Sounds of SXSW 2015 #43: Summer Heart

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 always imagined that in certain parts of the world, they cherish summertime even more than we do in the DC metro area. It must have something to do with the lack of sunlight in winter and then long stretches of sun for a few months. Sweden's one man wonder Summer Heart celebrates summer by name and by sound, like a Scandi, loved-up Washed Out. And that just makes me nothing but happy.

[posted 3.20.15]


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