Black Flamingo, the band completely won my heart over their choruses and amazing harmonies.
After an amazing show we headed down to the Hype Hotel, because I needed to confirm my gut feeling about the Scottish band Twilight Sad; you see I get inundated with music and there are a few bands that I always have a bit of doubt in regards of skipping them all together. Twilight Sad looks good on Paper but there is something that is not right in my ears, therefore I have not blogged about them. During South By it all became clear, I got the all Shoe Gaze idea, but I believe that you still have to try to engage your audience and they didn't.
Twilight Sad - Walking For Two Hours
Tennis - Seafarer
A big problem this SXSW was not only the lack of big headliners, but also the amount of "up to capacity" shows, even with a press badge, I would spend hours trying to go into events only to miss the band all together (Yacht), the good thing was that this year The Hype Machine had a pretty amazing lineup and treated their bloggers quite nicely. Pond is one of those band that I've posted but second guessed my self after, because sometimes the buzz is bigger than the artist and once again I was proven right.
Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time