One of the things I love most about SXSW is the opportunity it provides every year to discover great new artists. The following mix reflects some of the bands and musicians I’ve added to my “watch list” as a result of SXSW 2012. Enjoy!
20. Said The Whale – “Heavy Ceiling”
Vancouver’s Said The Whale may not have won me over with their name, but every time this songs comes up, I find myself doing the head bob and wondering who the band is.
21. The Balconies – “Kill Count”
If only every time I punched or kicked something, it would turn to glitter…would save on so many stubbed toes…
22. We Are The Ocean – “The Waiting Room”
I first heard of We Are the Ocean from the SXSW band list. Then I saw them open for Twin Atlantic and You Me at Six…twice. Their CD, Go Now and Live, lived in my car stereo for a while. I can sing along to every song. I love this band. They were supposed to be at SXSW, but I’m not sure that they made it…regardless, I could not leave them off this list.
23. Hope Atlantic – “Lost at Sea”
Another Canadian band makes my list. I think Canada takes a close second to the UK for countries supplying my SXSW-fueled new musical inspirations.
Listen! Learn! Love!