Other Side Drive in Reverse: SXSW Edition pt.2

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“On the Hills Like Elephants sophomore effort, Feral Flocks, San Diego indie soul stalwarts grow from a solo project of keyboard… crooner Sean Davenport into a full five-piece band.”

Hills Like Elephants
by: Halie Davis

“You will dance all night, make out, and get a parking ticket the next morning, ‘cause it was street sweeping day. This can happen anywhere, at any time. But it will only happen with the music of the Little Ones.”

The Little Ones
by: Halie Davis

After releasing three EPs, LA’s post-punk band, Bleached, will release their first LP, Ride Your Heart Out, in a few days. A sweet melodic mix of rock and roll with surf-punk…and sisters.

by: Halie Davis

Experimental-pop band, Body Parts, are working on exploring the phenomenon of fire dreaming – “when a memory remembered, distorted, or fabricated affects the course of reality.”

Body Parts
by: Melissa Bond

“This is White Violet. It’s less a traditional band than an idea: a practical construct within which each composition has its edges erased, its bluntness buffered and its ghosts more elegantly shrouded.”

White Violet
by: Melissa Bond

“Dubbed, ‘Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll’, Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy, psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA.”

Cheers Elephant
by: Shannon Williams

Choral symphonic Texas band, The Polyphonic Spree, will be releasing their first studio album since 2007, Yes, It’s True at the end of May. This fifth album will be recorded and performed with the help of its current members…a womping 22 bandmates.

The Polyphonic Spree
by: Shannon Williams

PYYRAMIDS is the dark and mysterious union of two beautifully creative minds joined together from great distance; comprised of Tim Nordwind (OK Go) and Drea Smith (He Say/She Say)”

by: Dany Recio

Quiet Company has made an apperance everywhere from radio, TV, San Marcos streets and even filmed a music video on Texas State campus.

Quiet Company
by: Dany Recio

Canadian band, Said The Whale, continues to win over audiences the old fashioned way: with relentless touring, killer songs, and big-hearted passion.

Said The Whale
by: Dany Recio

Swedish band, Shout Out Louds, have been in the game for a little over 10 years; yet the band continues to release catchy indie pop tracks and it shows on their recently released LP, Optica.

Shout Out Louds
by: Melissa Bond

Tango In The Attic are a four piece band from Glenrothes, Scotland. They play energetic slopey offbeat pop music making use of a variety of instruments and sounds.”

Tango in the Attic
by: Melissa Bond

Wax Idols straddle the line between ripping tough/tender post-punk/goth-pop, and irresistibly anthemic indie rock hooks, somewhat like Joan Jett would sound like tearing through Best Coast with a chainsaw or if Mary Monday had been a member of Wire.”

Wax Idols
by: Melissa Bond


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