Music Festival Preview: SXSW 2012

SXSW 2012
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Music Festival Season is now in full gear, what with Austin’s South by Southwest kicking off in only a couple weeks. (The Coachellas arrive only a couple weeks later.) While parties are still being announced and new bands are still being added to the roster, we whipped together this mix of the bands we’re most excited about, to get you pumped for the festivities. And if you’re not going, well, you still get an hour of great tunes.

The Strange Boys “Be Brave”
Bleached “Electric Chair”
Light Asylum “Knights and Weekends”
Delicate Steve “Butterfly”
Blood Diamonds “Heart”
Purity Ring “Ungirthed”
Charli XCX “Nuclear Seasons”
Grimes “Oblivion”
Gardens and Villa “Black Hills”
Nicolas Jaar “With Just One Glance”
TRUST “Bulbform”
Poliça “Lay Your Cards Out”
Exitmusic “The Sea”
Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
Balkans “Georganne”

Artwork by Topher Edwards

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