RAC: Tear You Down feat. Alex Ebert

Our week in music looks to some of the standout artists seen at this year's SXSW festival

SoundCloud hosted their first official SXSW showcase this year, and the lineup included a stellar mix of emerging and established artists. One falling somewhere in the middle is André Allen Anjos, better known as the main remix master behind the former collective RAC. The Portland-based Portuguese artist and producer has taken a pause from putting his distinct touch on music from his peers and is …

La Femme: Amour Dans Le Motu

Our week in music looks to some of the standout artists seen at this year's SXSW festival

Armed with their 2013 debut album named Psycho Tropical Berlin, La Femme are hitting North America and shaking things up, including performances at SXSW. And within the first 10 seconds of their song “Amour Dans Le Motu,” we were hooked. There isn’t a traditional verse-chorus-bridge structure going on, just some jams that blend Arcade Fire with Stereolab and bit of cold futuristic surf rock (showing …

NPR Music at SXSW 2014

Our week in music looks to some of the standout artists seen at this year's SXSW festival

For music publications, SXSW is what New York Fashion Week is to the Vogue editorial staff—exciting, exhausting and ultimately a sink or swim string of parties, content and cut-throat editorial decision-making. Luckily, the deft-eared team at NPR has been live-compiling their favorites from the annual Austin festival in their Spotify playlist. Not resting on one particular genre, the playlist examines the best of the festival—from …