• Friday Download: March 14, 2014

    This week we're doing our usual Friday Download, but in honor of SXSW, we've decided to put up videos from some of our favorite bands that have performed here. Here are some tunes from bands that have won us over this week (and have kept us on our feet and dancing, even when we just want to sleeeeep). Katie



    Temples "Keep In The Dark"
    After seeing Temples live, we're definitely and forever in love with them. First of all, they sound just as incredible live as they do recorded. Second of all, the lead singer has beautiful curly hair and wore glitter around his eyes. (!!!) And third of all, half of the band had tiny little flare jeans on, so I'm sold. You've won me over, Temples, you li'l cuties, you.



    Quilt "Tie Up The Tides"
    Quilt is another band that totally won us over this week. On top of being an incredible live show, the band is also charming and genuinely funny, and weren't even phased when, at their last show, we interviewed them in a small equipment closet to block outside noise. Our interview with Quilt will be up early next week, so keep your eyes peeled. We love these guys.



    Matrimony "Obey Your Guns"
    We saw these guys from a rooftop over, but found ourselves dancing even just watching them on a screen. We're excited to see their new album!



    Leverage Models "Sweep"
    I'm not sure how to describe Leverage Models' sound, so I'll just call it "GOOD." Even "VERY GOOD."  Everything I've heard from this band has been crazy catchy, and the band themselves are so full of energy that they're fun to watch. It's impossible not to dance when seeing these guys.



    Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting On You)"
    Just watch this video (SO MUCH EMOTION) and you'll understand our obsession with Future Islands.

    (Top image via Mexican Summer)