TRACK/MP3: BLARE’s SXSW 2012 Mixtape

Before you take offense to the album art above and tear into us for either being juvenile or a hipster cult trying to be grunge, please note: rock and roll isn’t sophisticated. The genre, along with others, doesn’t even know the meaning of the word and unlike it’s rivals, SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST is as rock n’ roll as Spoon’s Kill The Moonlight or Trail Of Dead’s Worlds Apart. That doesn’t even touch the onslaught of emerging acts invading this year’s festivities which we’ve thoughtfully laid out for you in our very own compilation taken from this year’s lineup of over a trillion artists (seriously). This free mixtape explores the rise of the hip-hop underground (Main Attrakionz, G-Side, Cities Aviv), the twist of blues and indie pop (Polica, Radiation City) and the punk scene’s latest innovators (Former Thieves, I The Mighty) and finishes you off with a heavy helping of rock tunage (Bass Drum Of Death, The Men, Bleached). Call it your soundtrack for the ride down or your 10 a.m. pre-game music at the hotel, just make sure to wear this thing out.

DOWNLOAD: BLARE’s SXSW 2012 MIXTAPE

Tracklisting:

BASS DRUM OF DEATH – “GET FOUND”
MAIN ATTRAKIONZ – “TAKE 1 (FT. ASAP ROCKY)”
BLEACHED – “THINK OF YOU”
G-SIDE – “RELAXIN”
BLEEDING KNEES CLUB – “NOTHING TO DO”
I THE MIGHTY – “CUTTING ROOM FLOOR”
FORMER THIEVES – “PACEMAKER TRENDSETTER”
2:54 – “ON A WIRE”
POLICA – “WANDERING STAR”
RADIATION CITY – “FIND IT OF USE”
CITIES AVIV – “WET DREAM”
THE MEN – “OPEN YOUR HEART”

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