Tag Archives: SXSW 2012

SxUnsigned Spotlight: Films of Colour

Website: filmsofcolour.com Hometown: London, England Label: Unsigned Genre: Atmospheric-rock, Electronic RIYL: Delphic, Coldplay, Editors, The Boxer Rebellion We have a soft spot for atmospheric rock here at Interlude, and one of our favorite recent discoveries fitting that mold are Films of Colour from London. We featured them on our sister site, SxUnsigned.com for SXSW 2012, and we […]

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Discovered at SXSW 2012: St. Lucia

Website: www.facebook.com/stlucianewyork Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Label: Heavyroc Genre: Electronic RIYL: M83, Washed Out, Lord Huron While we didn’t get the chance to catch St. Lucia at SXSW, they were brought up in several conversations during and after so we decided to check them out. One listen to the track “We Got It Wrong” and we […]

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Discovered at SXSW 2012: Capital Cities

Website: capitalcitiesmusic.com Hometown: Los Angeles/San Francisco Label: Unsigned Genre: electro-pop RIYL: Black Light Dinner Party, Passion Pit, MGMT Capital Cities was the first band I saw this year at SXSW. With their brand of funky electro-pop, complete with a trumpet player who stood perched atop the amps at the back of the stage like the […]

SxUnsigned Spotlight: Harriet

Website: http://harrietmusic.com Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Label: Unsigned Genre: Indie-rock, Americana RIYL: Wilco, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, California Wives Featured on our site SxUnsigned.com, Harriet was one of the bands on our site that we were fortunate to see live after only previously communicating via email. The buzz around the band was growing long before the fest, […]

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Discovered at SXSW 2012: Ghost Beach

Website: http://ghostbeachmusic.com/ Hometown: New York, New York Label: Crazy Heart Records Genre: Electronic dance rock RIYL: MGMT, Passion Pit, The Naked and Famous They haven’t been around for too long, but since they self-released their first recordings last October, Ghost Beach are blowing up all over music blogs of many genres. This is one of […]

SXSW 2012: Electronicore, Synthcore and Post-Hardcore (yes, really.)

Breathe Carolina Hometown: Denver, Colorado Genre: Electronic-leaning post-hardcore/ Party synth rock Label: Columbia Records RIYL:  Attack Attack, Innerpartysystem, Show me the Skyline David Schmitt and Kyle Even like to party. Or at least that’s the impression one would get from their youthfully exuberant lyrics and extremely high energy electronic dance club/irreverent hardcore jams. I’ve been […]

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SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Saints of Valory

Website: www.saintsofvalory.com/ Hometown: Austin, TX Label: Unsigned Genre: Pop-rock RIYL: Alpha Rev, Coldplay, The Killers It’s not often you find a band with the cultural background of Saints of Valory. With members hailing from Brazil, France, Canada, and the US, they are a virtual musical melting pot. Yet there’s something decidedly “Austin” about Saints of Valory’s […]

Conner Youngblood

SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Conner Youngblood

Website: http://www.conneryoungblood.com/ Hometown: Dallas, TX Label: unsigned? Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, R&B, Electronic RIYL: Bon Iver, Ben Harper, Phoenix, Jose Gonzales Dallas, TX native Conner Youngblood brings the label ‘multi-instrumentalist’ to a whole new level. Creating compelling lo-fi electronic-folk with mixes of acoustic guitar, piano melodies, smooth r&b beats, banjo strings, and even dubstep electronic elements, Youngblood […]

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SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Paper Route

Website: www.paperrouteonline.com/ Hometown: Nashville, TN Label: Universal Motown Genre: Indie Rock, Electronic-pop RIYL: MuteMath, Future of Forestry, Barcelona, Sleeping At Last Paper Route’s 2011 release Absense was one of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 after being completely captivated by their 2008 EP Are We All Forgotten. Luckily, Absense lived up to its predecessor, furthering the bands unique sound with its melodic, synth-laden pop littered […]


SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Daughter

Website: www. ohdaughter.bandcamp.com Hometown: London, UK Label: Glassnote Genre: Acoustic, singer-songwriter, pop, female vox RIYL: Feist, The XX, Fink London’s Elena Tonra of the duo Daughter certainly has the vocal breadth to stand toe-to-toe with suddenly rising pop-stars Feist and Florence and The Machine. Daughter’s stripped-down, dark and powerful acoustic tunes feature roving ambient soundscapes are reminiscent of fellow Brits The xx […]

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SXSW 2012 Spotlight: U.S. Royalty

Website:  http://www.usroyaltymusic.com/ Hometown: Washington, DC Label: Engine Room Genre: Indie-rock, Rock n’ Roll, Psychedelic Rock RIYL: Kings of Leon, Band of Horses, Black Keys We wrote about US Royalty last year as a recommended show to catch during SXSW, but, unfortunately they canceled their appearance. Lucky for all of us, they’ll be back this year. This an unbelievably talented […]

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