Check out some live performances from the Hype Hotel in Austin. Over 60 artists graced our stage that week, more videos are coming!
Alabama Shakes—Hold On (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Delta Spirit—California (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Jimmy Cliff—You Can Get It If You Really Want (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Caveman—Vampirer / Old Friend (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.—Morning Thought (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Little Hurricane—Haunted Heart (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Mujuice (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Incan Abraham— Wailing Wall (Live at the Hype Hotel)
Here’s something exciting we launched last night: remix tracking!
Remixes are cool for a few reasons: they can give you a new take on an old favorite, and they can introduce you to an original you’d never heard before. Our system now tells you how many different remixes of a track have been blogged:
You can visit the track page to see all of them:
And when you visit a remix page, you’ll see the original track, as well as other versions:
We’re spotlighting remixes with the Creative Commons remix icon (those are little building blocks, if you were curious).
We also know that some people LOVE remixes, and some people HATE remixes. So now, you can listen to all-remix or no-remix versions of our Latest and Popular pages. Try it out and let us know what you think!
We’re giving away some sweet SOL REPUBLIC headphones!
Contest: Download and decorate any of the buildings on our Fast Forward splash page. Paint, draw, collage, print them out, scan them back in—get creative!
Submit your entries here or post a link in the comments on this post. We’ll pick two favorites to win a choice of SOL REPUBLIC Amps or Tracks HD headphones on June 4. Paint our houses, please!
To sum up Hype Hotel 2012: a kickass party with live music, free Taco Bell tacos, free Tito’s Handmade Vodka, free Miller Lite, and just 35,000 of our closest friends. It’s taken us a whole month to recover, so you know it had to be good.
Were you there? Find yourself in this video:
If you’ve ever clicked on one of the rockets in our sidebar, you already know that Fast Forward is the easiest way to sample a whole lot of new music quickly (if you haven’t, try it now).
We’ve partnered with Stereogum, Gorilla Vs. Bear, I Guess I’m Floating, Consequence of Sound, and Awesome Tapes From Africa to bring Fast Forward to life at Brooklyn Bowl on May 24th. RSVP and come ready for a crash course in the best new music! First 150 guests receive League Night gift bags courtesy of Toyota prius c.