Today marks the first airing of The Backbeat in the new year and you can tune in to hear a plethora of newly announced rock bands from our third major round of artist announcements. The Backbeat is hosted by Jessica Pickett, a SXSW Music Festival Coordinator and lover of all things rock n' roll. You can tune into the weekly program to hear a mix of psych, garage, indie, punk, alternative, and blues rock.
There will be several 2014 debut acts on this week's playlist including Potty Mouth, an all-girl pop-punk quartet hailing from Massachusetts, as well as The Parrots, a garage rock group making their way out to Austin all the way from Madrid. Cheerleader, whose debut EP is due out this spring, will also have their first single played. Relapse Records artist, Psychic Teens, a noisy goth-punk trio, has made their way into The Backbeat rotation as well.
Psychic Teens photo courtesy of the artist