A total of 12 tracks, one by each artist: Mariachi El Bronx, Ben Ottewell, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, My Morning Jacket, Bobby Long, Drive-By Truckers, Alberta Cross, Gomez, Vusi Mahlasela, 311, Dawes and John Butler Trio, it’s the free summer sample offered by ATO Records if you’re willing to gave up your e-mail address – confirmation required. Get your copy from the label’s official site.
I believe it’s just perfect for your car stereo or iPod and it’s a nice opportunity to listen some artist, get a batter taste of them.
Some – Gomez, 331, My Morning Jacket, etc – are quite familiar ones, I wrote about their recent albums, others might be fresh acquaintances, anyway, nothing’s better than a free ride, isn’t it?
I quite enjoyed Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s “Buster Voodoo”, Mariachi El Bronx’s “48 Roses”, Alberta Cross’s “Money for the Weekend”, John Butler Trio’s “One Way Road” and a few other tracks as well. This is a quite accurate picture of indie’s today, from some jazzy approaches through retro after-taste and till more minimalist electro approaches, there’s something for everybody. For free. Never look a gift horse in the mouth, just get this sampler and listen it. 😀