Yeasayer is an experimental rock band hailing from Brooklyn, NY. They’ll make you want to do Parkour and punch someone affectionately in the face.
Meet Australian indie-folk-rock-ers, The Middle East: one of the more interesting & intelligent acts that may have flown under your radar this year.
Meet The xx, a moody, young three-piece from London. If you haven’t given this buzz-about band a listen, here’s your chance. They’re another must-see act performing at the Bonnaroo music & arts festival this weekend.
Meet Samantha Crain, another must-see act performing at the Bonnaroo music & arts festival this weekend.
We’re putting the spotlight on amazing artists and albums that we think deserve your attention. Today it’s queer emcee Invincible, an established Hip Hop artist, activist and indie label owner from Detroit whose clever wordplay, performance and debut album Shapeshifters has turned a lot of heads in the Hip Hop community.
Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are the talented young women behind this indie-folk duo. They attracted over a million YouTube views with their 2008 Fleet Foxes cover and finally released their debut album, ‘The Big Black & The Blue’ this past January. Catch their amazing live performance at this year’s SXSW.
Brooklyn-based Tanlines incorporates mainstream club synthesizer with accessible vocals and melodic riffs. If you like New Order or Ratatat, you’re in for a treat.
Don’t dismiss Local Natives as just another indie band. Their debut album, ‘Gorilla Manor’, features catchy three-part harmonies and polyrhythmic percussion that warrants play after play. They’re playing a whopping nine shows at this year’s SXSW Festival.
Baltimore rapper Rye Rye has toured with M.I.A. and worked with rapper/producer DJ Blaqstarr. Now after a brief hiatus following the birth of her daughter, Rye Rye is back and playing three shows at this year’s SXSW.
Jess G. initially wrote off “Voice On Tape” by Jenny Owen Youngs as another pleasant indie-pop song by a cute, guitar-playing girl. But then the chorus hit, and she thought, “Ohh, sexy.” This is the first in a series of Audiostraddle spotlights on SXSW artists.