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Friday, March 25, 2011

Gifts from SXSW

Throughout SXSW many bloggers, magazines, music sites, friends and neighbors have been sharing the best shows they saw in Austin. Here are a few of the artists that have been frequently mentioned.

I love the harmonies from Denton, Texas band Seryn. Paste Magazine said Seryn was their favorite performance of the festival.

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert relative, Tiny SXSW Concert, highlights the group Typhoon. The song starts off slowly making you wonder what the majority of the 11-piece band is there for but then builds and it wonderful. It's worth the wait.

To be honest, Middle Brother is a group I heard about a few months before SXSW. They garnered a decent amount of buzz at the festival and their great so I figured they should be included. A veritable indie super group, Middle Brother consists of the lead singers of Delta Spirit, Deer Tick and Dawes. 

Admiral Fallow was described in one article as a mixture of Frightened Rabbit, Mumford and Sons and The Middle East which makes them rather appealing. The Scottish accent doesn't hurt either!

Whenever a group incorporates strings, horns, and a chorus of people all singing together I tend to like them. Lost in the Trees does just that in A Walk Around the Lake. I also like All Alone in an Empty House.  

There were hundreds of concerts throughout the festival so there are probably many more best of lists to stare at for hours along side constant googling of bands. Let me know if you find anything good!!

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