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Grimes: SXSW 2011 Coverage

The Pop Montreal Showcase during SXSW at Club Deville this year was great. A number of Arbutus Records artists were on the bill, including the dashing young Grimes.

She spoke to Tremble about her voice, her visual art, and what it’s like being involved in the tour-de-force that is the Arbutus family.

SXSW 2011 Coverage – Foot Patrol

Tremble met up with blind piano prodigy, TJ Wade, and his pal/bass player, Hung Nguyen at Antone’s bar after Foot Patrol’s performance during SXSW 2011. These two are founding members of Foot Patrol, a band whose every song is about women’s feet… seriously. Just like feet, these guys are FUNKY!

Keep your eyes out for their new record, Pussyfooting, scheduled to come out this May.

Check the band out here at their official website. (There’s an interesting documentary on the band’s site that is the process of being constructed by the band’s trombone player about TJ Wade, his music, and his very real obsession with feet.)

SXSW 2011 Coverage: Moby

We talked with Moby right before his Vegan bar-b-que showcase during SXSW. He was one chill dude. Listen to what he said about how his art+music collide with his new album+book “Destroyed”.

SXSW 2011 Coverage: Miami Horror

Tremble Tremble was lucky enough to catch up with Australian heart throbs, Miami Horror, at their 2011 SXSW showcase at 501 Studios. Check out the video for some live shots of the performance as well as their thoughts on what gives them their sound, dancing their teens away in Melbourne clubs, and ripping off DJ Bob. This was an excellent show, and these young lads just played in Chicago last night. Be sure to keep following them!

SXSW 2011 Coverage – The Echocentrics

Tremble met up with Adrian Quesada of Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, and several other amazing groups on the second or third night we got into Austin. It was at this point that he told us about one of his side projects, The Echocentrics, involving Argentinian singer, Natalia Clavier, as well as the beautiful and wildly talented Brazilian singer, “Tita Lima.” Tita’s father was the bass player for famed Brazilian psych/tropicalia band, Os Mutantes.

We were lucky enough to catch up with The Echocentrics at their debut performance a few days later during the SXSW music festival. The show was at Beauty Bar, and it was, by far, one of the best shows we saw at the festival. Adrian and Tita reflect on their influences for this group, the other members of the band, their new recordings, their first gig, and making music remotely.

OMD Reaction to Stubb’s Incident at SXSW 2011

Tremble was scheduled to interview Paul Humphreys of OMD on the morning of March 19. The evening of the 18th, OMD held a performance at Stubb’s Barbecue. The moment they walked on stage, a camera jib fell into the crowd and severely injured several of their fans. Humphreys was kind enough to speak to us directly about that incident. He talks about seeing bloodied people lying on the ground, expresses concern for their well being, and discusses the effect it had on their performance that night at Stubb’s. Our concern goes out to those who were injured.

 

 

 

Check back to catch our full interview with Paul (although, the only place we could conduct the interview was in a dark room by firelight…seriously…) as well as all of our other SXSW interviews (which are not conducted by firelight…)

FREE MUSIC FRIDAY! SXSW Playlist

Here’s some samples of music from artists we have interviewed and will talk to at SXSW 2011 –

Family of the Year

Family of the Year waiting patiently for dinner.

Spirited, folksy Americana music makes me happy. Stream their song “Stupid Land” here


Locksley

Each of these fellows have nice pants. Normally I hate pants, but somehow, Locksley makes it OK.

I’ve been a fan of Locksley since I heard their song on a Payless Shoes commercial. Now they’ve got a song on the Rango soundtrack. Being a fan of shoes, animated movies, and happy indie pop rock, I am so excited to talk to this handsome four-some.

Click here to find out how to download their single, “Oh, Wisconsin!” Which, btw, was that song that played when the Packers won the Super Bowl.


Luke Rathborne

Luke Rathborne. If you cannot see his pain, you will most definitely hear it.

The moody ballads of Luke Rathborne come from a place deep within him – a place beautiful in its darkness, sweet in its sadness. He is ready to give you a tour of this place. Come along. Take his hand. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

Click here to listen to the title track off his new album, “Dog Years”

Click here to listen to “I Can Be One”

Bikini

Bikini, waiting to get picked up. Don't worry boys, I'm comin'.

The electro/trancey/shoegazy tunes of Bikini will put you in a very zen space where there is a radical party, and champagne explodes from bottles in slow motion.

Download “American Mourning” here

Enjoy new music! Look for our interviews with these artists and more in the coming weeks!

Tremble SXSW Update: Twin Tigers Interview

Above is a taste of the interview we did this afternoon with Athens, GA natives – Twin Tigers.  The band was awesome enough to take some time out of their busy SXSW schedules (7 shows in 4 days!) to hang with us “down by the river”. Stay tuned for the video in the coming weeks! If you want more up-to-the minute Tremble x SXSW adventures, follow our Twitter feed !

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