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
Last year Deeper released their self-titled record via Fire Talk; I wrote about it a whole bunch, and was super in love with it upon its release. Today we’ve caught up with the group to have them answer our SXSW questionnaire so you’re more informed when you go watch them play! The band play at Hotel Vegas on March 15th.
We’re drawing ever closer to SXSW, so we’re trying to make sure everyone gets a chance to drop their name on this here site. Today, we’re happy to introduce you to Penelope Isles, or reintroduce you if you’re already in the know. You’ve got to give it to a band who describe their sound as “incredible.” Read more
It’s Friday, so let’s travel overseas with our SXSW Interviews today. Last year, Seazoo released Trunks, and what a listen it was. It was one of those albums you couldn’t put down, and then it makes you wonder how the whole machine works when barely a word was uttered about it overseas. Well, here they are, read all about it.
One of the great things about SXSW for music fans is that you get a chance to sample what’s coming your way in the next few months. Today, we catch up with Barrie, a highly rated act (by me) who will come to the festival with their forthcoming LP, Happy to Be Here in their pocket. For some of us, it will be our first chance to hear some of the new tracks…so read on below for what’s in store.
Moar SXSW interviews! Yes we are crazy people and are planning to share more SXSW interviews than you could possibly imagine. Today I am pumped to share with you an interview with some old friends of ours Criminal Hygiene. These guys are on a high right now with the upcoming release of their new album Run it Again just prior to their Austin visit. We are excited for them. Hit the jump for answers.
Cincinnati’s four piece act, The Ophelias, have obliged us by taking some time out to fill out our SXSW questionnaire. If you’re not on the up and up, the band released their well-regarded album, Almost, last summer, and it’s probably something you should have in your record collection (it’s in mine). Thanks to Spencer for taking the time out to answer our questions. Read more
Jackie Mendoza is here today with her responses to our SXSW questionnaire. She’s signed with Luminelle Recordings, the label run by GvsB, so you know that she’s going to have a huge year, as Chris has long been one of the premiere taste-makers. Check out what she had to say! Read more
There’s less than a month until SXSW hits, and so we’re going working to get all these interviews up, so you can be an informed consumer. Today we’re sharing our chat with Weakened Friends, fresh off the release of Common Blah late last year. They currently have me wondering what on Earth a mommy carwash is? Can my wife go? These are things you and I both need to know! Read more
You think we’d sleep on another up-and-coming Melbourne act? Think not, especially when it comes to churning guitar pop like Quivers present to us here. There’s a classic alternative sound to this track, something that’s faintly reminiscent of early U2 or REM, though they’ve reworked the style to fit right into today’s musical landscape. I love the sharp guitar stabs that shine through your speakers, and you don’t have to get me started on the vocal harmonies that float throughout the entirety of the single. They fill this track with so much delicate musicianship that I keep going back and hearing little chords or melodies that I hadn’t heard the first time, so please, give this at least 12 listens. Oh, and did I mention they’ll be at SXSW?