Written by Allison Johnson
Written by Allison Johnson
The debut album of Australian sextet Alpine, entitled A Is For Alpine, was finally released in the United States today, May 21st. A review published on Out Impact praises the album while saying “the harmonious play of voices and instruments catches the ear like nothing else.” Alpine made their SXSW debut in 2012, but came back this year “with a larger audience, a tighter stage show, and a debut album,” according to Billboard’s review of A Is For Alpine.
Written by Dempsey Jones
Telekinesis released another fun and intriguing album last month. Dormarion is frontman Michael Benjamin Lerner's third record since signing with Merge Records in 2009. Each bright and catchy track creates an album that is representative of the place it was recorded: right here in Austin, Texas. Dormarion was produced by Jim Eno, the drummer of Spoon, and the album even took its name from the very street it was recorded on.
"I want to die on Mars, but not impact" became one of the most tweeted-about lines from the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival. Nonetheless, the Elon Musk keynote conversation with Chris Anderson in Austin in March offered much much more than this clever soundbite.
Learn about all things South by Southwest by reading our in-house magazine SXSWorld. Featuring lots of photos, stories, in-depth post-event coverage–plus a great cover photo of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds–the May 2013 issue is now available online for free! This May 2013 issue also includes an extensive writeup on Tony Hsieh, the best-selling author who is now leading the Downtown Project. Hear more insights about community-building and customer service from this brilliant visionary on Monday, August 12 when he delivers the Opening Keynote at the first-ever SXSWV2V in Las Vegas.
SXSW Eco's PanelPicker is open for voting! From corporations using biomimicry to better their products to saving forests with paper, the sessions submitted for 2013 are as diverse and exciting as the event itself. Our staff has been hard at work developing new and improved events for this year's conference including:
It’s been a long musical journey for Sam Beam a.k.a. Iron & Wine. Between five solo albums, a collaboration with Calexico, and many other releases, Beam has kept himself busy since his first solo album, The Creek Drank The Cradle, was released in 2002. His newest album, Ghost on Ghost, came out this past April 16th to much critical acclaim. According to a review by Paste, “Sam Beam is singing and playing guitar better than ever” on this new record. You can listen to songs from Iron & Wine’s Ghost on Ghost right here on SXSWfm!
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16