I haven’t managed to blog to the end of my SXSW jaunt yet. The days are starting to merge in a colourful swirl of music and burritos. While making mixes I get flashbacks (to the bands that is, not so much the burritos) when I recognise a band.
Here’s Tashaki Miyaki. Before seeing them playing I had assumed that they were from Japan, but no, they are from LA with a female drummer on vocals. A Jesus and Mary Chain sound, wonderful.
(click above to listen to the tunes on Grooveshark)
The Aussie Pageants are supposed to have an album out about now but there is no sign. Rebecca Coleman aka Pageant USA is testing the waters with internet only releases.
Marshmallow Overcoat hail from Tucson, Arizona and lend an early 1990’s paisley hue to this mix while the punkish Scrotum Poles bleed teen angst from Dundee Scotland. San Diego duo TV Girl lend a track from their recent mix while Widowspeak, the Fresh & Onlys, Sennen, So Cow, Eternal Summers, Summer Cats, Archers and The Specific Heats put their jangly cred on the line.
Reina Republicana are from Madrid, Spain and have taken time out from their usual sweet shoegazey noise (see the song that follows) for this slice of jangle-pop..