Monday, March 4, 2013

SXSW 2013 Preview: Ex Cops

Ex Cops make shoe-gaze through a pop filter. Their songs sound simultaneously precious and rollicking. Rolling elements of 90's college-rock, brit-pop and surf music into a shiny blend of power-pop bliss. Their debut LP, True Hallucinations is the first album released by New York City record shop, Other Music. It's basically like part of the plot for High Fidelity has become realized. If you're a fan of The Joy Formidable, Teenage Fanclub or The Feelies you might enjoy Ex-Cops.

Ex Cops - Separator video via YouTube

I could only hunt down three scheduled sets for Ex-Cops but I suspect there might be more than what I've listed below. If you live in Austin, I'd expect that you'll have a couple of more chances to catch this band in town within the next few months. However, we all know if you don't catch the band at SXSW you forfeit all bragging rights for the rest of the year. Also, if you're traveling to Austin from Idaho or something, this could be your only chance!
  • Wednesday, March 13th - Cosigns II - Parish - 3pm
  • Wednesday, March 13th - High Road Touring Showcase - Parish *OFFICIAL*
  • Thursday, March 14th - Volstead Showcase - Hotel Vegas *OFFICIAL*

***Previously Featured Artist: Flume***

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