Thanks to Urban Outfitters’ impeccably cool blog, readers are offered hand-selected MP3s each month through free downloadable playlists. As long as iTunes is installed on your computer, you’re good to go! The LSTN #15 playlist includes tracks from the likes of Toro Y Moi, Wilco, Wye Oak and other up-and-coming indie acts.
Toro Y Moi first hit the indie scene in the summer of 2010. Coining a new music genre, “chillwave,” Toro Y Moi produces dance-inducing music that is a unique amalgam of keyboard, whispery vocals and 70s-esque beats. Since its formation, Toro Y Moi has released two studio albums: “Causers of This” (2010) and “Underneath the Pine” (2011).
Wilco, on the other hand, is no newcomer to the underground music scene. Since forming in 1994, the band has earned a cult following. Wilco has released nine studio albums over the last 17 years, and has even garnered five Grammy awards.
Wye Oak may not be a household name yet, but the band in on the fast track to success. The indie-folk outfit has been producing music since 2006, and is named after Maryland’s state tree, the wye oak. The band’s latest release, “Civilian,” features the beautifully written song “Holy Holy.”
Download your free LSTN #15 playlist here, but hurry — downloads are only available through Dec. 31, 2011!Tags: blog, download, free, indie, music, Playlist, Urban Outfitters