2011 SXSW Music Podcast No. 3: tUnE-yArDs, Smoking Popes, Wallpaper.
Two more days and something like 1,400 artists will infiltrate Austin for the South By Southwest Music Conference and adjacent events like Fader Fort.
While I'm personally looking forward to tacos, beverage and sunshine, there's also a slew of acts new and old(er) worthy of some extra minutes.
Rather, Secretly Canadian's Little Scream -- whose debut is produced by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry -- is up again musical Wallpaper., who made the ultimate party silliness last year with a remix of Das Racist's "Pizza Hut & Taco Bell."
The poppier side of Kill Rock Stars is encapsulated in Thao with the Get Down Stay Down. Lift to Experience's Josh T. Pearson has himself a long lament but is balanced out by the bouncy joy of tUnE-yArDs (let that be the last time I oblige to type it that way). And yes, Smoking Popes are still at it.
SXSW Music runs March 16-20.
Thursday's mix included O'Death, The Dears and Class Actress.
Friday featured Liturgy, Joan As Police Woman and Omar Rodriguez Lopez.
Here is the tracklist for HitFix's 2011 SXSW Music Podcast No. 3:
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, "When We Swam"
Little Scream, "Cannons"
Smoking Popes, "Punk Band"
Josh T. Pearson, "Women When I've Raised Hell"