There were a number of bands I had interest in that I didn’t see at South by Southwest, just because I ran out of time. But one band I did make the time for, and sadly they weren’t able to come. So I’m building my Genius Ten around them, because their music is really addictive. Leave yours—or comments about whatever you like—in comments. Open thread!
Original song: “Those Dancing Days” by Those Dancing Days
Hopefully, this will be an excellent antidote to the story about Ben Weasel punching two women in the face at the festival. Christ, what an asshole.
1) “Friday Night At The Drive-In” by Jens Lekman
2) “Watch The Tapes” by LCD Soundsystem
3) “The Wrath of Marcie” by Go! Team
4) “Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me” by The Pipettes
5) “Rat Is Dead” by CSS
6) “Small Town Girl” by Good Shoes
7) “+81” by Deerhoof
8) “Weekend Without Makeup” by The Long Blondes
9) “Tonight I Have To Leave It” by The Shout Out Louds
10) “Lost” by The Mary Onettes
Videos below the fold, all from some of my favorite acts at SXSW.