Eleven days into 2013, it’s not too late to tack on an extra resolution for the new year. And if I may be so bold, I’d like to make a recommendation: let’s all go out of our ways to listen to even more great music in 2013. To that end, there may not be a better course of action than subscribing to Daytrotter. For just $2 a month, you get full access to the site’s near-absurd wealth of private in-studio performances from artists both big and small, with more and more being added every day (Glass Veins, Little Bandit, Englishman, Escapologists, Young Guns, and one of my personal favorites, the Henry Clay People, all played Daytrotter sets in just the last few days, along with several others). Aside from streaming the tracks straight off of the site, you can even download high-quality mp3 versions of every session for your computer or mobile device. For what you might spend on a single vinyl, you can get an entire year’s worth of limitless access to thousands of performances, representing some of the best music currently being made, a lot of which you might never have heard otherwise.
If that weren’t reason enough to sign up, Louisville’s own Murals were featured on the site just last week, performing a very tight and very satisfying little five-song set. This session, like everything else on the site, is exclusive to Daytrotter, so you won’t hear it anywhere else.
At $2 a month, Daytrotter might just be the most ridiculous steal in music right now, and I can’t think of a more efficient way to expand one’s musical horizons. And hey, it’s a lot easier than quitting smoking or going to the gym every day.