30 Days, 30 Artists
SXSW rock pick: Temples' sound harkens back to psychedelic-era Beatles
Featured track: “Mesmerise”
City of origin: Kettering, England
In one sentence: The Beatles circa “Strawberry Fields Forever” and Austin’s Black Angels do LSD and spend a few hours arguing about Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and trying to figure out “What’s it all meeeeeeeean?!?!!?”
Why we chose them: Speaking of Black Angels, Temples will be back in town in May to play the Black Angels-curated Austin Psych Fest.
SXSW official showcase: Take your pick: they've got three official showcases. 10 pm on March 14 at Bar 96, 8 pm on March 15 at Textile, and 11 pm on March 15 at Latitude 30.