Six months into 2013, Seattle has already produced some sweet tunes. We covered three of our favorite up-and-coming acts in the July magazine feature "The New Sound of Seattle," but why just write about the local music scene when we can let you hear it? To that end, we've created Seattle Met's first mixtape: 12 tracks featuring some of our favorite new music from 2013. Did we mention you can download it for free?
The mixtape opens with a special preview of Shelby Earl's "Swift Arrows"—the opening track from her forthcoming album Swift Arrows, out July 23—and is followed by songs by Pickwick and the Physics ("The Goodbye" was actually released in 2012, but the music video came out this year, so we're allowing it). Album of the Month artists Sean Nelson, Ivan and Alyosha, Vox Mod, Widower, and We Are Loud Whispers all contribute tracks. We've also included a new song from the Moondoggies' upcoming album Adiós I'm a Ghost (due out August 13), as well as tracks by David Bazan's new band Overseas, Curtains for You side project Mikey and Matty, and fun-loving rabblerousers Wimps.
If you like these tunes, follow the links, buy the albums, and support local music. We can't wait to see what the next six months hold.