SXSW Preview – Branches (RIYL Frontier Ruckus, Avett’s, Mumford, etc)

Branches haven’t left the West Coast very often. As a result I’ve never seen them. That will change this SXSW as they are one of my must see acts of the festival. Their 2012 release Thou Art The Dream has all the handclaps and singalong choruses you could hope to wish for in an indie folk collective. The strained vocals on top of banjos, guitars, violin, pump organ and odd percussion performed by this group of effervescent Californians will have you clapping and singing along.

Join me singing off key at either of their shows. Thursday at the All Together Now showcase at Bayou Lounge at 2pm or for Friday brunch at 11:30 am at the Hipstamtic Showcase located at 509 Brushy Street.

Helicopter [Download]

Helicopter Live at the Sojo Sessions in DC

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