Sounds of SXSW 2015 #22: Vision Fortune

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.

Don't be fooled by the name of their latest record, Country Music. There is nothing about London's Vision Fortune that has much to do with twang. Kooky avant art noise is more like it. They bring together all manner of sounds, creating a murky, almost anti-social noise. I'd love to see them live to see how everything translates, and what sort of tangled tangents they might be compelled to go on.

[posted 3.12.15]


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