Sounds of SXSW 2015 #11: Bitter Birds

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

Formed in 2011, Austin's Bitter Birds is a rather interesting husband and wife duo that makes a whole lot of interesting noise. The prettiness of the vocals (sometimes his and sometimes hers and sometimes theirs) both contrasts with and is in perfect harmony with the assemblage of sounds put together with drums, basslines, and guitar and shaded with darkness.

[posted. 3.8.15]


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