Hunting for Tunes

It’s a rainy Sunday, so I decided I would camp in front of the computer and demand new tunes from the intertubes. I wasn’t especially impressed with what Amazon or iTunes had to recommend, so I went back to my adopted roots, britpop. When I want britpop news, for better or worse, I go to [NME](http://www.nme.com/).

NME told me that there is this thing called [The Download Festival](http://www.downloadfestival.com/), which looks _awesome_. Now, because I’m an old curmudgeon, I don’t go to festivals. Festival line-ups are, however, great places to look for new tunes. My review process is simple:

1. Get name of band
1. Search for band in iTunes or at AmazonMP3
1. Listen to the 30 second samples
1. File under: Yes, No, or Maybe

Now, the festival site has a download section where you can download one track from each artist. While that’s a cool gimmick, I’ll stick with my process. Here are _my_ results (Remember, you will file music in _your own way_ and that’s *okay*! This just happens to be my take.):

## Yes ##

While I would buy or have already purchased tunes from these bands, White Lies and Louis XIV were the ones that I immediately knew were for me.

* [White Lies](http://www.last.fm/music/White+Lies) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001IA44UI?ie=UTF8&tag=pberrywebedit-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B001IA44UI), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=293537514&s=143441))
* [The Duke Spirit](http://www.last.fm/music/The+Duke+Spirit) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016OAUHW?ie=UTF8&tag=pberrywebedit-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B0016OAUHW), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=272857395&s=143441))
* [Ghostland Observatory](http://www.last.fm/music/Ghostland+Observatory) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00122OCRW?ie=UTF8&tag=pberrywebedit-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00122OCRW), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=264698563&s=143441))
* [The Airborne Toxic Event](http://www.last.fm/music/The+Airborne+Toxic+Event) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/The-Airborne-Toxic-Event/dp/B001D6HRLA/), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=285830440&s=143441))
* [Cut Copy](http://www.last.fm/music/Cut+Copy) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017I7390?ie=UTF8&tag=pberrywebedit-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B0017I7390), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=276328444&s=143441))
* [Louis XIV](http://www.last.fm/music/Louis+XIV) ([Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012QO46M?ie=UTF8&tag=pberrywebedit-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B0012QO46M), [iTunes](http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=272029949&s=143441))

## No ##

* Yeasayer
* Mates of State
* Brand New
* Mutemath
* Rjd2
* Blitzen Trapper
* Alberta Cross
* Vedera
* The Parlor Mob
* Caribou

## Maybe ##

* [Datarock](http://www.last.fm/music/Datarock)
* [M83](http://www.last.fm/music/M83) (I still can’t pull the trigger on these guys)
* [The Whigs](http://www.last.fm/music/The+Whigs)
* [Tapes ‘n Tapes](http://www.last.fm/music/Tapes+%27n+Tapes) (latest release doesn’t seem as strong as the previous release)
* [Elephone](http://www.last.fm/music/Elephone)
* [The Night Marchers](http://www.last.fm/music/The+Night+Marchers) (if I run out of Social D, these guys will be perfect)