Afro-Indie Rock

Sunday, March 22, 2009

For the past week I have been closely following the SXSW Music Festival, which takes place after the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. This music festival mainly concentrates on lesser known independent musical artist. If you want to make your mark on the Indie music scene SXSW is one the places to go. Most of my most favorite Indie Rock bands have been to SXSW such as; Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Ra Ra Riot, Beirut, Animal Collective, and Arcade Fire. While looking through this wide variety of bands and sounds I’ve never heard before presented in SXSW one band stuck out the, Blk Jks, an indie rock band from South Africa. The Blk Jks is Vampire Weekend meets Mars Volta, managing to mix a fascinating collection of African beats, smooth indie melodies (ala Arcade Fire) and progressive rock. Blk Jks is certainly a band to keep an eye (and ear) on, can’t wait to hear more music from them.

Here are some music videos of the Blk Jks for your enjoyment:


Je m'appelle Marielle said...

i really like summertime. its ssmooth & sensual.