Sunday, May 17, 2009

The 11 Best Paste Exclusives

Well...the recession has finally hit the indie world. Paste Magazine is hurting. Apparently advertisers don't have the money they once had. So in an attempt to save the magazine, if you donote money, you'll be treated to 75+ rare songs from some of Paste's most love artists. Songs include advanced tracks from the likes of Patterson Hood, The Jayhawks, and the Cowboy Junkies; live tracks from the Decembrists, Gomez, and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf; B-sides from She & Him, The Cary Brothers, and Bob Mould; acoustic tracks by the Indigo Girls, Of Montreal, and Matt Nathanson;and totally unreleased tracks from Samantha Crain, John Doe, Liam Finn, Robin Hitchcock, and The Watson Twins.

Paste Magazine has been one of the best music mags that I've read in a long time. When most music magazines are more concerned by what's hip...Paste has always been concerned with what's good. It would be a shame to see this magazine go away. They have honestly turned me onto dozens of bands I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. And every month you get a 20 song sampler CD with some of the mag's favorite new tracks...and every once inawhile, it includes a rare track or two.
Please donote. It's worth it for the free tracks.
Here are 11 of the Best Rare Tracks by Paste Magazine:
1. The Decembrists - Echos (Live 13-minute Pink Floyd cover)
2. She & Him - Lotta Love (7" B-side)
3. Of Montreal - For Our Elegant Caste (Live @ Radio K)
4. The Cary Brothers - Love Song (B-side)
5. Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) - Blizzard of '77 (Live)
6. Islands - ethics + molars (unreleased)
7. John Doe - The Big Blue House (unreleased)
8. The Watson Twins - Better Go On Home (Unreleased)
9. Liam Finn - Come Home Sam (Unreleased)
10. Over the Rhine - Love Hurts (live)
11. The Morning after Girls - Shadows Evolve (import track)
Now since it would be wrong to post any of the rare tracks...I've included a couple of the rare tracks featured on a sampler CD.

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