What is your favorite element of South by Southwest? Is it the food items? The functions? The unfortunate, abdomen-stiffening feeling that what commenced as an inclusive accumulating for weirdos and authentic art enthusiasts has devolved into sheer cynical brandemonium, a place where you can not wander two toes without having some goon-bro seeking to make you gargle an electricity-drink sample? Sure—those matters are definitely fantastic. But SXSW stays all about the tunes—and if you are heading to Austin this month, these are the most popular new dwell acts you Have to Listen to, lest you be remaining in a Lurch Barge. We’ll see you at the Sweaty Mule Sound Procedure showcase!

Ampersad (Brooklyn, NY)
Anime Breath (Chicago, IL)
Bleep and the Bloopz (Los Angeles, CA)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Malice (Kansas City, MO)
Bodega Cad (Queens, NY)
Boutros.Boutros.Molly. (Manchester, United kingdom)
Broomqueef (Casper, WY)
Broomqueef (Auckland, NZ)
Chapshtick (Cincinnati, OH)
Danke Disgrace (Brooklyn, NY)
Dez Da Moana (Oakland, CA)
dingdong_guy_dingdong (Atlanta, GA)
Emo Williams: The Sadventure Begins (Austin, TX)
Empathy Chip (Scottsdale, AZ)
Fuck Woolery (Athens, GA)
Gasprom (Portland, OR)
H (Tempe, AZ)
Despise is More than enough (Riverside, CA)
Hot Doggy is a Band Name (Wichita, KS)
Irritable Landfill (Tempe, AZ)
Islip Cacophony (Montreal, QC)
Jawn Turteltaub (Brooklyn, NY)
JD & the Straight Shot (New York, NY)
Kanonical Horse (Boston, MA)
Katydidn’t (Louisville, KY)
Lurch Barge (Cleveland, OH)
Let Me Converse to Maria About the Brochures (New Orleans, LA)
Meatmiser (Northampton, MA)
Moor Cowbell (Point out College, PA)
Notsofatso (Gainesville, FL)
Not Automatically the Blues (Memphis, TN)
Orangutango & Hard cash (Naples, FL)
Oreoracle (Brooklyn, NY)
Patty’s Meltdown (Provo, UT)
Poochinksi (Providence, RI)
Professor Feely and the Ill-Advised Office Hours (Athens, OH)
Pummel Cake (Extended Island, NY)
Quetzalcoathanger (Fullerton, CA)
Quit the Earth and Cover Its Soil, as the World is a Teeming Void of Torpid Longing (Orlando, FL)
Rainblow (Boulder, CO)
Rappin’ Dectomy (Gnawbone, IN)
Rock Paper Sistas (Chapel Hill, NC)
Unfortunate Zach (Providence, RI)
Schindler’s Dick (Nashville, TN)
Schvitzshow (Pittsburgh, PA)
Sexception (Los Angeles, CA)
Shrug Existence (Brooklyn, NY)
Ska! Or My Mother Will Shoot! (Toronto, ON)
Skarly Fiorina (Madison, WI)
Socks two B U (Minneapolis, MN)
Steadfast Ciabatta (Portland, ME)
Stuart Pankin (Los Angeles, CA)
T.e.p.i.d. (Bristol, United kingdom)
The Balloon Boys (Nashville, TN)
The Substantial Mothers (Nashville, TN)
The Highfalutists (Madison, WI)
The Mehs (Philadelphia, PA)
The 1 The place Ross Just cannot Flirt (Wonderful Neck, NY)
The Oofs (Portland, OR)
The Pining Nuts (Seattle, WA)
The Protected Spaceys (Bloomington, IN)
The Terds (Orlando, FL)
The Terds United kingdom (Durham, NC)
The Travoltin’ Developments (San Diego, CA)
The Zipless People (Dallas, TX)
Topsy Scurvy (Leeds, United kingdom)
Tragic Marker (Leeds, United kingdom)
TUMZ (Bellingham, WA)
Underooze (San Francisco, CA)
Va-Va-Doom (Buffalo, NY)
Volcanope (Tokyo, JPN)
Wawful Household (Boston, MA)
Xenudity (Washington, DC)
Yesterdayglo (Sheffield, United kingdom)
Zen Arcadia (Arcadia, WS)

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