If you couldn't make it down to Austin for SXSW, are en route and looking for roadtrip music or simply want to discover some new bands, you might want to take a look at the Austin Power: Best of SXSW 2012 playlist that was recently posted SPIN magazine's website.
SPIN editors have selected the top 39 tracks/artists they predict people will be talking about at the festival. Right now, you can download the playlist for free to get a glimpse of what's coming up in the music scene.
To get the album, click "Get it Now" on the album post. You'll then be prompted to enter your email address. You should receive an email within a few minutes with a download link.
The playlist includes music from up and coming acts such as Sharon van Etten, Star Slinger, Ava Luna, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Tycho and Zola Jesus. Tracks are in MP3 format.