SMI Radio Ep. 54 On Demand: Furniture Girls and music from Critical Sun Recording Artists (SXSW)

Last week, Furniture Girls, along with a stable of Critical Sun Recording artists were in Austin, Texas for the SXSW (South by Southwest) Conference. I had a chance to catch up with lead vocalist StayC Meyer, drummer Thane Mitchell, bassist Jim Watkins, and guitarist Jason Lightfoot (also in Critical Sun Recording band Sightseer). Guitarist Bubba Jones was not available, but my cat Tomita was happy to sit in instead, although she didn’t have a lot to say.

We spoke about their trip to Austin, their forthcoming record, and future show dates, and feature some of their music.

The second half of SMI Radio features an interview with Critical Sun artist Darrius Wilrich, right after he came offstage at The Triple Door record release show. Check out one of his songs – already a hit in Brazil! –  as well as some new tracks from Critical Sun Recording artists Sightseer,  Stacy Jones Band and In Cahoots, who were all in Austin this week.

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Artists on the Critical Sun Recordings label that represented Seattle this year, performing March 13th through the 19th. If you didn’t make it to the dirty south this time, check them out on the web.

Stacy Jones
Fox and the Law
Darrius Willrich

Check out this article from musician and local contributor Rick Bowen…

Critical Sun Recordings: Sending themselves to SXSW 2012

Other Seattle artists that will be attending are The BGP,  Brite FuturesCraft SpellsThe Curious MysteryGrave BabiesNight BeatsWitchburnand more. will have some great coverage throughout the conference. You can keep up to date right here.

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