by Kenneth Yu in New Illustration, New Music, New Trends on Thursday 11 January 2007

Since John Peel passed on in 2004, there hasn’t been a concerted effort to record live, exclusive, and reworked performances from up-and-coming bands in the vein of his famed sessions. Till now, that is. Daytrotter, founded by veteran independent music journalist Sean Moeller, attempts to fill that gap. Bands passing through on tour stop by the publication’s Illinois-based studios and lay down exclusive cuts to analogue tape. Existing installments include Bonnie Prince Billy, Mates of State and Annuals. Also, don’t miss illustrations by the underground’s finest and the ever-expanding cache of features and reviews. One of the most exciting developments in the online music world this nascent year. [illustrations by Peter Tucker]