Much to the liking of anyone who carries around a guitar pick or a smartphone, the annual week-long blur known as SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST is about to drop its mind-peeling lineup on the city of Austin. More than 2000+ acts are descending on the land of Longhorns and Whole Foods to slap some bass and melt faces with some vocal poetry, and since it can be pretty overwhelming, we’ve resurrected our mix CD ways. For your ears only, we’ve compiled a massive tape of 40 artists worth looking up at SXSW, tagging noisemakers (White Lung, Cheatahs, Earl Sweatshirt) and more commercial names (Death Grips, Wavves, Flying Lotus) that will manhandle your iPod. Download it below.
Featuring: FIDLAR, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, ON AN ON, The Weeks, What’s Eating Gilbert, Candy Hearts, Lemuria, Pentimento, Single Mothers, Loma Prieta, White Lung, Pissed Jeans, METZ, Wax Idols, Warm Soda, Generationals, Toro Y Moi, Kitty Pryde, Ryan Hemsworth, The 1975, Snowden, Doldrums, Mister Lies, Cheatahs, PAWS, King Tuff, Wavves, Action Bronson, The Neighbourhood, Casey Veggies, Pro Era, Major Lazer and more.