We ATH crew are here to make sure you don’t completely screw up this whole SXSW thing and hate yourself for doing so. Now we realize that every website in the nation shares some musical advice on the festival itself, but we like to think that we can offer you our opinions in condensed, easy to read versions. Our policy has always been to only post things we like, and we promise to continue doing that. We’ll be spending the next week or so fulfilling our promise with some SXSW artist to watch, 3 at a time. I’ll start things off today by telling you a bit about 3 bands I deem worthy of your time. Follow the jump for more.
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I’m sort of in an electronic mood today as I try to groove my way into the weekend with some head nodding synth-pop music. My mood is continuing in this vein with this new pop tune “Habits” from Philly based indie band Gracie. The band has a wealth of other material over on their bandcamp page so I’m surprised that we haven’t been turned on to them until just now. My bad. A new EP called Bleeder will be coming your way March 12th via Small Plates Records.
Download: Gracie – Habits [MP3]