The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix Before SXSW 2012, hear 100 handpicked highlights and discoveries in one music-packed place.

The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix

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Middle Brother live at Auditorium Shores SXSW 2011 March 19, 2011 Katie Hayes Luke/NPR
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SXSW is all about volume, in more ways than one. Roughly 2,000 acts perform at the four-day music festival every year, so to spend just three minutes with each in advance of the big event is to deny your friends and loved ones a solid 100 hours of your waking, undivided attention.

With 100 handpicked festival highlights and thrilling discoveries in a meaty but digestible microcosm of SXSW, The Austin 100 plays as a continuous seven-hour mix — everything from Daughter's devastatingly barren "Landfill" to Black Tusk's devastatingly blistering "Set the Dial to Your Doom." (As a bonus, 71 of these songs are available for free download here.) Be sure to visit for live concerts, photos, videos and dispatches from this year's festival.

Adam Arcuragi, "Presidents' Song" [MP3]
Alabama Shakes, "I Found You" [MP3]
Allen Stone, "Sleep" [MP3]
Amy Bezunartea, "Doubles" [MP3]
Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"
Apparat, "Black Water" [MP3]
Bear In Heaven, "The Reflection Of You" [MP3]
Ben Howard, "Old Pine" [MP3]
Best Coast, "When I'm With You" [MP3]
Big Deal, "Chair" [MP3]
Black Tusk, "Set The Dial To Your Doom" [MP3]
Blondes, "Wine" [MP3]
Brendan Benson, "Bad For Me" [MP3]
Bright Moments, "Travelers" [MP3]
Caveman, "Old Friend" [MP3]
Ceremony, "Hysteria" [MP3]
Chappo, "Come Home" [MP3]
Chic Gamine, "Closer"
Chicha Libre, "La Danza Del Millonario"
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Same Mistake"
Cloud Nothings, "Stay Useless" [MP3]
Crooked Fingers, "Your Apocalypse"
Cults, "Abducted"
Dan Deacon, "Bangkok"
Daughter, "Landfill" [MP3]
Deafheaven, "Violet" [MP3]
Dessa, "The Beekeeper"
Dev, "In The Dark"
Dry The River, "New Ceremony" [MP3]
Eleanor Friedberger, "My Mistakes" [MP3]
Emma-Louise, "Jungle" [MP3]
Emperor X, "Erica Western Teleport" [MP3]
The Front Bottoms, "Maps" [MP3]
Fanfarlo, "Deconstruction"
Feathers, "Believe"
Firehorse, "Our Hearts" [MP3]
fun., "We Are Young"
G-Side, "NAT GEO" [MP3]
Gappy Ranks, "Longtime"
Garland Jeffreys, "Coney Island Winter"
Girl In A Coma, "Smart" [MP3]
Great Lake Swimmers, "Easy Come Easy Go" [MP3]
Grimes, "Oblivion" [MP3]
Heartless Bastards, "Parted Ways" [MP3]
Herzog, "Silence"
Horse Feathers, "Fit Against The Country" [MP3]
Hospitality, "Friends Of Friends" [MP3]
Imperial Teen, "Runaway" [MP3]
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, "Everything Will Be Fine" [MP3]
Kendrick Lamar, "Ab-Souls Outro (feat. Ab-Soul)" [MP3]
Kishi Bashi, "Bright Whites" [MP3]
La Sera, "Please Be My Third Eye" [MP3]
La Vida Boheme, "Nicaragua" [MP3]
Laura Gibson, "La Grande"
Lee Fields & The Expressions, "Faithful Man"
Lost Lander, "Cold Feet" [MP3]
Lost In The Trees, "Red"
Lower Dens, "Brains" [MP3]
Luluc, "Little Suitcase"
The Magnetic Fields, "Andrew In Drag"
The Men, "Open Your Heart" [MP3]
Michael Kiwanuka, "Home Again"
Milagres, "Here To Stay" [MP3]
Milo Greene, "1957" [MP3]
Mind Spiders, "Wait For Us" [MP3]
The Milk Carton Kids, "There By Your Side" [MP3]
Nada Surf, "When I Was Young" [MP3]
Nicolas Jaar, "With Just One Glance" [MP3]
Now, Now, "Dead Oaks" [MP3]
Of Monsters And Men, "Little Talks" [MP3]
Patrick Watson, "Into Giants" [MP3]
Polica, "Lay Your Cards Out" [MP3]
Quiet Company, "You, Me & The Boatman" [MP3]
Royal Thunder, "Mouth Of Fire" [MP3]
Reks, "Autograph" [MP3]
Robert Glasper Experiment, "Ah Yeah"
Sarah Jaffe, "Glorified High"
Sarah Siskind, "Feeling For You"
SBTRKT, "Wildfire" [MP3]
Seryn, "We Will All Be Changed" [MP3]
Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80, "Rise" [MP3]
Sepalcure, "Pencil Pimp"
Sharon Van Etten, "Serpents" [MP3]
Shearwater, "You As You Were" [MP3]
Shimmering Stars, "Sun's Going Down" [MP3]
Silverbus, "Those Forgotten"
Sleeper Agent, "Get It Daddy"
Spoek Mathambo, "Put Some Red On It" [MP3]
STS, "Here Tonight" [MP3]
Tanlines, "Brothers" [MP3]
THEESatisfaction, "QueenS" [MP3]
Water Liars, "Dog Eaten"
We Are Augustines, "Headlong Into The Abyss" [MP3]
We Were Promised Jetpacks, "Act On Impulse" [MP3]
Wild Belle, "Keep You"
Y La Bamba, "Squawk" [MP3]
Yellow Ostrich, "Marathon Runner" [MP3]
Young Buffalo, "Catapilah" [MP3]
Young Prisms, "Floating In Blue" [MP3]
Zola Jesus, "Vessel" [MP3]