- Sight & Sound
February 23rd, 2012
Moog, Switched On and Static Tongues at SXSW SXSW is excited to announce a collaborative showcase, brought to you by Moog synthesizers, Austin-based synth store Switched On, and Alan Palomo's (Neon Indian) Static Tongues imprint. On Thursday, March 15th at Barbarella, Neon Indian performs alongside a lineup, largely curated by Palomo himself, focusing on underground left-field electronic Texas artists who are part of the Switched On/Static Tongues family.
Fellow Texans Silent Diane turned heads a few months back with their Capella 7" single on True Panther Sounds, an epic wash of soaring pop electronics, which not only landed the band an opening slot on the upcoming Neon Indian tour, but also a phone call from Norwegian electronic producer Lindstrøm, asking vocalist Christine Aprile to lend her pipes to an yet-to-be released track. The duo is ducking out of the studio, where they've been putting the final touches on their debut full-length, to make their second ever SXSW appearance. Also representing the lone star state, are leather-clad Houston EBM duo //TENSE//, quirky synthpop artist Slugbug, and Medio Mutantes/Ssleeperhold collaboration BOAN.
Not being the type to discriminate against non-Texans, Captured Tracks synth duo Soft Metals join the bill, riding the wave of their universally loved self-titled LP from last year, as well as Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin, who will be making his SXSW debut as Airbird. His new EP Trust, will be released sometime in late spring on his own Mexican Summer imprint, Software.