Song of the Day

SXSW Song Of The Day: The Haden Triplets – Every Time I Try

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Do The Haden Triplets have some sort of supernatural sibling power that enables them to harmonize so well together? Or can that talent be attributed more to the fact that they grew up in a musical family and have each played in a wide variety of bands over the years? Probably mostly the latter, but I’d like to think there’s some sort of magic at play when sisters Rachel, Tanya, and Petra Haden sing together.

Those voices are on display throughout The Haden Triplets’ latest release The Family Songbook, which sees the sisters taking on everything from The Carter Family to Kanye West to songs written by their grandfather. One of the standouts of the album is a lovely rendition of “Every Time I Try”, a song originally performed by Spain and written by the triplets’ brother Josh Haden.

Check out the video for “Every Time I Try” below.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Hazy Sour Cherry – Tour de Tokyo

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Photo Credit: Hazy Sour Cherry

Hazy Sour Cherry. It sounds less like a band name and more like a craft microbrew you’d find at the most hipster-iffic watering hole you can think of, but no, it is indeed a band. A very fun band coming out of Tokyo and making delightful, poppy indie rock. Case in point: “Tour de Tokyo” – I dare you to listen to that song and try not to bop along with it.

Hazy Sour Cherry play the Damnably Records showcase on Wednesday, March 18 at Elysium alongside Otoboke Beaver, Drinking Boys & Girls Choir, Hiperson, Grrl Gang, and American Werewolf Academy.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Cloud Rat – Zula

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Photo Credit: Nicholas Sargeant

After previously showcasing Jason Hawk Harris’ “Cussing At The Light” and it’s metal-referencing video earlier this week as our SXSW Song Of The Day, the next logical step is of course to highlight one of the actual metal bands that will be appearing at this year’s edition of SouthBy – Michigan grindcore act Cloud Rat.

Check out the animated video for Cloud Rat’s “Zula” below. It won’t take long – the song is only 43 seconds long, but it packs a lot of punch in its brief timespan. It’s an intense 43 seconds.

Cloud Rat plays the Artoffact Records showcase at Valhalla on March 20th alongside Kaelan Mikla, ACTORS, The Foreign Resort, Ötzi, Bootblacks, and Devours.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Jason Hawk Harris – Cussing At The Light

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Country music and black metal corpsepaint come together at last in the video for Jason Hawk Harris‘ “Cussing At The Light.”

The song, taken off of Harris’ debut album Love & The Dark, definitely leans much closer to the sounds of classic country than it does to True Norwegian Black Metal, which makes sense I suppose, but it would also be totally cool if Bloodshot Records started putting out metal albums too. Unlikely, but cool.

Coincidentally, cussing at the light is also a thing I could imagine myself doing in the heat of the Austin sun as I try to avoid a sunburn during SXSW. It’s happened to me before and it will probably happen again.