Cake debuted a new video today on MTV's website. The video is for their second single off of Showroom of Compassion called "Long Time". It was surprising to learn it was an animated video. The group collaborated with Callicore Films, a French production company that has an an art studio that focuses on CG Art and a self-proclaimed resistance against "the cultural dictatorship of media". Cake is very anti-lots of things so it is a good fit. The video is basically a story of a vagabond and his monkey. Monkeys rule.
A Giant Dog are one of many talented garage rock bands based here in Austin. They perform tomorrow (4/1) at Club de Ville at 7:00pm. Like with many local bands here in Austin, there is always a struggle to get people's attention in this crowded field of local talent and of course the constant stream of popular touring acts.
Since Red River Noise is a media sponsor for the showcase tomorrow, I thought I'd shed a little bit more light on the night's headliner. Listen to A Giant Dog's new EP Trashcan USA below:
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This chick has been all over the music magazines, including two covers recently, and European press of course. Lykki Li is going to be a festival headliner soon. I just sense it. With amazing stage presence and that incredible voice, she can go far. I think she fills the void that Amy Whinehouse left and Duffy tried to fill but couldn't.
I'm as intrigued as I am weirded out. I came across this video when looking around for something else. This band is called Rubberbandits and are from Limerick, Ireland. It's a comedy duo, not to be taken ssoooo seriously. Although, I do want one of those masks now...
Pictured above is Sarah McIntosh from The Good Natured. I know what you are thinking....looks uber hipster. True. However, I can forgive looks if the music is good. And to my surprise it is.
The other surprise was that this U.K. based indie star in the making is not old enough to legally buy beer here in the U.S. I got wind of the band as I was looking through the countless number of bands coming to South by Southwest. If The Good Natured don't make it big after SXSW, I'd be shocked.
Watch the video for their single "Be My Animal" below and check out their SXSW schedule.
The Good Natured at SXSW:
Mar. 16 Barbarella Big Stereo 2:45pm
Mar. 17 Annie's West 2:00pm
Mar. 17 Mike Galaxy Day Part at Guero' s 9:00pm
Mar. 18 PRS/BMI Brunch British Embassy 12:15pm
Mar. 18 Klub Crucial CQ Presents 5:00pm
Mar. 18 Windish Agency party ND Studios 8:00pm
I don't post a lot of SXSW related stuff on my blog, almost none at all actually. I like the festival just fine, but it is just that I think I'm so jaded that nothing excites very much anymore. If I was indie crazed or into free booze parties, then maybe I'd be more excited. That being said, I am pretty school girl giddy over the Fat Wreck Chords Showcase. Two words: "Screeching Weasel". 'Nuff said.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.