March 14, 2013
I love SXSW. For a few days out of each year, right as we’re turning the corner to spring and the air gets a little warmer, our city becomes one big show. I love the feeling of walking around downtown or the east side, a two-beer-buzz kicking in, and finding some free show to watch with a band I’ve never heard before. I love running into old friends on the street and hearing all the tourists rave about these crazy delicious things called breakfast tacos. It’s hilarious and always fun.
For this year, I put together a playlist of my favorite songs from some of the best bands that are coming to SXSW. It was really fun to make this list and discover lots of new music I’ve never heard before. I love this playlist! It’s gotta be one of my favorites. Here’s the full list as well as a link so you can listen:
1. Loveless | Said the Whale
2. Boy | Ra Ra Riot
3. Cayucos | Cayucas
4. Pompeii | Bastille
5. Falling | Haim
6. Closer | Tegan and Sara
7. Radar Detector | Darwin Deez
8. Can’t Hold Us | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
9. Poetic Justice | Kendrick Lamar + Drake (this one has explicit lyrics, FYI)
10. Rootless | Youngblood Hawke
My very favorites have to be the first one, Loveless and the last one, Rootless. Yesterday while I was making this, I was singing along to Rootless as “I’m feeling groovy!!” When the lyrics are actually the much cooler “I’m feeling rootless!” But let’s face it, feeling groovy is way more fun than feeling rootless, so I’m just sticking to my version I think. Either way, it’s a great song and best played with the windows down on a sunny drive.
Hope y’all enjoy this and that it makes you feel like you’re in Austin for the weekend even if you’re far away.
(All photos in post by me)