SXSW Song Of The Day: Blushing – So Many

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Photo Credit: Cody Ross Cowan

Another day, another SXSW performer profile. Today we turn the spotlight on Austin shoegazers Blushing.

The band, made up of two married couples, just released their self-titled full length debut in September of last year and will be returning to SXSW to promote it.

“So Many,” the lead track off that album, starts things off with a slow burn, taking its time to build up to the big climax until it finally unleashes a burst of distortion just past the halfway mark. Check out the video for “So Many” below.

Blushing plays Esther’s Follies on Thursday, March 19 and probably also a bunch of other shows over the course of the week.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Jehnny Beth – I’m The Man

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Anglophiles that we are, one of Panic Manual’s consistent faves over all our years of attending SXSW has been the British Music Embassy.

And today, we get our first details about this year’s lineup at the Embassy’s new home at Cedar Street Courtyard. With names such as Beabadoobie, The Murder Capital, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Bang Bang Romeo, Steam Down, Orielles, Arlo Parks, Knucks, Aaron Smith, and Self Esteem, it offers up a decent cross section of British music.

Of the names announced so far, one that stands out in particular is the previously unannounced Jehnny Beth, who’ll be showcasing songs off of her upcoming solo debut, To Love Is to Live, at the festival. The Savages singer always puts on an impressive live show, putting her all into each performance, and her appearance at SXSW promises to be no less intense.

Check out the video for “I’m The Man,” the first single off To Love Is to Live, below.

Jehnny Beth plays Cedar Street Courtyard at 11:00pm on Wednesday, March 18.

SXSW Song of the Day: Aiming For Enrike – Hard Dance Brainia

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Aiming for Enrike – photo by Anne Valeur

It appears that Aiming For Enrike is a duo from Norway. Anyways, this instrumental tune by them caught my ear. I’m not sure if it’s because it sounds like some ’80s side scroller soundtrack or because it just keeps on getting better.

I don’t know much about these guys but like, check them out. They are playing SXSW, although I don’t know when yet.

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

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Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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.

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