San Francisco, California
SXSW Show Times:
March 17th - Emo's Annex: IODA SXSW Day Party
March 18th - Beauty Bar: Bay Bridged SXSW Day Party
March 19th - TBA
March 20th - Peckerheads: Rollingstone.com/Rhapsody SXSW Day Party
March 20th - Encore Patio on 7th & Red River - Official SXSW night showcase
What do like most about playing at SXSW?
Playing a show and then walking a block to catch your friend's band.
Are you out promoting anything?
Our 2nd record Fever will be released in the US on June 1st and May 31st in the EU. We're touring out to SXSW then headed to the East coast to tour with the Arctic Monkeys in April. Our cover of Graham Nash's "Chicago" will be released on May 25th on the Songs for Beginners tribute record. We have two collaborations with UNKLE to be released this year, one of which to be included on their forthcoming record due in May 2010.
Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Check out Mondo Drag, Chylde, and Smoke & Feathers on March 17th at Cheers. For the most part, we haven't checked out much of the lineups. More exciting to show up and cruise about.
What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
Keeping yourself in check.
Do you have any survival tips?
Drink lots of water in addition to libations.
Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
Somewhere in between?