Photo by Ian Witlen Surfer Blood
But to straight-up toot the New Times parent company's horn, the Village Voice Media showcase at SXSW will be one of the best places to catch the band. Surfer Blood gets to share the stage with two of the other best new bands to emerge last year: the xx and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.... And another little band called f'in Superchunk.
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If you're headed to Austin this spring, do it. The showcase is Friday, March 19 at La Zona Rosa, from noon to 5 p.m. It's free and open to the public, no badge required.