Content from 2013

Chris Cohen - "Monad": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Chris Cohen is a 37-year-old native of Los Angeles currently residing in the farmlands of Vermont. He is the child of a former music business executive and a former Broadway actress. His resumé of prior musical projects is a long one: as a contributing member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreamers, he released 10 full-length albums between 2002 and 2008. Along the way, Cohen was also a touring player with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson, among others, for stints both short and long.

Current Swell - "Long Time Ago": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

The members of Current Swell no longer live together under a single roof — as they did years ago, when the group first came together as a unit — but the bond between the four friends is stronger than ever. Touring the world for the better part of five years, from Brazil to Australia, often has that effect. Current Swell's years of experience on the road can be heard — and felt — in the nooks and crannies of Long Time Ago, the new full-length from this rootsy Victoria, B.C. quartet. The record shifts

Diego Peralta - "Tu": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Diego Peralta is a 24 year old songwriter and composer, who has three independent albums and is an undisputed reference in the Chilean scene. He's music has a unique atmospheric pop sound with a regular and slow pulse. His ability to handle digital platforms allows him to manage a successful career by himself. Peralta, has a full program of concerts since the year 2008, performing in Santiago and Valparaiso of Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dream Affair - "The Porter": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Dream Affair is a dark post-punk band based in Brooklyn by way of Philadelphia formed in the winter of 2009. Members Hayden Payne (vocals, guitar, electronics) and Bryan Spoltore (bass) have also made music together since they were just teenagers. Following their self-released EP All I Want, Abby Echiverri (vocals, synth, violin) joined the band, and the young trio released their debut album Endless Days on Avant! Records in 2011, which was promoted with a European tour.

Asgeir Trausti - "Dyrd I Daudathogn": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Icelandic singer-songwriter, Asgeir Trausti, may only be 20 years old but last summer he already made his mark on the Icelandic music scene with his two singles, Sumargestur and the smash-hit Leyndarmal. Both singles belong to his debut album Dyrd i daudathogn, released in September. A digital presale on Icelandicmusic.com, a week before the release of the album, broke all records and showed clearly that Asgeir Trausti had already created a name for himself.

Autobus - "Eterno": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Autobus is a band from Lima, Perú, the band has found a very particular sound that has not been found very often in southamerican rock. Autobus combines different genres and sounds when composing their songs, their influences range from fully electronic groups such as Justice, Passion Pit, to bands like Wilco, Soda Stereo, Spoon, Foals and more. With his short career on the stage, they have already played major events such as the backing band for The Killers concert in Peru, Franz Ferdinand, Soul Asylum, playing to audiences of up to 35,000 people.

Bleeding Rainbow - "Drift": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Nevermind the constant threat of a cease and desist letter, when Carrie Brownstein tells you that your band name is weak, you change it. But it isn’t as simple as a name change for Philadelphia’s minimal noise pop duo Reading Rainbow, significant line up additions facilitated the adoption of a new moniker. So…drum roll please…as we reintroduce Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow, now a full-blown, Brownstein-approved, rock quartet. The name better represents the band’s evolving sound and is all around more badass and trippy as sh*t.