The tracks for the November 2010 sampler are no longer available. Please visit the latest sampler for more tracks!   

Every month, Utne Reader presents free, downloadable music gleaned from current and upcoming releases on independent labels. This sampler was curated by senior editor Keith Goetzman and editorial intern Will Wlizlo.  


Benoit PioulardBenoît Pioulard
There’s been a resurgence of lo-fi music released lately, but none that sounds as warm as Benoît Pioulard’s ephemeral and unpretentious acoustic-guitar driven pop. Listen closely for tasteful tambourines and nostalgic field recordings. Pioulard’s latest album, Lasted, is out on Kranky. —William Wlizlo 

Track: “RTO” by Benoît Pioulard