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Sounds of SXSW 2013: CultureMap's Texas Showcase Sampler is available now

Sounds of SXSW 2013: CultureMap's Texas Showcase Sampler is available now

Equals, Texas Showcase Sampler, SXSW
Equals. Photo courtesy of Equals
Jessie Frye, Texas Showcase Sampler, SXSW
Jessie Frye. Photo courtesy of Jessie Frye
The Band of Heathens
The Band of Heathens. The Band of Heathens/Facebook
Dana Falconberry
Dana Falconberry. SXSW.com
Equals, Texas Showcase Sampler, SXSW
Jessie Frye, Texas Showcase Sampler, SXSW
The Band of Heathens
Dana Falconberry

The buzz is building for SXSW 2013, undeniably the mecca of budding, soon-to-be-legendary music talent from around the world. CultureMap wouldn't be a proper Texas network if we didn't bring you a sample of what's in store in Austin come March 12.

CultureMap has just released the second annual Texas Showcase Sampler, a free download of 15 tracks from SXSW official showcasing bands, all from the Lone Star State.

The 2013 Texas Showcase Sampler features bands handpicked by CultureMap editors for their unique sounds and unmatched talent. And the bands are just as diverse as the Texas landscape, offering something for every musical ear, whether you prefer tender folk, indie rock or outlaw country.

So if you didn't score a coveted SXSW wristband, or if you're planning which showcases to hit, tune into our sampler for some of the best sounds from Texas.

The 2013 Texas Showcase Sampler features tracks from:

  • The Band of Heathens
  • Crooks
  • Dana Falconberry
  • East Cameron Folkcore
  • Equals
  • Frank Smith
  • Grandfather Child
  • Hello Caller
  • Hudson Moore
  • Jessie Frye
  • Marmalakes
  • Max Frost
  • Nakia
  • The Tontons
  • Wildchild

Download your copy of the sampler today. We promise it will keep the SXSW party going well after March 17.