Hear New MMJ And R.E.M. Tunes, Plus Stereogum’s Friday Party, At NPR

Between all the video we’re posting and every other site’s A/V archives, this year’s trip to Austin’s easily and obviously the most archived South By yet. As mentioned, we’ll have the rest of our video clips throughout this week, but if you’re looking for straight audio, NPR’s SXSW ’08 page is a must hit: They have full sets from most of the Stereogum/Paste Friday show at Volume (Kaki King, the Weakerthans, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and madness via Liam Finn and the Whigs) alongside new-album-preview shows from My Morning Jacket and R.E.M. You’ve seen/heard some of MMJ’s Evil Urges already. After talking with people that already have it this past week, we’re expecting Jim’s Urges to be a polarizing, ambitious affair. Start your homework at NPR.