When SXSW releases their list of bands coming to play the festival each year, it’s overwhelming — hundreds and hundreds of bands you’ve probably never heard of, hoping to leave an impression. But it’s not just about the new guys anymore, many well-established bands use SXSW as a way to launch a new album or reengage with their fans.
For those of you who break out into a full body sweat thinking about sorting through the laundry list of bands, we’ve made it easy for you. Check out our playlist on Spotify featuring new, breaking bands and some of your old favorites who will be at this year’s festival. Which is your favorite?
Want more? Here are more playlists including our favorites from SXSW 2012 and our favorite Austin Artists of 2013.