Content from 2013

My Gold Mask - Burn Like The Sun": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Formed in 2009 by vocalist / drummer Gretta Rochelle and guitarist Jack Armondo, My Gold Mask conjure a feeling rather than a simple sound. Their music is part art-pop, part sonic poetry, and part personal chemistry. Their brand new album "Leave Me Midnight" on Highwheel Records is a dark and moody wall of sound that creates a spooky realm for the songs to flourish

Family - "Day Vision": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

A new leader of the Brooklyn pack, FAMILY combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness on its astonishing debut album, Portrait. The balance Family strikes is one perfected by precious few bands. To bring the vibes of our forefathers -- the finesse, the hooks, the grooves of say, Led Zeppelin -- into the modern day metal underground; to take a classic rock sense of musicality and use it to make something that's fiercely original, crushingly heavy and not "retro" at all... this is a fine line indeed, a delicate tension that is rarely achieved.

Dragons of Zynth - "K.I.M": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Dragons of Zynth's frontmen, Aku and Akwetey, are twins and were raised in Cleveland, OH. The group first won notice with the demo recording of their first single "War Lover" in 2004. The band gained attention early on for their live show opening for TV on the Radio in 2005 and collaborating with U.K. outfit Massive Attack later that year. Their debut full-length, Coronation Thieves, was released in September 2007 and was produced by David Sitek. In support of the album, D.O.Z. embarked on a multi-national tour with Yeasayer and U.S.

Chic Gamine - "Days and Days": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine embody the ‘60s girl-group vibe all grown up and living in a new century. Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women could be straight out of Motown, before you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singers. By all the laws of the music business, this group is like the unicorn – it probably shouldn’t exist, let alone be performing at the Olympics and winning Juno Awards. And yet, here they are, soon to release their official U.S.

This Ain't No Mouse Music - SXSW 2013 Accepted Film

Chris Strachwitz is a detective of deep American music, music that’s the antithesis of the corporate “mouse music” dominating pop culture. Since 1960, he has been the guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, bringing Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex-Mex out of Texas, blues out of the country – and into the living rooms of Middle America. American music has never been the same. Born a German count, Strachwitz fled his homeland after WWII at 16. Here, he discovered, and shared, a musical landscape that most Americans missed.

The Apocalypse - SXSW 2013 Accepted Film

'Ugh, I am so bored,' says Jenny. 'Any ideas?' asks Martin. The four twenty-somethings look around their apartment for inspiration on a sunny afternoon. Suddenly Craig jumps up and screams, 'Holy cow, I've got a terrific idea!' BLAM. His head explodes. Blood flies everywhere. Everyone starts screaming. Nobody knows what to do. Kate has an idea. BLAM. More blood. More screaming. Jenny and Martin try to escape but find 'It's happening everywhere!' screams Jenny. BLAM. Outside the plague is affecting everyone: dogs, cats, men, women.

Jess Williamson - "Long Black Veil (by Johnny Cash)": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Austin musician Jess Williamson creates raw and intimate songs, rooted in a folk tradition, and strengthened by her unique voice and poetic lyrics. Williamson primarily plays the banjo, employing a combination of three finger Earl Scruggs style, Pete Seeger style, and Claw Hammer. The result is a kaleidoscope of sound uniquely her own.

Jack Wilson - "Rainbow Tiger": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Jack Wilson grew up in Austin. He took off to Seattle for five years and studied at the feet of Josh Tillman and co., The Moondoggies, The Maldives, and K Records artists, like Karl Blau, Kimya Dawson, LAKE. Toured with the Head and The Heart on their first tour. Played at their self-release party at the Conor Byrne Pub. Never lost his accent. Produced two records between 2006 and 2010, self-released. The latter, self-titled, charted #2 on KEXP Seattle. Signed with indie label Fluff and Gravy, out of Portland.