21 Best SXSW 2009 MP3s

SXSW 2009 South by Southwest does a great job of letting attendees (and everybody else) do some homework before the shows and preview tracks by showcased bands. Here are a bunch of our faves.

The Asteroid #4 – “These Flowers of Ours” (web, sxsw)

Black Lips – “O Katrina!” (web, sxsw)

The Dollyrots – “My Best Friend’s Hot” (web, sxsw)

Earlimart – “Face Down In The Right Town” (web, sxsw)

The Evaporators – “You Got Me Into This, Now You Get Me Out!” (web, sxsw)

Listen to the rest after the jump…

Fastball – “Always Never” (myspace, sxsw)

Sage Francis – “Conspiracy to Riot” (web, sxsw)

Gordon Gano and The Ryan Brothers – “Wave and Water” (web, sxsw)

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs – “Gettin’ High for Jesus” (web, sxsw)

The Handsome Family – “Weightless Again” (web, sxsw)

The Hard Lessons – “Talk it Over” (web, sxsw)

A Hawk And A Hacksaw – “Kertész” (web, sxsw)

Daniel Johnston – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Your Grievances” (web, sxsw)

Wayne Kramer – “Chasing A Fire Engine” (web, sxsw)

Jon Langford And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – “Girl at the End of the Bar” (web, sxsw)

Jack Oblivian and the Tennessee Tearjerkers – “Flash Cube” (myspace, sxsw)

The Proclaimers – “Life With You” (web, sxsw)

Shelley Short – “Swimming” (web, sxsw)

Joe Jack Talcum – “Sex Sting” (web, sxsw) – We’ve posted this one before, but it’s a great song that deserves attention…especially from Dead Milkmen fans.

Tokyo Sex Destruction – “Power to the People” (myspace, sxsw)

Von Bondies – “This Is Our Perfect Crime” (web, sxsw)

The SXSW Music conference takes place on March 18-22, 2009 in Austin. Did we miss any good songs? If you’re going this year, who are you looking forward to seeing?

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