SXSW Pocket Guide: Local Natives, Shout Out Louds & Wildcat! Wildcat!
By Staff on March 4, 2013
With SXSW just around the corner, we’re getting ready for some of the finest musical experiences of the festival season. As one of the largest festivals, SXSW can be difficult to navigate. FILTER decided to put together a pocket guide of noteworthy artists to make things a little easier for you. And trust us, you’ll have these picks on repeat long after the extravaganza in Austin ends!
Local Natives have come a long way from Gorilla Manor, the name of their first album and the house the members shared in Los Angeles. The group members are no strangers to SXSW; in 2009, the group performed an impressive 9 shows in four days, catching the ears of many, including us. From the past to the present, their sound is hard to pinpoint because it's constantly evolving, combining the best of folk, psychedelic, and indie rock. Stream their entire 2013 album, Hummingbird, below and be sure not to miss them on Thursday at 5 o'clock sharp!
Stockholm's pop powerhouses, Shout Out Louds, has been together for more than a decade. That means they've had a lot of time to sharpen and hone their unique indie pop sound. It also means they must be really good at what they're doing. Their unmistakable disco beats, energetic melodies, and undeniable pop groove are sure to get you jumping and dancing. With a new album fresh out of the oven, the group will be bringing their A game to SXSW this year. If you're looking to shake your moneymaker on the floor all night, you know which set to check out on Thursday at 4:00!
Since the members decided to form Wildcat! Wildcat! last year, the Los Angeles band has been cranking out some dreamy, electropop tunes and picking up tons of fans along the way. Impressively, the group members have known each other since middle school. That's just about fifteen years! Since they've known each other for so long, it's no surprise they are able to make great music that's easy on the ears. Listen to their track "The Chief" below and see them on Saturday at 3:00 on Cedar Street!