, I'm going to post all the Mp3's that Barsuk has from Nada Surf because I love them and I want you to love them too. Note how the song Popular will not be included.

Free Mp3's courtesy of Barsuk Records, thanks.

Free MP3 ---> Nada Surf - See These Bones

Free MP3 ---> Nada Surf - Do It Again

Free MP3 ---> Nada Surf - Blankest Year

The next song I downloaded from Stereogum a LONG time ago and it's what made me realize that Nada Surf had lots of albums and that their songs didn't sound anything like Popular, the one song I knew at that point. In short this song made me a fan of Nada Surf

Free MP3 ---> Nada Surf - Blonde on Blonde

Nada Surf - Weightless video via YouTube