Photo by Caitlin McCann
All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists performing at SXSW 2017.
If there’s a natural setting for the Districts’ music, it’d probably be a boozy house party. Film music supervisors, take note: the Philadelphia four-piece excels at the kind of ragged rock that could’ve soundtracked your younger days. On the band’s new song, “Ordinary Day,” they teamed up with producer John Congleton, who’s worked with St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, and Explosions In The Sky. Together, the Districts and Congleton tease out the apocalyptic emotion that sits at the heart of the song. There’s nothing subtle about the crashing guitars or the hollered chorus, “covering miles in a broken car.” It sounds a little bit like Cheap Trick’s “Surrender,” updated for a new generation of wandering, windows-down catharsis.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX
The Districts at SXSW 2017:
Tuesday, Mar 14 – Buffalo Billiards (official SXSW showcase) – 1:10 a.m.
Thursday, Mar 16 – Cedar Street Courtyard (day party, RSVP here)
Thursday, Mar 16 – The Parish (official SXSW showcase) – 12:00 a.m.
Friday, Mar 17 – The ABGB (day party, RSVP here)