Unfortunately, I missed Portland's talkdemonic at SXSW, but a blogger whose taste I respect immensely raved about their live show, calling it one of the best things he's seen in a while. Coincidentally, talkdemonic's upcoming LP, Beat Romantic (out tomorrow) was waiting for me in my mailbox when I returned home from Austin yesterday.
The record made a perfect soundtrack for unwinding, gathering my thoughts, and relaxing. It's a calming, but never boring, melding of Lisa Molinaro's gorgeous viola and Kevin O'Connor's hip-hop influenced drumming and arrangements.
talkdemonic Manhattan '81 mp3
If you catch Talkdemonic on their current U.S. tour, let me know how they were
SXSW updates abound, check them out at various points across the internerd. (update: Justin and Jax also have their SXSW recaps up. Nice work guys.)