SXSW

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.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Frances Quinlan – Your Reply

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Whenever a member of an established band branches out to go solo or release a side project, it generally goes one of two ways – either it ends up sounding very much like their previous work or it goes off in another direction entirely and ends up sounding completely unlike anything they’ve ever done before.

In Frances Quinlan’s case, her upcoming solo debut album Likewise splits the difference, with the songs released so far showing off a bit of a different side by adding several new sounds and textures while at the same time still bearing some sonic resemblance to her main gig as frontwoman for Hop Along.

The bouncy, piano-based “Your Reply” is the latest single off of Likewise, which is out January 31 on Saddle Creek Records. Check it out below.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Arre! Arre! – Anthem

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Photo Credit: Ebba G. Ågren

Every good band needs an anthem. And with a sound reminiscent of their PNKSLM labelmates and fellow Swedes Shitkid, Malmö four piece Arre! Arre! comes charging out of the gate with a fierce anthem of their own in the aptly named “Anthem” off of last year’s Tell Me All About Them.

With an appearance at SXSW 2019 as well as a slot on last year’s Roskilde Festival already under their belts, the punk quartet seem poised to make some waves this year at SXSW 2020.

SXSW Song Of The Day: PONY – Limerence

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Photo Credit: Brittany Farhat

It’s that time of year. The time when those who’ll be making the pilgrimage to Texas in a couple of months start getting a little excited about being in Austin again. Or maybe you live in Austin already, in which case it’s probably the time when you brace yourself for the massive influx of music industry interlopers and/or start making plans to get out of town.

Yes, it’s almost SXSW time again, and today sees the announcement of the latest round of performers for this year’s edition of the festival (taking place from March 13-22). There’s a lot to like in this latest list, with names such as Soccer Mommy, Lydia Lunch, Caroline Rose, Ratboys, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids standing out as some of the highlights.

And since Panic Manual is based out of Toronto, we might as well take this opportunity to shine the spotlight in the direction of one of the Torontonian acts on that list – PONY. The Toronto grunge pop band, fronted by Sam Bielanski, has put out a couple of EPs since their inception in 2014 and will be releasing their debut full length on Buzz Records some time later this year. In the meantime, check out the video for the band’s latest single “Limerence” below.


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