Viva Radio is one of the premier internet radio stations and to develop additional support, they’re giving us a pretty extensive and comprehensive compilation dubbed Best Of Me + You and featuring a total of 57 tracks. Granted, some of the tracks are station IDs and band interviews from the various groups on the comp, but that still leaves a solid quantity of songs from a who’s who collection of indie artists. And, to top it all, each song is an exclusive live take from Viva Radio’s Me + You.
The comp comes with an extensive zine that documents the goings-on and antics at Me + You, as if the interviews aren’t a tell-tale sign to begin with — just listen to Sebastien Tellier go from topics like “loving horses” to being a “puppet of sex.” Brilliant. You can also purchase a “Me + You” t-shirt and you’ll get the booklet zine and digital comp gratis. Bonus.
You can order the comp from American Apparel. You’ll get some pretty amazing tracks from artists as diverse as Black Lips, Dark Meat, The Fiery Furnaces, Tilly & The Wall, and Deer Tick (that’s who’s performing in that image up there). I’m only on track 6 – Sebastian Tellier’s “Divine (Live In LA)” – and what I’ve heard already has been pretty astounding. I (and you) can only imaging what’s in store for me in the next 51 tracks!
To give you a little taste of the goodness on this comp, here’s a track for ya…
King Khan: Desert Mile [mp3]
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