Entries in SXSW (7)


[Watch] Vampire Weekend Debut New Material at SXSW

Last night saw SXSW come to a close, and Vampire Weekend made good use of the occasion, debuting two new songs from Modern Vampires of the City. Watch fan-captured footage of "Diane Young" and "Ya Hey" below.

Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's third album, is out on May 7th.


[News] SXSW 2013 Announces First Round of Artists

South by Southwest 2013 amps things up with the announcement of first round of artists set to perform during the music portion of the Austin festival, which takes place from March 12th-17th. Included in the first round are Alt-J, Haim, Said The Whale, Thurston Moore, Toddla T, Why?, The Trews, Klaxons, White Lung, Of Mice and Men, and many more. Check out the full lineup after the jump, and head here for more details on the festival.

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[Watch] Jay-Z's SXSW American Express Sync Show

As you're all probably aware, the next week is a musical extravaganza in Austin, TX as thousands of music revellers and bands take to the streets for the worlds biggest music festival. To get things kicked off in style, Jay-Z performed a show in partnership with American Express and the entire show in turn was streamed online. Now Mr. Worldpremire.net has uploaded the entire show for us all to enjoy again and again. He blasts through a greatest hits set including "99 Problems", "Hard Knock Life" and "I'm a Hustler Baby". Part one is at the top with the remainder of the show being up for viewing after the jump.

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[News] South by Southwest 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

From March 13-18, Austin will play host to hundreds upon hundreds of bands for the South by Southwest 2012 music portion. It may seem like a ways away, but time flies, and today the festival's initial lineup was announced. You may want to start thinking about booking a hotel.

Some noteworthy appearances on the announced list include VHS or Beta, Yukon Blonde, Shout Out Out Out Out, Com Truise, Library Voices, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, ANR, Yuksek, Chelsea Wolfe, Against Me! and SPEAK. You can check out the entire lineup at the official SXSW website.


[Watch] Trailer for Arcade Fire/Spike Jonze Film

Scenes From The Suburbs, Spike Jonze's companion short film to his music video for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," now has an official trailer. The film is set to premiere this week at South by Southwest's film festival, so watch the trailer after the jump, sit back, and enjoy! And remember, licking a car window may not be the most sanitary thing to do.

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[Listen] Astronautalis - "Midday Moon"

Another little gift for your Thursday Afternoon in the form of  an Astronautalis track titled "Midday Moon". The track is mega chilled and a perfect wind down to a hectic day. A nice rising start into the mellow first verse and it's all good from there in. Check it out for yourself below or if you happen to be at SXSW in a few weeks why not hit up our Axis of Audio party and see the man in the flesh, you know you want to. For more details of the show head on over here or to RSVP you can do so here. Either way check out the track above, sitback and enjoy. To grab a copy of "Midday Moon" to spin as much as you want, whenever you want, just hit up Astro's Bandcamp page.

Astronautalis - "Midday Moon" by Some Kind of Awesome


Choir Of Young Believers To Tour US, Release "Claustrophobia" + Remixes

courtesy of Jason Williamson

Ghostly International will be releasing the third single on March 9, 2010 from Denmark's Choir Of Young Believers, entitled "Claustrophobia", from their release This Is for the White in Your Eyes released last August. 

Included with the release are remixes and covers from Sian Alice Group (The Social Registry) and Peter Silberman of The Antlers (Frenchkiss).

Last year, Denmark's Choir of Young Believers toured overseas with Mew and headlined their own US tour. In January, they headlined across the UK and continental Europe. This March, the choir arrive in America for a brief string of dates (including appearances at SXSW) in a four-piece lineup.

The dates are as follows:

3/10 New York, NY @ Union Hall 
3/11 New York, NY @ Pianos 
3/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
3/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Terrorbird Day Party) 
3/17 Austin, TX @ The Galaxy Room Patio (KCRW Showcase)

Please enjoy the download below: 

Choir Of Young Believers "Claustrophobia (Peter Antlers remix)"