SXSW Music Announces second wave of bands for 2012 festival

SXSW 2012 is 113 days away. We’ve already shared the first wave of bands announced for the 2012 edition of the festival and just this week the second wave of bands have been announced. This second round doesn’t contain any name’s I’ve noticed before, though this shouldn’t be a surprise for music fans as SXSW is where music fans go to discover the next big thing. Case in point? Foster the People, the band behind that song about the “pumped up kicks” played SXSW 2011. Perhaps one of the bands in the press release below is the next such act? Who knows? Join us in March as Lost in Reviews will once again trek to Austin and take in all the sites, films, and music SXSW offers as your source for all things “South By” here at Lost in Reviews.

Already know one of the bands on this list? Thoughts on the lineup so far? Sound off in the comments below…

On with the full press release from SXSW:

November 15, 2011 – Austin, TX – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is pleased to announce a second round of bands scheduled to perform at the 26th edition of the event taking place Tuesday, March 13 – Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Austin, Texas.This is a partial list of invited acts scheduled to perform.
Alabama Shakes (Athens AL)
Asking Alexandria (York UK-ENGLAND)
Atlantic/Pacific (Brooklyn NY)
Bad Weather California (Denver CO)
Belligerence (Portsmouth UK-ENGLAND)
Ben Howard (Devon UK-ENGLAND)
Blouse (Portland OR)
Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN)
Choir of Young Believers (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Dikes of Holland (Austin TX)
Duran (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Edison Chair (Austin TX)
Electric Eel Shock (Tokyo JAPAN)
Electric Wire Hustle (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
Elias Haslanger (Austin TX)
Extrawelt (Hamburg GERMANY)
Fallulah (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Films of Colour (London UK-ENGLAND)
Go Back To The Zoo (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS)
Hunters (Brooklyn NY)
Idiot Glee (Lexington KY)
J.R. Patton (Dallas TX)
Juan Cirerol (Mexicali MEXICO)
Lanie Lane (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Led Er Est (New York NY)
Lilly Wood and the Prick (Paris FRANCE)
Lonsdale Boys Club (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lucero (Memphis TN)
Miles Zuniga (Austin TX)
New Look (Hamilton CANADA)
Nick Jaina (Portland OR)
Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children (Nuuk GREENLAND)
Oh Mercy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Pat Todd and The Rankoutsiders (Los Angeles CA)
Polarsets (Newcastle UK-ENGLAND)
PUJOL (Nashville TN)
Psychic Ills (New York NY)
Radiation City (Portland OR)
Schmillion (Austin TX)
Teengirl Fantasy (New York NY)
The Abramson Singers (Vancouver CANADA)
The Record Summer (New York NY)
Turbo Fruits (Nashville TN)
Wheelchair Sports Camp (Denver CO)
You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Zulu Winter (London UK-ENGLAND)
For a list of all of the bands announced so far, please go to (This list is subject to change and is only a portion of the bands that will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival. Schedules and more band announcements will be announced at a later date.)SXSW 2012, the world’s leading music industry event, marks the 26th edition by presenting this highly anticipated convergence of all things music. SXSW aims to educate and inspire participants by offering numerous industry events and countless networking opportunities. After a full day of events at the Austin Convention Center, attendees take to the streets for the world-renowned music festival which showcases over 2000 acts from over 55 countries on 90 stages throughout downtown Austin. Conference registrations and hotel requests are now being accepted. For more information on every aspect of SXSW please go to® 2012 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Sonicbids Chevrolet, IFC, Brisk, Pepsi, Monster Energy, and The Austin Chronicle.


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