We narrowed the field to sixty four teams by selecting the most relevant indie rock/hip hop bands to compete. Absent from this years list is RADIOHEAD, who won it last year. We also dropped Wilco, LCD Soundsystem, and The Flaming Lips who all did well in MMM ’08. For those wondering how we selected the bands and why they are seeded in a certain way…fear not, tomorrow (MON), we will post a podcast where we discuss our logic and turn to our thoughts on the first round.
What we changed this year are the selections for the 16 and 15 seeds. In the basketball tournament, smaller teams make it in…so Hank and I (Zach) wrote in four teams apiece for those seeds. They are:
The Avett Brothers
The Henry Clay People
Late Of The Pier
This was a ton of fun last year and I hope you will participate in the voting to ultimately crown the 2009 March Music Madness Champion. Tell your friends, link us up, and let’s make this big.
As today was the day that the Basketball bracket was released, we roll out ours below as well. ENJOY. (how can you not love a world where Dan Deacon and Joanna Newsom square off?)