I know, what’s up with that? I know SXSW is over, but you can still grab this year’s Paste Magazine Sampler on NoiseTrade for FREE (100% legal). All snark aside, artist’s want to feel the love from their fans. Why else would they be messing up their lives trying to be an Indie band today? It’s a hard grind, and takes a lot of heart and soul to make it. I personally think Samplers are awesome. Every label and every festival should do them, and give them away for FREE. Yes, FREE! It’s a big world. It takes a lot to get noticed. Thank you Paste Magazine and SXSW. Music is good. So is promoting music. This I believe.