My parents are going to Hawaii this week while I sit in my cold room waiting for my space heater to kick in and hating them for it. Oh well, at least I have Wrestlemania this weekend. And these remixes of Daft Punk songs. And this blog that has a bunch of cool info on SXSW.
Here’s some chill songs for a chilly fucking Monday. Tristen caught my attention because that was the name of my best friend when I was a kid. The good news is that this song is like the little sister of Rilo Kiley. I think you guys are going to like The Chapin Sisters song better, though.
Here’s a list of bands that were invited/expected at SXWS this week. There’s a couple going that aren’t on the site (like The Smiles!), but if you’ve been following the blog, you’ll recognize some friendly faces on there. And, I hope that if you do get to go, you’ll see some of the bands mentioned and tell me how it went. I love stories and pictures!
If you’re a poor slacker like me, here’s a huge archive of music from bands who should be there. The festival has really blown up in popularity over the past few years, so there’s plenty of places to look for videos, music and junk on the internet.
Anyhow, one band that I absolutely love that’s performing tonight and Friday in Austin are The Smiles! They’re a cute, surf lo-fi band that just melt my heart into gooey little pieces. They have really catchy guitar work and musically capture the feel that modern surf rock seems to have. Their songs are sometimes danceable and great for listening to on an upcoming sunny, spring day. Continue reading →