Wednesday SXSW Showcases
Modern Outsider8pm, ScratcHouse Backyard
Fresh off its fifth anniversary and rise to one of Austin's most vital labels, Modern Outsider showcases a slew of newly signed talent expanding its roster beyond Austin city limits. Lafayette, La., quintet Brass Bed tucks in first with the sharp but swelling indie rock from upcoming fourth LP, In the Yellow Leaf, a hazy, percussive-pounded set of dire anthems. Austin-born trio Mirror Travel continues to blister through heavy psych soundscapes on fresh sophomore LP Cruise Deal, while Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow evolve the local songwriter's delicate folk harmonies into more textured tapestries as a sextet. New album From the Forest Came the Fire transfixes behind Spoon drummer Jim Eno's production. Shoegazers Moving Panoramas delivered a top Austin LP last year with debut One, a gorgeously enveloping and evocative hypnosis. Sheffield, UK, quartet the Crookes hold the imprint's international slot to close with the vibrant and swooning romantic pop of new fourth LP Lucky Ones.