So I SHOULD be going to Austin, TX this week for the SXSW but alas, I was a bit late in setting up any travel plans. Dang, and it would have been the perfect time now that my schedule is completely wide open. I've always wanted to go so hopefully I can make it in the near future when listening to unsigned bands while eating free BBQ and drinking free beer all day long is a desirable thing. (Does that ever become UNdesirable?? If so, I don't want to see 31). In honor of the festival, I decided to post 5 my newest, favorite lesser known bands:
Bravo Silva - Strawberry Blonde (mp3)
*i don't know who they sound like...they just sound good.
Editors - Munich (mp3)
*lead singers voice reminds me of the male vocalist of Dead Can Dance (minus the goth)
Hot Chip - Making Tracks (mp3)
*bits of Daft Punk, Beta Band...good grooves, but I like their mellow stuff mostly.
Nightmare of You - I Want to be Buried in Your Backyard (mp3)
*I guess they sound like young, Emo kids...but more melodic, less whine
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives (mp3)
*I've run out of adjectives...they are grrrrrrrrrreat!
**If you like any of these bands, support them by buying their music or seeing them live. I don't mind anyone sticking it to the major labels, but you gotta help out the little guys**