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Song of the Day: MELTS – Waves of Wonder

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Today sees the release of Field Theory, the second album from Dublin post-punk quartet MELTS. Check out the video below for the band’s latest single “Waves of Wonder.” Field Theory is out now via Fuzz Club.

SXSW 2024 Recap: So Long and Thanks for All the Brisket

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Another year, another SouthBy. Team Panic Manual has been coming to Austin in some shape or form since 2009 and while some things have remained constant, much has changed over the years. This year, it was hard to ignore the controversy caused by the presence of the U.S. Army as a sponsor, which led to many bands cancelling their official showcases. Oh, also, every other panel seemed to be about AI, so maybe next year will be brought to you …

SXSW Reviews: BALTHVS, Population II, O.

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BALTHVS, March 11, The 13th Floor Colombian trio BALTHVS spoke a few times during their Monday night set at The 13th Floor about how much they loved Austin and it became clear at this show that Austin (along with the many non-Austinites like myself who invade the city every March) also loves BALTHVS. Throughout their set, the Bogota-based band (pictured above at their Saturday night show at Mohawk) put on one of the most impressive displays of musicianship we saw …

SXSW Review: Wishy, Noah and the Loners, March 16, Lazarus Brewing Co.

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The Music For Listeners day shows are a longstanding tradition at SXSW. The unofficial day parties have been running for fourteen years now as an offshoot of the San Antonio radio program of the same name and they were back again this year for a week-long series of shows at Lazarus Brewing Company. Music for Listeners programs a wide range of music for their SXSW shows with a big focus on American indie rock and Britpop-ish stuff. And on Saturday …