Monday, February 27, 2012

SXSW 2012 Preview: North Highlands

I am, pretty much, obsessed with North Highlands. I included their album Wild One as one of my favorite LPs of 2011 and I really want you to listen to it. You can hear the whole thing on Bandcamp as well as Spotify. Like many of the bands I've highlighted so far, North Highlands are based in Brooklyn and feature a female lead-singer. Their music is perfect, little, 3 minute pop confections that make you want to pogo in your living room and/or swoon depending on which track you've cued up. I'm really excited about North Highlands and I hope they have a very fruitful experience at SXSW. If you like what you hear, tell a friend and spread the love because right now they don't have as much buzz as I think they should/could.

North Highlands - Benefits video via YouTube

SXSW 2012 will be my first opportunity to see North Highlands perform since I became obsessed with their LP and I am VERY excited. As of this moment the band doesn't have an official SXSW showcase lined-up but they do have several events planned. Look for North Highlands at the following places around Austin:

Tues Mar 13 - Skinny's Ballroom (5:30p)
Thurs Mar 15 - Twentyfourbit/Rawkblog party @ The Jackalope (5:30p)
Fri Mar 16 - Wild Honey Pie @ Uncorked (TBA)
Sat March 17 - Music for Listeners @ Flat Top Burger (3pm)
TBA - Solid Gold @ Cheer Up Charlies (TBApm)
TBA - Shout It Out Loud party @ Takoba (TBApm)