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SXSW: 2009 Compilation

The South by Southwest SXSW music festival is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. For the fifth year in a row, SXSW has released a DRM-free, RIAA-safe collection of songs totaling 6 GB, which can all be downloaded for free, thanks to BitTorrent. For some of the previous editions, SXSW itself has offered torrents showcasing the artists scheduled to perform at the festival.

Jonathan Coulton: JoCo Looks Back

At the end of 2008 Jonathan Coulton teamed up with the Creative Commons in support of their fund raising drive and created a 1gb jump drive filled with his greatest hits. If that wouldn't be enough, he has also included unmixed audio files of all the songs so CC supporters could easily remix his compositions. All song files were 320kbps MP3s and all unmixed audio tracks were 256 VBR MP3s. Now the whole compilation is available for a free downloads on legaltorrents.com.

Keyboard Rebel: Pop Grenade

Keyboard Rebel is part of a new batch of indie British pop artists surging from across the pond. This aaahh-records release is a mix of mainstream rock with creative influxes of folk, that still manages to keep its British feel.

Mobius Band: Empire of Love

Last year this indie-rock trio presented their fans with the same gift - a Free Valentine's Day covers EP. This year the Mobius Band is keeping up with what might become a great tradition! Check out their 2009 free covers EP entitled "Empire of Love".

Grace Valhalla: summerCamp

Grace Valhalla is a young French DJ & composer and "summerCamp" is her fourth album. "You'll find many analog sounds, 8bit sounds and guitars in this album. I wanted something warm, a soft music of summer", says Grace Valhalla. Download her Zipped Album or a Torrent file here.

Farkus: Thought You Should Know

Farkus is a Chicago based fresh rock band who's debut album "Thought You Should Know" is getting rave reviews and already placing on internet top albums lists. Download the Torrent and check it out yourself.

The Craft Economy: All on C

The bandís first release, the 6-song ďAll On CĒ EP was hundred per cent DIY, right down to the hand-made lino-printed covers, and quickly sold out of its limited edition run of 200. The Craft Economy's second release, "Is On Your Side" EP was released in December of 2008 and is available from the band at shows, over the internet, on iTunes and eMusic, and is distributed digitally using BitTorrent.

Borea: Maxi Single Ride [sampler]

Borea three member band from Europe (creating in English, residing in France, with some Swedish roots). They describe their music clash between britpop and baroque rock'n'roll. The torrent contains only five songs, but if you love the music, the full album is available on Borea's website (www.boreamusic.com) for 6 euros.

The Craft Economy: Is On Your Side

During Art Bruts show in Toronto in late 2005, frontman Eddie Argos demanded that each and every member of the audience form a band by the time they returned. Instruments were scraped together, and The Craft Economy had their first practice the next weekend. The Toronto based band whose members originally hail from Guelph, Montreal, Vancouver and PEI has a sound inspired by '70s punk rock and '80s new wave, and is guided by a love of tight, well-crafted and danceable pop songs.