CYMBALS are riding high after the recent release of their latest album, The Age of Fracture. They’re heading into to Austin to play SXSW, and they’ve got a special day lined up on Wednesday, March 12, opening for the Pains of Being Pure at Heart during the Force Field Day Party. Check out the band’s thoughts on the festival as they prepare to blow into town. Read more
Lately I’ve been running through a gambit of rock n’ roll interviews with SXSW, so I wanted to offer up something a little more ethereal, musically speaking. With that in mind, I bring you HOTT MT, an act working somewhere in the realm between Thailand and California. I think reading their questions definitely bring home the idea that some bands come to Austin because it’s supposed to be about fun and having a good time. There’s a list of their shows at the end of the interview. Read more
We’ve been covering lots of Anne tracks lately, and the music that’s coming out of this artist is pretty kick ass. It’s geared for all you folks ready to throw down on the dance floor, albeit with a slightly different vibe. He’s likely to keep his set pretty heavy with tracks from his recent album, Pulling Chain. Here’s what he had to say before making his way into town, and personally, I think these are some of the best answers we’ve gotten.
If you haven’t listened to the latest album by Montreal’s Solids, then you’re definitely missing out. Anyone looking for a little rock n’ roll in their life should spend a little time with Blame Confusion…it’s only been out for a few weeks. We wanted to reach out to the band before they made their way into town for SXSW, and here’s what they had to say.
Today’s SXSW Interview comes to you via Brazilian band, Boogarins. While the country is often known for its tropicalia and dance stylings, you’ll get something a little bit different from these lads; they’ve got a composition that compiles varying elements of loops and sounds into a tightly-knit piece of psych-pop for their album As Plantas Que Curam..a must listen in my book. We’re definitely excited to catch these guys, and maybe even talk a little bit of football (South American style); here’s the responses from Benke. Read more
Have you had enough interviews yet!? I will assume the answer to that question is no and offer up yet another interview to preview the upcoming SXSW festival just a few short weeks away. Today we’ll be hearing from up and comers in the Nashville scene Gunther Doug. To be honest, I didn’t know a whole lot about the group prior to this interview, so it will be nice to learn a bit about them. Follow the jump to get your learn on. Read more
We caught up with Wyatt Shears, one of the dudes in The Garden. The band is one of the many acts celebrating the extremely hard work of Burger Records. After reading over their answers, you can jam to a song off a limited Halloween Cassette, plus check out a few of their dates as they head into town.
With our SXSW interview extravaganza, it’s only fair that we do some coverage of up-and-coming Austin acts who are making a name for themselves, right? Today we’re going to bring you a bit of info on the act Coeds. They’ve previously popped up on our radar before with some coverage from B. Gray, bu we wanted to go a little further in-depth for their SXSW preparation. Click on for responses from the band’s Meredith Munoz.
Fletcher C. Johnson reminds me a lot of Nobunny, in some manner. They have a similar vocal delivery, though FCJ seems to have his own approach on things, adding a bit more sheen and twang to it. It makes sense, as they’ve got relatives in Texas, so that’s kind of cool.
As we prepare for SXSW, let us not forgot all of the great local bands that will be performing all over town that week. I know some of us Austinites tend to stay away from our local friends since we see them so much during the year, but let’s at least promote their greatness to the world. Today I’ll be doing so by sharing some interview responses from recent discovery and ATH favorite Big Bill. Follow the jump to see what they have to say. Read more