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Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Boy Friend - Egyptian Wrinkle (MP3)

Boy Friend album cover

Local duo Boy Friend's debut album, Egyptian Wrinkle, is out March 5 on the Hell Yes! label, but the band are throwing an early record release party this Sunday (2/12) 29th St. Ballroom at the Spider House, a show that also features labelmates Love Inks (who played Beauty Bar last week), plus darkwavers Missions. Boy Friend, who Tim caught at Beauty Bar in December, will then hit the road with San Francisco shoegazers Young Prisms, a tour that will wrap up in time for both bands to be back in Austin for you-know-what.

Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown formed Boy Friend after leaving their previous group, Sleep ∞ Over (which Stefanie Franciotti continued on her own). Like that group, Boy Friend are warm and hazy with Palazzolo and Brown's ethereal vocals floating above, but with more melodic hooks to latch onto. It's like a nice bath, but no pruny hands.

You can download Egyptian Wrinkle's title track at the top of this post, or stream it below. Click through for the record release show flyer and Boy Friend/Young Prisms tour dates as well.

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

The Calm Blue Sea and Silent Diane @ Mohawk on 1/6
The Calm Blue Sea @ Mohawk - 1/6/2012
Silent Diane @ Mohawk - 1/6/2012

"Luck. The word finds itself suspended in a brief, yet lingering silence. It's the word the two original members of The Calm Blue Sea use to describe the band's return from an 18-month hiatus.

"Certain stars aligned," Bidwell explains. A series of seemingly cosmic events triggered the return of the celestial post-rockers, beginning with their signing to Modern Outsider, an ambitious new record label and management company with a small but promising roster of indie rock up-and-comers.

Personnel issues, new opportunities, financial struggles and a disconnect in priorities were all catalysts for a hiatus that began at the conclusion of a national tour in the summer of 2009.

"There was a lot of pressure in trying to figure out several weeks on the road, and trying to figure out how to finance recordings and how to finance physical pressings of albums," said Patin, the instrumental quartet's long-time guitarist. "That took its toll, not only on everyone's relationships within the band, but it also takes a toll on you with your job and where your priorities are."" [Red River Noise]

Our Free Week coverage continues with many more pictures from Friday's show at Mohawk (a show that also featured an Octopus Project DJ set), The Calm Blue Sea included, below...

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