Today in Music: more from SXSW, Okkervil River, Modest Mouse, the White Stripes, Bjork and more

John, Cheryl, Kevin, and an army of volunteers broadcasted live from the Austin City Limits Studios during the 2007 SXSW Music Festival last week. We’re very excited to offer the performances as special editions of our Live Performances podcast, many were available on the day of the performance. Download the performances and check out photos from the broadcast now (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3)

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Will Sheff of Okkervil River, live on KEXP at SXSW, courtesy of Doron Gild

Every Monday-Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent musicians that KEXP DJs think you should hear, along with songs from more well-known artists.

All this week, we’re featuring artists that performed live at our SXSW broadcast last week. Today’s selection is from the 2006 album Overboard & Down by Okkervil River

Okkervil River – The President’s Dead (MP3)

Download an exclusive live performance from SXSW on 1/16/07 (MP3)

Learn more about Okkervil River and catch them at Ray Courtyard in Houston on March 30. Learn more about podcasting and subscribe now.

The reports from SXSW keep rolling in… Here are just a handful!

  • Thanks so much to Gorilla vs. Bear for the amazing post about our live broadcast!
  • Read what You Ain’t No Picasso has to say about David Vandervelde and Richard Swift at Mohawk.
  • An Aquarium Drunkard reports on Steve Earle’s show at the Parish Room on Friday night.
  • Thanks also to Brooklyn Vegan for posting the MP3 of Beirut’s performance from our broadcast. Check out their feature on Beirut.
  • Stereogum posted on the final day in Austin with photos from the Pipettes, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Menomena, The Polyphonic Spree, Thunderbirds Are Now!, Kings of Leon, Spoon, the Stooges and many more. Also, check out a video of Spoon performing at Stubb’s.
  • Pitchfork posted some pretty comprehensive coverage of the festival! Read reports from multiple correspondents on each day with photos of Frightened Rabbit, Crystal Castles, Dosh, Arbouretum and more.
  • Waved Rumor reports on the Stooges performance at Stubb’s.
  • A few other items of note for today…

  • The the new Modest Mouse album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is out today. Stream the entire record at their MySpace page and get tour info, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Tune in all day today and tomorrow for ticket giveaways for tomorrow’s show at the South Lake Union Naval Reserve.
  • Get info on the White Stripes NOT tour dates… What?
  • Bjork adds some North American dates to her tour, courtesy of Tiny Mix Tapes. KEXP is proud to present Bjork at Sasquatch! 2007.
  • Download a new podcast from Dave Allen at Pampelmoose:
  • Shake Speake, a podcast interview (MP3)

    Learn more and subscribe to Dave’s PDX Ripped podcast now.

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    One Comment

    1. acc
      Posted March 21, 2007 at 9:55 am | Permalink

      hmm, looks like you can only stream Dashboard (not the whole album) from the MySpace page. or maybe that was yesterday only and I missed it…

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