We’re celebrating the arrival of fall, and luckily we will have many new releases from past SXSW Showcasing Artists this month to soundtrack the new season. Each week we will highlight fresh albums from SXSW artists and link to a new Spotify playlist inspired by one of the releases to keep the SXSW community in-the-know. We provide these resources to help you discover new favorites as well as to check back in with veteran artists.
October 6 Releases
This week’s release list from past SXSW Showcasing Artists features an eclectic mix with a focus on electronic pop albums. A new album full of eccentric jazz beats from Shigeto titled The New Monday also arrives on Friday. Singer/songwriter Tamara Lindeman, who performs as The Weather Station, will release a new self-titled album. Canadian electronic pop act Blue Hawaii will drop Tenderness. Sunny indie-pop act Cults are back with Offering. LA electronic artist TOKIMONSTA drops Lune Rouge. New Zealand natives Yumi Zouma release their new indie pop album called Willowbank.
After taking a look at the weekly releases, we pick one new album and make a playlist for fans incorporating new music from past SXSW Showcasing Artists for them to discover. This week’s playlist features electronic R&B and is inspired by Kelela, whose new album Take Me Apart is dropping this Friday. Check it out because these playlists will only be active for seven days before we pick a new artist to focus on.
Keep up with our playlists on the official SXSW Spotify channel, and be sure to follow the playlist.
Past Showcasing Artist October 6 Releases
Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother
Blue Hawaii – Tenderness
Citizen – As You Please
Cults – Offering
Ducktails – Jersey Devil
Kelela – Take Me Apart
Shigeto – The New Monday
Sound of Ceres – The Twin
The Darkness – Pinewood Smile
The Weather Station – The Weather Station
The White Buffalo – Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights
TOKiMONSTA – Lune Rouge
Weaves – Wide Open
Whitney Rose – Rule 62
Yumi Zouma – Willowbank
While we are happy to share music from past SXSW Showcasing Artists with you, the best way to be current is to attend SXSW 2018 in March. Now is the best time to sign up for the lowest rates on badges as well as your hotel. If you’re considering applying to showcase at the 2018 SXSW Music Festival, I recommend taking the plunge now, we process applications in the order they are received and so it is always best to apply as early as possible.
Kelela – Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images for SXSW