Last month, along with most of the music and tech industries (and hey, maybe even a good amount of actual music fans too) we jet set down to Austin TX for the annual SXSW debauchery. Booze, BBQ, and Bands; a holy trinity of vices that no trip to Austin is complete without. Lucky for yall, we binged hardest on the music, camping out at Empire Control Room and Garage, inviting 11 bands and a couple thousands of our closest friends to get in front of our cameras. Today, were thrilled to begin a months-long rollout of Texas-flavored content from the event, beginning with a sweaty, sultry set from New York City rock outfit, Ex Cops
Captured under a blood red lights inside the mysterious confines of The Control Room, this "Front Row Encounter" captures Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun trading vocals and musical style over a dynamic, 6 song set; expect a healthy haze of shoegaze darkness, percolating pops of the synthy stuff, and of course some crunchy club rock ahead. Pulling songs from both their debut, True Hallucinations
and their new record Daggers
, this slick set from Ex Cops is the perfect introduction to what will be a ton of concerts hitting the site in the next few months.