It's always cool to see music labels moving towards the digital era. Matador Records just released their yearly "Intended Play" sampler album as a free download for the first time. There's some cool stuff on here -- including a few not-yet-released tracks and a live track from The New Pornographers (who I recently mentioned in a different article). Definitely worth the download.
Track list after the break.
- Jay Reatard Always Wanting More (from 7″ #3, due out June 17)
- Times New Viking DROP-OUT (from Rip It Off, released January 22)
- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Cold Son (from Real Emotional Trash, released March 4) Shearwater Leviathan, Bound (from Rook, due out June 3)
- Cat Power Metal Heart (from Jukebox, released January 22)
- Matmos Polychords (from Supreme Balloon, due out May 6)
- Mission Of Burma That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate (from Vs.: The Definitive Edition, released today, March 18)
- Jaguar Love Bats Over The Pacific Ocean (from Take Me To The Sea, due out this summer)
- The Cave Singers Helen (from Invitation Songs, released last September)
- Dead Meadow I’m Gone (from Old Growth, released February 5)
- The New Pornographers All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth (live) (from Live From Soho (iTunes Exclusive), released March 11)
- Earles & Jensen Bleachy Is Back In Town, Look Out (from Just Farr A Laugh Vols. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!, due out April 22)