Monday, May 7, 2012
You may remember from my SXSW 2012 coverage that one of my favorite trends in indie-rock right now is the proliferation of excellent female musicians. What was once a boy's club now has a lot of really talented women taking over and I highly approve. Denver-based band, Tennis is one of the truly fantastic, female-fronted acts that I saw during SXSW this year. Their music is pop perfection, with infectious melodies and really hooky choruses. Their latest album Young & Old sounds instantly classic and the band truly delivers in a live setting. Don't take my word for it, go to the Parish tomorrow night. For a mere $13, you can grab yourself a ticket and bask in the glow of Tennis' sunny song cycle.
Tennis - My Better Self video via YouTube
I don't know a whole lot about the support act tomorrow night other than I just discovered Vacationer via Spotify and I really dig it. Their music mixes singer-songwriter vocals with hip-hop beats, it won't be for everyone but I enjoy it and I bet it will be big on college campuses. Perhaps it is already for all I know. Regardless, you should arrive early enough to form your own opinion on Vacationer.
Vacationer - Good as New video via YouTube