Part of the fun in SXSW is discovering new bands both before and during the festival as you see where the wind takes you. For me, Kentucky based scream pop group GRLwood is one of those new bands and I’m already really digging what I’m hearing. From the small sampling of music I’ve listened to today, I can tell that this band must put on one hell of a live performance. Hit the jump to read their responses to our SXSW questions.
For me, since I was 16 and buying my SXSW wristband at Albertson’s, the festival has always been about discovery, about stumbling upon something gorgeous and new. Luckily, it still is, especially with our SXSW questionnaire. Today I’m pleased to introduce you to, Kentucky’s Small Time Napoleon. Don’t you wanna know who they are? Read more
This new Don Tigra tune is something quite special. Emotionally, it had me from the get-go, pulling me in with the close attention to the picking of each string on the guitar. While that could get stale, the Nashville outfit build around the guitar, quietly and carefully, so as not to upset the balance. How they accomplish a feeling of building tension in this piece is beyond me, but it creates an ominous tone that fades into oblivion as a solemn piano takes the song to a close. The band is self-releasing their debut LP this Friday, and it looks to be something you’ll enjoy…at least I think so.
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Way back in January Nathan introduced us to Kentucky based group Twin Limb and their Beach House, yet a bit more polished, sound. I’m pleased to be continuing the hype train today with this new jam called “Don’t Even Think”. Now I’ve probably used descriptors like enchanting or trance inducing many times in the past, but I can’t honestly come up with a better way to accurately describe this sound. This is truly a beautiful song.
Anything is Possible and Nothing Makes Sense will hit the streets on November 13th.
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Up and coming rapper Jalin Roze (not Jalen Rose) from Louisville, KY has a smooth, bass heavy sound reminiscent of Celly Cel in his heyday. Roze has a great back catalog of music worth checking out and it’s all available to download for free from his Bandcamp page. His song “That’s It” can be streamed below.
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