Sounds of SXSW 2015 #15: Black Rivers

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.

I've been missing Doves a lot lately, but thankfully the members aren't letting the (rather lengthy) hiatus go to waste. Brothers Andy and Jez Williams tiptoe around their electronic roots with Black Rivers, while keeping close to the powerful, expansive feel that Doves did with such impeccable grace. If you've been missing Doves, don't miss out on Black Rivers. 

[posted 3.8.15]


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