Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wednesday at SXSW 2009

So the IODA party was the best bill in town on Wednesday. I got there at the beginning, and I didn't leave until I could barely stand. I recorded the first three acts, but there were many more after. Namely Deastro, who blew me away. They are in my top 3 from the fest so far (with Sleepy Sun and Department of Eagles). This is Marching band, a great pop band from Sweden, in theory my favorite musical country. I can't find the name of this track, but I will.
"Make No Plans" by Marching Band Download mp3 (with permission)

Phenomenal Handclap Band were incredibly fun to watch. The sound is clipping a little on my tiny microphone, but you'll get the idea. They are a throwback for sure, but with an element of self-conscious commentary. This is what separates it form a novelty project - that and they make massive music! Listen to it! Great.
"You'll Disappear" by The Phenomenal Handclap Band Download mp3 (hopefully w/ permission)

We Were Promised Jetpacks were the last band I could manage to hold my arm up for. Too many free Lone Star's. When I was researching the name of this song, I noticed that Scottish Rock has become a genre in some places. I guess I can hear a sort of thread-thin gaelic undercurrent in there. I don't even know what that means. I read my post about Tuesday again just a minute ago - It is unusually harsh. Sorry to all of the wankers who were at Lattitude 30 on Tuesday night.
"Quiet Little Voices" by We Were Promised Jetpacks Download mp3 (sampler track)

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