‘California Earthquake’ by Lloyd Cole is my new jam.
‘Mind Train’ by Yoko Ono is my new jam.
‘Judy Nylon’ by ARP is my new jam.
‘Atoms’ by Mineral is my new jam.
Volume 3— the latest collection of sun-dappled pop songs she’s recorded with M. Ward under the name She & Him— provides further proof.
-May 10, 2013
The Todd Rundgren-sampling “So Far Away”, with the sun-dappled lushness of the Avalanches, is a clear highlight…
-April 25, 2013
“I think it’s a reaction to the weather we have: freezing cold, no light,” the de facto frontman Matias Tellez said of their sun-dappled sound.
-March 11, 2013
There are guitars everywhere— acoustic and sun-dappled on “Lost for Now”, electric and bluesy on “Astray”, stabbing Steve Cropper leads on “Winning Hand”.
-March 6, 2013
The sound of birdsong and the feel of a balmy, sun-dappled garden glows throughout.
-August 29, 2012
The video for “Godless Brother in Love”, a song from Iron & Wine’s Kiss Each Other Clean, is sun-dappled and pastoral (minus the night shots, that is).
-January 3, 2012
Musically, Fleet Foxes stay true to sun-dappled acoustic guitars and dewy choirboy harmonies…
-December 15, 2011
The New York Times points to the sun-dappled clip for Best New Track “Honey Bunny,” the opening cut from Girls’ BNM-adorned full-length Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
-September 20, 2011
You may remember hearing the tentacled, sun-dappled post-rock of “Pals” here in late January.
-May 31, 2011
While attempting to avoid getting any writing done today, I discovered that there are 125 one-star reviews of “Trout Mask Replica” on Amazon. (And then I read them.)
Some sets @discographies also attended: (tried to see but missed set time for) Kendrick Lamar, Nick Cave, a Warner Bros. showcase, a Paul Oakenfold d.j. set.
I never said: “don’t go to showcases by artists who record for major labels.” I merely stated—rather clearly, I thought—that the accelerating trend of superstars using SXSW as a promo tool takes audiences and potential media exposure away from the non-superstars that the festival was designed to showcase in the first place.
Since you, an MTV employee, appear to believe that my having attended a Paul Oakenfold DJ set, a Warner showcase and a Nick Cave Q&A has compromised my ability to speak on these issues, perhaps some context is in order. Here is a list of every act I saw at SXSW from Tuesday afternoon through Saturday evening:
There might be half a dozen artists on that list who are signed to major labels in 2013.
I saw nine performances on Saturday night. If I had attended the Justin Timberlake gig, I would have seen…Justin Timberlake. That’s a serious opportunity cost. Which is kind of my point.