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KXUA: SXSW Photo Recap 2014

If you are into music, chances are you have probably heard of SXSW. It is a glorious time of year when the music industry descends upon Austin.  For older artists, it is a great way to connect with younger, festival-going generations, labels, and your fellow artists. For up-and-coming artists, SXSW provides an outlet to share their music to all who are within earshot.

Over the years, the SXSW has drastically affected countless acts, making it a music-industry-mecca, of sorts.

Check back this week for a post of video highlights and to see interviews with artists, including Phantogram, Miami Horror, Mas Ysa, Royal Canoe, Milagres, Classixx, Speak, UME, and many more.

Follow us on Twitter for more SXSW recaps: @KXUA

If you would like a first-person account of SXSW, listen to a recording with the 808 Underboss of Indie Dancefloor here.

Photo credit: Joseph Noga

1221 at Spotify House

 

2. Phantogram at Spotify House

Phantogram at Spotify House

Phantogram at Spotify House

Phantogram at Spotify House

 

Phantogram at Spotify House

Phantogram at Spotify House

Charli xcx at Spotify House

Charli xcx at Spotify House

Charli xcx at SXSW

Rob Delong

Rob Delong

Rob Delong

Rob Delong

Ms Mr

Ms Mr

Ms Mr

Ms Mr

Royal Teeth

Royal Teeth

UME

UME

UME

UME

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff

 

Charli xcx

Charli xcx

Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

Kins

Kins

 

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Phantogram

Phantogram

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

 

Roosevelt

Roosevelt

Jerome LOL

Jerome LOL

Jerome LOL

Jerome LOL

Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Future Islands

Future Islands

Classixx

Classixx

Classixx

Classixx

Milagres

Milagres

Milagres

Milagres

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma

Royal Canoe

Royal Canoe

Mas Ysa

Mas Ysa

Mas Ysa

Mas Ysa

Phantogram

Phantogram

Phantogram

Phantogram

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

Miami Horror

Miami Horror

Danny Brown

Danny Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 808 Underboss himself, Joseph Noga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A WEEK IN REVIEW: KXUA’s Top 3 tracks

Here are the Top 3 tracks in rotation this week. Give ‘em a listen and tell us what you think.

1. Sam SmithTogether

Shoot mane, this track is funky. Though Disclosure had a lot to do with this track, Sam Smith has made it clear that he is a musical genius. “Together” is the kind of track that has just enough “wah-wahs” that will get you on your feet and dancing, again and again and again. [Ben Fly]

2. WarpaintLove is to die

“Love Is to Die”, along with the rest of the album, shows that Warpaint has found the sound that they are proud to call their own. It’s a somewhat dark sound, but definitely has more elements put into it than an older Warpaint album. “Love Is to Die” will submerse you in a feeling of deep melancholy, but it’s the kind of melancholy that feels so good. [Ben Fly]

3. BeckBlue Moon

Much like the album Sea of Change, Blue Moon is heavy with acoustic guitar and mandolin. Beck’s voice is very airy and dissonant, but it feels so full! How does he do that? In Blue Moon, Beck finds himself singing over and over again, “…Don’t leave me on my own…,” giving the track a melancholic, and just absolutely beautiful feel. [Ben Fly]

Water Liars 
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars in-studio interview

Pete, Andrew and G.R. of Water Liars stopped by before their show at JR’s Lightbulb Club to talk about their new self-titled album. They played a few acoustic tracks and told us how they write songs and the concept behind their music videos.

Listen to it here:

Water Liars in-studio @ KXUA by Kxua on Mixcloud

Water Liars  Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars  Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars  Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars  Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

 

Water Liars  Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

Water Liars
Photo Credit: Anna Hutchison

 

 

 

 

 

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Ice Balloons in-studio interview

The rad band that is Ice Balloons visited KXUA. They told us about some of their on-the-road experiences [bloody socks] and the concept behind their experimental sound. Did you know B.A. Miale,  who plays the keytar, layers images on a screen behind the band, or that Sean is a common fly? Well, now you do.

Shout out to all the amazing members of this group too: Kyp Malone, Sean Powell,  Dan Scinta, Rob Byrn and  Giselle Reiber.

If you missed their  hypnotic show at JR’s Lightbulb Club, you can listen to their interview here. It isn’t the same, but it will have to do for now.

 

Ice Balloons in-studio @ KXUA by Kxua on Mixcloud

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