Twin Shadow @ Mohawks Patio, SXSW 2011 March 16th. This truly shaped up to be the best beginning to a day ever with Brooklyn’s Twin Shadow as our next gig following Clock Opera’s mind bending performance a short walk across town minutes before. Outside at Mohawks though the big haired Bowie aficionado as usual won our hearts with his glammed up guitar lines, hypnotic rhythms and too cool for school vocals. Always goes down smooth!
Playing his “first ever outdoor show” and only his tenth ever gig Washed Out stole the show at the Austinist Party on the first day of SXSW 2010. Hailing from Perry, Georgia Washed Out or Ernest (Greene) to his friends has arguably spearheaded the new movement of ‘chillwave’ bands currently scrapping for space on the independent airwaves. But today there could be only one winner!
For Fans Of: Neon Indian, Memory Tapes, Toro Y Moi. // more
Toro Y Moi is Chazwick Bundick from Columbia, South Carolina. He’s another addition to the so called ‘chillwave’ genre currently presided over by Georgia’s Washed Out who incidentally Bundick is friends with and is set to play this very party later in the day. Toro’s music is a little less fluid than that of Washed Out’s, with less big hooks, but some gorgeous textures nonetheless.
For Fans Of: Washed Out, Neon Indian, MillionYoung. // more
Warpaint are an all girl band from L.A. that have signed to legendary UK indie label Rough Trade Records. Ring any bells? If not – why not?! An early contender for performance of the festival was laid down by the band at the awesome Austinist showcase at a packed out Mohawks venue. Without wanting to sound sexist – girls aren’t supposed to rock this hard are they??!
For Fans Of: Television, Explosions In The Sky, Portishead. // more