SXSW is my favorite time of the year for collecting new artists to watch. Far be it from me to keep these gems to myself. Here are some of bands and songs I discovered this year:
16. The Field Effect – “Ogunquit, ME”
This group from Boston was one of my post-SXSW discoveries. I heard this song on the Berklee Party Sampler and found it fun and refreshing. Here’s a clip:
17. Wildlife Control – “Analog or Digital”
Wildlife Control is one of those bands whose songs get into your brain without you even noticing. One day I just woke up with this song in my head. I actually had to track down where it had come from. I immediately put it in my “SXSW mix” folder.
18. The Wild Feathers – “Backwoods Company”
This band I saw a couple different times at SXSW and their live show elevated them from a band to check out to a must see.