Today in Music: Mew, Fujiya & Miyagi, Cold War Kids, the Decemberists, the Rosebuds, and Minus the Bear

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)

Mew, 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 2007 album Frengers, available on Sony…

Mew – Am I Wry? No (MP3)

Download an exclusive live performance from SXSW on 3/14/07 (MP3)

Learn more about Mew and catch them at Neumos on April 2. Learn more about podcasting and subscribe now.

More from SXSW and some other items of note…

  • Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for posting the MP3 from Fujiya & Miyagi’s performance at our live broadcast last week.
  • Thanks also to Brooklyn Vegan for posting a video of Mayor Will Wynn speaking at Earl Greyhound’s performance at Mohawk on March 14 as part of the Gothamist/Austinist/Gorilla vs. Bear show. Download an exclusive performance from Earl Greyhound, recorded live on KEXP from SXSW:
  • Earl Greyhound – live on KEXP from SXSW (MP3)

  • Sound on Sound posted some photos from the Cold War Kids and Elvis Perkins in Dearland sets on Thursday.
  • An Aquarium Drunkard posted a song from the Rosebuds’ new album Night of the Furies:
  • The Rosebuds – Get Up Get Out (MP3)

  • The Decemberists kick off their tour tonight in Jersey City! Catch the Decemberists with My Brightest Diamond at the Paramount on May 4.
  • Pitchfork also posted a feature on an upcoming Jeff Buckley greatest hits compilation and DVD, including some rarities.
  • Last but not least, Six Eyes posted Minus the Bear tour dates, including an MP3 from the new record courtesy of Suicide Squeeze:
  • Minus the Bear – Interpretaciones Del Oso (MP3)

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    1. Collin
      Posted March 22, 2007 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Hey KEXP,

      I don’t mean to nit pick, but isn’t the Rosebuds song “Get Up, Get Out”?

      Keep up the great work!


    2. KEXP
      Posted March 24, 2007 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      Good catch, thanks Collin! “Get Up Get Out” is the correct title.

      Thanks for the kind words,

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