My favorite genre of music is the one that makes me feel like a Bret Easton Ellis character. The sort of night ride synth that puts you in a romantic nostalgia for a time and place you’ve never been.
Austin’s very own Love at 20 does just that. Love at 20 is the 80s new wave pop child of Mike Groener.
Love at 20 was born out of the ashes from Austin’s legendary electro band Clap! Clap! and Groener’s love for Depeche Mode.
I can’t get their latest album Lips in London out of my mind.
Think Drive soundtrack, but a little less death and destruction.
If you’re a fan of Depeche Mode, The Cure, Erasure and Pet Shop Boys, you’re going to love this.
Here is a collection of my favorite tracks.
You can listen to the entire album here.
SXSW kicks off tomorrow and it got me thinking, “What is the #1 thing I want to achieve at the festival this year?”
My goal is to watch Dave Foley piss on the side of a building again. Or if I’m really lucky, it will be a tag-team of Dave Foley AND Willem Dafoe peeing all over 6th Street.
I asked some of my fave Austin bloggers and movers & shakers what their goals are for this year’s SXSW.
Take a look at their tips below!
Cathy Benavides/Found of Austin Slave to Fashion: “I am most looking forward to meeting and chatting with people in the fashion community for Style X. Last year was a great kick off for Style X and they have lined up some great speakers and designers for this year. Fashion is invading SXSW and it warms my cold black heart!”
Chris Apollo Lynn/Founder of Republic of Austin: “During SX, people want to achieve everything from seeing a set number of bands to imbibing hella free booze. I’ve found that setting expectations can either lead to long lines or (more…)