tUnE-yArDs – Bizzness
Californian musician Merrill Garbus’ previous LP Bird-Brains, was a lo-fi folky gem to many in 2009. Her followup appears to have benefited from proper studio recording if Bizzness, the Afrofunk-influenced lead song from the w h o k i l l album, due in April is anything to go by.
Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty
Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox returns to his solo moniker in April with new album Tomboy and the wistful Last Night At The Jetty is the latest harmonious sampler from it.
Padraig McCauley & The P Affection
Download the free debut album of indie-rock by Naas-based Padriag McCauley which manages to take in synths, ska and folk in its running time. An impressive first release.
Download SXSW artist MP3s
If you’ve got 5GB of free hard drive space (with 5GB more for Part 2), then you could do worse than download almost 800 MP3s from bands playing the South By Southwest Festival in March.