Get in touch with your wild side with today's Four on the Floor. We're previewing four SXSW 2014 Showcasing Artists known for their high-energy songs and live performances - so those of you looking for a crazy time at the SXSW Music Festival should be putting these bands on your schedule.
Wild Party got their start supporting The Wombats on a UK tour in 2010. The indie pop quartet from Boerne, Texas has made big strides since then - the band’s debut album, Phantom Pop, made it into the iTunes Top 100 within a day of its released. They’ve since taken the record down in favor of their debut EP, All Nighter.
RIYL: Two Door Cinema Club, The Killers
Anyone even remotely familiar with the Austin music scene should recognize this band. Wild Child goes straight for the heart - the lyrics can be somber and gut-wrenching, but their soothing and at times upbeat folk tone picks you back up again. Wild Child has earned heaps of press attention since releasing their sophomore album, The Runaround, late last year.
RIYL: Sarah Jaffe, Kopecky Family Band
The Lonely Wild started when Andrew Carroll moved to Los Angeles to study film in 2010. Carroll’s interest in film eventually spilled over into The Lonely Wild, having a huge influence on the band’s cinematic alt-rock feel. The lineup was completed that year with several multi-instrumentalists, and the group has since released an EP and their debut studio album, The Sun As It Comes.
RIYL: Family of the Year, Junip
Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s “12 Bands to Watch” at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, Wild Cub released a deluxe version of their debut album, Youth, this past Tuesday, January 21st. The Nashville-based band stayed busy in 2013, introducing new fans throughout the world to their tight, upbeat indie pop sound.
RIYL: Blondfire, Ra Ra Riot
Keep up with the list of showcasing artists here.
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