free music: sxsw

download a playlist of 15 festival favorites.

by liza darwin

Yesterday we introduced you to the SXSW Bandcamp

that lets you stream a single from all 470 bands performing at the Austin festival next week.

But just in case you don't have the time to zone out to a day-and-a-half's worth of music, iTunes has filtered the hundreds of performers down to their personal favorites...and they're giving the tracks away for free.

The 15 song playlist features both our current favorites (DOM, Foster the People, Bright Eyes) and soon-to-be obsessions (Anna Calvi, Brother, Boy & Bear) alike.

It's only available for a limited time, so snatch it up now and start listening- so that in a couple of months, you can brag to your friends about how you discovered music's Next Big Thing.

Download it here!