Marc Brubaker: For Rocks Off, sometimes SXSW isn't about seeing new bands or drinking until Sixth Street becomes a blurry swath of humanity. It's nice to check in with our hometown boys and see how they are received by the ears and arms of the masses in Austin. So we headed over to catch Buxton's showcase on the eighteenth floor of the Hilton Garden Inn.
The band rolled out a charming set to a room full of onlookers, complete with the delightful Haley Barnes rounding out the lineup. The band rolled through eight songs, announcing that their upcoming album Nothing Here Seems Strange, would be out in September.
With the additions of Austin Sepulvado and sometimes member Haley Barnes, Buxton has really come into their own as a band, and it shows. We just missed them at the New West Records showcase, but word is that their set at The Belmont was just as good, too.