After The Goldrush.003 – Barsuk Records

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, labels need to embrace the free mp3 download revolution. Barsuk Records, from Seattle, WA, are embracing it like a mofo. We’ve been in touch with them a lot lately, covering artists like Rocky Votolato, John Vanderslice, Menomena and What Made Milwaukee Famous, and when we’re looking for a song to post, good ol’ Barsuk is like, “Here you go, have a song on the house!” I think they understand that most indie bands are heard by a few thousand people, and if that one track leaks to the right crowd, it’s a good thing for exposure, not “lost sales” or some bullshit. So, thank you Barsuk, for allowing music fans to explore your catalog the right—and modern—way.

David Bazan
“Cold Beer and Cigarettes” from Fewer Moving Parts – [mp3]

The Long Winters
“Pushover” from Putting the Days to Bed – [mp3]

“Wet and Rusting” from Friend and Foe – [mp3]

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter
“LLL” from Like, Love, Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul – [mp3]

John Vanderslice
“White Dove” from Emerald City – [mp3]

Rocky Votolato
“Postcard From Kentucky” from The Brag and Cuss – [mp3]

What Made Milwaukee Famous
“Idecide” from Trying to Never Catch Up – [mp3]

“Sweet Lady” from Trying to Never Catch Up – [mp3]

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