Content from 2013

Hundred Visions - "Where Do I Sign": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Hundred Visions is a two-guitar band from Austin, Texas. Sharing an affinity for glam rock and the SST catalog, they honed their spare approach to rock music in a hot garage in 2010, releasing their first EP Last Cab From Tunis the following year. They recently followed this up with their first LP, Permanent Basement. "Taut, wound-up new-bruisers Hundred Visions come from contemporary Austin, but sound beamed straight outta 1979, connecting the line between the between the breezy American power pop of bands like the Shoes and the jagged Brit post-punkers of Gang of Four." SPIN

Calvin Love - "Missions": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Calvin Love’s music—the way it sounds—gives away the process responsible for its creation. Its sparse musical landscape is populated by thin guitars, electronic drums, and occasionally vintage synthesizers, which add a wooly, electronic warmth to the focused, slender arrangements. The lo-fi, cassette, 4-track fidelity sets a very particular ambiance throughout New Radar, one that Love’s extremely comfortable in. The music sounds far away, isolated, like an intimate transmission generated via either antique or alien technology. It’s somehow both retro and futuristic.

Scenic Route - SXSW 2013 Accepted Film

Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other’s life decisions with unwavering brutality.

While She Sleeps -"This Is The Six": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield’s While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, ‘This Is The Six’.

Nakia - "Tight": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Austin-based, Alabama-raised singer/songwriter Nakia has a heart that beats to the rhythms of Muscle Shoals soul, pumping blood infused with Stax funk to cells lined with Chicago blues grooves. His vocal talent is the kind that instantly turns listeners into fans — among them CeeLo Green, his coach and mentor from Season One of NBCV's 'The Voice,' who invited Nakia to sing on his Muppets Christmas special.

Shark Week - "If You Want Me to Stay (or a while)": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

After electrifying Washington, D.C., with its scorching live show for more than a year, Shark Week released its first recorded contribution to the city’s burgeoning music scene in August 2012. Hearkening back to the glory days of rock ‘n roll, the debut EP, titled simply “EP,” distills the raw energy of the four-piece’s punk-infused garage sound into a hip-shaking three-song package.