Beat Connection – “Illusion”

No better way to celebrate The Burning Ear’s return to Austin for SXSW then with a new jam from the fantastic Beat Connection, who played our 2012 showcase. These guys continue to put out fantastic and sultry indie pop that fantastically dabble in both electronic and rock. I mean, just get into that awesome guitar work in “Illusion” at 1:56. Read more

[SXSW INTERVIEW] SPEAK fill us in on SXSW wisdom & their hometown of Austin

Austin’s very own SPEAK came by the RV and welcomed us to town with some tips on SXSW, stylin Texas-style, and what they have coming up soon.

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] Strange Talk & The Griswolds tried to annex my RV for Australia

Please forgive the guys in Strange Talk and The Griswolds for being awesome. Its probably not their fault. Gotta be something to with the ozone or something down under. Luckily for us I got to cram all 9 members of both bands into the RV at SXSW for a bit of political debate and a few gardening tips.

Strange Talk’s awesome album Cast Away is out on April 29th.

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] Wild Cub talk SXSW strategy, remixes, and… aand… achoo!

I sat down with the guys in Wild Cub during SXSW to talk about the value of free food at SXSW, the short attention span of music fans, and the value of the remix (something Wild Cub has always used well).

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] BASECAMP talk Nashville, hats, and what it means to be an elusive snow leopard…

We sat down with the guys in BASECAMP during SXSW to talk about their home base of Nashville, hats, and the best compliment their music has ever received.

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] RAC & Joywave talk collaborations, touring, and the art of the remix

RAC is one of my all time favorite remixers who is finally coming into his own with a solid set of original jams. Joywave is one of my all time favorite bands who evolve in fantastic ways with each release. Needless to say, sitting down with both artists was a big honor. We talked about touring, remixing, and how all of them ended up collaborating recently.

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Touch Sensitive – “Slowments”

I’m a lucky bastard. it’s true. I got to see Touch Sensitive live 3 times at SXSW. It actually got to the point where I was wondering if HE was following ME… But when he flashed that coiffed mustache and kicked out the live bass over his perfectly built beats I forgave him instantly. Every time.

“Slowments” is the latest super-jam from the guys that brought us “Pizza Guy” (and all its iterations). Get into it. Get loose.

[SXSW INTERVIEW] Hunter Hunted on band roles, touring,

Hunter Hunted have fought a long and winding road to their current position as rising stars of feel-good indie pop. We let them rest their road-weary behind in the RV and got some stories from the road as well as dirt on who is the “tour dad” and who writes their infamous Instagram captions…

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