Video Sessions

SXSW 2008: A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/88160710/88209609" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Recorded on just two microphones, A.A. Bondy's solo debut, American Hearts, is full of darkly sardonic songs. The former Verbena frontman leaves behind the rock crunch of his former band for bluesy folk songs about damnation and salvation. It ends up somewhere between Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, wrapped in flannel shirts and muddied boots. Hear a concert recorded live at the Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 13, 2008.

Hear the other bands from this concert: Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Yeasayer, Jens Lekman, Shout Out Louds.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Video Sessions

Vampire Weekend. Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com

Video Sessions

SXSW 2008: Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut is a charming piece of Afropop-flecked indie-rock. Its tones are as starch-clean as Vampire Weekend's Oxford shirts, and its melodies as perky as popped collars.

Vampire Weekend in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

Audio is no longer available

Bon Iver. Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com

Video Sessions

SXSW 2008: Bon Iver

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon sings in a heartbreaking falsetto as his backing band provides a comforting wash of gentle guitars, set against distant atmospherics and harmonies that echo through the ether.

Bon Iver in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/88161899/88210475" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Shout Out Louds. Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption Joel Didriksen of kingpinphoto.com

Video Sessions

SXSW 2008: Shout Out Louds

With its cheery melodies, coy vocals, and bedroom-dance-party rhythms, the Swedish indie-pop quintet finds more infectious joy in its music than the Cure's Robert Smith ever did.

Shout Out Louds in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/88158370/88209285" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top