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SXSW 2013: 20 Must-See Acts

Make room in your schedule, between the beer and barbecue, for these bands

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14. Foxygen

There are plenty of stories about bands that handed demos to established musicians, but far fewer tales of it actually leading anywhere. It worked for Foxygen, though: soon after the New York City/Olympia, Washington, duo gave a CD-R to indie musician and producer Richard Swift (who's currently in the Shins), they were in Swift's studio recording their full-length debut, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. It's an absorbing collection of psychedelic rock full of hazy vocals on songs that shift and morph seemingly without effort.

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