Currently I have some SXSW envy going on. Every morning this week I've been checking out KCRW, Pitchfork, & COS to see what bands are making big impressions or disappointing crowds.
I was fortunate enough though to catch a band from The Netherlands, The Black Atlantic, on their way to SXSW Tuesday night at The Hotel Cafe. The group harmonies, elegant piano, and thoughtful lyrics made for a beautiful show. I got to talk to the group frontman, Geert van der Velde, after the show about the band's next album, which will be a little more drum focused than their debut, "Reverence For Fallen Trees". He was such a nice guy and had nothing but complimentary things to say about the rest of his bandmates and their experience thus far in the U.S
The Black Atlantic
Check out an acoustic version of "Fragile Meadow" and also head to their website HERE to download their debut album for FREE. Come on, who doesn't like free, good music!?