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SXSW 2011: Austra

As an armchair warrior of SXSW 2011, I’ve been glued to Twitter and the blogs for clues pointing to the buzz bands of 2011.  Fortunately, one doesn’t have to be extra sharp to pick up on the clear and present hype around Austra. Last night, tweets from two of my favorite music nuts, Amrit Singh at Stereogum and Seraphina at Buzz Bands LA, confirmed that Austra, clad in tons of glitter, ruled. (Period.)

#Trust me, you want to have Austra’s “Beat and the Pulse” (FREE via Soundcloud) on your playlist this Friday night.

Check out Stereogum’s pre-SXSW predictive post on Austra.


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New and Free: Saint Motel’s “Puzzle Pieces”. Get.This.NOW(!)


I don’t have time to write about how awesome Saint Motel is, because:  i) I have to go to work and ii) I’m too excited to get this free download into your hands to worry about couching it in a whole bunch of garbage/band history/woes etc.  If you want to read a real article about Saint Motel, use the Buzz Bands L.A. link at the lower right hand corner of this page.

Trust me. GO GET PUZZLE PIECES. Then, when the douchebag in your office begins to yammer about this ‘great little cab‘ he swilled at a wine tasting event last night, simply put in your earphones and have an internal party(!)

Other office coping strategies coming soon on sPikeR(!)’s sister blog: “i-don’t-have-a-real-job-but-i-can-imagine-one.blergspot.grr”


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Happy Hour (!) “To Haiti With Love” – Benefit Compilation

Check out this post on Buzz Bands LA (!) “To Haiti With Love” is a  killer compilation, the proceeds from which go to help rebuild an orphanage and shelter that were destroyed in Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake.

Thanks go to all the LA bands who contributed to this, as well as to Buzz Bands LA  and Plays Well With Others for  presenting the release show on January 15 at the Bootleg Theater.

Buy Tickets!

Buy the CD for a minimum donation of $5 – stream for free (but come on, just buy it)!

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