July 31, 2008

Free music from a leading purveyor of overpriced tongue-in-cheek fashion

Is it just me, or do you always kinda secretly begrudge how effortlessly you can be converted to commercial promotions when they include a free download of songs you like? Following that infectious Converse track and the Cartier compilation, the summer of free music continues with the folks wanting to outfit your urban experience.

It’s okay to feel a little dirty.

Urban Outfitters’ upbeat summer mixtape tracklist is pretty solid — lots of bands on here to love, songs to rawk out to at full volume. Parts of this feel like playlist of bands I’ve been fortunate to catch in the last few months, from folks like Black Kids and Architecture in Helsinki at Coachella to King Khan and the Shrines a few weeks ago (at an off-the-hook craaaazy good show).

Okay, so rock on (while you shop?). It’s free. After you spent $85 on those jeans, they owe you as much.

Lolita – Throw Me The Statue
I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You – Black Kids
Like It Or Not (Version 2) – Architecture in Helsinki
Woodfriend – Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Hit The Wall – Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning
Taking The Farm – War On Drugs
Furr – Blitzen Trapper
Red and Purple – The Dodos
The Old Days – Dr. Dog
Death To Los Campesinos! – Los Campesinos
Sore – Annuals
Horizons – Son Ambulance
Light of Love – Music Go Music
Do You Love Me? – The Explorers Club
The Blue Route – The Walkmen
GfC – Albert Hammond Jr.
Little Bit – Lykke Li
Boneless – The Notwist
Reservoir Park – The Duchess and The Duke
Outta Harms Way – King Khan and The Shrines
Willow Tree – Chad VanGaalen


[via: I totally go clothes shopping with Dodge, yo]


  • argh! i cannot seem to download it…says the file is corrupted..?

    greenatty — July 31, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

  • having problems opening the zip too!

    Anonymous — August 1, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  • Tounge? Really?? :-)

    Anonymous — August 2, 2008 @ 11:17 am

  • Anyone who knows me will know that I freely admit that that word is my nemesis and I cannot seem to remember how to spell it. Go figure.


    heather — August 2, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

  • goddd i once met the guy who’s job it is to figure out what music plays in the urban outfitters stores nationwide and i was so enviousss… what sweet gig.

    margottobed — August 7, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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