While some of us had to board the SXSW Sad Plane and get back to beautiful, warm and scene Boston USA, the rest of the Phoenix crew hung back in Austin into the engaging Sunday afternoon and caught a bunch of still-raging 617ers over at the Treehouse on 6th. It was all a part of the second half of Wadzilla Mansion's two-part showcase, and well, it sucks those cats can put on shows 1,993 miles away and not in Allston due to permit bullshit.
In this week's Phoenix we hype 11 local bands you should know in 2011.
While the feature includes tasty tidbits like each band's bio, next show around town, and individual live video links, we decided to save a handful of mp3s for our beloved On The Download readership.
Below are downloadable tracks from five of our selections -- Banditas, Stereo Telescope, Doomstar!, RIBS, and cover darlings Night Fruit, photographed above by Kelly Davidson -- so load these hott jams onto your iPod and welcome the new sound of the New Year.
STEREO TELESCOPE are feeling the love.
Last week, the year-old Brighton-based electro-pop duo received a nomination for Best Electronic Act in the 2010 Boston Music Awards (a beat-fest grudge match with Bodega Girls, Mystery Roar, Coralcola and Southern Belle), then over the weekend at Great Scott they repped our city proud alongside white-hot Brooklyn cats Class Actress and Small Black.