SXSW Awards – 2017

How is it possible we’re already through SXSW hangover week? It seems like only yesterday the ATH crew was hanging at Hotel Vegas, with Lone Star in hand, kicking off the week a couple of Sundays ago with the awesome lineup put together by Nathan and our boy Mr. Laird. As always, we move on, reflect on the fun behind us, and plan for the next great lineup or festival. Such is the beauty of living in the live music capital of the world. To look back on the festival, Nathan, Brian, and myself came up with an arbitrary list of awards with each of us picking our choice for the category.

Hit the jump for our awards, final thoughts and a few related pics from a fun, exciting, and draining week.

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Another Hit From Faze Wave

Mr. Wanklord shared a a nice new track from Faze Wave back in January and today I’m pleased to share another new jam from the group entitled “Chemistry”. The song has the wonderful hope about it as it rises and builds into a state of dreaminess and pop delight. Honestly, it’s one of the best tracks I’ve heard in the last few weeks. Enjoy and stay tuned as we hear more from this promising young act.

Premiere: Frontier Folk Nebraska

The boys in Cincinnati band Frontier Folk Nebraska have long been on our radar over the years with their unique take on the Americana genre. As fans of the band, we are always pumped to be asked to premiere new tunes never yet heard elsewhere. Well today I have been given the great pleasure of premiering this hella catchy new song called “Destructive Man” here on ATH. The song brings to mind Chuck Ragan if he wrote sweeping, driving, and chant worthy songs like The Boss. True Delight.

Frontier Folk Nebraska will release new album War Pigthis Friday, March 24th on Old Flame Records.

Fun Song From Adult Mom

I was out recovering from a SXSW hangover yesterday, but return today with some solid jams for your ever awaiting ears. First up for me is this fun and playful number called “Full Screen” from Purchase, NY based band Adult Mom. Won’t you help me in welcoming them to the ATH approved team?

Adult Mom will drop a new album entitled Soft Spots on May 19th via Tiny Engines.

Quick One From Mr. Husband

If you aren’t familiar with the name Kenny Tompkins, you really should be. He’s released tons of home recordings over the last several years and helped create super rising indie label Yellow K Records. He’s done it all. Today he’s let loose on us this new single called “Riding a Lightning Bolt” under his new moniker Mr. Husband. It’s a short, somewhat quiet pop tune that sounds like it came straight from Mr. Tompkins ever fruitful home recordings. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

This track appears on Mr. Husband’s debut album Plaid on Plaid due out on May 5th via Yellow K Records.

WOMPS Kill it Again (SXSW band)

Man Glasgow band WOMPS truly resonates here at ATH. We’ve been pumping this band for a couple of years now and I know everyone here is finally happy to see them getting the attention they deserve in the bigger media outlets. Ahead of their appearance at SXSW next week, the band released this sweet new track on Monday entitled “Darling”. It reminds me a lot of what fellow Scots Glasvegas used to sound like before they, well… ya know. It’s a killer track.

Say hi to WOMPS on facebook for some SXSW dates and to give them a shout.

 

SXSW Interview: Pines

When I first heard about the electronic musical stylings of Australian based band Pines a few years ago, I was immediately hooked. Since then, the band always finds some room on my playlists for pretty much any time and feeling. Their music just sort of works that way. As a fan of the band, it was an easy call for me to send them interview questions when they hit me up. Hit the jump for their thoughts on SXSW.

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SXSW Interview: The National Parks

I wasn’t kidding when I said multiple interviews would be coming soon highlighting some of the bands coming to SXSW in a couple weeks. This year I sent out questions to any band interested, even if the band was totally unfamiliar to me prior to the interview or their style wasnt necessarily my favorite. I figure this will allow for more exposure and interesting responses from a wider variety of artists. Today we continue our ongoing effort to provide you interesting SXSW interviews with indie folk band The National Parks. Hit the jump to see whats what.

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