The Austin 100: SASAMI Recommended if you like Yo La Tengo, Japanese Breakfast and Stereolab.

The Austin 100: SASAMI

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SASAMI will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Sasami Ashworth has a remarkable recent pedigree: a high-profile endorsement from Mitski (with whom she's toured as an opening act), a run in the terrific rock band Cherry Glazerr and even experience playing French horn in orchestras around LA. SASAMI's Next Big Thing status only blew up more as singles from a new album began to materialize, revealing a singer whose smart, brooding, candid songs tap into lives lived with self-awareness, looming regret and gnawing doubt.

Stream SASAMI's "Not The Time"