Between March 17 and 22, over 2,000 musical acts will perform at SXSW. From synthesized pop to indie rock to hip-hop to old school soul, we've handpicked ten for you to look out for. Chances are you'll be hearing from these emerging acts not just in Austin, Texas, this month, but when year-end best-of lists turn up in December.
Massachusetts indie rockers Speedy Ortiz semi-broke out behind their 2013 debut LP Major Arcana, but expect to hear much more about them once new album Foil Deer (due April 21 via Carpark) makes its rounds. The quartet has always been game at concocting memorable hooks out of disjointed Dinosaur Jr.-ish guitars, but new album samplings reveal their tightest songwriting yet.