The 2009 SXSW free music torrent is up for this year. Legit as they are offered on the site from the musicians but someone has kindly gone along and put them together into one collection.

Previous years are available from here

WARNING: Smegging huge so be prepared for a wait/everyone else in the household to moan about the net being slow.

For those not in the know South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival in Austin, Texas. The whole town seems to turn it self over to film, music and more recently interactive type peoples to showcase and present themselves. The torrents are samples and full tracks of the music artists. Full range from country, electronic, trash metal and pop. Some truely great finds in there generally & I guarantee you will find something new you will like. Also not limited to American groups, a fair few British groups and artists thsi year. I found japanese electro pop that I have been able to terrorise my friends with ever since