The first is a 10 song SXSW sampler from NPR, featuring the likes of Blitzen Trapper, The Decemberists and the Heartless Bastards amongst others.
Second, is a Amazon.com’s $5 Friday, where you can get M Ward’s latest album, Hold Time as an mp3 download for just 5 bucks. Amazon also has free mp3’s for download. Here are some of the highlights:
Beirut – My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille
Black Lips – Short Fuse
Neko Case – People Got a Lotta Nerve
And finally, record label 4ad has a sampler of their own that features artists such as Deerhunter, Tv on the Radio, the Breeders and St. Vincent.