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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

ANTI Records Invades SXSW

For Immediate Release
26 February 2009

ANTI- RECORDS INVADES SXSW

N.A.S.A Hosts Spacecamp, Jason Lytle Makes at Least 6 Appearances in Support of Yours Truly, the Commuter and More...

Representing a wide musical swath, ANTI- recording artists -- ranging from the firebrand freestyle of Sage Francis and the machine gun flow of Busdriver to the Brazilian-funk-meets-modern-electronica DJ sets of N.A.S.A and the lovely introspection of Jason Lytle -- are set to take over South By Southwest.

N.A.S.A, whose debut album the Spirit of Apollo came out February 17th, will be hosting a day of music at Bird's East on Thursday March 19th that includes an afternoon appearance from labelmate Busdriver and culminates in a N.A.S.A set that night, complete with glittery booty girls and grooving space aliens. The Spirit of Apollo set the bar unreachably high by pairing the 40+ guest vocalists, including Kanye West, M.I.A, Tom Waits, the famous half of the Wu Tang Clan, David Byrne, Karen O and dozens of others, in wholly original and unexpected ways, and anchored the whole thing with deep Brazilian-flavored tracks. The result, according to Rolling Stone: "sounds like a celebration."

Jason Lytle will be enjoying the Texas sunshine after a winter of self-enforced hibernation in his newly adopted home of Montana, which resulted in the evocative gem, Yours Truly, the Commuter. Lytle's first, and long-awaited, solo recording since disbanding his well-loved brainchild Grandaddy, Yours Truly is filled with the signature vintage synths, affecting melodies and fuzzed-out guitars that made Grandaddy a predominant force of the indie rock scene of the late 90s. Yours Truly, the Commuter comes out May 19th.

Busdriver will be celebrating the completion of his yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's RoadKillOvercoat with several appearances at SXSW. Of the Busdriver live experience, the Village Voice said "a display of pure skill, Busdriver's live show is truly impressive; he seems to freestyle a lot of his stuff completely off the top of his head without ever slowing down or losing the beat," while the New York Times added "within the barrage of syllables were inventive rhymes and complex commentary on politics and culture."

Sage Francis will be taking a break from recording to make a single appearance at SXSW. "He rhymes like a champ," Alternative Press praised in a 4 (of 5) star review of his latest, Human the Death Dance. Meanwhile, Filter asserted, "You can call it emo or you can call it hip-hop, but you have to call it some kind of wonderful."

N.A.S.A.
Spacecamp
Thursday, March 19th
Bird's East.
1107 East 6th Street
Set Time: 6pm

Windish Showcase
Thursday, March 19th
Emo's Annex
600 Red River Road
Set Time: 10pm

Spin Party
Friday, March 20
Stubb's
801 Red River Road
Set Time: 3:40pm & 4:40pm

Filter Party
Saturday, March 21
Cedar Street
208 West 4th Street
Set Time: 5pm

Busdriver
Spacecamp
Thursday, March 19th
Bird's East
1107 East 6th Street
Set Time: 2pm

LA Record Showcase
Thursday, March 19th
The Independent
501 North IH 35
Set Time: 12am

Mess With Texas
Saturday, March 21
Waterloo Park
15th & Red River Road
Set Time: 8pm

SXSW Hip Hop Showcase
Friday, March 20th
Back Alley Social
303 West 5th Street
Set Time: 1:15am

Jason Lytle
Pirate/Epitaph Party
Thursday, March 19 @ Room 710
710 Red River Road
Set Time: 4pm

Under the Radar Party
Friday, March 20
Flamingo Cantina
515 E 6th Street
Set Time: 4pm

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
Friday, March 20
Central Presbyterian Church
200 E 8th Street
Set Time: 1am

Hot Freeks Party
Saturday, March 21
The Mohawk (Outside Stage)
912 Red River Street
Set Time: 1pm

Mess With Texas
Saturday, March 21
Waterloo Park
15th & Red River Road
Set Time: TBA

The Ship Party
Saturday, March 21
Homeslice
1415 South Congress
Set Time: 5:15pm

Sage Francis
Strange Famous Showcase
Saturday, March 21
Scoot Inn
1308 East 4th Street
Set Time: 1am

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