For some reason the name Crocodiles sounds right for a noise pop band hailing from Southern California. It makes even more sense when you learn that the duo of Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez boast a thorny us against the world mentality.
iatv Archive: SXSW '12 Bus Sessions
Just in case you ever need reminding that it's impossible to foresee where your music career will take you, read the story of Sean Sullivan's last 4 years.
“All that matters is writing good, honest songs. That’s what I care about as well.” This quote comes from PAPA leader Darren Weiss, and was part of his answer to a Buzz Bands LA interview question about whether or not he pays attention to what’s on the indie landscape right now.
Of all there is to know about LA via Provo quartet Eyes Lips Eyes, know this: They’re responsible for the best music video of all time. Of all time!
Sun Hotel’s biography inexplicitly states that the band is made up of a “group of young men with a perceptiveness far beyond their years.”
I may only be speaking for myself here, but Chamberlin held a special place in our SXSW journey as they were the first band to ever perform a Presskit.to bus session.
Boy writes songs. Boy forms band. Boy’s band starts gaining momentum. Boy has artistic differences with band mates. Boy and band part ways. And so goes the timeless story of how most bands meet their demise.
It’s not a stretch to say that Wilmington’s The Spinto Band might be the most DIY band to ever play an IAtv Session. To start, the project has been around in different incarnations since the 90s, and they’re still together.
Because car troubles forced the cancellation of the IAtv Session we had planned with Savoir Adore in 2011, we were more than a little excited to finally capture this buzzing “fantasy rock” group doing their thing on the Presskit.to bus at SXSW.
It has never been the intention of this website to review or analyze music in writing, but in this instance I will go so far as to say that the strength of Brent Walsh’s voice in person almost knocked the camera out of my hands.