The historic Antone’s in Austin, TX hosted the Capital One House at this year’s SXSW festival, featuring talks, demos, sights & sounds, and most importantly (in my option), four beautiful nights of live music.
The music showcase was kicked off on Friday, March 9 with three eclectic and amazing bands. Austin local band Moving Panoramas opened up the night with their dream gaze tunes very reminiscent of Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls, followed by Neon Indian who cranked up the energy with his electro pop hit “Polish Girl” (among many others). Headliner Warpaint capped off the night with their smokey smooth art rock melodies.
Warpaint is a female quartet from Los Angeles, best known for one of their top tracks “Love is to Die,” which has been featured in both in Calvin Klein advertising as well as the popular HBO show “True Blood.” Current members consist of Emily Kokal (vocals and guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass and vocals), Theresa Wayman (guitar and vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).
Often compared to the ethereal and gothic rock band Cocteau Twins, Warpaint’s psychedelic, dreamy harmonies delivered an otherworldly yet magnetizing atmosphere to Antone’s that left us in perfect spirits to kick off just the beginning of SXSW music.
Highlight tracks performed included the previously mentioned “Love is to Die,” along with “Whiteout,” “So Good,” and “New Song.” We already can’t wait to have them back here in ATX.
Featured image credit: Leigh Kettle
Leigh is a native Texan gone temporary New Yorker and now proud Austinite. Passions include but are not limited to music (both as a spectator and dabbler), traveling & cultural adventures, film & television, true crime, design (of the fashion, interior, and graphic sorts), and photographing & writing about all the aforementioned. Self-acclaimed coffee connoisseur & wino, cat aficionado, book worm, and nature junkie.