This is the first of several bands who hit big at SXSW who I'm going to discuss in the "new music" articles that I'm writing more and more. Unfortunately I didn't make it to Austin, TX myself, though having read a number of blog entries all over the web about the event and then checking out dozens of the acts who impressed I have stumbled upon a few who have really impressed me, these guys are the first.
They come from Brooklyn and have a pretty similar vibe to fellow Brooklynites Yeasayer. Afro-pop rhythms floating through a pretty experimental indie track, while the vocal doesn't sound overly dissimilar to TV on the Radio in parts. The track that I have been totally hooked on is Real Life though everything I've heard from the Settings EP seems to be of the same infectious standard.
Check out Real Life here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtijpfnJzMo
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