And we’re back! After a (large) dip in new music releases last week, probably due to the 4th of July holiday here in the US, eight SXSW Showcasing Artist alumni are releasing brand new albums this week. For the first time this summer, we’re including all SXSW alumni acts going back to our inaugural fest in 1987 instead of only focusing on SXSW 2014 artists.
This week’s highlights: Boston synthpop sextet Magic Man releases their debut studio album (which has been streaming on HypeMachine for the last week), husband and wife Americana duo The Mastersons return with their second studio album, and Australian singer-songwriter Sia makes her debut on RCA Records.
There’s plenty more to digest. See below for this week’s full list of SXSW artist alumni releases.
Jon Allen - Deep River
Bright Light Bright Light - Life Is Easy
Andy Bull - Sea of Approval
Gulp - Season Sun
Magic Man - Before the Waves
The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm
Eugene McGuinness - Chroma
Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear
Magic Man photo by Raudel Hinojosa