Both Sides of the Mouth
BSOTM may be the most comprehensive music blog site I have ever seen – ever. The site is run by two college students, one in Austin and one in Baltimore, who study nursing and biomedical engineering respectively. The blog, with posts dating back to June 2006, profiled now-popular artists years before their songs premiered on mainstream charts. They took on Tender Trap and indie darlings Matt & Kim in July 2006, and the fun has lasted well into recent posts, as the bloggers explore bands to watch at SXSW while constantly loving on wee indie newbies with awesome conceptual graphics and strange-themed playlists.
The blog is really cool, with pithy writing, under-the-radar acts, downloadable tracks and interesting features. Check it out, scour the archives and, as is their parting tagline, be their friends!