SXSW 2014: Air Review

Local band Air Review takes their tunes to Austin.
Local band Air Review takes their tunes to Austin.

By Amber Lafrance

Dallas band Air Review is rapidly gaining attention for its cool, exquisite pop harmonies. Band members have managed to crank out a variety of melodies and tones, resulting in an ambientfolk sound that gives them an unparalleled musical identity.

What area in the DFW are you from?
We all live in Dallas proper.

How would you define your sound to someone who has never heard your music?
Indie pop with an electronic-folk mix.

How many times have you been to South by Southwest?
We’re pretty excited because 2014 will be our first year to play official SXSW shows, but we played a bunch of unofficial shows the last two years.

Do you even have any idea how many shows total you’ve played down there?
Umm…I think like 10ish. We love to play during SXSW, but we like to leave room to see other bands.

What is your favorite part about SXSW?
There is some great people-watching all over Austin during Southby, but more than that, it’s a blast to be around so many people who love music.

What is your least favorite part about SXSW?
We love that there’s so much to do and see, but it can be really tough to choose where to spend your time and money.

Are there any bands or acts you’re hoping to see while you’re down there?
Typhoon, Phantogram, Diarrhea Planet, S. Carey. We’re also excited to discover some new bands.

How did you come up with your band’s name?
We can’t be too specific, but it has to do with a tree house and rare South American plant.

What’s the best food you’ve had in Austin and why?
We’re big fans of Kebabalicious.

How does/should a musician pack for SXSW?
Just make sure you bring a toothbrush, you’ll be talking to lots of new people.

What’s up next for you after SXSW?
Can’t say (we have no idea).