Sounds of SXSW 2015 #45: The Mystery Lights

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.

A big clue to the fact that I dig on The Mystery Lights is that they've played with FL favorites White Fence, The Night Beats, and Thee Oh Sees. These New Yorkers are seriously tapped in when it comes to making deliciously fuzzy, hazily jangling psych rock. Definitely ones to watch, and not just when it comes to playing SXSW.

[posted 3.21.15]


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