International Waters at SXSW 2010 / Photo by David Greenwald
SXSW’s biggest surprise, for me at least, was the discovery of International Waters — a Texas indie-pop act whose glistening major 7th chords pulled me off the street and into Plush for the remainder of their set. The band does have some pedigree — two members once played in Voxtrot — but the new act is very much its own nerdy, bossa nova-loving animal. Here are two of their 2009-released jams; keep an eye out for a 10″ release as soon as April.
International Waters – “Salt and Sea”: mp3
International Waters – “Flashes”: mp3
(Hear more on the International Waters Web site)
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