Friday, March 2, 2012

SXSW 2012 Preview: Eight and a Half

There are a lot of indie bands with names that are difficult to Google like Girls or Sports. Well Canadian duo, Eight and a Half have really upped the ante by requiring you turn SafeSearch on before attempting to find them on the internet. With a debut LP due out this coming April, chances are you haven't really heard Eight and a Half yet but they come with a pedigree. Based in Toronto this duo is made up of Broken Social Scene drummer, Dave Hamelin and Liam O'Neil of The Stills. It's, somewhat, difficult to feature a band that has only released two songs so far but I feel like those two songs are strong enough to warrant this post. You can listen to them both on Spotify or Soundcloud right now and keep an eye out for their full album, on Arts + Crafts, after SXSW

Eight and a Half - Scissors video via YouTube

It looks like Eight and a Half's only official appearance at SXSW 2012 is the official Arts + Crafts Showcase on Friday, March 16th. Let's face it though, Eight and a Half are not traveling from Toronto to play one set. Keep your eyes on the usual sources of unofficial information to find out when and where YOU can see Eight and a Half during SXSW.

Eight and a Half - Go Ego video via YouTube