As we continue our SXSW coverage, we’re bringing to you a group that sadly gets lumped in with psychedelic rock, not that we don’t like that style, but Prince Rama is so much more than that. They’re a whole lot more experimental, combinging elements of Eastern world music, creating an atypical sound from the get-go. They played a great show in Austin earlier this year with Gang Gang Dance, so we expect another great performance. Oh, and apparently cats are the loneliest thing if their owned by touring bands. Read more
Last year Seapony seemingly came out of nowhere, casting their dream pop across the globe, and definitely won some hearts over here at Austin Town Hall. Their record, Go With Me, on Hardly Art still plays on at my house non-stop. We caught up with the band before they head our way (and play our show!). They’ll be at our party at 2:45, so be sure not to miss it! Read more
Last week I wrote about Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys, a solid rock outfit coming our way for SXSW. Fortunately, we caught up with the trio before their trip to Austin, and now it’s time to share their responses. Stoked to have all three dudes chip in their answers, so thanks to Jason B. for his hard work getting this together. And be sure to check out their Glazin LP on Hardly Art. Read more
It’s just a week away folks, and we’re here to share some responses from one of our favorite acts of 2011, Twerps. Their self-titled debut blew us away, making our top albums of the year. We’re also really excited that the band has found some time in their busy schedule to join us at our party. Read more
Our SXSW interviews continue today with Canada’s Shimmering Stars. Last year they released Violent Hearts on Hardly Art Records, and while it had a little bit of the modern jangle, it harkened back to a purer era in rock n’ roll…the sort you’re mom or dad probably played around the house when you were growing up (I know mine did). Check out what singer/guitarist Rory has to say on the upcoming festival and life in general. Read more
You all know that the ATL has a really solid rock n’ roll scene, and they’ve been sending out bands left and right to help take over the world. Turf War is another one of those acts, kicking out some really awesome hits. We caught up with John Robinson before the group head our way.
Like everyone else, we’re inundated with all the great bands coming our way in the next few weeks, so we sent out a bunch of questions to our favorite acts, hoping to help spread the word. Our first responder is Grave Babies, who will be releasing their Gothdammit EP on April 17th via Hardly Art. Read on for their answers from Danny Wahfeldt… Read more
Man it seems like Fun Fest was ages ago at this point and we’ve been lagging just a bit behind on our post festival coverage as far as interviews go. It probably has a lot to do with the complete lack of experience I have with video editing software… So yes, the cat is out of the bag, ATH decided to do some video interviews over the festival weekend for the very first time and we’re hoping you’ll enjoy this new component of the site. In the future, we’re hoping to begin incorporating more and more video with our interviews, lost in austin series, and more general videos featuring new music. We’re like so 2011 now. Without further ado, follow the jump for our Fun Fest VIDEO interview with Sean and Mike from We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Last weekend New Orleans based band Kindest Lines made a stop into Austin at the Mohawk playing shortly after indie buzz band Toro y Moi finished up their set outside. Unfortunately the ATH crew couldn’t make it to the show, but we were fortunate enough to have Jack from the band answer a few questions shortly after their Austin stop. After the jump you can find the full interview.