Matador Records has just made their Spring 2008 sampler, Intended Play 2008 available for a free digital download.? You’ll get 12-tracks including songs from Catpower, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, The New Pornographers and Jay Reatard amongst others.? With the exception of the The Cave Singers “Helen” all of the tracks are from 2008 releases, some of which haven’t seen the light of day yet.
Looks like a great compilation, one that harkens back to their What’s Up Matador double-disc back in the day and another indication for why Matador has consistently been one of the premier record labels in the country.? It’s obvious that they love music slightly more than they love making a profit and that counts for something to music lovers.
Zip: Intended Play 2008
1. Jay Reatard Always Wanting More (from 7? #3, due out June 17)
2. Times New Viking DROP-OUT (from Rip It Off, released January 22)
3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Cold Son (from Real Emotional Trash, released March 4)
4. Shearwater Leviathan, Bound (from Rook, due out June 3)
5. Cat Power Metal Heart (from Jukebox, released January 22)
6. Matmos Polychords (from Supreme Balloon, due out May 6)
7. Mission Of Burma That?s How I Escaped My Certain Fate (from Vs.: The Definitive Edition, released today, March 18)
8. Jaguar Love Bats Over The Pacific Ocean (from Take Me To The Sea, due out this summer)
9. The Cave Singers Helen (from Invitation Songs, released last September)
10. Dead Meadow I?m Gone (from Old Growth, released February 5)
11. The New Pornographers All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth (live) (from Live From Soho (iTunes Exclusive), released March 11)
12. Earles & Jensen Bleachy Is Back In Town, Look Out (from Just Farr A Laugh Vols. 1 & 2: The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!, due out April 22)